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Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

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World War II Vet Returns To France 60 Years Later To Realize He’s Become A European Legend

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Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time -video

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Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living

I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here’s what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.

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Five Harvard Students Worked In A Chinese Phone Factory

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Woman finds penis-shaped strawberry in her garden

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Running of the Bulls: Pamplona…a gallery

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First blacks to enter swimming pool at all white motel, June 18, 1964, St. Augustine FL. Two rabbis had checked and the news media was notified that a “swim in” would occur at the pool. Two rabbis and five blacks are in the pool as a police officer tries to club one of the rabbis.

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The numerous pools in today’ s blog are at natural rock pools, Pamukkale, Turkey.
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Utah may deprive NSA facility of all its water: “This is a bill about civil rights”

The Utah Data Center located in Bluffdale, Utah (Credit: Swilsonmc/Wikimedia Commons)

In what amounts to a pissing match on a national scale, a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data. Specifically, the bill prohibits municipalities from giving “material support or assistance in any form to any federal data collection and surveillance agency.”

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Obama’s Drone War

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Let a Hundred McMansions Bloom


The Dong Dianhu Manor housing development west of Shanghai.

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

1. Abandoned boy holding
a stuffed toy animal. London 1945

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Kevin Horan: Chattel takes a somewhat human look at goats and sheep (PHOTOS).

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Depression: A change of mind

Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works.

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Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines


An “antibody landscape” map showing one person’s immune response to different strains of influenza (see text for more explanation). Center for Pathogen Evolution, University of Cambridge

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Snowden Documents Disclosure Inquiry

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The Invention of the Jewish Nose by Sara Lipton

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The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife

Lab tests have suggested that a papyrus scrap mentioning Jesus’s wife is authentic. Why do most scholars believe it’s fake?

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World’s largest landslide?

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Fairy tales: Enchanted, I’m sure

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Which Endangered Species Would You Save?

Conservation is in the eye of the beholder.

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Wood Jeweler: 1900…From circa 1900 in Parts Unknown… via.

Today’s picture shows a snowy day on Broadway. The picture was taken in 1905. It looks like the cleared the streets by just piling snow off to the side. I bet it was a big job before the days of snow plows.

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Chim (David Seymour), [Crowd listening to a speech by Socialist Pietro Nenni, Basilica di Massenzio, Rome], March 11, 1948 (2012.110.2)

Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled extensively. In 1947 he co-founded Magnum Photos with his friends and fellow photographers Robert Capa, Henri-Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert. After Capa’s death in 1954, Chim became the new president of Magnum Photos. A position he fulfilled until his death on November 10, 1956 when an Egyptian machine-gunner killed him in the Suez.

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Obituary: Manitas de Plata: The gypsy wonder

Manitas de Plata (born Ricardo Baliardo), gypsy guitarist, died on November 5th, aged 93

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The FBI Is Very Excited About This Machine That Can Scan Your DNA in 90 Minutes

Rapid DNA technology makes it easier than ever to grab and store your genetic profile. G-men, cops, and Homeland Security can’t wait to see it everywhere.

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Come Rain or Come Shine: Eileen Barton |

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The Miraculous Benefits of Coconut Oil

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What is Lake–Effect Snow? | Mental Floss

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Pearls Before Breakfast

Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out.

>By Gene Weingarten

HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L’ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. By most measures, he was nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian traffic, and began to play.

It was 7:51 a.m. on Friday, January 12, the middle of the morning rush hour. In the next 43 minutes, as the violinist performed six classical pieces, 1,097 people passed by. Almost all of them were on the way to work, which meant, for almost all of them, a government job. L’Enfant Plaza is at the nucleus of federal Washington, and these were mostly mid-level bureaucrats with those indeterminate, oddly fungible titles: policy analyst, project manager, budget officer, specialist, facilitator, consultant.

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Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

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France: Helping with the Harvest

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“It’s the hardest thing on earth to like yourself, and then when you do, it’s a catastrophe. I mean, the people I know who like themselves – I don’t want to see them!” — Mike Nichols… viai.

Why Some Animals Try Mating with the Wrong Species

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Two homeless men squat in the shadow of the recently completed World Trade Center in October, 1975. New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy and the World Trade Center sat largely vacant.

4×5 Kodachromes | Pavel Kosenko’s blog (English version)

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My Russian blog started to be visited by many English speaking readers after I posted the following post. I thought it would be great to give this post a special place in my new English blog, and let it be one of the first publications.
—I regularly visit the www.shorpy.com in order to get inspired by the colors of Kodachrome photo film. This website is quite famous and contains a lot of archived photographs, I am sure many of you already know it. My wish was to make a personal selection of photographs I particularly like, in good quality. I hope that you will appreciate them as well. All the pictures have been taken during 1940-1943. Now just look at them and get inspired.

—1. “Where’s Adolf?”

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Girl Walks Around NYC With No Pants On And Hardly Anyone Notices (Video)

Girl Walks Around NYC With No Pants On And Hardly Anyone Notices (Video)

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Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More

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Gorgeous ‘Calligraphy on Girls’ from Molotow Markers

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Being Mortal: Atul Gawande’s Rx for How to End Our Lives

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An Italian Boy’s Confession

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.”

The priest asks, “Is that you, little Joey Pagano?”

“‘Yes, Father, it is.”

“And who was the girl you were with?”

“I can’t tell you, Father. I don’t want to ruin her reputation.”

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Normandy Invasion [gallery]

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This Week in Photography: $1M Topless Photo Lawsuit, New WWII Images, and GTA Photojournalism

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Pointer Pointer –what’s the point?

I’ve been playing with this for far too long.

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The Warrior Ethos at Risk: H.R. McMaster’s Remarkable Veterans Day Speech

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