A Ball Pit for Adults Just Opened in London — And Every City Should Have One

A Ball Pit for Adults Just Opened in London — And Every City Should Have One

We're all gonna be better off if we jump on some balls.

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Attorney General Nominee: NSA Surveillance is “Constitutional and Effective”

Attorney General Nominee: NSA Surveillance is "Constitutional and Effective"

On Capitol Hill, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will return today for day two of her confirmation hearing. If confirmed, Lynch will become the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general. During Wednesday’s hearing, Lynch described the National Security Agency’s spying programs as "constitutional and effective" and defended the government’s surveillance operations.

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Russians Say They Fear Hunger, Unemployment and Nuclear War

Russians Say They Fear Hunger, Unemployment and Nuclear War

A recent state poll asking Russians about their fears has laid bare a telling change in attitudes: more than double the number of respondents said they feared a nuclear war compared to two years ago. Russia's deteriorating relations with the West and the economic turmoil that followed sanctions imposed on Moscow for its meddling in Ukraine have had a significant impact on Russians' view on the likelihood of nuclear war or going hungry, the poll published Thursday by state-run…

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When Chocolate Was Medicine

When Chocolate Was Medicine

Chocolate has not always been the common confectionary we experience today. When it first arrived from the Americas into Europe in the 17th century it was a rare and mysterious substance, thought more of as a drug than as a food — pleasant-tasting, with recommended dosages prescribed by pharmacists and physicians, and dangerous when self-administered.

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