Katie Holt

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Where the most vulnerable suffer the greatest

Many Somalis will take relatives living with mental health problems to traditional or Khoranic healers for treatment. Mogadishu, Somalia. May 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/WitnessChange.org<p>Where the vulnerable suffer<p>Africans with mental illness are the unseen, with no voice in war-torn and impoverished …

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Transform the Postal Service and Help Millions in Poverty

Millions of low-income Americans depend on check cashing institutions, pawn shops, and payday loans to fulfill much of their banking needs. These places are notorious for ripping people off and serves as one of the countless barriers that keep poor people impoverished.<p>Senator Bernie Sanders …

Do not try at home! Crazy pictures by 'urban explorers'

It's an unusual hobby known as urban exploration where photographers venture into abandoned or unused buildings and places to see what they can capture on camera. Have a look!

Urban Exploration

J.R.R. Tolkien Annotated Map Of Middle Earth Discovered

A newly discovered map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien has been unveiled this week after being found in a copy …

Aziz Ansari does the math on Hollywood’s insulting racial quotas: “There would never be two Indian people in one show”

The actor and comedian spoke to Entertainment Weekly about industry racism and his new show “Master of None”<p>At Entertainment Weekly’s inaugural EW Fest this weekend, Aziz Ansari discussed his new Netflix series “Master of None,” in which he plays an Indian-American actor named Dev, and opened up …

Final kiss of two stars heading for catastrophe

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers have found the hottest and most massive double star with components so close …

Tech companies are investing in artists to improve creativity

Art and science have been intertwined for centuries, involving the same starting block: the research question. A 2008 study in the Journal of Psychology of Science and Technologyshowed that compared to other scientists, Nobel Laureates are disproportionately involved in artistic side projects and …

Creativity

Hospital Attack Fueled by Units New to Kunduz

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

Syria conflict: Russia strikes 'will fuel extremism'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1197000/1197530_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518116407_a617584ee5165889575c65c327a739db<p><b>Members of the US-led coalition against Islamic State have called on Russia to cease air strikes they say are hitting the Syrian opposition and</b> …

Middle East

When and Where to Watch This Weekend’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Author: Katie M. Palmer. Katie M. Palmer Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.24.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Late on Sunday evening, September …

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Aerial Shots of Iceland's Diverse Terrain

Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland's incomparable landscapes. “Iceland is [a] unique land," Polomski told PetaPixel. “Some locations look really abstract in …

New Petzvar 120mm f/4 Lens for the Hasselblad 500 is Made by a Single Man

If you shoot with a Hasselblad 500 series camera, there’s a new lens on the horizon: the Petzvar 120mm f/4. Unlike other lenses, which are designed …

Kerry: Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Russia's movement of tactical aircraft and surface-to-air missiles to Syria could pose a threat to American and allied forces, and made clear that the U.S. could accept a resolution to the civil war that allows President Bashar …

Middle East

Here’s a Look at How Color Film was Originally Biased Toward White People

Here’s a short 5-minute video by Vox that tells the story of how early film stocks in photographer were designed with light skin as the ideal skin …

A Brief Guide to Buying Secondhand Lenses

One of the biggest pluses to come out of the rapid expansion of photography from a fairly niche pastime to a mainstream high profile activity is the …

Photography

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Prominence from the sun<p>Astronomy photo contest overall winner<p>Skyscapes runner-up<p>Silk Skies with aurora<p>Triangulum galaxy glows<p>Face of the moon<p>Star trails<p>Comet crossing a nebula<p>Omega Centauri shines<p>Top youth astronomy photographer<p>Green aurora in Norway<p>Pinhole view of the sun's trails

The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

<i>This article is from</i> Hakai <i>magazine</i><i>, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems.</i>In the year 1700, on Jan. 26 at 9 at night, …

Geology

5 reasons Assad is holding on

1. Good friends<p>Assad currently controls 25% of Syrian territory, and he'll hold on to it as if his life depends on it — because it probably does. The territory he still commands is confined to large population centers on the coast, but that's enough as long as he continues to receive support from …

Middle East

How Los Angeles' homeless crisis got so bad

So how did L.A.'s homeless problem get so bad?<p>That's a question many are asking as Los Angeles elected leaders on Tuesday said they would declare a "state of emergency" on the growing homelessness problem and commit $100 million toward housing and other services for homeless people.<p>Here are some …

Homelessness