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A 30-year-old is resurrecting one of Chicago’s most endangered landmarks

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>After years in the dark, the New Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois, is close to reopening its doors. The architectural landmark, originally known as the Avalon Theater and designed in the Moorish Revival style by the prolific emigre John Eberson, has been a venue for …

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Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities

Nuclear waste,Planning policy,Local politics,Energy,Friends of the Earth,Environment,Nuclear power,Waste,Zac Goldsmith,UK news,Politics,Local government<p>Legislation rushed through in the final hours of parliament allows local planning laws to be bypassed, seriously alarming anti-nuclear …

Nuclear Waste

Kenyans Blame Corrupt Government for Escalating al-Shabab Violence

When al-Shabab militants stormed University College of Garissa early on Thursday morning no one knew that by the end of the day 148 would be dead, …

Africa

Call of Duty's top pro player is stepping away from the game

Following a disappointing finish at last week's Call of Duty Championships, Matthew "NaDeSHoT" Haag, one of the most recognizable individual eSports stars, is stepping down from his captaincy of top Call of Duty team OpTic gaming and leaving competitive video gaming, but only temporarily, he …

New 14-Inch Razer Blade Review - Full-HD Model

When it comes to gaming laptops, Razer's ultra-thin Blade systems are in a league of their own. No, they aren't the most powerful machines on the market, but they are the thinnest. Portability is valuable, but it would be meaningless if it came at the cost of performance. This isn't the case with …

Man in Pakistan kills 10 including ex-fiancee in dowry dispute, police say

The 25-year-old suspect, whom police named as Mir Ahmad Shah, was already on the run after murdering his own parents and two brothers<p>A man in northwest <b>Pakistan</b> shot dead his former fiancée and nine of her relatives on Sunday, police said, six months after murdering his own parents and two brothers …

Big Bang Beam: Large Hadron Collider Restarts After Two-Year Break

Researchers have begun circulating beams of protons in the Large Hadron Collider after a two-year shutdown for upgrades — and they expect to ramp up quickly to reach uncharted frontiers in particle physics.<p>"Beam went smoothly through the whole machine. It’s fantastic to see it going so well after …

Physics

This new camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …

3D Scanners

‘This is the wrong guy’: Former spy reveals CIA debate over arrest, torture of Maher Arar

A former spy has described the debate within the CIA over the arrest, rendition and torture of Canadian Maher Arar, saying multiple colleagues warned against it because they were convinced they were punishing an innocent man.<p>The account from former CIA officer John Kiriakou sheds new light on …

Man missing at sea for 66 days defends survival story: 'God knows I am a truthful man'

Louis Jordan, the man who went missing at sea for more than two months, is defending his survival story against skeptics who question how he emerged …

Rowing

Beyoncé Shares New Song "Die With You" on Tidal

Beyoncé has shared a new song called "Die With You" in a new video. It's a stripped down track where she accompanies herself on the piano, and at the end of the clip, the cameraman is revealed to be Jay Z. The video's a Tidal exclusive, but you can watch it below via Complex.<p>Beyoncé was revealed as …

New Singles

Why Are People Still Using SMS in 2015?

Short Message Service (SMS), more colloquially known as ‘text,’ is a protocol used for sending short messages over mobile networks. The first SMS was sent in 1992; By 2010, SMS was the most widely used data application, adopted by 80 percent of mobile subscribers.<p>Then, came the rise of the …

See the Year the Eisenhowers Returned the Easter Egg Roll to the White House

Caption from LIFE. In spring clothes, Eisenhower's grandchildren display their finery. Baby Susan, held by her mother Ba<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Mark …

The White House

Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria's civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in.<p>Besieged, starved and bombarded over the past two years, the camp is the scene of fresh calamity, …

Middle East

Dozens of Chinese taxi drivers drink chemicals in mass suicide bid

More than 30 drivers attempted to commit suicide after drinking bottles of chemicals. They were taken to hospital soon after and none was seriously injured<p>A group of taxi drivers in <b>China</b> were found unconscious and frothing from the mouth outside a shopping centre after they tried to poison …

James Franco writes poetic essay about his love for Lana Del Rey

Actor fuels speculation that he might work with singer in future<p>James Franco has written a lengthy poetic essay about his love for Lana Del Rey and …

Lana Del Rey