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Spain Is Getting Its First LGBT Retirement Center

In a country where discrimination is bad enough to push some elderly residents back into the closet, there’s a sign of hope—a new center being built …

Persia in New York

Beyond the tragedy of Brooklyn-based band the Yellow Dogs, a vibrant scene of Iranian artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and actors is flourishing in America, centered in New York. If there’s a silver lining to the story, it’s the chance to recognize and celebrate the vital work of Iranians …

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Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby, who has died aged 80, introduced the noise-reducing and surround-sound technology that revolutionised cinema acoustics and ushered in the modern era of high-quality, realistic film sound.<p>His system of using multiple loudspeakers and multichannel technology — first through his Dolby …

Note to media: Get used to calling Manning “she” because there’ll be many more like her

The media tied themselves into knots on Thursday (Aug. 22) when the person they had known until then as Bradley Manning, sentenced a day earlier to 35 years for leaking government secrets to Wikileaks, announced that she was a woman named Chelsea. Reporting this, some newspapers ended up where you …

LGBTQI

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2013 – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/may/09/satellite-eye-on-earth-in-pictures<p>720<p>Deforestation, fires, flooding and melting ice are …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …