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Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

Climate

Bookmark this: Colorado launches online guide to 39,000 miles of every kind of trail

After two years of intensive planning, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday will unveil a comprehensive online map of more than 39,000 miles of trails …

Hiking

The Ultimate Map Of Things To See When Visiting Scotland

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural …

Travel

Meet the 105-year-old doctor who is still hard at work

Dr Bill Frankland, who we caught up with around his 100th birthday five years ago, is a remarkable man.<p>He's been asked by Saddam Hussein for treatment, suffered as a prisoner of war and worked with Alexander Fleming, and is still going strong.<p>Born in Sussex, the doctor is known as the 'Grandfather …

Saddam Hussein

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …

Typography

Remembering Michael Sharp: He Risked His Life To Make Peace

Michael Sharp believed in the power of persuasion. The 34-year-old Kansan with the round face and a penchant for plaid shirts would walk, unarmed, deep into rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sit in the shade of banana trees with rebels and exchange stories.<p>Inevitably, those …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

Software

What is it with Trump and handshakes? This is getting awkward

After the Abe Assault, the Trudeau Standoff and the May Grab we now have: the Merkel Moment<p>It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders.<p>First there was the Abe Assault, 19 …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

When even men who risk their lives for the US are denied entry, the dream of America is dead

When the five visas came through – enough for his three children and his wife - Hameed Khalid Darweesh wasted no time. He and his family boarded the first flight they could get from Erbil in Kurdistan to New York, via Istanbul.<p>Mr Darweesh had spent a decade working for American forces in Iraq, …

Immigration

The Iraqi Heroes Left Behind by Trump’s Immigration Ban

They risked their lives for the U.S. military and have been vetted by American intelligence agencies. Now, they're stranded in Iraq and ISIS wants …

Immigration

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Even as President Trump takes steps to restrict visitors from some majority-Muslim countries, he and his family continue to do business in some of the others.<p>Ethics experts question whether that might indicate conflicts between Trump's business interests and his role as U.S. president.<p>The executive …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump anti-refugee order: 'green-card holders included in ban' – as it happened

Homeland Security reportedly confirms permanent residents will be included in temporary ban amid widespread condemnation

Donald Trump

Humanity may self-destruct, but the universe can cope perfectly without us

Chances are that the cosmos neither treasures nor regrets humans. It permits us, with marvellous neutrality, and could do without our interference<p>In a Scandinavian hotel a few years ago, I came across a documentary I didn’t expect to watch for more than a minute or two, but at least it was in …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p>Dunhuang<b>,</b> Gansu Province, China<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are …

A legendary husband-and-wife design team fought to get her equal credit for 40 years

“If she says it’s wrong, I don’t even argue because I know she’s right,” said design legend Massimo Vignelli in a 2010 interview at Virginia Commonwealth University, referring to his partner Lella.<p>Lella Vignelli was the co-founder of one of New York’s most sought-after design studios, but rarely …

Graphic Design

Kids In Spain Rebel Against Homework, And Parents Are Their Biggest Boosters

On a typical weekday evening, 14-year-old Clara Jené spreads out her homework across the dining table in her family's apartment in a leafy northern suburb of Madrid. She gets about three hours of homework a night — and more than twice that on weekends.<p>"Often we're sitting down to dinner, and I have …

Teaching

36 Days and 36 Design Prompts Lead to 36 Spectacular Typographical Creations

Jesseca Dollano makes a new type pattern with polished futurism.<p><i>36 Days of Type</i> is a yearly challenge created by Spanish designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, which invites people across the world to design a new font every day for 36 consecutive days. For this year’s edition, up-and-coming …

Typography

The Tragic, Forgotten History of Black Military Veterans

In the week after the election, the Equal Justice Initiative, of Montgomery, Alabama, released a new report—a fifty-three-page addendum to last year’s “Lynching in America,” an unprecedentedly thorough survey of American racial violence and terror between 1877 and 1950. Drawing on small-town …

Veterans

Solar-Panel Roads to Be Built on Four Continents Next Year

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Clean Energy

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

World History

14 science and tech breakthroughs we're thankful for this year

"Picasso of Design" Paul Rand’s Manifesto Is Back in Print

The architect of modernist graphic design’s classic manifesto ‘A Designer’s Art’ is now back in print.<p>If ever there were a single graphic designer to whom businesses turned for their logos, an original “mad man” who could truly fuse art with commerce, it was Paul Rand. Steve Jobs, then recently …

Graphic Design

Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump

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Renewable Energy

“Real Americans” vs. “coastal elites”: What right-wing sneers at city dwellers really mean

Red state voters don’t hate the actual elites — just ask the Trump family! It’s the intellectual mind they loathe<p>The American people are tired of the “elite,” and in order to demonstrate their revolt against elitist governance, they have elected to the presidency a billionaire real estate mogul who …

Corbyn accuses Theresa May of whipping up hatred against migrants

Labour leader rounds on Tories for sowing division, and says his party will never make ‘false promises’ on reducing immigration<p>Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour will not make “false promises” on reducing immigration as he accused Theresa May of complicity in whipping up hatred against migrants.<p>The …

South Korea

How Donald Trump Can Help Heal America's Racial Wounds

Dear President-elect Donald Trump,<p>This past spring, I left my sleeping wife in a Borgata hotel room early one Saturday morning to go downstairs to …

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Data Visualization