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St Paul's school rape trial begins with account of sexual conquest game

Boys at an elite New Hampshire prep school, where a former senior is accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl, rubbed the carved name of a man from the class of 1947 on a campus wall for good luck during an annual spring game of sexual conquest, according to a prosecutor.<p>Defendant Owen Labrie, …

ISIS kills 34 Iraqi police

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> At least 34 Iraqi police officers were killed and at least 48 more wounded Monday when an ISIS fighter drove a tank rigged with explosives into a joint Iraqi security forces base about 28 kilometers (17 miles) southwest of Samarra, two security officials told CNN.<p>The attack …

Eighth Amtrak derailment victim found; attorney says engineer doesn't recall crash

An Amtrak passenger train that flew off the tracks at high speed, killing eight people, steadily and rapidly accelerated in the 65 seconds before entering a curve, investigators said Thursday as the mystery behind the engineer's actions deepened.<p>At a news conference two days after the crash, …

Trains

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices

The keys to the case are expected to be John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.<p>The future of Obamacare again falls on the shoulders of John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.<p>As the Obama administration and Obamacare opponents prepare for another Supreme Court showdown Wednesday, both sides are tailoring their …

8 horrifying revelations in the Justice Department’s Ferguson report

<b>(AP/David Goldman)</b><p>From unconstitutional searches to racist emails, here are some of the most revolting findings<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 4, 2015 9:42pm (UTC)<p>The Justice Department released its full report on the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, seven months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

The Outsider

Elizabeth Warren wants to be the most powerful Democrat in America—without running for president.<p>A <b>sk Elizabeth Warren for her first impression of</b> Hillary Clinton, and she doesn’t hesitate: She jolts forward to the edge of her seat, snaps her fingers and describes her as “quick!”<p>Clinton, of course, …

Will We Ever See Studio 54 Again?

Outside the moon looked dangerously full, swollen enough to burst, and the Empire State was crimson from its tippy-top to way down the shaft. …

Studio 54

What’s life like for a man who tastes words?

In the world of synaesthesia, words can be tasty and tastes can have physical shapes – but neuroscientists aren’t quite sure why.<p>James Wannerton says his favourite people to listen to are Americans who speak quickly. “A well-elocuted UK accent I'd have difficulty listening to,” says the IT …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

The Gospel According to Roy

The crusading Alabama chief justice has picked what might just be America’s final fight over same-sex marriage.<p>Since his earliest days as a county judge, Roy Moore has followed a higher law, one he considers more sacred than even the U.S. Constitution. His belief that God’s word and the Ten …

A Modern Guide to the Love Letter

From the right kind of stationery to the wrong kind of metaphor, a how-to on the art of epistolary wooing<p>When it comes to the greatest love letters ever written, many like to credit those extraordinary intellects of the 12th century, Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil and lover, Heloise. The …

Literature

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

The mystery of Mingering Mike: the soul legend who never existed

When a ‘crate-digger’ found a massive vinyl collection at a flea market, he couldn’t understand how a soul star who’d released over 100 records could just disappear. But the truth turned out to be even stranger. Jon Ronson goes in search of Mingering Mike<p>This story begins with a record collector …

Washington D.C.

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

Q&A: Vince Gilligan on Reviving Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul

Walter White may be no more, but as of Feb. 8, Saul Goodman lives. Sort of. In the <i>Breaking Bad</i> prequel <i>Better Call Saul</i>, we rediscover Walter’s …

Three-person embryos: how the mitochondrial donation battle was won

Prof Doug Turnbull successfully communicated difficult and controversial research with scientific accuracy, but in simple terms. His triumph shows why public engagement is crucial to science<p>If you have been following the debate about whether to allow the new IVF technique of mitochondrial donation, …

Newcastle University

How Harper Lee's Long-Lost Sequel Was Found

An interview with the publisher of Go Set A Watchman, the recently-discovered follow-up of To Kill A Mockingbird<p>When Harper Lee's lawyer and close friend, Tonja Carter, went combing through the secure archive near the author's Alabama home last fall, she only intended to check on the condition of …

Literature

Stop Sticking Up For The Saudi Dictator

If you’ve ever wanted to see the “soft bigotry of low expectations” on display, look no further than the global reaction to the death of the Saudi …

Human Rights

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

6 Tips to Never Be Late Again

We all have a horror story about being late -- arriving at a wedding just as the bride and groom are running off in a shower of birdseed or picking up your panicked child at an otherwise empty field after baseball practice. You're not alone. So before you're late for your next very important date, …

The Naked Truth About Bitcoin

Once upon a time, stretching as far back as the 8th century, some people tried to convince other people that they could turn base metals into gold.<p>It …

Bitcoin

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

A new study finds just the opposite. Treadmill desks actually improve people’s attention to a task and their ability to recall details about the task …