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It is unfortunate that people in general are not mature enough to handle themselves in an upfront and open manner. It is this tendency and this tendency alone which fuels those who wish to rule over others, the need for most to be ruled. It just adds difficulty for those of us who do not need to be ruled to function, having to circumnavigate the rulers while wading through the ruled.
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Harry Potter and the film-makers' magic: Incredibly detailed model of Hogwarts Castle used for every film in blockbusting series is revealed for the first time
By Antony Bond
Ever since the first Harry Potter novel was released almost 15 years ago, children and adults alike have fantasised about visiting its famous boarding school for wizards and witches.
A law professor and a police officer explain what happens when you talk to the police.
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Yesterday morning, journalist Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed, along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik, in the beseiged city of Homs, Syria, where more than 400 people have been reported dead in recent weeks.
The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind
By Teller – Smithsonian Magazine
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In the last half decade, magic—normally deemed entertainment fit only for children and tourists in Las Vegas—has become shockingly respectable in the scientific world. Even I—not exactly renowned as a public speaker—have been invited to address conferences on neuroscience and perception. I asked a scientist friend (whose identity I must protect) why the sudden interest. He replied that those who fund science research find magicians “sexier than lab rats.”
By Jonah Lehrer – WIRED MAGAZINE
Jeffrey Mitchell, a volunteer firefighter in the suburbs of Baltimore, came across the accident by chance: A car had smashed into a pickup truck loaded with metal pipes. Mitchell tried to help, but he saw at once that he was too late.
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