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There’s a New Free Browser-Based Film Emulator

Back in 2013, photographer Pat David released a large set of film emulations as open source color lookup tables. Software developer Jonas Wagner just …

Former homeschooler on the Duggar family’s horrifying fundamentalist “education”: “It’s literal rape culture”

The founder of Homeschoolers Anonymous tells Salon about being indoctrinated with Bill Gothard’s misogynist lessons<p>Almost as soon as it was revealed last month that Josh Duggar sexually assaulted his younger sisters when he was a teenager -- and that his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, did what they …

The man who was caged in a zoo

In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us<p>The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting on the …

Anthropological

CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed

Newly declassified testimony by Guantanamo Bay detainee shows CIA interrogators running out of control<p>The CIA’s use of torture was far more “brutal and sadistic” than was disclosed in last year’s controversial US Senate report into the agency’s interrogation techniques, according to new information …

Here's what happened when a CIA agent got caught with a polygraph by airport security in Southeast Asia

This story comes from "A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator" by Alan B. Trabue. _ The day was supposed to be a routine travel day between CIA offices, a simple one-hour flight from the international airport in a Southeast Asian capital city to another city …

Flying

19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

Baby, it's time to let go of that bad blood.

Mental Health

The Colorado theater shooter gave some horrifying answers during his psych evaluation

But his phone call to the crisis line was disconnected after 9 seconds, before anyone answered, he says in the videotaped conversation with the psychiatrist, which was shown to jurors in his murder trial Tuesday.<p>The FBI never showed up, despite Holmes' suspicions that agents were watching him.<p>So …

Paraguay failed pregnant rape victim aged 10, UN human rights experts say

Paraguay’s government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts have said.<p>Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion by Paraguayan authorities<p>Read more<p>In a statement released in Geneva, the four experts said Paraguay …

Human Rights

70 years on: the liberation of the concentration camps

For survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, release did not bring freedom from trauma, says Sinclair McKay<p>The term “Holocaust”, used specifically to mean the systematic Nazi extermination of the continent’s Jewish people, was first used in 1957. Until then, few wanted to hear stories of the …

Surgery to 'Restore Virginity' on ISIS Slave after Every Rape

Women and girls are subjected to brutal sexual torture and sold as sex slaves across Iraq and Syria, according to the U.N. Special Representative on …

Islam

Polish presidential election: legalise child pornography and scrap benefits, promises candidate

Polish presidential candidate Janusz Korwin-Mikke explains his plans to scrap all benefits, legalise child pornography and stop women from voting, as Poland votes for a new president<p>A <b>Polish</b> Presidential candidate whose party has allied with Ukip in the European Parliament has called for child …

Post-apocalyse picks: your favourite end-of-the-world reading

Some days, stories about the bleakest possible futures are strangely appealing. I’m in the mood for Raymond Briggs and Stephen King – how about you?<p>Sometimes when the unexpected happens, you have to turn to fiction. The only thing bringing me even brief consolation just now is picking through some …

Books