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Why are so many Americans criminals? (Opinion) - CNN.com

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America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, holding 25% of the world's prisoners
• Evan Feinberg: We must change the dismal status quo with specific solutions

Evan Feinberg is the president of Generation Opportunity, a youth advocacy group that promotes less government and …

Civil Rights

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Spiders use their venom to immobilize or kill their prey. Researchers from the University of Queensland isolated seven peptides—the building blocks of proteins—in spider venom that blocked the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from the nerves to the brain. One peptide in …

Scientific Research

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Hurt Tsarnaev’s Homeland

A renowned Chechen surgeon who once gave shelter to the Tsarnaev family near Boston tells TIME about the pain of losing Americans' trust

Late last year, as the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber was nearing its conclusion, an old friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family realized it was time for him to …

Boston

U.S. complains over Russian fighter intercept

After a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" earlier this week, the United States is complaining to Moscow about the incident.

On Tuesday, a U.S. RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker. …

Russia

Did A Giant Asteroid Impact Make Earth's Rock Crust Splash Like Water?

Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue

Over 65 million years ago, when a 6-mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth with the force of a billion atomic bombs, it left a crater 110 miles wide.

The Chicxulub crater, just off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, is best known for being the …

Earth

Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. …

Boston

Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?

After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed."Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."Now he's not sure what bothers him most: the fogginess of his brain, the …

The Brain

Three fatal failures in Rolling Stone's UVA rape story

It has been clear for months that Rolling Stone committed journalistic malpractice in its discredited story about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia. Sunday night brought additional details on the magazine's failures.

In its three-month review, Columbia Journalism School …

Phi Kappa Psi

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’

Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, were dangerous for the world—whether with himself, with art school, with his dreams of …

Adolf Hitler

How To Think Like a Writer

Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?

Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.

While …

Wizard of Oz

Fires and chaos erupt in Ferguson after grand jury doesn't indict in Michael Brown case

Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson

Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen …

Michael Brown

Hong Kongese : Please help Hong Kong

Holy Cow: Marc Newson Joining Apple's Design Team!

Late yesterday Vanity Fair broke the news: Marc Newson is joining Apple's design team!Apple's design veep Jonathan Ive is not only close friends with …

Marc Newson

'Unresponsive Aircraft': Plane Crashes After F-15 Chase Over Atlantic

A turboprop plane headed from New York to Florida stopped responding to radio calls and veered hundreds of miles off course — prompting a chase by two F-15 fighter jets — before crashing off the coast of Jamaica Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot had been spotted …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto X again — not X+1, as some rumors had suggested — and it’ll be available for the same $499 unlocked …

Phones

These 8 Tiny Islands Are Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one very particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.

And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …

Magna Carta

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

PEOPLE

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Mexico

National Geographic Environment: Divers Clean Reefs to Save Marine Life

A team of conservation divers visits three reefs to carefully extract fishing line and anchor rope that have become entangled in ocean habitats and …

Marine Biology

WSJ Live: Google Joins the Drone-Delivery Bandwagon

Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods with its Project Wing prototype. Photo: Google

Google

DNews

DNews informs & entertains a science curious audience with new videos daily! Hosts Anthony Carboni, Laci Green and Trace Dominguez don't just tell …

Grounding

Pakistani Army Puts State TV Back On Air After Protesters Storm The Building

Three protesters were killed and at least 500 more wounded during clashes with police over the weekend.

Anti-government protesters calling for the prime minister’s resignation briefly took control of the headquarters of the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) on Monday and forced the channel to …

Protest

Pakistani Police, Protesters Clash In The Streets Of Islamabad

The clashes injured hundreds of people and began as protesters marched on the home of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The protesters have called for Sharif’s resignation.

UPDATED — Aug. 31, 1:30 a.m. EDT

More than two weeks of protests in Pakistan came to a head Saturday evening when police …

Protest

Line of Credit vs. Term Loan: Which Is Best For My Business?

If you’re seeking capital to run and grow your small business, you may be debating between a line of credit and a term loan. But how do these two …

ISIS Demands A $6.6 Million Ransom For Release Of A 26-Year-Old American Woman

The militant Islamic group known as ISIS has released demands that America pay a $6.6 million ransom and release a suspected terrorist in exchange for the release of a captured 26-year-old American woman, ABC News reports.

The American woman was captured over a year ago while participating in …

Ransom

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movie HD

Couple’s therapy gone wrong: “The One I Love” and the creative starvation of American indie film

Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men" and Mark Duplass try to work things out in a gimmicky sci-fi relationship drama

Here’s a tip to aspiring screenwriters: When you get to that clever, meta, self-referential moment when your characters describe their situation as a “Twilight Zone episode,” it might be nice …