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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Hong Kong's Pink Dolphins Dwindle to Just Dozens

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Dolphins

A zap to the brain makes you think people are more attractive

Another workday with your drab, dull-looking coworkers. If only your world was filled with the beautiful people - more Kate Uptons than Katie from accounting, more Jon Hamms than John from HR.<p>Actually, technology exists that could almost make that possible -- provided you're OK with an electric …

The Brain

Third of women have suffered domestic abuse

<b>London</b> --<p>In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.<p>The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it "a global …

Thai Monks Arrested In Child Sex Scandal

Thai police said Wednesday they had arrested two monks for procuring a 14-year-old boy to perform sexual acts with an abbot, in the latest scandal to shake the kingdom's Buddhist clergy.<p>The pair, who deny any knowledge of the alleged abuse, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, Police …

We Are The 15 Percent: Interracial Family Launches Site In Response To Cheerios Backlash

It was only two weeks ago that the Internet was ablaze with backlash over a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family, followed by an outpouring of support for the ad. While such topics tend to burn brightly online and disappear just as quickly, photographer Michael David Murphy hopes to make …

Journalism

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

What Happens Without Affirmative Action: The Story Of UCLA

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that may shake up race-conscious admissions in higher education. The justices could change the shape of affirmative action or even strike it down altogether.<p>California is one of eight states that have already scrapped affirmative action. …