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Director and producer Steve McQueen (R) celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film "12 Years a Slave", with actress Lupita Nyong'o (L), at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson 

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n 2014, Steve McQueen made history at the Oscars as the first black director of a Best Picture-winning movie, 12 Years a Slave. It was a heartening moment ...
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Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. French President Francois Hollande Tuesday joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top officials to view an elaborate display of Indian marching bands and military hardware as the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day celebration. (AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue)
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Today, India held its 67th Republic Day celebration, honoring the day in 1950, when it adopted its current constitution. French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of ...
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EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN In his preface to The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front,Geoff Dyer writes: “The shock is not the shock of ...
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by  GILLIAN B. WHITE Immigration isn’t exactly a new occurrence in the United States. Still, despite a rich history of welcoming strangers into the country, it seems that ...
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Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism and self-centeredness are on the rise, and there is disagreement on the best way for people to live harmoniously ...
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Two chimpanzees groom each other as they sit together in their Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland August 10, 2010. In March eleven new chimpanzees were introduced, in stages over six months, from Holland's Beekse Bergen safari park in order to create a 'super group' of twenty two. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS) - RTR2H7MB
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by ED YONG Social contact can clearly spread disease: That’s why we lean away from snotty hugs, tell sick colleagues to go home, and quarantine people during epidemics. But ...
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In Ethiopia's Ghibe valley, ILRI-led Tsetse Fly control methods have allowed cattle to flourish in an area previously almost uninhabitable for them. This has encouragd more farming in the area, relieving to a degree population and soil erosion pressures in higher, Tsetse free, elevations. Such is the impact this has had on the livelihood of farmer Worku Mengiste that he is now able to employ two casual labourers to do work he previously did himself. Here he watches on as they plough his field.
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Even though United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the cultivation of GMOs is being ...
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By Claire Pomeroy Last October news broke of allegations that University of California, Berkeley, astronomer Geoff Marcy had for years harassed female students. (Marcy, who denied some of ...
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Kenneth M. Pollack Editors’ Note: What does Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr say about the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy? As Ken Pollack explains, the leadership ...
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ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS ARE descendents of the first people to leave Africa up to 75,000 years ago, a genetic study has found, confirming they may have the oldest continuous culture on ...
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