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Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and wonderful planet as we dip into DK’s Strange But True

Gymnastics

Surveillance bill will only ban 'strong' encryption

The government doesn't want to ban encryption, but it <i>does</i> want to stop companies using 'strong' encryption it can't break.<p>The Investigatory Powers …

SprayPrinter turns your photos into graffiti you can print on your walls

Graffiti is one of the most vocal forms of art, and in recent times, it’s lost the taboo status it carried when the likes of Blek Le Rat started stencilling rats on the streets of Paris. It’s now appreciated worldwide, and practically become its own genre.<p>Actually creating something interesting, …

Wall Art

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

The 11 Best Cities in the World for Amazing Street Art

Photo by @sage_solar via Flickr<p>Beautiful, political, remarkable, whatever you call it, "street art" can be found just about everywhere these days. Like modern day cave drawings these works are popping up on everything from garage doors to whole buildings, so we asked the membership of travel …

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Some of the UK’s most powerful tech entrepreneurs have warned David Cameron against clamping down on immigration

In an open letter, 235 of the nation's leading entrepreneurs and investors asked the Prime Minister to reconsider plans that will make it even harder for them to employ skilled workers outside the EU.<p>The people behind the letter, which was orchestrated by Coadec (The Coalition for a Digital …

Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are Through Walls

Who needs a peep hole when a wifi network will do? Researchers from MIT have developed technology that uses wireless signals to see your silhouette …

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot …

How Hand-Washing The Dishes Could Make You A Happier Person

Your least favorite chore might be benefiting your brain.<p>You may be the type to put off dishwashing until the sink is jam-packed, but new scientific findings may make you more eager to clean up. A study published in the journal Mindfulness found that washing dishes mindfully could be therapeutic, …

Mindfulness

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: When Politicians Commit Hate Crimes

Much of the rest of the democratic world seems perplexed or bemused by America’s lengthy presidential political season. (The UK boasts only one month …

The Sex-Starved Relationship

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Common Sense

Get the Look from TOMs Founder’s Cozy Country Home

If you’re a fan of TOMs (and who isn’t?), you might just fall in love with the founder’s chic yet comfortable country home. Blake Mycoskie and his wife Heather’s love of nature and the California outdoors is present throughout the entire house. The home is layered with neutrals and natural surfaces …

Banksy theme park brings $30M boost to depressed UK town

LONDON (AP) — An anarchic amusement park by street artist Banksy that mocked capitalism and consumer culture has brought an economic boom to a faded British seaside town.<p>Banksy's Dismaland "bemusement park" transformed a derelict outdoor swimming pool in Weston-Super-Mare into a macabre parody of a …

BBC journalist is sexually harassed during report on sexual harassment

LONDON — BBC East Midlands Today reporter Sarah Teale certainly didn't need too go far to find sources for her story on sexual harassment on city …

How I Deal with Racist Patients

When a patient requested ‘no Indian doctors,’ I expected the hospital higher-ups to stick up for me. But they didn’t.<p>Despite being born and raised in …

Health Care

This lab makes phone batteries that charge in 30 seconds

Welcome to the lab where scientists are building smartphone batteries that fully charge your phone in 30 seconds -- and electric-car batteries …

This is the skill that determines your child’s future employability

Whether a college education is becoming obsolete is debatable. The competitive advantage is shifting away from the smartest people in the room to those who can relate to others—those with a high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. Harvard economics professor David Deming’s …

Parenting

There's an Entire Apartment Hiding in This Big Blue Cabinet

As if by magic, this compact studio feels like it could dwarf more traditional homes many times its size.<p>If you lived in a 400 square-foot studio, you likely wouldn't think that the answer to your space issue would be a giant, bulky cabinet. But Michael K Chen Architecture is here to turn …

The 11 biggest fintech investments in London so far this year

London's pedigree in finance has combined with the booming technology scene of the last few years to turn the UK capital into a petri dish for financial innovation.<p>Eileen Burbidge, the government's fintech envoy, told Business Insider: "The UK is emerging as the fintech centre of the world and …

Intricately Detailed Papercut Designs Reflect Beauty of the Natural World

Japanese artist Riu (aka @mr_riu) captivates the mind with his remarkably intricate paper cut designs. Winner of multiple online art competitions, the young artist maintains an Instagram account and blog that each showcase a stunning display of technical skill within delicate patterns.<p>Papercutting …

Art

If You CC This Robot, It Will Schedule Meetings For You

Clara may be the first artificial intelligence built around you and your email.<p>Cortana. Siri. Google Now. Facebook M. This quartet of artificial intelligence platforms, made by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook, respectively, can find you a place to eat dinner, look up the score of the …

Brain-computer link enables paralyzed California man to walk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern California reported on …

The Brain

Aaron D'Innocenzo Built this Green Desert Home by Himself in Eight Years

1/7<p>Jackrabbit Wash by Aaron D'Innocenzo<p>It's always so inspiring to learn about people who build their own homes, but it's rare to hear about a person …