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The Bungle Bungle Mountain Range Is Something Out Of A Dr. Seuss Book

If Dr. Seuss could live anywhere, he'd probably pick this place.<p>Australia's Purnululu National Park is a whimsical place that belongs in a picture book. It's home to the Bungle Bungle Mountain Range, a collection of astounding sandstone towers. These beehive-y peaks eroded over 20 million years and …

I Have to Come Out Every Day, And It's Exhausting

At the doctor’s recently, she asked the default question for all female patients of childbearing age: “Any chance you could be pregnant?”<p>This touched off a conversation so familiar I could recite it from heart:<p>“Nope.”<p>“Are you sure?”<p>“Yes.”<p>“Are you sexually active?”<p>“Yep.”<p>“What kind of birth control …

LGBTQI

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Dementia

These Eight Charts Show Why Racial Equality Is a Myth in America

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ cover story at <i>The Atlantic</i>, “The Case for Reparations,” published last night — and the subject of this week’s <i>Moyers & Company</i> …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

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Poll: Americans feel system is 'stacked against' them

An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows that 55 percent of those polled feel that America’s economic and political systems are stacked against them. …

Flashback: The Smiths Play Their Last-Ever Gig

Watch the group's complete set at London's Brixton Academy in 1986<p>Just four years after they first began gigging in clubs around England, the Smiths …

Morrissey

We Found the Perfect Hot Sauces to Pair With All Your Favorite Foods

If you want to add a little kick to whatever you're eating, nothing beats a couple of dabs of hot sauce. Doesn't matter if it's pizza or wings or whatever you consider to be the third major food group. And while Sriracha's got a bit of a vice grip on the collective American hot sauce consciousness, …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Why Some People Just Don't Enjoy Music

Although these people may be capable of experiencing pleasure in other ways — such as through food, money or sex — they don't enjoy music, according to a study published online today (March 6) in the journal Current Biology.<p>Scientists have long known about amusia, a specific impairment in music …

The Brain

Gang Rape Survivor In India Gang Raped Again While In Police Protection

The two police officers in charge of protecting the woman were eating dinner when it happened.<p>On Tuesday, March 4, a 22-year-old woman — who was gang raped in November 2013 — was kidnapped from her house and allegedly gang raped, strangled, and dumped in the fields of a district in the north Indian …

Uttar Pradesh

Measles Outbreak Confirmed In New York City

The New York City Health Department is investigating a measles outbreak after 16 people have been confirmed with the highly contagious disease in Manhattan and in the Bronx.<p>The Associated Press reports seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed with the condition. Four of the cases required …

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Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

<b>Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say.</b><p>Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, a rights activist said.<p>They were among a group of people arrested late …

Sexuality

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

Cholera epidemic in Haiti 'poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean'

Haiti needs a "Marshall plan" for water and sanitation to quell a cholera epidemic which poses a major threat to the Caribbean and Latin America, according to the UN assistant secretary general.<p>Pedro Medrano Rojas, who is co-ordinating the response in Haiti, is visiting European capitals this week …

Calif. bill would stop orca shows

A California state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would prohibit San Diego’s SeaWorld from featuring killer whales in entertainment performances.<p>The bill, released Friday, would also ban captive breeding and the import and export of orcas, according to U-T San Diego.<p>Richard Bloom, a …

There have already been almost 3,000 murders in Venezuela since the start of the year

While protests ravage Venezuela’s streets, murders continue to climb in its back alleys.<p>In the first two months of 2014 (link in Spanish) 2,841 people were murdered, a more than 10% jump from the same period last year, when 2,576 murders were registered. Homicides have grown almost systematically …

Venezuela

Putin Butt Plug Lets You Stick It To Russian Leader

Directions: Take this sex toy and Putin your butt.<p>Graphic designer Fernando Sosa is blowing up on Reddit with his newest 3D printed work of art: a figurine of Russian President Vladimir Putin that's not-quite-perfect for some self-loving, but it's a way to stick it to the country's anti-gay …

Documentary on Tipping Raising Funds on Kickstarter

Montreal native Anna Savittieri has launched a Kickstarter to raise <b>$1,500</b> to help her produce a short documentary on the "various ramifications of the tipping system." Tipping has seen quite a bit of backlash lately from a range of prominent figures including <b>NYT critic Pete Wells</b> and a whole bunch …

Bangladesh accused of crimes against humanity | US & Canada

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh</b> <b>-</b> Allegations of murder, torture and forced disappearances are being levelled at Bangladesh's government in a case under review by the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.<p>With violence escalating around the widely criticised January 5 election, European …

Pussy Riot attacked in Russia

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova appear to have been assaulted with pepper spray and an antiseptic liquid<p>Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attacked by a group of men in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, according to a report from the Moscow Times.<p>Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Black Residents 10 Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Shot By Chicago Police: Analysis

CHICAGO - Black residents are 10 times more likely than whites to be shot by police in the Windy City, according to an analysis of recent data from the City of Chicago Independent Police Review Authority.<p>“In black and Latino, lower-income neighborhoods you will see police officers who are …

Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral held at New York church

The private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Manhattan on Friday attracted a sombre audience that included Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Louis CK, Ellen Burstyn and Spike Lee. The list of mourners also included Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Mary Louise …

What If It Was OK To Be Crazy? With Your Friends? At Work? All The Time?

I read this really lovely piece a few weeks ago about how much better off we could all potentially be if we were willing to be more emotionally honest instead of worrying about the way people would react to that honesty all the time. Then I read this other great article about the bullshit idea that …

Mental Health

Florida 71-year-old exclaimed 'what have I done' after shooting cinema texter

Former police captain pleads not guilty to second-degree murder over fatal shooting of 43-year-old father of one<p>A cinema-goer who witnessed a retired Florida police captain shoot dead a man who was texting during a movie told how the 71-year-old gunman exclaimed "Holy f***, what have I done?" as …

Crime