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The Mitfords: Six sisters who captured the maelstrom

<b>The death of Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, signals the end of an era. From the birth of the eldest Mitford girl, 110 years ago, this famous family have transfixed us, writes Lyndsy Spence.</b><p>Born to Lord and Lady Redesdale, known as Farve and Muv, the six Mitford girls - Nancy, …

Books

Paying to Squat in London's Derelict Buildings

"Property guardians" are people who pay cheap rent to live as de facto security guards for landlords looking for permanent tenants.<p><i>The pub where Charlie Fegan lived before his days as a property guardian. Photo by Nicholas Pomeroy</i><p>“There were hypodermic needles in the fireplace and on the carpets, …

Housing

I Went From Grad School to Prison

This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.<p>I didn't cry my first night in jail.<p>By the time I got through the 12 …

Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

3 decades later, remains of Jonestown bodies found

DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape punch — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine of the victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday.<p>The …

Wine fraud: How easy is it to fake a 50-year-old bottle?

<b>Rudy Kurniawan was sentenced to 10 years in jail for committing wine fraud. But just how easy is it to fake a fancy bottle of Burgundy?</b><p>Wine fraud was a problem in classical Rome and it continues to be one now. Some estimate that over 5% of wine consigned and sold at auction is fake.<p>But even though …

Wine

This Is Your Brain on Fish

Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.<p>Have you ever considered undergoing brain-thickening surgery, only to find that such a thing does not exist? And that the guy in the van was probably not actually a surgeon? Well, consider fish.<p>Dr. Cyrus Raji, a …

For this longtime fan, Lollapalooza really bites

Ben Lenet hasn't missed Lollapalooza since 2008, but he's wondering whether he'll ever return after a "zombie"-like attack left a sizeable bite wound on his right arm.<p>Lenet, 29, of Wicker Park, said he and two friends were watching Arctic Monkeys around 9:45 p.m. Friday on the north side of Grant …

Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Back in 2008, doctors in Cambodia made a worrisome discovery. They were having a hard time curing some people of malaria.<p>Even the most powerful drug wasn't clearing out the parasite from patients' blood as quickly as it should. Malaria had evolved resistance to the last medicine we have against it, …

Buying a New Home? $1,000 Could Make All the Difference

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, an industry group says.<p>Read more here.

Real Estate

Unparalleled Parking: Chinese Driver Lands in Sticky Spot

Rescue workers try to help a driver out of his car after the vehicle became stuck over an alley in the Chinese city of Wenzhou. The car rolled off the edge of the road after the driver applied his brakes too late, according to local media reports cited by Reuters.

Parking

6,500-Year-Old ‘Noah’ Skeleton Rediscovered by Museum

An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms. The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that it had rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5-foot-9. The …

Archaeology

Rosetta probe set to meet comet after 10-year chase

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1098000/1098999_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522563779_5c586b3db2541a90eaa93333368f0cfa<p><b>After a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet.</b><p>The tiny probe is set to …

Space

The Scent of True Love

Pheromone parties say daters can find their match from the smell of a t-shirt, but the science is a little more complicated.<p>The 2006 film <i>Perfume: The Story of a Murderer</i> is a story of, well, murder. But it’s also a story about love.<p>The movie follows Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an 18th-century French …

Chinese Moon mining is 'possible,' says futurist

Chinese authorities are considering mining a rare material on the Moon's surface, it has been reported.<p>The Chinese scientist leading the project said obtaining Helium-3, a rare, non-radioactive isotope, could solve the world's energy crisis for "10,000 years".<p>Christopher Barnatt, a futurist at the …

The Future