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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

Hundreds of migrants believed to have drowned off Libya after boat capsizes

As many as 400 migrants fleeing Libya are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors told an aid organisation.<p>Italy’s coastguard had helped to rescue 144 people on Monday, but said it believed there were many more who had drowned given the size of the vessel …

Save the Children

Most Prisoners Are Mentally Ill

Can mental-health courts, in which people are sentenced to therapy, help?<p>Occasionally policymakers and activists will talk about how the justice system needs to keep mentally ill people out of prisons. If it did that, prisons would be very empty indeed. A new Urban Institute report points out that …

Mental Health

1of2 #GaryHallJr , a five-time #OlympicGoldMedalist, propels through the water at #FloridaRaceClub. The full length suit he is wearing was designed to pass through the water as fast as possible, using technology that comes from nature. The #sharkskin denticles spurred the design of his Speedo Fastskin, whose texture functions to reduce drag, bumping up speed. If you are interested in seeing how this picture was done, look at @RobertClarkphoto and see the first “Polaroid” that my assistant @christopherFarber shot of me as we prepared. I jumped in for Gary and you can see the results. The photo was published with the #DesginbyNature article for the @NatGeo, about the effect of the natural world on make Desgin work more effectivly. @RobertClarkphoto @Natgeo @thephotosociety @InstituteArtist

The Rooms Where Romanian Prisoners Have Sex

Photographer Cosmin Bubut toured Romanian prisons to document the rooms built for conjugal visits.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Romania</i><p>If you've been wondering how married Eastern European prisoners have sex, you can stop. For his latest project, titled <i>The Intimate Room</i>, …

Ericsson wants to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S.

In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States.<p>The lawsuits allege that Apple is infringing on up to 41 patents, …

Why Did Britain Let ‘Jihadi John’ Go Free?

Before he was identified as the ISIS murderer who beheaded Westerners, Mohammed Emwazi was watched by MI5 and even detained en route to Africa.<p>LONDON …

Insurers Left to Weigh Obamacare Risks

In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, and a few months after that it will decide whether the Affordable Care …

Jordan says IS can be defeated; uproar over burn video

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan called Wednesday for a decisive battle against the Islamic State group, declaring "this evil can and should be defeated," …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Evolution