Activists, Diplomats to Gather for Ceremony Honoring Hundreds of Enslaved People Who Died in Shipwreck Off South Africa’s Coast

After the remains from a 1794 slave ship was discovered off South Africa’s shores, a ceremony has been arranged in order to honor the more than 200 enslaved men and women who drowned at sea.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday on Cape Town’s popular Clifton beach.

It will be a solemn ceremony and a grim reminder of the dark history that so many African ancestors were forced to experience.

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Shady Science: How the Brain Remembers Colors

When you bring home the wrong color of paint from the hardware store, it may not be your foggy memory at fault. A new study finds that while the human brain can distinguish between millions of colors, it has difficulty remembering specific shades.

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FBI Admits It Uses Fake Companies to Fly Surveillance Over U.S. Cities

An AP investigation has forced the FBI to admit that it uses at least 13 dummy corporations with planes like the one shown above to fly low-and-slow aerial spy missions over U.S. cities, capturing video and sometimes cellular signals from 30 cities in 11 states in a recent month.

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Da Vinci Discovered: Art Sleuthing Reveals Leonardo Engraving

A 500-year-old engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a musical instrument called a lira da braccio. If verified, the engraving would represent just the third contemporary depiction of da Vinci (created while he was alive) still in existence.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Has Resigned

Last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter was re-relected to a fifth term, despite all of the recent controversy swirling around soccer’s governing body. Now, less than a week into that term, Blatter has announced his resignation from FIFA and revealed that a special election will be held soon to appoint his successor.

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Killer Drugs? Homicide Risk Linked to Medications

Both mental illness and the use of psychiatric drugs have been blamed for violent behaviors, but the scientific evidence for a connection is limited. Now, a new study suggests that taking not only tranquilizers but also regular prescription pain relievers is linked with an increased risk of committing homicide.

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