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Psychological State of Syrian Doctors is 'Deteriorating'

As violence unfolds around them in makeshift hospitals near the front lines, Syrian medical staffers are increasingly prone to Post-Traumatic Stress …

Mental Health

Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

Planet-hunters scouring the heavens have found thousands of distant worlds around other stars, but astronomers may have overlooked one lurking much closer to home.<p>Scientists searching for glimmers of light beyond Pluto say they've discovered a new dwarf planet — and that its movements hint that an …

Astronomy

Mozambicans march against law protecting child rapists

With 40% of female MPs, why is Maputo passing legislation discriminating against women, asks Daily Maverick<p>In April, Mozambican MPs will debate and approve a long-overdue review of the penal code: finally, the country is getting rid of the colonial law which dates from 1886.<p>The world has advanced …

Justice Scalia Has Some Very Scalia-ish Thoughts on Domestic Violence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We don't define domestic violence like we used to, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a Supreme Court …

America Is The Only Country Where A Child Can Be Sentenced To Life Behind Bars

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles -- individuals younger than 18 years old -- to life in prison without parole. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute argued in front of the Inter-American Commission …

Pope Breaks Protocol, Goes to Confession in Public

Pope Francis surprised his own master of ceremonies on Friday by confessing his sins to an ordinary priest in St. Peter's Basilica.<p>The pope was presiding at a service intended to show the importance he attaches to the sacrament of reconciliation, commonly known as confession.<p>After reading a sermon, …

Christianity

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …

Genetics

Suspected Gulnara Karimova letter smuggled to BBC

<b>Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, used to be one of the most powerful people in Central Asia. Last year she fell from grace - but remained active online until five weeks ago. Since then, she has been silent.</b><p>The long rambling letter in my inbox is littered with signs of …

Uzbekistan

Augustus rules again as Rome acts to restore lost mausoleum

On the 2,000th anniversary of the emperor's death work will finally start to reopen historic site to visitors<p>He was Rome's first emperor, the founder of a world-dominating imperial dynasty, and a builder of roads and stunning temples who brought peace to a far-flung empire; a man so powerful the …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

Photographer Dennis Morris shares his memories of a close working relationship with the global superstar<p>British photographer Dennis Morris was a high …

Bob Marley

Eggs in a Wintry Kale and Tomato Sauce

<i>Each Thursday on Food52, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast to cuddle up with.</i><p>I love shakshuka. I make it almost once a week. There are few …

The rebirth of Italian fashion

Since its glamorous 1950s heyday, when Hollywood stars were snapped in Rome and Florence wearing sharp tailoring, Italian fashion has declined into conformity, and old age. But could all that be about to change?<p>• The Glamour of Italian Fashion – in pictures<p>There is a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor …

Emmy Rossum, Camilla Belle, and More Celebrate Christian Louboutin's Chic New Handbag Collection

The stars were in bloom Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles as Emmy Rossum, Camilla Belle, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Dita Von Teese celebrated the launch …

The SXSW 2014 Bands You Need to Hear, A-Z

Because it's good to impose some kind of rule<p><i>Plus: Listen to the playlist on Esquire Spotify or scroll down.</i><p><b>The music portion of South by Southwest</b> officially kicks off tonight in Austin, Texas. Over 2,200 acts will play 110 venues across five days. And that's just the official showcases. You can …

Imagine Dragons

Prada Marfa Pranked

<b>Unknown saboteurs vandalized</b> Prada Marfa this weekend, spray-painting the building blue and pasting its windows with TOMS footwear posters, in an apparent political critique of the art installation. Um, vandals, did you not know already that Prada Marfa is a sculpture meant to, like, criticize …

Streetwear

Cool Tweed Dopp Kit, Bro

<b>Tweed is, like, the weirdest word ever</b>. And this is coming from a Californian who wouldn't bat an eye at a sentence like, say, "Nah, bro, check the feeble grind on that honey." "Dopp kit," too, sounds particularly odd ... like the name of a villian in a <i>Rocky</i> movie. ("In the Red corner... from …

Clothing

U.S. and Russia Finally Agree on Something, and That Something Is Tupac Shakur

Some world-class shit talking.<p><b>How would you react</b> if you were one of the Russian officials who got their assets frozen today by President Barack Obama? Would you immediately change your ways? Would you complain to your boss? Or would you feel like talking some sht? If you are Vladislav Surkov, a …

Tupac Shakur

Shop for a Cause: Join the Fight Against Poverty With a Tee

Footwear brand Piro has turned its attention to the plight often overlooked in the U.S: poverty-stricken families unable to afford proper footwear. …

OPI's Latest Muppets Collab Is Most Wanted

OPI and the Muppets are at it again! To celebrate the release of <i>Muppets Most Wanted</i>, in theaters March 21, the famed nail brand teamed up with Disney …

Beauty

Tech, Yeah! The World Wide Web Turns 25 Today; Where to Shop (Online, of Course!) In Its Honor

Could you imagine life without the Internet? Well, just 25 years ago the World Wide Web was just beginning. Fast-forward to today, and it’s clear our …

CFDA to Honor Oft-Overlooked Fashion Legends This Year

<i>Eric Wilson is</i> InStyle’s <i>Fashion News Director. Follow him on Twitter (@EricWilsonSays) and Instagram</i>.<p>Bethann Hardison (<i>pictured above, left</i>) and Ruth …

Frederico Babina: Archicine

Image via archdaily<p>The marriage of mediums always makes for the most engaging art, and in this imaginative collection of illustrations by Barcelona-based graphic artist <b>Federico Babina</b>, bold design meets great cinema from years past in a series he calls <i>Archicine</i>.<p>The gem of his collection is the …

Spring Layering Made Easy: Weekend Ready

Sure, we may be in the middle of a seemingly never-ending vortex of freezing temperatures and piles of snow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of buds on the trees, green grass, and easy-breezy spring style! Today, <b>we’re kicking off our spring layering series with a weekend-ready outfit</b>, perfect …

Spring Layering Made Easy: Date Night Done Right

With springtime right around the corner, it’s tempting to break out those easy breezy dresses before the weather has officially warmed. If you’re feeling anxious to style your springtime togs, look no further: this week we’re offering up ideas on <b>how to layer your warmer-weather favorites</b>! Yesterday …

The Dream of the Crop Cardigan in Black

Life’s Too Short for Boring Emails<p>Enjoy 15% off your first order when you join our mailing list.<p>Plus, we’ll hook you up with the best deals,<br>first …

Nav Through Austin Like a Pro With Our Ultimate SXSW Guide

<i>Austin-dweller Melissa Massello of the blog Shoestring shares insider tips on navigating through this year’s SXSW.</i><p><i>Photos by Melissa Massello</i><p>Every year, when March nears and the SXSW festival is almost here, I get butterflies — “FOMO,” or fear of missing out, is real. With all the films, music, …

Festival Looks to Inspire Your South By Southwest Wardrobe

<i>Image via Stylesight</i><p>Here’s a quick fashion pop quiz for you, ModClothers.<p>Is there anything we look forward to more than shedding our heavy, cocoon-like sweaters and impossibly thick tights in favor of flower crowns, denim cut-offs, and sandals? Answer: Nope.<p>Now that festival season has officially …

Our Community’s Best ’60s Inspired Pattern Mixing

From the graphic prints of the 1960s Op Art movement to recent iterations of print mash-ups on the runways, <b>the pattern mixing trend has earned its place in our wardrobe rotation</b>. Achieving a bold ensemble is as simple as layering black and white graphic pieces, accessorizing with a pop of color, …