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Are our rights ‘inalienable’ or ‘unalienable’?

A grammar lesson for the Fourth of July: The final version of the Declaration of Independence declares: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But these rights […]

UNSC Could Adopt Time-Limited Resolution on Lifting Iran Sanctions

The UN resolution could last for a certain period of time and has to be extended upon expiry unless Iran violates nuclear deal commitments.

CJ Roberts’ Empirical Prediction About Same Sex Marriage Acceptance is Almost Certainly Wrong

In his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges CJ Roberts writes: Stealing this issue from the people will for many cast a cloud over same-sex marriage, making a dramatic social change that much more difficult to accept. That seems quite unlikely. Think of Loving … Continue reading ?

Valve Releases 5.5GB Patch For DotA 2 Reborn

As per our report yesterday, Valve opened up DotA 2 Reborn to the public. We noted that given that the game was still in its beta, there were bound to be bugs and certain aspects of the game that weren’t functioning as it should. Unfortunately it turns out that the bugs that were discovered were big enough for Valve is issue a new patch for the game. Show More Summary

Curbed New Orleans: Follow Beyonce to New Orleans With These 8 Beautiful Rentals

Say you're considering following a certain friend down to New Orleans. Craigslist and other rental sites can tend to feel like hellscapes while wading through pages of garishly furnished corporate rentals and creepy listings with unrealistic renderings and bad...

World’s Hunger Population Drops Below 800 Million – A First In 25 Years, But The Number Is Still Shocking

The world’s ‘hunger population’ has fallen below 800 million. While this is certainly a first in no less than 25 years since the UN started to keep track, the sheer volume of population that goes hungry is concerning. The report, called...Show More Summary

FCC Proposes Giving Consumers Right To Block Telemarketing Calls & Texts

You know what’s not awesome? Answering your phone only to be greeted by a prerecorded robocall telemarketing message. Even a decade after the establishment of the Do Not Call registry and rules banning certain types of robocalls, unwanted calls and messages still top the list of complaints to the FCC each year. Today, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler proposed closing some … [More]

Linking superconductivity and structure

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity -- maintain a flow of electrons -- without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then it can only be achieved under controlled conditions of low temperatures and high pressures. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: Palme predictions

The awards for the Un Certain Regard sidebar were announced last night, and the top prize went to "Rams," an Icelandic charmer about two sheep-breeding brothers who, despite their semi-estrangement from one another, stubbornly resist slaughtering their family flock amid an outbreak of scrapie, the lamb equivalent of mad-cow disease. Show More Summary

Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Rams’, ‘The High Sun’, ‘Treasure’ & More – Cannes

Isabella Rossellini’s Un Certain Regard jury has given its top prize to Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams (Hrutar). Set in a remote Icelandic valley, the comedy centers on two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years, but who must come together in order to save their prized sheep. Show More Summary

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Aishwarya, Hitchcock, Heelgate and Wajib

A still from Chloé Zhao's Songs My Brothers Taught Me Still a bit to go until the Palme d'Or and Un Certain Regard prizes are announced in Cannes, and speculations are aplenty regarding the winners. Some say the festival was devoid of...Show More Summary

Tim Roth’s Certain Regard For ‘Chronic’ Filmmaker Turns Into Ultimate Cannes Connection

The winner for Un Certain Regard,  the Cannes Film Festival’s second  most prestigious competition, will be announced on Saturday and if what has happened to 2012 winner  Michel Franco (for After Lucia) is any indication, that winner could be in for some big things ahead. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: "The Treasure"

The process of examination is central to the work of Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, and his latest feature film, “The Treasure” (which just premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section), serves as proof that the fascination hasn’t run dry. Show More Summary

Cannes 2015: "Alias Maria"

Motherhood and combat are at the center of José Luis Rugeles' "Alias María,” a Colombian entry in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes. Set amidst a violent conflict between a right-wing militia and a group of leftist guerrilla warriors...Show More Summary

Fracking may affect air quality and human health

People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. read more

Is Sex And The City 3 Happening? This Photo Certainly Makes Us Think So

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Two days ago, Sarah Jessica Parker posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I’m under strict gag order until then.” Could it be Sex and the City 3?? Rumors […]

North Korea Tests Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile Capability, Now What?

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Kim Jung Un didn’t make the trip to Moscow as originally planned for Russia’s massive Victory Day parade, but he certainly enjoyed a victory of his own — overseeing North Korea’s first test of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). Read more...

Cannes Unveils Un Certain Regard Jury

Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour, Lebanese actress Nadine Labaki, director Panos H. Koutras of Greece and French actor Tahar Rahim will comprise the Un Certain Regard jury, overseen by president Isabella Rossellini. NineteenShow More Summary

Cannes Completes Official Lineup, Adds Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ In Midnight Screening

As promised, the Cannes Film Festival has added a handful of titles to the Official Selection, bringing the Compeition and Un Certain Regard lineups to a total of 19 films each. Notably making Thierry Frémaux’s extras today is Gaspar Noé’s Love. Show More Summary

Tehran talks fail to resolve UN nuclear watchdog questions

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The UN atomic agency failed during talks in Tehran Wednesday to resolve long-standing questions over Iran’s alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, an Iranian official said. “We discussed certain solutions to resolve the two outstanding questions, and it was decided to wind up...

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