How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… came out in 2000, booksellers around the world got together to coordinate the first ever global midnight launch. When Rowling received an honorary degree at St Andrews University that same year, the Scottish institution said she had proved that children’s books “are still capable of capturing and enchanting an immense audience, irrespective of the competing attractions of television, Nintendo, Gameboy and Pokemon”. It also got people writing Image copyright Getty Images …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. “This is something you see time …

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

… 20 and hasnt been seen since, according to the sheriffs department. Police and sheriffs deputies conducted an extensive search of the park for Aramazd but didnt find the boy. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Sheriff’s deputies and South Pasadena police officers search a drainage area in South Pasadena’s Arroyo Park looking for clues into the disappearance of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian. I am desperate to find my son, Aramazd Jr., and need the publics …

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8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

June 22, 2017

… accidentsto increased risk of developing heart diseaseand Type 2 diabetes. 1. Close the windows and draw the blinds gpointstudio via Getty Images As it cools off in the evening … thats a good time to have your windows open [and get some air circulating], she said. When your windows are closed, the best thing to do is circulate the air in the room with a good fan. Increasing air circulation is critical to cooling down your bedroom, June says.Opening your bedroom door to allow more …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… first two years after Marcario took the top spot in 2014. But she grew dismayed as environmental and climate issues took a backseat in the 2016 election, despite the stark difference between the two top candidates views. She worried the vicious mudslinging of the election would turn off voters. George Frey/Getty Images completely closed down 500 million all $10 millionNov. 28 blog post grew up campingtold Field & Stream magazine threatenedpulled out of the show review all national …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 16, 2017

… Danger List, omitting any that come with travel warnings form the U.S. State Department. While such places are no less important, its not recommended that you visit them now, typically because of war, crime, or other dangers. ERIC LAFFORGUE via Getty Images 5 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Georgia These historic buildings are prime examples of medieval architecture, UNESCO says. Keep an eye out for exquisite mosaics and wall paintings in the …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Chelsea Clinton Has A Very Good Explanation For Her ‘Damaged’ Heels

June 14, 2017

The outlet tore into a pair of the 37-year-olds slightly worn nude heels, calling them frayed and shredded, and featured zoomed-in photos of those supposed flaws. Clinton later addressed the ridiculous shoe controversyduring an appearance on The Tonight Show last week. She added, I think this is probably something working women particularly working women New Yorkers can empathize with. When you find a good pair of shoes, you just stay with them. Taylor Hill via Getty Images Allure …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or Line of Duty. If Plaid …

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SpaceX Launches First Recycled Cargo Ship Into Orbit

June 4, 2017

… It was refurbished after landing in the Pacific Ocean intact. Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Saturdays refurbished capsule will deliver6,000 pounds of supplies to the ISS, including mice and flies to be used for research, a roll-up solar panel, food and a neutron star detector, according to NBC News. The flight had been delayed twice due to thunderstorms. The reused Dragon is expected to reach the orbiting lab on Monday. It will be the first returning craft since NASAs now-retired …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 4, 2017

… possession of Chihulys private documents, including medical papers and personal letters, that would be substantively uncomfortable if released to the public, the statement adds. In February, the statement continues, Moi asked for $21 million, threatening to publicly file a lawsuit if his demand for money was not met. Earlier this month, when Chihuly had not agreed to pay him, Moi served Chihulys legal counsel with a state court complaint. TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images Chihuly Inc.asserts …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… agencies or other investigators and did not actively recruit or manage any informants. Johnson also said those inmates were not informants but were sources of information. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Mystery Of The Log, And Its Abrupt Termination, Continues Central to the hearings are questions surrounding the abrupt termination of the Special handling log a of notes that Special Handling deputies inside the jail secretly maintained from 2008 to 2013 to …

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

… Getty Images The data varied based on geography. On a state level,car accident-related mortality rate per 100,000 children ranged from 0.25 per 100,000 in Massachusetts to 3.20 per 100,000 in Mississippi. In the United States, unintentional injury is the most common cause of pediatric death, and the motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury. …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May at a campaign event in Wales It’s not even accurate to call it a forgettable election. Most Americans, I feel confident in saying, aren’t aware it’s even taking place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a campaign speech Many of the American revolutionaries, foremost amongst them the voguish Alexander Hamilton, were arch-monarchists. Their gripe with King George was that he …

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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… introduce five-year leases to give tenants more security. Labour promises Image copyright Getty Images Rent rises to be inflation-linked Cap for upfront deposits Rent-to-own model, giving tenants ownership after 30 years Tenants get first refusal to buy property when landlord sells New loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit Reverse cuts to housing benefit Liberal Democrat manifesto Image copyright Getty Images Likely to promise reintroduction of housing …

May 29, 2017
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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

May 28, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… in an emotional interview with his wife and Justice League producer Deborah Snyder. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, Ive come to the realization, he continued. Ive decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. Im having a hard time. Snyder, who is also father to seven other children and step-kids, never intended …

May 24, 2017
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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

… tour so we were happy to facilitate.” But are the audience happy with the restrictions, and the potential delays at security? Image copyright Reuters / Getty Image caption Alicia Keys and Dave Chappelle have previously enlisted the help of Yondr Collins says: “I’m very torn, because on one hand I feel like it’s something of an infringement of your civil liberties, but I appreciate that sounds far-fetched because they’re not taking their phone off you, you …

May 22, 2017
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