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Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

Space Science

7 Reasons to Visit Carmel With Kids

Carmel is a destination renowned for its natural beauty, art, food and dog-friendliness. However when it comes to family travel in California, it flies under-the-radar. A closer look reveals that Carmel is a convenient base for exploring the myriad of adventures along the Monterey Peninsula and …

The Creepiest Fighters in MMA Right Now

<i>/Door creaks open</i><p>Good eeeeevening. Allow me the pleasure of a verse (ahem):<p>As we make our way to All Hallow's Night<p>We see a lot of scary sights!<p>And what better way to receive lots of fright<p>than to look at scary guys who fight in fights?!?<p>Great poems signal great times. And the great times are …

Why did Ferguson cop need 6 bullets? (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Maria Haberfeld is chairwoman of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College. She is the author of "Critical Issues in Police Training." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Residents of …

Why eyewitnesses are often wrong

For days, protests in response to the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer have spiraled out of control with reports of individuals throwing bottles, rocks, and even molotov cocktails.<p>A grand jury convened Tuesday for the first time. The prosecutor says it could …

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.<p>One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.<p>The figures are staggering.<p>A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. …

Final gunshot in Michael Brown case could be key to indictment

The decision to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown could come down to the circumstances of one gunshot. A private autopsy of the slain teen reveals he was shot at least six times. Brown's family believes their son may have survived if it had not been for a …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Internet

Ralph Wiggum: an appreciation of the only child on the Simpsons

In a beautiful essay on The Toast, Mallory Ortberg argues that while Bart, Lisa and Millhouse are <i>kids</i>, Ralph Wiggum is the only <i>child</i> on the Simpsons, …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Wellness