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Arkansas poised to execute man amid fight over mental health

Today 10:52 GMT

Arkansas gives considerable weight to its prison director's opinion in deciding whether a condemned inmate has the mental capacity to understand his execution; Greene's lawyers want doctors to have a greater say.

The case has drawn the attention of both the American Bar Association and a collection of 28 mental health professionals, who wrote to Gov. Asa Hutchinson saying it would be "morally and ethically wrong" to execute Greene. "Mr.

Source: New York Times

Five Dancers Accuse City Ballet’s Peter Martins of Physical Abuse

Today 01:32 GMT

In 1993, Jeffrey Edwards was a soloist with New York City Ballet when he did something radical, at least for the company: He accused Peter Martins, the powerful ballet master in chief, of verbal and physical abuse, and reported him.

“I hope we are entering a new era when management and boards of all organizations will not tolerate abusive or harassing behavior, and that dancers are encouraged to speak out when they feel threatened or harmed.”

Source: Common Domain

Giant penguins, as tall as people, lived in New Zealand millions of years ago

Today 09:57 GMT

Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of an ancient giant penguin with a body length of about 5.8 feet that roamed the waters off New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs’ demise.

There have been plenty of other oversized penguins in the fossil record, but those species came tens of millions of years later, leading many researchers to figure that it probably took time for penguins to evolve into megafaunal species.

Source: CBS News

Uber creates "Driver Advisory Forum" to get driver lowdown

Today 01:33 GMT

The first meeting is January 16.. "We're focused on formalizing the way we integrate driver feedback to really make their voice a part of everything we do at Uber," Rachel Holt, Uber's vice president of operations and marketing in the US and Canada, said in an interview. It's "going to help ensure our priorities are aligned with drivers in the months and years ahead."

Uber has experienced a fair amount of friction with its drivers over the past few years, but the ride-hailing company has been working to mend those relationships.

Source: Common Domain

Click to unwrap: These gifts are delivered only if the recipient likes them

Today 07:02 GMT

If the price goes up post-purchase, Nordstrom says the recipient can choose to cover the difference or accept a gift card for the amount the giver initially paid, while other retailers say they will let the recipient claim the gift without paying more.

You’re skeptical that something picked primarily because it was in stock at a retailer open late on a holiday will be a hit, and you don’t want to saddle the recipient, or yourself, with the hassle of returning a slapdash gift.

Source: New York Times

Curious Orangutans, Raised by Humans, Do Better on Cognitive Tests

Today 08:06 GMT

The orangutans raised by humans or brought to a rehab center at a young age experienced a relatively safe environment and human role models who were themselves curious.

Orangutans who spend a lot of time with human beings when they are young turn out to be much more inquisitive, and, apparently as a result, better at all sorts of cognitive tests. Laura A. Damerius, Carel P. van Schaik and colleagues from the University of Zurich put 61 orangutans in rehabilitation centers through a variety of tests.

Source: Washington Post

This visitor from beyond our solar system will be probed for signs of life

Today 08:07 GMT

Its discoverers concluded that the object is a rare interstellar traveler from beyond our solar system, the first object of its kind observed by humans.

This week, researchers with the Breakthrough Listen initiative announced that a radio telescope will probe 'Oumuamua for signs of technology. The telescope, nestled within the hills of the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, begins its search on Wednesday.

Source: The Guradian

Chelsea bounce back with comfortable win over Huddersfield Town

Today 07:02 GMT

Huddersfield were outclassed, indeed a little fortunate not to be embarrassed, once Chelsea got into their smooth attacking stride.

Conceding the title early can sometimes backfire, and it would have been easy to imagine Antonio Conte’s players lacking the appetite for a wet night in west Yorkshire after hearing their manager admit Manchester City might be uncatchable, yet in the event Chelsea played like champions.

Source: DW

New study links Antarctic ice-shelf melt to global sea-level rise

Today 01:32 GMT

The melting of small ice shelves surrounding Antarctica could lead to even bigger melt of glaciers hundreds of kilometers inland, compounding sea-level rise.

"Limiting global warming is necessary to stabilize the Antarctic ice masses, avoid many meters of additional sea-level rise and hence protect cities like New York, Hamburg, Mumbai, and Shanghai," Levermann said.

Source: NBC News

In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' Kelly Marie Tran steps into stardom

Today 10:52 GMT

Tran was plucked from obscurity to play Rose Tico, a Resistance mechanic in "The Last Jedi." Rose idolizes Resistance fighters like pilot Poe Dameron and former Stormtrooper Finn, but does her work behind the scenes. "She's never been someone who has been in the limelight," Tran said of her character.

Both Boyega and Daisy Ridley (Rey) were relative unknowns when they joined the Star Wars universe for 2015's "The Force Awakens," and Tran said they've been like spirit guides as she navigates a new world of international appearances and near-religious fandom. "It is such a strange experience," she said.

Source: New York Times

‘The Tunnel’: Depressing, Claustrophobic and Now a Target

Today 01:33 GMT

It is so steep that it is not considered accessible to the very people who seek out ramps in public places — the handicapped.

On a map, it is a vital artery for millions of commuters transferring from one subway line to another, a means of moving someone from deep in Queens to his job almost anywhere else in the city. But it is also, in person, just a tunnel, a particularly joyless and grim passageway even by New York City subway standards, wrapped by the sprawling Times Square station above and below.

Source: BBC

Britain on the verge

Today 09:58 GMT

Winding across the United Kingdom, the A1 is the longest numbered road in Britain, providing a route between the capitals of England and Scotland.

Embarking on a visual road trip, Peter Dench photographed the characters and locations he encountered as he drove the length of this road. This project was intended as an homage to Paul Graham who undertook a similar photographic expedition in 1981.

Source: BBC

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

Today 01:32 GMT

"Heat-not-burn" tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than regular cigarettes, say UK experts. The advisory panel to the government said the devices produce "a number of compounds of concern", including some that can cause cancer.

Simon Clark from the smokers' group Forest said: "Electronic cigarettes are a step too far for many smokers so if the government wants smokers to quit there has to be a range of products that fills the gap between combustible tobacco and e-cigarettes."

Source: New York Times

A Dance of Vaporizing Bodies, With a Nod to Butoh

Today 01:32 GMT

It’s the second work of a trilogy; the first, performed in Japan, was a tribute to Tatsumi Hijikata, a founder of Butoh.

NISHIMURA When I was in college, I was a member of a kind of dance club in Japan, and the coach of the club was one of Kota’s dancers, so I went to see him perform.

Source: New York Times

99-Million-Year-Old Amber Suggests Ticks Sucked Dinosaur Blood

Today 01:32 GMT

Paleontologists have found entombed in amber a 99-million-year-old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, providing the first direct evidence that the tiny pests drank dinosaur blood.

Dr. Pérez-de la Fuente said it was impossible to determine the host animal for that tick, and alas, he added there was no chance they could perform any Jurassic Park shenanigans by extracting its stolen blood.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
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Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
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Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
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Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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