One of the Indian men convicted of the notorious Delhi bus gang rape and murder of 2012 has prompted outrage by claiming that his victim was to blame.
In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh said that women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters. “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” he said.
His victim, Jyoti Singh, 23, was returning from an evening at the cinema with a male friend when the six-strong gang offered them a lift in a bus they had stolen. She was raped and beaten with iron bars, prompting widespread demonstrations for Indian women to have greater protection from sexual violence.
The new face of marijuana addiction. (Flickr user Chung Ho Leung/CC)
Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who’s been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the “marijuana eradication” team in Utah. Some of his colleagues in Georgia recently achieved notoriety by raiding a retiree’s garden and seizing a number of okra plants.
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Besides the cards, cake, candles, and gifts, there might be one more unexpected surprise in store for you on your birthday — a higher risk of dying.
A new study suggests that men and women are 14 percent more likely to die on their birthday than any other day of the year. This effect was strongest in people aged 60 and older, who were up to 18 percent more likely to die on their birthday.
“We find more deaths than expected solely on birthdays, that is neither in the days before nor after the birthdays,” says lead author Dr. Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, an epidemiologist for the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich.
Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow in memory of Nemtsov. [Time]
Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow yesterday (1 March), carrying banners declaring “I am not afraid” and chanting “Russia without Putin” in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
Families, the old and the young, walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister, who was shot dead while walking home from a nearby restaurant on Friday night.
The authorities have suggested that the opposition itself may have been behind his shooting in an attempt to create a martyr and unite the fractured movement.
Michael Youlen drives to a housing complex where he works as a private police officer in Manassas. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)
Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.
The stop was routine police work, except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came courtesy of the private force he created that, until recently, he called the “Manassas Junction Police Department.”
Arrowhead High School in Wisconsin recently unveiled a $662,000 renovation to the boys and girls basketball locker rooms.
It’s been said that a town with money is a little like a mule with a spinning wheel: No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it.
But when Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisc., came into a $275,000 donation, the school knew exactly what it wanted to build.
First US Airways Flight 1549, and now Southwest Airlines. Birds are highly skilled at evading predators, but with faster-moving objects, they just won’t get out of the way
Most birds are idiots. They fly into airplanes, smash into cars and fling themselves at pigs with reckless abandon.
Over 11,000 birds smashed into airplanes in 2013 alone, and those collisions create more havoc than simply flattened animal carcasses and clouds of feathers: Bird strikes in the air have killed at least 255 people since 1988. On U.S. highways, about 80 million birds—some of them endangered—die every year when beak meets windshield.