Jorge Monterrosa

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China unveils laser drone defence system

Laser has 1.2-mile range and can bring down small low-flying aircraft within five seconds of locating target<p>China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.<p>The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down “various …

Thanks to iCloud, California cop busted for stealing nude photos from suspect’s iPhone

A California policer offers has been charged with Theft and Copying of Computer Data after looking through the photos on a female DUI suspect’s iPhone, and sending nudes to himself and two other officers. He is also charged with the same offense in regard to a second woman.<p><i>CNET</i> reports that the …

Egypt jails eight men after ‘gay marriage’ ceremony on Nile

Court rules defendants endangered public morality after appearing in video featuring exchange of vows between two men<p>Eight men accused of attending a marriage-like ceremony on the Nile have been jailed for three years in the latest of a series of moves against Egypt’s gay community.<p>A court ruled …

Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his Munich, Germany, apartment.<p>Gurlitt, who died in …

Fine Art

Chilling Photos of Antarctica Juxtaposed with Warm Weather Objects

Photographer Gray Malin traveled 8,092 miles to capture his beautifully poignant series titled <i>Antarctica: The White Continent</i>. Drawn to the natural landscape of this glacier-covered place and the formation of floating icebergs, he used it as a backdrop to raise awareness about climate change. The …

Antarctica

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Washington DC, USA<p>Zermatt, Switzerland<p>Salisbury, UK<p>Valletta, Malta<p>El Chalten, Argentina<p>Toronto, …

European Travel

British-Iranian 'volleyball prisoner' hasn't been told about her one-year jail term

A British-Iranian woman who has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match is unaware of her punishment and has renewed her hunger strike while detained in a tough Iranian jail<p>Despite <b>media outlets around the world reporting the news of her one year jail term</b> …

Photographer Releases Classy Response After His Work was Stolen for a Political Attack Ad

Local Alaska photographer Mark Osborne found a nasty surprise waiting for him in the mail a few days ago. Among the bills and junk mail was sitting a …