Mystique Vs. Mayhem in Unlikely Stanley Cup Final

May 29, 2017

… career and check off whatever boxes remain unchecked for a duo that is becoming one of the most accomplished in NHL history. Yet for all the resiliency the Penguins have shown during their injury-marred title defense, they are taking nothing for granted heading into Game 1 on Monday night. Not their home-ice advantage. Not their massive edge in Stanley Cup Final experience (156 games vs. just five for the Predators, all by captain Mike Fisher while playing for Ottawa a decade ago). Not their …

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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… risks became more widespread in the 1950s. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco Trevor Palethorpe, from John Pye Auctions, said the “rare paintings” had only been seen by a small number of people and had never been on public display. He added that the collection included an “eclectic range of pieces that have a strong history attached to them”. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLeadz Hijack Leads are the lifeblood …

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Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

May 27, 2017

… affair if it was an erotically charged kink. “You have to link hands and feet. Footbound women did valuable handwork at home in cottage industries,” Bossen told CNN. “The image of them as idle sexual trophies is a grave distortion of history.” Bossen and her fellow researcher Hill Gates, who is a professor emerita at Central Michigan University, talked to just under 1,800 elderly women in rural China to discover how the practice declined. The researchers found that …

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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

May 26, 2017

… Salmond would stand as leader – for a second time. When he offered her the chance to run with him on a joint ticket as his deputy, Ms Sturgeon, who had always done her own thing when it came to politics, had to think it over. After reaching what she called an “instinctive” position, her leadership manifesto was withdrawn little more than a week after its launch, and the rest was history. The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership was a success for the party. Immediately after the …

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 23, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

… cement the place of munitions workers in war history. The project has already been discussed at Prime Minister’s Questions and there are plans to unveil a statue at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. Related Topics Leeds More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSerplify Deluxe mly Create Unlimited Sites, Additional Features Unlocked, Ability To Sell Clients Sites and Much MoreBE GURU -LEARN WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT – 1000+ IM COURSES FOR JUST 10 BUCKS Best courses …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… Dharmesh Shah Paradoxically, I think machines are going to help us make our relationships with our customers more human. With advances in machine learning, digital assistants will be able to understand customer history and context and handle repetitive tasks much better. This will free humans to focus more on the relationship instead of rote tasks. Tala CEO & Founder Shivani Siroya Theres a misunderstanding that technology is somehow neutral or unbiased, which is simply …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 8, 2017

… roughly in half. This carbon footprint calculator can help you make these cuts. To figure out the best car to get, use this app, based on research by one of us. To find fossil fuel-free investment funds, go here. If you find this guide useful, please share it. Then, lets get to work! Geoffrey Supran is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT and in the Department of history of Science at Harvard University. He has a PhD in Materials Science & …

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Dude’s pic with Paul Ryan promptly enters the trolling hall of fame

May 7, 2017

On Saturday, Twitter user @minnysconsin tweeted a photo of himself with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a Kiwanis Club fundraiser in Wisconsin. It seems, though, that Ryan did not notice (or just ignored) this man’s T-shirt, which reads “Repeal and go f*ck yourself.” (It’s from the Pod Save America podcast merch page, BTW.) SEE ALSO: I am Donald Trump’s history tutor and everything is going great The end result? A solid troll reminiscent of that Kellyanne Conway video …

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GOP bill says it covers pre-existing conditions. But some are worried sick

May 6, 2017

(CNN)The new healthcare bill that passed the House has many very worried — particularly those with pre-existing conditions. Obamacare mandated that insurers charge everyone the same amount, regardless of their health history and cover essential health benefits, such as prescription drugs, hospitalization and doctors’ visits. This version says insurances companies can raise prices for those with pre-existing conditions and don’t have to guarantee that treatments are …

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Tainted love: Bob Thissen finds beauty in derelict Japanese love hotels

May 4, 2017

(CNN)In one photo, a dusty chandelier hangs from the ceiling above a large circular mattress framed by a mirrored headboard. In another, an abandoned suit of armor stands guard over a chariot bed adorned with stained pillows. Signs of decay, from the scattered debris of a collapsing roof to water stained walls, are everywhere. Yet the images — all taken in the rooms of an abandoned Japanese sex hotel by Dutch photographer Bob Thissen — seem oddly serene, like staged monuments …

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Food for the soul: Resurrecting Cambodia’s forgotten cuisine

May 4, 2017

(CNN)It was while studying in France that Ly San, now 29, decided to resurrect traditional Khmer cuisine. Missing the tastes of his homeland Cambodia, he began to research traditional Khmer food but found that written accounts of the country’s native recipes and ingredients were hard to find. Cambodian farmers go organic He realized that much of this information had been lost during the civil war of the early 1970s and subsequent barbaric rule of the Khmer Rouge, which …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

(CNN)From atop a granite hill, the Alila Fort Bishangarh hotel surveys the rolling hills below. Built inside the 230-year-old Fort Bishangarh, this heritage address took nearly a decade to complete. It’s the kind of place where you expect to find a hidden trapdoor or a spiral staircase leading to a secret lair — a mix of raw history and mystery. Ritu and Sandeep Khandelwal, the architects behind the renovation, have been working on heritage conservation projects and …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… lifelong independent, was a volunteer making campaign calls for Isakson, and was later a strong supporter of Price. Federal records show she gave $200 to Isakson back in 2004. Two years later, she gave $250 to Max Burns, then a one-term GOP congressman in a nearby district. In the Republican primary in 2016, she cast her ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. On Nov. 4, just a few days before the 2016 presidential election, her long history of Republican activism came to an end, and she wrote a …

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‘Diablo 3’s Necromancer class introduces the best companion ever: The Flesh Golem

April 17, 2017

… class, two character slots, two stash tabs, and other cosmetics. From what we’ve played so far, the new content is every bit as satisfying and exciting as the Reaper of Souls expansion was when it released in 2014. SEE ALSO: Diablo 3 Is the Fastest-Selling PC Game in history Note: The beta I played was a not complete version of the game, so some in-game text seen in the clips and screenshots below may be using placeholder text indicated by a “{PH}” and could change before …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… event that most people don’t know about,” says Dan Carlin, a historian whose “Hardcore history” podcast examines World War I. “It’s a Pandora’s box. We’re still ironing out what it unleashed.” Here are three battles from “The Great War” the United States is still waging: No. 1: Fighting the enemy among us They speak in funny accents and don’t care about fitting in. So many are pouring across the border that they’re …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” returned after a three-week hiatus and delivered a stinging and bold comedic takedown of both Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual misconduct with women. Although “SNL” was unfair in one way — it lumped Trump and O’Reilly’s history of sexism together — when in reality Trump’s is far worse. The show opened the show with Alec Baldwin as Trump at a town hall meeting in …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… handmaids, was drawn from history. We can easily backslide into male-dominated religious fundamentalism, the book insists; we do it all the time. It even name-checks another modern country that did just that: Iran. When did Gilead arise out of the United States? When a cabal of puritanical militants attacked Congress, then blamed the attack on Muslim extremists. The Constitution was suspended, because terrorism. A secret plan hatched by misogynistic marketing experts is put into effect. SEE …

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Japanese scientists want to be first to drill into the Earth’s mantle

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Humans have been to the Moon and explored almost every corner of the planet — but there’s one place they have never been. A group of Japanese scientists said they plan to be the first group to successfully drill into the Earth’s mantle, the planet’s vast molten-rock interior, which lies just beneath the outer crust. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) say they are hoping to discover more about how our planet was …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 In today’s show, you’ll learn about some of the history and significance of the nuclear option, which was employed after a filibuster yesterday in the U.S. Senate. Following a sweep of severe storms across the U.S., we’re explaining the difference between a tornado watch and warning. And we’re looking at a method by which birdlike drones are keeping their natural counterparts away from airports. WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly …

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Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… created a villain for David that is worthy of building a whole story around. The backstory of this thing, and their relationship and their history, is so nuanced and rich that it makes for a potential showdown that we’re very invested in as an audience, as opposed to doing a villain-of-the-year kind of approach.” As David unlocked more secrets about his past, the show grew closer to revealing the identity of his father, who in the comics is Charles Xavier aka Professor X leader of …

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10 species and objects that are blessed with sharing Sir David Attenborough’s name

March 27, 2017

… Building at Cambridge University. Image: Photography/REX/Shutterstock 8. Attenborosaurus The Attenborosaurus is a genus of aquatic reptiles that was named after Sir David Attenborough. The dinosaur lived millions of years ago and was was discovered in Dorset, England. Its fossil resides in the Natural history Museum, London. This is an image of what the Attenborosaurus might have looked like. Image: wikimedia commons/Nobu Tamura 9. Sirdavidia solannona Sirdavidia solannona was …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… has become a new battleground to be won. Here are thirteen women whose Twitter game is on point: 1. Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran, journalist and feminist author, is known for her frank feminism. She isn’t afraid to go there. Periods, body hair, sex. No stone is left unturned in Moran’s quest for equality. Hey women who are anti-feminist because you think it’ll get you laid: There’s dick on the right side of history too – and it’s better. Sofie Hagen …

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