Spice Boys (2015) – A short VICE documentary on users of synthetic drugs in Manchester, UK.

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A century of west African portrait photography

The rich tradition of portrait photography in west Africa is explored in a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In and Out of the Studio showcases over 80 images taken from the 1870s to 1970s, ranging from casual shots to formal portraits, and features some of the stars of west African photography such as JD ‘Okhai Ojeikere and Samuel Fosso

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Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man?

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If These Girls Knew That Slender Man Was a Fantasy, Why Did They Want to Kill Their Friend for Him?
By Lisa Miller
From top: Morgan Geyser being questioned by detective Tom Casey, and Anissa Weier by detective Michelle Trussoni, in the Waukesha police station, May 31, 2014. Photo: Courtesy of the Waukesha Police Department

The problem wasn’t that they didn’t know they were living in a fantasy world. The problem was that they couldn’t — or didn’t — extricate themselves.

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How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men’s sprinting at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What’s his secret?

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Young Hands in Mexico Feed Growing U.S. Demand for Heroin

To meet the U.S. demand for heroin, Mexico is enlisting children to harvest opium. The money is too much to ignore for most, and the terrain is more manageable for those of slighter frame.

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Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life – RIP

Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.

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GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (205th Issue)

Inside one will find Sigourney Weaver, Godzilla, heroes and science

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Top Science News

Science news and headlines from across the web.

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Vulture Populations Wane, Poisoned by Man – The New York Times

Birds that once feasted on misfortune are collapsing — part of a broader decline in vultures that illustrates the far-reaching effects of human interventions.

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Welcome Back to School: How to Stay Sober in College

“I felt that as a StepUP student I was not only safe and secure, but that I had an identity of which I could be proud and people respected [me] around campus.”

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 Places around the world by Christian Lindgr

Bored from studies I quit everything when I was 18-years-old and started traveling around the world. Now I’m 27 and have visited 97 countries, From Nigeria in Africa to North Korea in Asia.

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What some of the richest people in America say about the poor when they think no one is listening

A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless

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Boardwalk scene, Atlantic City, June 1960

Boardwalk scene, Atlantic City, June 1960

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Many have asked, “Where is this gravestone located?” “Who is the gravestone for?” And various other questions.

Here’s Matthew Stanford Robison’s “Find a Grave” page that will answer most of your questions:

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Scientific Revolutions in Optics Made Vermeer a Revolutionary Painter

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Why do Vermeer’s paintings fascinate us so? Perhaps the reason lies behind a revolution in seeing in both art and science rooted in Vermeer’s 17th century Holland.

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Taken for a Ride – The U.S. History of the Assault on Public Transport in the Last Century

A Long Walk’s End

When fugitive James T. Hammes went on the run, he went for a 6-year hike

The Blue Ridge Mountains are seen from Skyline Drive in the Sheandoah Natioanl Park in Virginia on November 10, 2012. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile (169-km) road that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park, generally along the ridge of the mountains. The scenic drive is particularly popular in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Annually, over two million people visit the Skyline Drive, which has been designated a National Scenic Byway. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Blue Ridge Mountains are seen from Skyline Drive in the Sheandoah Natioanl Park in Virginia on November 10, 2012. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile (169-km) road that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park, generally along the ridge of the mountains. The scenic drive is particularly popular in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Annually, over two million people visit the Skyline Drive, which has been designated a National Scenic Byway. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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German children playing with thrown weapons after the defeat of Berlin

Photographer David Spielman shot New Orleans after Katrina

After the storm.

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The Strange Rise of the Writers’ Space

It’s like an office, but without a boss. And you pay them, instead of the other way around.

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Dave Jordano photographs Detroit residents in his book, Detroit: Unbroken Down.

Dave Jordano grew up just north of Detroit. When he left, after graduating from the College for Creative Studies in 1974, the city was still vibrant; the downtown office buildings were full of employees, the streets were bustling, and shops were open. 

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Night Swimming: 1952″North Columbus Recreation Dept. 1952.” What seems to be a ceremony involving ribbons and cake.

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This is a colorful island close to Venice

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12 Interspecies Hugs That Show That Love Is Universal

Everyone loves a good hug! These unusual interspecies friends must not have gotten the memo that they’re really not supposed to get along. Instead, they embrace each other and demonstrate that sometimes love really is blind and universal to us all!1. Dog and Cat

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Karni Mata Temple

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Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats

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Jerry Brendt: Scene from 1960’s Boston – ‘The Combat Zone’

‘The Combat Zone’ was the name given to the roughest area in Boston at the end of the 1960s, full of violence, sexual exploitation and racial war. In 1967, Harvard University commissioned Jerry Berndt to explore this Boston of shadows and vice. Like a war reporter, the young 24-year-old photographer ventured onto the battlefield …

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The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the Myth of “The One” and the Unsettling Secret of Lasting Love

How the lies we tell each other can become our greatest springboard for self-transcendence.

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Sand Mandala: The Tibetan Art of Intricate Sand Paintings | Amusing Planet

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The Other “Little” Venice built by Leonardo DaVinci

It’s both little and little-known compared to Venice and it’s Grand Canal but it has a very big name attached to it. The Port-Canal in Cesenatico has stayed off the tourist radar for […]

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The Big Picture – The Boston Globe

Elite athletes are competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships being held in Beijing this week. Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the International Association of Athletics event — primarily at the same stadium which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.– By Lloyd Young (22 photos total)

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

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Farming in the UK – Real-time Info – Farm Machinery Locator

The changing numbers are just since you’ve been on this page!

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In Conversation With Quentin Tarantino

Midway through postproduction on his eighth movie, the Western The Hateful Eight, the director discusses writing scripts by hand, ‘90s nostalgia, and becoming — relatively — mellow with time.

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Why I ate a roadkill squirrel

If grey squirrels killed every year in the UK were sold for meat, it would be no bad thing. Factory farming is more harmful to the environment

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End of the Summer: Dar Williams

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We’re now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

238 days, 247 mass shootings.

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How Literary Fame Happens

Why are you reading Keats but not Barry Cornwall, Austen but not Mary Brunton?

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Discovery of ancient cave paintings in Petra stuns art scholars

Exquisite artworks hidden under 2,000 years of soot and grime in a Jordanian cave have been restored by experts from the Courtauld Institute in London

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