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ALMA space observatory

Surrounded by mountains in northern Chile, the ALMA space observatory has detected the molecules that gave rise to life on earth. Video by Maryrose Fison/Special to the Miami Herald

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Hernando De Soto dissects Thomas Piketty’s apocalyptic political thesis

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has attracted worldwide attention not because he crusades against inequality — many of us do that — but because of its central thesis, based on his reading of the 19th and 20th centuries: that capital “mechanically produces arbitrary, unsustainable inequalities” inevitably leading the world to misery, violence and wars and will continue to do so in this century.

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From Buddhist to warrior fighting for family

The AK-47 round that Nam Van Nguyen took in the leg wasn’t by happenstance. It left the chamber intent on making a name for itself, leaving the South Vietnamese Army officer screaming in horror as his leg snapped like a twig in a Monsoon wind. He went into shock, losing consciousness just as the initial euphoria from the Kalashnikov rifle subsided.

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Attacks on press increasingly deadly

The images, strong enough to pierce the soul, streamed across our television and computer screens last summer: Masked Islamic State terrorists, hunting knife in hand, hacked off the heads of one innocent journalist after another.

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ALMA space observatory

Surrounded by mountains in northern Chile, the ALMA space observatory has detected the molecules that gave rise to life on earth. Video by Maryrose Fison/Special to the Miami Herald
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ALMA space observatory

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UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week

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Don Mattingly reacts to 5-4 loss to the Cubs Friday 4:57

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