Incredible psychedelic phytoplankton bloom captured from space (PHOTO)

Spring has sprung in the ocean, and with an incredible psychedelic effect. NASA’s stunning snap of a vibrant phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic could pass for a Van Gogh masterpiece.
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Israel calls in Air Force to target ONE ‘armed terrorist’ on Gaza border

Israel has shown it is ready and willing to use the might of its air force, even when targeting a single “armed terrorist” – a person presumed to be a Palestinian spotted at the border fence with Gaza.
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Porton Down: Lab behind Skripal poison probe has dark history of human testing

The Porton Down lab at the center of the Skripal poisoning case has a dark history of secret government-run human testing. The human trials were conducted as part of the UK’s war preparation against the Soviet Union.
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Busses carrying expelled American diplomats leave US Embassy in Moscow (VIDEO)

Three busses believed to be carrying the first group of expelled American diplomats have left the US Embassy in Moscow on the deadline day, early Thursday morning.
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Letter 52: Gender Progress in Macho Australia?

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When Francesca Donner, director of The New York Times Gender Initiative, arrived in Australia a few weeks ago, she was almost immediately swept up in the wave of #MeToo and news media activities.
In addition to public panels on the #MeToo movement, there were conferences, university discussions and a dinner with young female New York Times readers to talk about our coverage.
Everyone, it seemed, had something to say about #MeToo.
On her way back to New York, Francesca jotted down a few impressions about Australia’s gender movement and how it compares with what’s happening in the United States.
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Continue reading the main story Her thoughts raised as many questions as they answered, and we hope you’ll share your insights as we unpack the issue.
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German police union chief proposes taking children away from ‘anti-Semitic parents’

Authorities should be allowed to take children away from parents who express anti-Semitic views, the head of Germany’s 2nd largest police union has stated, without elaborating on how or when such measures would be enforced.
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