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Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

What's in a single second? An awful lot, depending on when and where you are in the universe. CNET's Eric Mack ponders the value of Tuesday's extra …

Leap Second

Misty Copeland Is Named the First African-American Principal Dancer at ABT

Misty Copeland is having a very good year. The 32-year-old ballerina has just been announced as the American Ballet Theatre’s new female principal dancer, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that title in the company’s history. The news comes on the heels of her recent appointment as …

African Americans

Crazy art installation puts an LED thunderstorm in a glass house

German artist Leigh Sachwitz displays a wildly interactive and immersive art piece that creates a raging storm inside the gallery.

Grab your virtual …

Art

The Man Who Saw America

Last May, Robert Frank, the world’s pre-eminent living photographer, returned to Zurich, the orderly Swiss banking city, cosseted by lake and mountain, where he grew up. When an artist who made his reputation by leaving returns home, mixed feelings are inevitable, and that was especially true for …

Photographers

'Electric Universe': A Light Painting Photo Straight Out of a Film Camera

Believe it or not, the image above isn’t a digital composite created in Photoshop — it’s a light painting photo captured using a film camera. …

Art

This Craigslist Scam Preys on Photography Assistants

Photographers, beware: there may be scammers on your local Craigslist that target photography assistants. Fall into this trap, and you could soon …

Craigslist

Virginia, Vanderbilt are set for winner-take-all CWS Game 3

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — This scrappy Virginia team with patchwork pitching and a late-to-start offense finds itself one win away from its first national title.

The Cavaliers forced a winner-take-all Game 3 in the College World Series with its 3-0 victory over defending champion Vanderbilt on Tuesday …

Virginia

Tom Brady's appeal of Deflategate suspension ends after 10 hours

NEW YORK -- No details of Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension were immediately available after a 10-hour hearing, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that "Tom Brady's greatest ally today was Tom Brady."

Sources also told Schefter that Brady came off as genuine, earnest and persuasive, …

Tom Brady

France will not tolerate US spying, warns Hollande

Reports that NSA spied on presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande branded "unacceptable" after emergency meeting

President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande in a phone call that Washington was no longer spying on France and had stopped …

National Security Agency (NSA)

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents

Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

World Leaders

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

UK Politics

U.S. cyber hack unsettles, frustrates U.S. defense industry

(By Andrea Shalal, Reuters) — U.S. weapons industry executives say they are disappointed and frustrated about a massive U.S. cyber breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, including many thousands who work on high-security arms projects.

Details are still emerging about …

Defense Industry

Here's A Really Good Reason To Make Your Kids Watch 'Sesame Street'

"Sesame Street" may give a lasting educational boost to children who watch it, a new study has found. But that doesn't mean long-distance learning should replace traditional preschool.

A recently released study from Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist …

TV

10th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference: Children’s Lives Shattered When Family Courts Betray Them — Best Videos on the Web

May 3, 2013

Assaulted. Silenced. Lives shattered or ended. These are the brutal experiences mothers and children have suffered after seeking …

Kids

BATTERED, BEREAVED, AND BEHIND BARS

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News Investigation.

The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating …

What It's Like To Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

It starts with a “hey”. He seems normal, and is fairly attractive, and you can’t help but smile in return. Not only is he funny and charming, but …

Are you in an emotionally abusive relationship?

Relationships can be tricky to navigate because they differ vastly from person to person. It takes effort from both parties to maintain a stable and …

Jealousy

CDC report: 1 in 5 women have been raped

The percentage of female rape victims has jumped significantly. This should be surprising -- but it's not

It has been estimated that approximately 1 in every 6 American women has been raped in her lifetime. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an unfortunate amendment …