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Just Cause

This App Tells Your Friends You Got Home Safe

A bunch of college students came up with it.<p><b>GOOD Magazine:</b> Now Your Friends Can Keep You Safe by Digitally Walking You Home at Night<p>It turns out there may be an upside to surveillance via GPS tracking.<p>A free new iPhone and Android app called Companion allows users to let friends or family members …

Ann Arbor

Former US military intelligence chief: We knew something like ISIS was coming — and screwed it up

In an interview with Mehdi Hasan for Al Jazeera, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who lead the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014, called out the administration on its alleged inaction during the first year of the Syrian civil war.<p>Hasan quotes what he describes as a "secret" DIA …

Blue Moon in Pictures, 7.31


'Oldest' Qur'an fragments found at Birmingham University

One of the oldest texts of the Qur’an in the world, on parchment that was possibly made within the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, has been found in the collection of the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.<p>The two well-preserved leaves of parchment, closely written in an …

The Arts

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …