• Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says

    “The picture that emerges is that of a man who managed to further his career under the Nazi regime, despite his apparent political and ideological distance from it,” Mr. Czech, of the University of Vienna, wrote in his study. Asperger syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability associated with autism that affects perception and social interaction. […]

  • No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Overdose Death

    Dr. Schulenberg admitted no liability as part of the settlement and has maintained he did not prescribe drugs to anyone with the intention they be redirected to Prince. His lawyer said in a statement that Dr. Schulenberg “is not a target in any criminal inquiry and there have been no allegations made by the government […]

  • Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants

    But five years later, his new life took a cruel turn — all because he caught the common cold. To treat the illness, Mr. Hamon took an antibiotic he had received via a medical prescription. But the pill was incompatible with the immunosuppressive treatment for the transplant. Mr. Hamon’s body quickly started rejecting his face. […]

  • Fidel Died and Raúl Resigned, but Castros Still Hold Sway in Cuba

    But even Mr. Castro, with his revolutionary credentials and fraternal connections, could not pull off all of the changes he had set out to make. Too many old-guard associates put up obstacles when they saw the widening inequalities that accompanied economic reforms. So although Mr. Castro is widely believed to be planning a move from […]

  • Learn a new language by teaming up with native speakers

    If learning a second language was easy, everyone would do it. After all, the benefits of being able to speak different tongues are well understood. Many people were tasked with at least trying to learn one in high school or even college, though it’s fair to question whether or not anything actually stuck. If only […]

  • Games and tricks hidden within your Google search bar

    It’s time for a little fun, right? Whether you’ve had a long week, a super-busy day or you could just use a couple of minutes where you’re not being bombarded by politics, work and real life, you could use some distraction. Fortunately, tech companies have a really good sense of humor. That is, they do […]

  • 8 Decades of British Royal Corgis Reportedly at an End

    Susan was given to Elizabeth later that year, as an 18th birthday present. According to an article in Vanity Fair, Elizabeth, then a princess, became so inseparable with her dog that she sneaked Susan with her and Prince Philip on their honeymoon in 1947. Over the nearly 80 years since the queen acquired Susan, she […]

  • Amazon Reboots the Studio Where ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘E.T.’ Were Made

    As a string of owners struggled to adapt to changing audience tastes, new technology and rising costs, vast sections of the campus were sold. (Condominiums now occupy part of the area where Selznick ignited monumental outdoor sets to simulate the burning of Atlanta.) As waves of consolidation buffeted the movie business and fewer films were […]

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