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Back to School in Mosul: The ISIS Curriculum

The so-called Islamic State continues to pretend it has the trappings of a real government. In addition to bogus ‘gold’ coins, it now offers a …

How Halsey Went From Viral Sensation to America’s Buzziest New Pop Star

The Halsey origin story follows a narrative that’s starting to feel almost standard in modern pop. YouTube covers lead to SoundCloud originals, which …

Music

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as …

UK targets to cut immigration 'punish businesses'

<b>Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing businesses" by trying to fulfil promises to cut immigration, the Institute of Directors says.</b><p>It made its warning jointly with think tank British Future.<p>Figures due to be published on Thursday are expected to show net migration is more than three times …

Laura Jane Grace opens up about struggle with dysphoria

No one has opened up discussion about trans issues in the punk community like Laura Jane Grace. When the Against Me! singer came out as trans at the end of 2012, it shook not only the alternative world but hit mainstream news. The trans turning point had begun. After chronicling her transition in</i> …

Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Do children want to know what’s at the end of the story?<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/19/1440018159413/3e176979-370b-4c8d-859f-9549fb9402cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Do children want to know what’s at the end of the …

Tablets

What life is like in the most remote corner of the world

In the name of science, there are currently three women and 10 men living on the edge of the world. Outside Concordia Station in Antarctica, the average temperature is about -70°C (-94°F). The crew, who come from France, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, are surrounded by 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) …

Water

Almost half of British girls seek help for mental health

We need to talk about girls. Following last week’s revelation that English girls are among the most unhappy in the world with low self-esteem and practically zero satisfaction with their bodies and appearance, the pressures on them are evidently more dehabilitating than previously assumed. …

Fighting the Thief of Lives: HIV/AIDS vs the California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge Number 13

So little attention is paid to HIV/AIDS nowadays, one might be forgiven for thinking it has been cured. But has it?<p>One million Americans have HIV/AIDS today -- as do more than thirty million world citizens -- many of them children, who caught the disease from their mothers' breast milk.<p>They are not …

How Google Is Changing The Way We Think

Are we evolving to keep pace with search engines?<p>Google, the humble search engine, has grown a lot over the years.<p>It’s an advertising powerhouse, building a series of products that run our lives -- like Gmail, Google Maps, Android, Chrome -- and under its new umbrella corporation, Alphabet, the …

An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.<p>Efforts to close the educational achievement gap have mostly …

Education

How to Use a Texting App Without Sending a Text

In China, messaging apps like WhatsApp are widespread. But users there don’t send text like much of the world does.<p>Voice messaging—or sending short audio clips instead of text messages—has taken China by storm. Step on a Beijing subway and you’ll see people barking into their phones intermittently, …

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

Home Boys

Manhattan’s East Village is full of eccentrics, but the sight of six teenage boys with waist-length hair, in Ray-Bans and dark suits—as if Quentin Tarantino had recast <i>Reservoir Dogs</i>—could stop any local in her tracks. That’s what happened to the director Crystal Moselle when, in 2010, she …

17 Stunning Images Show Prima Ballerinas Balancing Motherhood With Their Dance Careers

Sixteen years ago, photographer mom Lucy Gray decided to create a series of images that would capture the experience of working motherhood. A chance encounter with a prima ballerina at the market led her to the world of the San Francisco Ballet and the dancers who balanced their onstage careers …

An Easy Way to Help Tell How Sexist a Man Is

Well now, this is revealing! A new study finds you can determine how sexist a man is -- whether the more hostile and malignant form, or the more benign and patronizing -- by how they smile towards women when they interact with them in social interactions -- and by the manner in which they speak to …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Egypt's Revolution in Reverse

Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a former general is head of state, and charges against Hosni Mubarak have been dismissed—it's like 2011 all over again.<p>On January 28, 2011, a former top-ranking military official was leading a massive, authoritarian Egyptian government. …

Muslim Brotherhood

Five Habits Of Creative People

Whether it’s getting into a routine or knowing when to give up, here are the habits creative people have cultivated.<p>There is no secret trick to becoming more creative, but the good news is creativity is a skill you can build.<p>That means that you can become more creative with the right time and …

Creativity

Will a 'feared' book damage Hillary's presidential hopes?

<b>We're in week two of Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and - thanks to a New York Times article about a yet-to-be-released book - her family's financial interests are under increased scrutiny.</b><p>The book in question is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments …

Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

LONDON (AP) — Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this.<p>It came like a thunderbolt Monday — an Olympic …

Egypt Says 'Show Me the Money!'

Egypt is at war in Yemen and in its own Sinai Peninsula, but the toughest fight is to revive the economy. Pipe dreams won’t do the job.<p>CAIRO—Inside a …

Fashion's best documentaries – plus a chance to see Dior & I

From creative clashes to the crude sign in Chanel HQ’s men’s toilets, these documentaries reveal the truth behind the glamour of fashion<p>Ahead of the UK release of Dior & I, the documentary about Raf Simons’s first haute couture collection for the fashion house, the Guardian is hosting a screening …

The Abuse of Satire

Garry Trudeau on Charlie Hebdo, free-speech fanaticism, and the problem with “punching downward”<p>My career—I guess I can officially call it that now—was not my idea. When my editor, Jim Andrews, recruited me out during my junior year in college and gave me the job I still hold, it wasn’t clear to me …

cartoons

Iran denounces Saudi-led campaign in Yemen

Iran's highest political authority has denounced the Saudi-led intervention against Houthi fighters in Yemen, in what appears to be the strongest criticism of the campaign so far by an Iranian leader.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khameini said on Thursday Saudi Arabia would not be victorious in its war against the …