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The Peril in Assange’s Prices, a Memory Experiment, and Extra News

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty ImagesNew charges against Julian Assange threaten all of the press, scientists have figured out how to alter emotional memories, and Memorial Day is coming. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Today’s HeadlinesJulian Assange’s charges put all of the press at riskNew charges unveiled by the Justice Department against…

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The Julian Assange Espionage Act Prices Diagram Press Freedom

On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Unlike the previous indictment—which focused narrowly on an apparent offer to help crack a password—the 17 superseding counts focus instead on alleged violations of the Espionage Act. In doing so, the DOJ has aimed a battering ram at the freedom of…

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Can Nigerian Drumming Educate You to Grasp the Favorable Watermelon?

A watermelon vendor in Nigeria. Kenogenic/CC BY-SA 4.0For Ogbodo Nkiruka, the slap of a hand hitting a watermelon is a welcome melody. A fruit vendor who’s been selling watermelons from a roadside stand in the Nigerian city of Enugu for 15 years, she identifies the ripeness of her wares by ear. Each melon has its…

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Stroll By the Halls of Scotland’s Lords of the Isles (Just about)

The Great Hall and the Lord’s Quarters in the virtual reconstruction. University of St. Andrews Some historical sites have been fully restored and renovated, while others are little more than foundations, sparks for the imagination. But it can be a challenge to picture a grand structure when all you see is a somewhat organized pile…