The forgotten Holocaust: The Armenian massacre that inspired Hitler | Daily Mail Online

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How Bad Is Distance Running’s Doping Problem?

After last year’s Boston Marathon winner tested positive, the running community asked: Does Kenya have a doping problem? Does the world?

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Eerie Facts About The Bubonic Plague

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The Recent Global Warming Hiatus May Have Ended, Possibly Due to a Hidden Patch of Warm Water

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This chart explains everything you need to know about inequality

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Legal Marijuana’s $40 Billion Future

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8 articles: The Longform Guide to Undercover Journalism by Jeffrey Goldberg, Ted Conover, Matthieu Aikins, Mac McClelland, Cameron Crowe, Emma Carmichael, Chandler Phillips, Nellie Bly

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13 Heartbreaking Photos That Should Give You Some Perspective – Time To Break

This arctic animal is a long way from home and my gosh can you see how sad it is. They both want to be home.

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Once a Beatle: When Ringo was ill with tonsillitis, he substituted on drums for 8 concerts & lived a superstar’s life for 10 days. But Ringo has returned… Now Jimmie Nicol sits alone in the Melbourne airport, waiting for the plane that will take him back to obscurity (15 June 1964)

Kidnapped at the Border

For extortionists, undocumented migrants have become big business.


Tougher border security has made migrants more vulnerable. Routes are more perilous, and organized crime controls many smuggling operations. One activist says, “The harder you make it to cross, the more people can charge, the more dangerous the trip becomes.”

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9 Ways Weed And Women Go Together Like Mary And Jane

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It’s Time for a Conversation ::Dolphin Intelligence

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There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.


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Yoko Ono Gets Long Overdue Recognition On The Cover Of W Magazine

Her majesty Yoko Ono is having quite the renaissance.

To date, she has over 4.74 million followers watching her every avant-garde remark on Twitter. In 2013, she released her latest album, “Take Me to the Land of Hell,” wooing icons like Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Ad-Rock and Mike D into collaborating on tracks. The next year, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao hosted her massive retrospective, “Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show,” featuring over 200 pieces of her creations. This year, the Museum of Modern Art will showcase the artist’s first official solo show at the institution, “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971,” giving New York audiences what they clearly want: more Yoko.
—So it’s not too surprising that W Magazine would choose to highlight the Japanese artist, singer, activist and second wife of John Lennon on the cover of its most recent art issue. “Cutting Edge,” the title reads, with the following subhead: “Long overshadowed by her famous other half, Yoko Ono finally gets her due as a pioneering artist.”

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Bank of the Underworld

Liberty Reserve was like PayPal for the unbanked. Was it also a global money-laundering operation?

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East Timor, 1999

Indonesia that gained independence in 1950 was an artificial state, cobbled together from an assortment of sultanates and princely kingdoms by her Dutch colonial masters. The Dutch and the succeeding elite has concentrated power and privilege in the island of Java, where half of the nation’s population resides.

Over the next five decades, secessionist movements were brutally suppressed, be they Christian Ambonese in the South Moluccas or fundamentalist Muslims in Aceh. A centralizing ‘Indonesian identity’ was forged as the country replaced the Portuguese and the Dutch as the imperial power in East Timor and Irian Jaya respectively.

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The Mysterious Libyan Desert Glass

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Between the borders of Egypt and Libya is the Great Sand Sea, an enormous sandy desert that stretches about 650 km from north to south and 300 km from east to west, covering an area the size of Ireland. Prevailing winds have organized this great sand mass into huge longitudinal crested dunes rising 100 meters high at places and stretching uninterrupted for hundreds of kilometers, separated by flat corridors about a kilometer or two wide. In these long narrow gaps are areas where the underlying bedrock is exposed. In these exposed surfaces a curious natural glass is found.

The so called Libyan Desert Glass is the purest natural silica glass ever found on earth. The glass is generally yellow in color. It can be very clear or it can be a milky, and even contain tiny bubbles, white wisps, and inky black swirls. Over a thousand tons of these glass are strewn across hundreds of kilometers of bleak desert. Most of these are the size of pebbles polished smooth by the abrasive action of the blowing sand. Others are chunks of considerable size and weight. The biggest piece ever found weighed around 26 kg.

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10 Awful Words and the People They’re Named For | Mental Floss

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The Definitive Guide to NFL Cheating


So you think there’s only one NFL team who cheats? You’re wrong. All 32 NFL teams cheat. Yup, even your favorite team is dirty cheater, but since they are not that good, nobody really cares.

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A 23 year old Vietnamese woman captured by Australian troops in a tunnel with a radio set was water-boarded (why clothes are wet) but then claimed to be a nurse despite no medical knowledge, is being lead off for further water-boarding interrogation, October 1966.

Seeing the world through the eyes of a recovering drug addict.
Photo by Bruce Berrien via Flickr Creative Commons

We had just parked our car and entered Starbucks at the corner of Portland, Oregon’s, famous food-trucks block when a woman approached my son.

“Want to buy some methadone?” she asked as he stood in a lengthy line.

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Devil’s Bargain: A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out.


After a career on the front lines of the drug war, Carlos Toro is making the biggest gamble of his life.

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Fall of Satan and the Rebel Angels from Heaven

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Photographer revisits his mother’s trash-ridden home for the first time in 20 years

Geoff Johnson and Jennifer McShea both grew up with a mother who compulsively hoarded thingsRefrigerator didn’t work, trash piled up, but nothing was fixed. It left them with deep-rooted feelings of shameTwo decades after they left, their mother died and the house was passed to themThey have revisited and created a photo series, superimposing their children onto photos of the house to show the uneasy sight of youngsters growing up in that environment

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Natural police

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Seen through game theory, cancer and police corruption are pretty much the same thing. And for one of them, there’s a cure
—Naturalists have long regarded ants and bees as a sort of living parable on the benefits of universal virtue. ‘Karl Marx was right, socialism works,’ said the great ant specialist Edward O Wilson; ‘it’s just that he had the wrong species.’ Certainly, the eusocial insects (from the Greek eu meaning ‘good’ or ‘real’) are better citizens than you or I will ever be. Reproduction is restricted to queens and drones. The workers, unable to pass on their private genome, devote themselves instead to the service of the nest. From the perspective of our own contentious societies, it’s tempting to view the anthill as a place of angelic (or robotic) order.

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5 Mysterious Ancient Graves That Baffled Everyone | Cracked.com

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Ah, archeology! Though tragically devoid of whips and Nazi-punching in real life, this unassuming scientific field never fails to provide when it comes to balls-out terror.

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The Rolling Stones Recorded ‘Satisfaction’ Fifty Years Ago yesterday


One of the greatest ever records was recorded fifty years ago in May 1965. It took the Rolling Stones half an hour to make.

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Scientists Find Alarming Deterioration In DNA Of The Urban Poor


The urban poor in the United States are experiencing accelerated aging at the cellular level, and chronic stress linked both to income level and racial-ethnic identity is driving this physiological de

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Why this Picasso sold for $180 million and what it tells us about the super rich


Why the &u0024;180 million sale of a Picasso tells us how bad inequality has gotten in the world

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Sy Hersh’s bin Laden Story First Reported in 2011 — With Seemingly Different Sources

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“Everything that [Hersh] has said has been spot on,” says R.J. Hillhouse, but “You can’t help but notice that everything he is saying in the story was first broken by me.”

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The Brutal Reality of Life in China’s Most Polluted Cities | slide show

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A photographer documents China’s ‘Cancer Villages,’ telling the human story of pollution.

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Selections from Dennis Hopper’s Trove of Drugstore Camera Photos

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Intimate snapshots from Hollywood’s legendary troublemaker

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The ancient ancestors of animal and plant cells have just been identified

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—FROM humanity’s point of view, one of the most important browseevents in history was the evolution of the eukaryotic cell—the sort from which people’s bodies are made. Without this innovation, which happened about 2 billion years ago, life on Earth would consist only of bacteria and a group of similarly simple creatures called archaea. Plants and animals, not to mention algae, fungi and myriad single-celled organisms like amoebae, would never have come into existence. Even today, bacteria and archaea are probably more important than eukaryotes to the smooth running of the biosphere. But because they are invisible to the naked eye, they are easily overlooked. Eukaryotes are what people think of when they think of living things.

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Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman

The Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, in the state of Alabama, the United States, is home to a unique collection of miniature replicas of some of the most famous religious shrines and buildings of the world. It is located on the grounds of Saint Bernard Abbey, the state’s only Benedictine monastery, and was built by Brother Joseph Zoettl over a period of 50 years, using discarded building supplies such as bricks, marbles, tiles, and cement, and decorating them with a variety of everyday items such as cold-cream jars, jewelry, and even toilet seats. The park occupies an area of 4 acres and contains 125 miniature reproductions.Joseph Zoettel was born in Bavaria in 1878. He immigrated to the United States as a teenager, and began studying at the newly founded Benedictine monastery of St. Bernard, where he took his vows in 1897. Brother Joseph was not allowed to be ordained as a priest, due to the rule of the period that stated any man with a distracting disability could not be ordained a priest. Brother Joseph had been in an accident that left him slightly hunched. So he ran the monastery’s power plant and was, even by a monk’s standards, a withdrawn, quiet man.

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The 10 biggest lies you’ve been told about the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Salon.com

You can call it “misleading” or “offering half-truths,” yhd5wOvbut when push comes to a shove, these are lies
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4, 2015. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off his “My Brother’s Keeper” program, which works to give young men of color more opportunities through mentoring and business partnerships. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(Credit: AP)

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Tornadoes rip through US – The Big Picture – The Boston Globe

Strong spring storms producing multiple tornadoes and flooding have hit the United States over the last week. In Texas, a twister struck the town of Van last night damaging 30 percent of the community and killing two, according to authorities.–By Lloyd Young

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Meet the people out to stop humanity from destroying itself – Quartz

In 1942, one of Robert Oppenheimer’s colleagues came to him with Q7A6YAPa disturbing suggestion: in the event their work on the Manhattan Project succeeded and they built the world’s first atomic bomb, it was quite possible the explosion would set the skies on fire. Shaken, Oppenheimer privately told one of the project’s most senior figures, Arthur Compton, who responded with horror, according to a biography of Oppenheimer:

Was there really any chance that an atomic bomb would trigger the explosion of the nitrogen in the atmosphere or of the hydrogen in the ocean? This would be the ultimate catastrophe. Better to accept the slavery of the Nazis than to run a chance of drawing the final curtain on mankind!

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