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One Father’s Photos of the Magic of Childhood

“As we age,” Kentucky photographer Adrian C. Murray says, “we tend to forget the wonder that comes with being young.”<p>He’s rediscovered pieces of that …

Number of Exonerations Hits Record for Third-Straight Year

A pair of reports released Tuesday examining wrongful convictions in the United States found that there were a record number of exonerations in 2016 — the third such record-setting year in a row — and that innocent black people face a raft of racial disparities that make them more likely to wind up …

University of Michigan

A photographer has captured the life of a man living off-grid on a remote Alaskan island

A photographer has captured unusual images of the life of a 27-year-old Japanese man called Zach who lives on Marble island in Alaska. It is so remote, it has no roads or signal and only one family lives there.<p>Anze Osterman spent seven weeks on the island documenting Zach’s life, who lives in a …

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight

Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the …

Trespassing

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home - and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early …

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design?

Take a moment to think about the sites you’ve visited today. Have any of them stood out to you as being <i>unique</i> in their design? If I had to put money …

Trump trade debate threatens decades of gains by world’s poorest

“The poor you will always have with you” — or so says the protagonist of Matthew’s Gospel. And while that statement remains true so far as it goes, …

Accidental Inbound Missile Warning Scares the Hell Out of American Air Force Personnel

The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of Air Force personnel working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at …

‘I’m a Dead Man Walking’

Mark Sanford has nothing left to lose. And he’s here to haunt Donald Trump.<p>None of this feels normal. The congressman greets me inside his Washington office wearing a wrinkly collared shirt with its top two buttons undone, faded denim jeans and grungy, navy blue Crocs that expose his …

South Carolina

Scientists Find New Continent Near Australia

The new continent, Zealandia, lies to the east of Australia, near New Zealand.<p>Zealandia (in gray) can be seen to the right of Australia.<p>Apparently, …

No sanctuary for immigrants living illegally in Miami-Dade

MIAMI (AP) — County commissioners in immigrant-rich Miami-Dade voted Friday to uphold their Cuban-born mayor's order to cooperate with federal …

Immigration

The Rust Belt Elevated Trump, But Its Electoral Power Is Dwindling

Donald Trump won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, in large part because of his near-sweep of Midwestern states. However, a changing …

For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset

Yvonne Felix’s eyes don’t work well enough on their own for her to read, recognize faces or cross the street without help. But when the Toronto-based artist and mother puts on a new kind of camera-equipped headgear, she looks at me like no one has before.<p>The visor that allows legally blind people …

Augmented Reality

The trade war comes to the prairie

What's good for manufacturers could be a big problem for farmers.<p>Doyle Lentz has grown barley, wheat, soybeans and canola for decades on his land in North Dakota, a farm that has been in the family for generations.<p>Just outside of Rolla, North Dakota, a town of about 1,300 people west of the Red …

Agriculture

With Trump in the limelight, Congress has been quietly working to undo Obama-era regulations

While<p>President Trump’s daily activities continue to consume much of the nation’s attention,Congresshas quietly launched a legislating spree at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.<p>The House and<p>Senateare churning out a steady stream of bills — not the big-ticket items Trump promised on the campaign …

Regulation

Kim Jong-un's older brother 'killed by North Korean spies with poison needle'

A police manhunt was underway in Malaysia on Tuesday night after the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was assassinated at an airport having apparently been attacked with a chemical spray.<p>Unnamed South Korean government officials had earlier stated that two female North Korean …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won …

Government

Why is Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees back home? | Pakistan

Thousands of people born and raised in Pakistan are being forced to uproot their lives and go to Afghanistan, a country they have never known.<p>After decades of hosting Afghan refugees, the Pakistani government says it is making them leave because they pose a security threat.<p>Around 600,000 have moved …

Afghanistan

Trump vs. the Globalists

At the first major international gathering of Trump’s presidency, America’s new president topped the agenda even though he wasn't there.<p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Donald Trump was everywhere and nowhere.<p>His name came up almost constantly—in side conversations, in pointed questions to panelists, in …

Donald Trump

This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

The 1,000-square-foot ground level is open. Three areas are divided gently by frames.<p>Contemporary, bright accents contrast with the dark concrete floors in the entertainment area.<p>Corrugated steel ceilings are left exposed—a reminder that this is, after all, a container converted into a home.<p>The …

Panoramic Photography

Elon Musk thinks humans need to become cyborgs or risk irrelevance

Another cheery lecture from Uncle Elon<p>Human beings are in danger of being eclipsed by artificial intelligence and need to evolve the ability to communicate directly with machines or risk irrelevance, Elon Musk said in a typically heartwarming speech from everyone’s favorite billionaire technologist.<p>…

Why Most Conservative Free-Traders Have Thrown in the Towel

It would have seemed astonishing a year ago, but inside the conservative movement and the GOP, Trump has won on trade, leaving the free-traders to …

Globalization

Samsung's marketing splurge doesn't always bring bang-for-buck | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co is expected to spend around $14 billion - more than Iceland’s GDP - on advertising and marketing this year, but it doesn’t always get value for money.<p>A passenger using his mobile phone walks past an advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3 …

Paul Krugman: California proves Obamacare is going to work

The New York Times columnist says to look to the California example for proof of Obamacare’s viability<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, Paul Krugman argues that Obamacare ultimately will work — and points to the California example as proof.<p>After conceding the rollout of Obamacare to have …