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Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

Inside the Macedonian<p>Fake-News Complex<p>Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex<p>by Samanth Subramanian | photographs by Guy Martin 2.15.17<p>The first …

Journalism

Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University

Professors say late civil rights leader was racist and considered Indians to be ‘infinitely superior’ to black Africans<p>Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be removed from their campus because they claim he was racist and considered Indians to be “infinitely superior” …

India

'Alt right' conservative movement embraces the Trump campaign

Hillary Clinton is set to launch a full-fledged attack Thursday on a newly evolving group that's embracing the Trump candidacy: the so-called "alt right."<p>What is the alt right?<p>In the words of National Review's Washington Editor Eliana Johnson, like so many other creations of the digital age, it's …

United States

The edge of the universe is closer than scientists previously thought

The visible universe just shrunk by 320 million light-years in all directions, updating a famous calculation that physicists first made 13 years ago.<p>If you're trying to calculate the size of the cosmos, the speed of light — the fastest anything can go — is a tempting place to begin and end. You'd …

China proceeds with building artificial islands on reefs claimed by Philippines

Despite Beijing saying some work would end soon, construction continues in an increasingly tense territorial dispute near Subi Reef<p>China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs also claimed by the Philippines in an increasingly tense territorial dispute, …

China

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play tickets go on sale this autumn

The final <i>Harry Potter</i> novel came out eight years ago but the Boy Who Lived lives on, with news that a new play starring the young wizard will be …

Film Industry

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Education

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel

Unless you have access to a F-22 fighter jet, you probably haven’t been able to fly faster than the speed of sound since the last Concorde flight in 2003. NASA wants to change this. The agency said that it is spending over $6 million to fund research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.<p>This …

Aviation

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Fires Prime Minister

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has fired his Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, a State House statement said on Friday.<p>Mbabazi, who previously enjoyed a cordial relationship with the president, is seen by many as a potential rival in Uganda’s 2016 presidential elections, a reason analysts believe he …

Creationism is just the start: How right-wing Christians are warping America’s schools

Miseducation isn’t only a red-state problem. Right-wing Christians are effectively writing our country’s textbooks<p>One of the biggest obstacles for the conservative movement when it comes to recruiting new members is, to be frank, reality itself. History, science, economics are all fields constantly …

A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Open To Their State Seceding From The US

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, 24% of Americans — including 26% of men and 22% of women — are keen on the idea of their state seceding from the US. The poll was conducted amid intense interest around the globe in Scotland's independence referendum, in which Scots voted by a …

Scotland votes 'No' in independence referendum - CNN.com

<b>Glasgow, Scotland (CNN)</b> -- <b>[Breaking news alert, 6:23 a.m. GMT (01:23 a.m. ET)]</b><p>Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote. A majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and …

Modi says al Qaeda will fail in India: CNN

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world’s second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.<p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during his lecture …

Pictures of the Week 9.18.14

World's Deepest Swimming Pool is an Astounding 131 Feet Deep

So, maybe you've swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like <i>Y-40 The Deep Joy</i>. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That's the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With …

Swimming Pools

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, scientists say

Richard III was the last English king to lose his life on the battlefield. Scientists who have been testing his remains -- found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester -- now believe they know how he died.<p>The 15th-century king was best known to modern Britons as the hunchbacked …

Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

It's easy to shine light <i>through</i> a crystal, but researchers at Princeton University are turning light <i>into</i> crystals--essentially creating "solid light."<p>"It's something that we have never seen before," Dr. Andrew Houck, associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers, said in …

19 Famous Thomas Jefferson 'Quotes' That He Actually Never Said At All

While we're on the subject of writings that are frequently decontextualized in order to suit partisan opportunistic gains, many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — a guy who had a hand in the Constitution — are total nonsense.<p>Luckily, the good people at Monticello have pored …

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …

What Your Study Abroad City Says About You

By: Kevin Alexander<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Going abroad is one of the most important choices in your life, outside of choosing a mate and picking a brand of American cheese. But what does the city you chose say about you as a person? Well, I'm glad I rhetorically used that device, because I'm …

New Jersey

'Laughing' traffickers ram boat full migrants and kill 500, survivors say

Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when human traffickers intentionally sunk their boat, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.<p>The survivors -- both Palestinian men from Gaza who were rescued separately after days in the water clinging to …

Swiss Alps 'Peak Walk' Will Send Your Stomach For A Loop

Point A to Point B is not always easy on the stomach.<p>Take, for example, Peak Walk, a gut-dropping new hanging bridge that will soon link two mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps. At almost 10,000 feet above the ground, the walkway will feature a partial glass floor to allow visitors to look down -- if …

Idaho Home To America's Rudest Drivers, But Where Do The Nice Ones Live?

We've all encountered rude drivers. Some have behaved aggressively, cutting us off and flipping the bird as they zoomed ahead. Others have been more …

New Hampshire

Meat, Shmeat

<b>Scientists nowadays can grow meat—well, at least, something sort of like meat—in the laboratory.</b><p>Lab-grown meat has been around at least since 2000, when the NSR/Touro Applied BioScience Research Consortium managed to produce edible fish filets from goldfish cells; and in 2001, NASA—in hopes of …