Pope Francis accused of spreading heresy

By | September 26, 2017

Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.

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111 garments that changed the world

By | September 26, 2017

Which garments have had the most profound effect on the world over the last 100 years? This is the beautifully simple, yet daunting question that a new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art aims to address with a display of 111 items that represent fashion’s most significant contributions to popular culture.

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After 15 years in vegetative state, man responds to treatment

By | September 26, 2017

A car accident at 20 years old left a French man in a vegetative state for 15 years. But after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator in his chest, the man, now 35, is showing signs of consciousness, according to a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.

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10 of Africa’s best water adventures

By | September 26, 2017

“Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world … an empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest,” wrote Joseph Conrad in classic novella “Heart of Darkness.”

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Kurds feel world has abandoned them

By | September 26, 2017

Just as Iraq prepares to turn the page on ISIS, a new chapter in its turbulent history appears to be unfolding. This time centering on the country’s largest ethnic minority: the Kurds and their push for independence.

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