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Hillary Clinton: torture is wrong and 'yes, black lives matter'

Former secretary of state, accepting Robert F Kennedy award, addresses CIA interrogations and anger over killings by police<p>Hillary Clinton has said she is proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the US should never be involved …

Time capsule buried by American Independence heroes discovered after over 200 years

Workmen in Boston discovered a small copper box which was hidden inside the Massachusetts State House in 1795<p>A time capsule hidden for over 200 years has been discovered in the <b>United States</b> – after it was hidden by some of the most important figures of the American War of Independence.<p>Workmen …

The Best Pictures of the Week: Dec. 5 – Dec. 12

Dec. 8, 2014. A massive fire engulfs an apartment building construction site near downtown Los Angeles. The fire closed<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Nancy Yuille—AP

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Quantum Mechanics

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James review – bloody conflicts in 70s Jamaica

James’s impressive third novel sets the attempted assassination of Bob Marley against the cacophony and violence of Jamaica as the CIA moved in<p>The Jamaican novelist Marlon James has written three books to date – a kind of triple-jump feat, though that metaphor isn’t quite appropriate when one …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

Watch The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton’s Philosophical Look at Our Wanderlust Tendencies (2005)

The tradition of the uncomfortable intellectual aboard a cruise ship, while not a particularly long or wide one, has produced a few intriguing works. …