Emily Francis

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73-Year Old Crazy Person Punches Bear To Protect Dog

This is a local news report from Sacramento, California about 73-year old crazy person Carl Moore punching a bear in the face to protect his dog. …

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a network of brothels across south Asia, campaigners in Kathmandu and affected areas say.<p>The 7.8-magnitude quake, which killed more than 7,000 people, has devastated …

Natural Disasters

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Art

Possessive Siamese Cat Fiercely Protects a Computer Mouse From Human Hands

A very possessive Siamese cat perched on top of a desk fiercely protects a computer mouse from her human‘s innocent hands.<p>In addition to this blog, …

Playful Wood Coffee Table is a Giant Maze With Moveable Figures Inside

The <i>Labyrinth Table</i> is a playful piece of wood furniture built by Benjamin Nordsmark. As the name suggests, the minimalist rectangular table consists of a giant maze that's situated beneath a sheet of diamond glass. Nordsmark calls this a “small universe,” and the mesmerizing labyrinth is occupied …

Furniture

Watch the Final Trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Too much of anything is never a good thing, and at this point George Miller’s rebooted <i>Mad Max</i> franchise has almost reached saturation point with the …

Transgender fashion on skid row

Beth Stirnaman is a Southern California-based photographer now working at the nonprofit Lamp Community, a homeless service agency. After graduating magna cum laude from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in photography communications, she worked as a freelance photographer covering music, politics …

Homelessness

Watch the Trailer for the Camping Trip Horror Film 'Cub'

A cub scout camping trip becomes a fight for survival when a group realizes someone's watching them from beyond the light cast by their bonfire in …

Sign the Petition

Hey everyone. My name is Steve-O. You probably know me from my stunt performances on <i>Jackass</i> and <i>Wildboyz</i> on MTV, but today, I’m also coming to you as …

The seven deadly sins of mobile games

We love our mobile games, but there are a few tendencies -- annoying, manipulative, or sometimes both -- that need to go away.<p>Always online<p>If you're designing a game for a mobile device, it makes sense that the game is, in fact, mobile. Not every mobile device has internet connectivity -- iPods and …

Mobile Gaming

Days of angry, but mostly peaceful, protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray spiraled after his funeral Monday into scenes of rioting, arson and looting that carried into Tuesday, prompting a declaration of a state of emergency as reinforcements arrived to restore order. Gray’s death on April 19, following a fatal injury sustained in police custody during his arrest one week earlier, has become the latest to ignite the national debate on race and police brutality. Baltimore police denied using force against the 25-year-old; one of the family’s attorneys said Gray’s spine was 80% “severed at the neck.” In this photograph, shot by @gettyimages photographer Andrew Burton (@andrewburton11), two cars burn in the middle of an intersection at New Shiloh Baptist Church on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore. For more, visit TIME.com

The funeral of #FreddieGray, the 25-year-old African-American man who died last week after sustaining injuries in police custody, was peaceful on Monday. But then violence hit #Baltimore. Though most protesters have been peaceful, rioters took to the streets after the funeral. Click the link in our profile to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Baltimore. #Protest #BaltimoreRiots (Image: AP Images, Patrick Semansky)

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

The Day After: Cleaning Up in Baltimore

On Tuesday, Baltimore residents began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted the day before, after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody. Riot police and National Guard troops stood guard on the smoldering streets after protesters after protesters …

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, <i>Maus</i>, has some very memorable cover art. It pictures a pair of mice — representing Jews — huddling beneath a cat-like caricature of Adolf Hitler. Behind the feline Hitler is a large swastika.<p>That last element has become a …

Graphic Novels

Nepal Continues to Dig Out: Pictures

South Asia

Defiant Indonesia executes foreign prisoners

Firing squad carries out execution of drug smugglers, including two Australians<p>Indonesia defied the desperate pleas of grief-stricken families and executed seven foreign prisoners last night, including two Australians, who had been convicted for drug smuggling.<p>A 12-man firing squad carried out the …

Kim Kardashian: Bruce Jenner Has Found 'Pure Happiness' in Gender Transition

Now that Bruce Jenner has finally revealed his long-held secret, his family is speaking out to show their support and to promote understanding and …

Kim Kardashian

Photographer Documents Life Inside One of Africa’s Largest Slums

Mathare is a slum of 600,000 people living within three square miles on the east end of Nairobi. Photographer Filippo Romano has travelled there six …