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White supremacy is American policy: The torture report and our long, dark history of civil rights abuse

<b>John Brennan (AP/Charles Dharapak)</b><p>The Senate’s findings should come as no surprise. At home and abroad, we view people of color as less than human<p>Bill Humphrey<p>December 24, 2014 11:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>The United States already <b>decided decades ago</b> that no human …

Dick Clark's "Flintstone House" Finally Sells

The late TV host's unusual Malibu home has sold for half its original asking price.<p>After two and a half years on the market, the Flintsone-esque Malibu home of the late, legendary TV host Dick Clark has sold for $1,777,777. The home was originally listed for $3.5 million and the price has been …

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

Zoology

21 Mac 'N' Cheeses That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

True love makes you feel all gooey inside.

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Dementia

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …

Titan: Nasa scientists discover evidence 'that alien life exists on Saturn's moon'

Evidence that life exists on Titan, one of Saturn’s biggest moons, appears to have been uncovered by Nasa scientists.<p>Researchers at the space agency believe they have discovered vital clues that appeared to indicate that primitive aliens could be living on the moon.<p>Data from Nasa's Cassini probe …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

ABC Kitchen's Butternut Squash on Toast

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Managing Editor Kenzi Wilbur puts more food on toast -- this time, ABC Kitchen's internet-famous squash.</i><p>First: Know that yes, we thought for a moment about changing …

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Autumn Acai Bowls with Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter

Autumn Acai Bowls with Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 2, 2014 82<p>This one time… I wanted to faceplant into breakfast.<p>You might …

6 Super-Easy Peach Cocktails

Here, six quick and easy drinks to make with sweet, fresh peaches.<p>Peaches are at their super-juicy ripest right now. Though they’re delicious …

7 Summer Soups to Enjoy All Week

Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick weekday meal.<p>Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick …

18 Dinner Ideas Featuring Briny, Tangy Capers

From a pizza bianca to butter-basted salmon, here are our favorite briny, tangy caper recipes.<p><b>Capers are the silent workhorse of some of our favorite recipes</b>—they add salty, briny bite to fish dishes, sauces, salads, and pretty much whatever else you want to toss 'em in. A jar of capers will keep …

Avoid These Common Pizza Mistakes So You Can Make and Eat the World's Most Perfect Food

Whether you're a cheese or pepperoni fan, learn how to make the perfect pie at home by avoiding these common pizza mistakes.<p>We'll say it: Pizza is <del>one of</del> the world's most perfect food<del>s</del>. But some of the things we love best about a good pie—charred crust, chewy dough, and oh! …

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

Nutella Crêpe Cake

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A 3-ingredient cake -- halfway in between delicate and rustic -- you'll want to work into your</i> …

The Chinese cult that kills 'demons'

<b>China is about to try one of the most notorious murders in recent memory.</b><p>In late May a group belonging to a banned cult beat a woman to death in a fast food restaurant. Her only crime was to refuse to give them her telephone number.<p>The cult in question is called the Church of the Almighty God and …

Communist Party

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals

Now's the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. People are inventing reasons to get together -- one friend is hosting the "One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party" party -- and you're always expected to bring …

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

5 Delicious Breakfasts That Won't Leave You Hungry

You may have seen reports in the news lately questioning the benefits of breakfast for weight loss, but I’m not ready to sanction skipping. In my …

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

Cooking

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The Beat-Bloating Kale Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter Swirled Banana Yogurt Pops

A banana, honey and peanut butter sandwich was one of my favorite treats as a kid. It was a little too messy for me to take in my lunch when I went …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Basil?

Welcome to <i>Hey Chef</i>, a series where we ask pros around the country for tips on how to use ingredients we love.<p>Spring shifting into summer means that basil plants across the nation are about to grow in full force, from window boxes in Brooklyn to rock gardens in San Francisco and every plot of land …

Skip the Crowds: Romantic Getaways You've Never Heard Of

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