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7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Faces Criticism for Bias & Opening Up DNC to Lobbyists

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Lee Fang, you’re also looking at this whole controversy around Deborah Wasserman Schultz. There’s been, in the last week, calls, …

FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight

The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office.<p>The bombshell report reveals that the FBI dipped into driver’s license photo databases from 16 …

Surveillance

Smart camera learns how your baby sleeps

While there are already a variety of systems that monitor how your baby sleeps, most of them require you to fasten some sort of wearable to your …

Mark Zuckerberg should put his money where his mouth is and throw Peter Thiel off Facebook's board

To prove it, he should ask Peter Thiel, who funded a legal campaign designed to drive Gawker Media out of business, to step down from Facebook's board of directors.<p><b>What Zuckerberg said</b><p>Earlier this month, an anonymous former Facebook employee accused Facebook of showing liberal bias in the story …

Obama administration to instruct schools to accommodate transgender students

The Obama administration on Friday directed schools across the nation to provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities — including bathrooms and locker rooms — that match their chosen gender identity.<p>The move<b>,</b> which affects all public schools and most colleges and universities …

LGBTQI

13 before-and-after photos that show how drastically China's cities have grown over the last century

Over the past 30 years, China has grown from an agricultural-centric country to a largely urban society. Hundreds of millions of rural residents have left the countryside for larger cities, many in the hopes of finding better jobs.<p>Photographer Dheera Venkatraman spent a few years traveling around …

Skyscrapers

Syrian refugees in Canada step up to help Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images of burning homes and clouds of smoke brought tears to his eyes.<p>Naser Nader had lived through something similar in his homeland of Syria.<p>This time, it wasn't besieged Damascus; it was in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the site of this week's wildfires.<p>"I've lived it. I've been there," he …

Fort McMurray

6 Artists Highlight New African Photography

African art is having a moment.<p>African art is having a moment. Opening next week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is <i>Creative Africa</i>, an exhibition that takes both a contemporary and an historic look at the continent. The Brooklyn Museum opened <i>Disguise: Masks and Global African Art</i>, where 25 living …

Art

Florida Death Penalty Goes On Trial, With Hope For Nearly 400 Doomed Inmates

State Supreme Court hearings began on whether death row inmates sentenced under an unconstitutional process should be given life terms.<p>Nearly 400 death row inmates in Florida are waiting to learn if their fate will change as lawyers argue death sentences imposed under a now-unconstitutional process …

The first American in space

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space.

Space Exploration

Photographer Elaine Li Captures Beautiful Pictures Of Urban Landscapes In Unusual Ways

Elaine Li is a talented self taught photographer, art director and designer, who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Elaine studied in Melbourne for …

Breathtaking Images of 50-100ft High Waves by Photographer Luke Shadbolt – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the power and violence of the ocean in his series <i>Maelstrom.</i> Check out more images <i></i>below or on display …

Photography

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

Photographer Gets Lost in the Beauty of Tokyo's Neon Streets at Night

Liam Wong injects a unique cyberpunk flavour into his images, casting a light upon the dark corners and back alleys that twist throughout Tokyo. His photographs manage to precisely capture the dynamism of the bustling city lit by bright neon signs and artificial lights, making one question the …

15 Intimate Photos of Couples That Prove True Love Exists

Talk about #RelationshipGoals.<p>In a world of half-night stands and Netflix and chill, photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona wanted to prove that beautiful love stories still exist. Her ongoing photo series, "Iubiri Urbane" or "Urban Love," features portraits of couples that Mindru never met before …

Ai Weiwei covers Berlin venue with refugee life vests - CNN Style

Written by Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN<p>Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has covered a Berlin landmark with thousands of refugee life jackets for his latest installation. The striking display is the activist's latest attempt to highlight the scale of migrants taking to the seas every day.<p>Ai's team began …

Ai Weiwei

Aerial Footage Makes Remote Locales Look Like Other Planets

Squint and these drone-shot vistas could easily be Mars.<p>The most remote reaches of the American West are barren, deserted, and beautiful. Exploring the deserts of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, photographer Reuben Wu captures the strange behavior of these remote landscapes from on high in a new …

Drones

Oakland Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh Captures Portraits of Life in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

I had known Brittani Sensabaugh for less than two minutes before she started crying. It was last Thursday morning at a well known cafe in Uptown …

Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

The hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's most exciting endeavors. The pieces are all falling into place: We're finding more and more planets outside of our own solar system, and soon the James Webb Telescope will give us unprecedented looks at these distant worlds. We've populated …

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

<b>Editors' note, Feb. 1, 2016:</b> On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error. The APA now says that …

Mental Health

In pictures: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

<b>A collection of rarely seen portraits of Marilyn Monroe, by Milton H Greene and Douglas Kirkland, have gone on show in London.</b><p>Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles on 1 June 1926, she signed her first studio contract with 20th Century Fox in 1946 and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.<p>Monroe …

Egypt '90% sure' there are hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb

Search for hidden chamber in Luxor, once the pharaonic capital, points to chamber that some say could hold remains of Queen Nefertiti<p>Egypt has said there is a 90% chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the …

Kiribati: Disappearing? - Photographs and text by Vlad Sokhin | LensCulture

<i>According to projections, within this century, the water will be higher than the highest point in our lands…For our people to survive, then they will have to migrate. Either we can wait for the time when we have to move people en masse or we can prepare them—beginning from now…</i><p>—Anote Tong, …

Twitcher shocked by rare eagle owl he was looking out for as it landed on the back of his head

Just in time for pantomime season - "It's behind you!"<p>A twitcher - that's a bird-watcher to me and you - was looking out for a magnificent and rare eagle-owl in the Netherlands when he got a massive shock.<p>"When I got home to show my family and friends, everyone laughed so much at the picture, some …

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

The rate of deforestation in Brazil has increased by 16 percent over the past year, the country's Environment Ministry announced.<p>Brazil has often declared progress in reducing the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, but the government's own figures, released Thursday, show the challenges still …

Biodiversity