- Fears build as CIA’s ‘ghost prisoners’ vanish into Afghan jails
- Hypnotic GIFs That Get Better the Longer You Stare at Them
- The Original Construction Guys: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper
- Life in America’s cancer lands: The slow-motion tragedies of environmental disaster
- Jared Soares: Small-Town Hip Hop at Blue Sky Gallery.
For the first time, scientists have footage of the black seadevil anglerfish (Melanocetus sp.) in its natural environment.
They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.
—This is a series of paintings of weeds, some of them on-site animations, created as a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.
The cleared democracy protests in Hong Kong, the reaction to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US, the aftermath of typhoon Hagupit, the ongoing civil war in Syria – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week….Some of these photographs contain graphic content
Local children taunt a British soldier as he stands guard in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on April 13, 1972, after an explosion in the city center
The country needs Walt Disney’s optimism and investment in infrastructure and human happiness
For eight days last summer, a new generation of Randians was indoctrinated in the auditoriums of The Venetian. Where better to absorb Atlas Shrugged ‘s teachings than in a city of extremes?
Chewing gum litter is a major problem in western countries. According to a study conducted in 2005, Americans chew, on average, 160-180 pieces or about 800 grams of gum per person, per year. The resulting waste probably adds up to more than 250,000 tons annually. A large share of the waste ends up on the streets, on walls and on sidewalks pounded smooth by the feet of pedestrians, costing millions of dollars a year on clean up. Any loose piece probably ends up on somebody’s shoes. But for all the annoyances it causes, gum can also inspire art, thanks to its malleability, stickiness and its wide color palette. Checkout theses gum covered walls that constitute some of the grossest attraction in the U.S.
—Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California…Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, this 15-foot high and 70-foot long alley is lined with chewed gum left by passers-by. With gum on either side of the alley, the total length of the gum covered wall is 20 meters.
The crowning of Miss America dates all the way back to 1921, and although the competition has evolved over the decades, one thing remains the same – each year a gorgeous and smiling Miss America is crowned. Check out the lucky ladies who’ve held the prestigious title through the years…
The Doctors Trial: The Medical Case of the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings
On December 9, 1946, an American military tribunal opened criminal proceedings against 23 leading German physicians and administrators for their willing participation in war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The gene that jumped
Genes that leap from one species to another are more common than we thought. Does this shake up the tree of life?
This week we have an oil spill in Bangladesh, protests about new pornography laws in London, the Afghan Bruce Lee, the breakup of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Grand Canyon filled with clouds, a big wave surfer in Nazare, and much more. [35 photos]
The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced aeroplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old photos.
The Acrobat – Marc Chagall… via.
While jails and prisons were not a common feature in classical Rome (as execution, exile, and forced labor were a bit more du jour) one ancient lock-up has survived down the ages and it is now said to have held some of the Bible’s most hallowed saints.
Sulphur miner weighs his load at Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia. Each load weighs upwards of 80kg and the miners carry the baskets up out of the crater by hand
Next job, a way to strap it to sharks
[…] Amid the secrecy, theories abound about the four-acre complex, which is dead center in a ring that includes the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport and the National War College. Is it a sophisticated sensor station, guarding the 14th Street bridge and other Potomac River crossings? Is it an excavation point for underwater barriers to protect the Washington Channel and Potomac River from submarines? Is it a staging area for Navy Seabees securing underwater cables between the White House and the Pentagon, across the river?
When Diane Van Deren’s epilepsy impacted her organizational skills, short-term memory, and time management, she found refuge and order on the trail, running 50 to 100 miles at a time.
The Saar River rises in the Vosges mountains on the border of Alsace and Lorraine, in France, then flows northward through western Germany to its confluence with Mosel river, near Trier. Within Germany the Saar River pursues a winding course until it reaches a barrier in the form of Hunsrück, a low mountain range made of hard quartzite rock. Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression. The river, unable to carve a way through the rocks, makes a full 180-degree turn and cuts a deep U-shaped gorge through the thickly wooded mountains. This remarkable hairpin bend located above Mettlach is called the Saar Loop or Saarschleife in German, and is one of the most famous sights of Saarland. The river flows parallel for a long stretch in the opposite direction before turning left and continuing its northward journey towards Mosel river.
When the Central Intelligence Agency was developing its enhanced interrogation techniques or E.I.T.—torture acts including waterboarding and rectal feeding—there was no research showing they would be effective. Unfortunately for those who were opposed to the practices, there was no research to the contrary, either.
“The Best Hotel on Skid Row” takes the viewer into the Madison Hotel in Los Angeles, where for about $8.20 a night, 200 loners and losers get a place to sleep — no pets, no hot plates, bath down the hall. This documentary drifts to the bluesy, boozy rhythms of people who exist on pension checks or welfare checks or, in a few cases, paychecks from pickup jobs. Not all are old, but nobody seems ever to have been young. Charles Bukowski, known as the poet of skid row, does the narrating for what he calls “an ode to the fixed-income blues.” The script is hard boiled: “If you can’t pay, you can’t stay.”