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This Image Tells a Poignant Story: The Japanese Legend of 1000 Cranes & the Atomic Bomb (VIDEO)

Japanese folklore holds that the Gods will grant a single wish to any person who can fold 1,000 origami paper cranes. Inspired by this legend, …

Meditation Techniques For People Who Hate Meditation

Don’t have the time or patience for devoting 20 minutes a day to sitting still? You can still meditate with small moments of mindfulness.<p>When actor and comedian Wali Collins was in first grade, his teacher, Miss Dunn, would lead the class in a group meditation–except that none of the 6-year-olds …

Meditation

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

Global Warming

When the Government Wanted a Database of Everyone's IQ

Today people worry about NSA spying. Fifty years ago it was intelligence tests. The conversation hasn't changed.<p>In November of 1967, The Atlantic's cover featured an evil Uncle Sam generating data readouts in a dark control room. The journalist behind the cover story, Arthur Miller, noted at the …

Volcano eruption in Chile, photo by Francisco Nagroni: http://t.co/fCvS7antO9

Bill, Hillary Clinton are grandparents: Chelsea gives birth to a girl

After much public anticipation, Bill and Hillary Clinton have finally become grandparents as their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth to a daughter Friday.<p>The former president and the past--and perhaps future--presidential candidate delivered the news via Twitter, copying a post from their daughter …

Climate Change Is an Opportunity to Dramatically Reinvent the Economy

An interview with author and activist Naomi Klein<p>For more than a decade, Naomi Klein has been calling attention to the invisible, abstract concerns that hide in the shadows of global trade: the exploitation of far-off workers, the environmental destruction, the corruption that contorts political …

Question marks over role of Iran in fight against Islamic State militants

Giant Slayers at the Hurley Pro

en_US<p>article<p>Oh, how the mighty fell in Round 1 at the Hurley Pro.<p>https://www.surfer.com/photos/giant-slayers-hurley-pro/<p>SURFER …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Lockheed Laser Brings Turrets Back To Airplanes

Might the Laserfortress replace the Stratofortress?<p>In World War II, mighty bombers came equipped with gun barrels, manned by gunners at the ready to protect the plane from attacking fighters. The B-52 Stratofortress even came with a tail gun for self defense and last used it in combat over Vietnam …

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP and Plans for a World Tour

"It's fucking great," Zeppelin singer says of 'Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar'<p>"I can't be smug about it – I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant …

In Pictures: Tunisia town embraces street art

"I think the best part of things, of projects like this, is that they are very community oriented, so many people get to communicate with them, see them, experience them."<p>Speaking to Associated Press news agency, San Francisco-based artist Monica Canilao gets to the heart of why such a diverse …

Where Have All The Poets Gone?

For centuries, poets were the mouthpieces railing loudly against injustice. They gave voice to the hardships and evils facing people everywhere. From Langston Hughes to Jack Kerouac and Federico García Lorca — so many — verse once served as a vehicle for expressing social and political dissent. …

From Above - Photographs and text byJorge De La Torriente | LensCulture

All these images were taken from a helicopter over Miami Beach, Florida. This series examines how a change in perspective can evoke a completely new way of seeing commonplace scenes.<p>— Jorge De La Torriente<p><b><br>Exhibition of all 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents: Barcelona, October 13-31, 2014</b><p><i>Jorge De La</i> …

Barcelona

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

The Annual Tomatina Festival in Spain

Explorer

West Java

Hole

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Gullfoss V.2

Iconic Monuments Magnificently Photographed From Sunrise Till Sunset

The world's most iconic monuments and buildings often have two very different qualities, depending on which time of day you visit them.<p>You might …

Japanese artist released following arrest over vagina selfie for 3D prints

Megumi Igarashi's arrest on obscenity charges has triggered concerns of clampdown on freedom of expression in Japan<p>A Tokyo-based artist known for her genital-inspired works has been released from police custody following her arrest on obscenity charges, her lawyer has said, in a case that triggered …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to parts of the Northeast as it veered out to …