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Design Sleuth: A Very Green Garage

When it comes to improvement projects, a first step for many renovators is to try to remove invasive vines, but for Act Romegialli Architects in …

Sociology
Sociology

Sex-trafficking cases hard to crack in Wisconsin

WAUSAU, Wis. — On an October day in 2010, a 22-year-old woman strolled along National Avenue in Milwaukee, headed to a friend's home to spend the night.<p>An SUV pulled up alongside her. The door opened, and a stocky, bearded man jumped from the driver's seat, grabbed her by the jacket and threw her …

Beaten, raped and locked in cage by paedophiles at the age of 9 - India's modern day slaves

From a dimly-lit alley a teenage pimp emerges to tout a schoolgirl held prisoner inside the six-floor brothel behind him. “I can get you young …

CIA torture report to remain largely secret despite declassification vote

• Senate committee will vote to declassify 6,300-page report • White House would review process with spy agency's input<p>As a Senate committee moves to declassify a landmark report about the Central Intelligence Agency’s descent into torture, among the only certainties is that the public won’t see …

Bangkok scrap workers cut into live World War 2 bomb, explosion kills seven

Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.<p>The device was discovered at a construction site in Bangkok, and moved to a scrapyard before workers tampered with it, in an …

What happened in Rwanda is happening again in Central African Republic

Drive north from the capital, and you soon discover why relief workers call the Central African Republic a post-apocalyptic country. After a year of mass murder, the villages are abandoned and the roads eerily empty and desolate.<p>The checkpoints are controlled by cold-eyed men from largely Christian …

Africa

Edward Snowden Wins ‘Truth-Teller’ Award

Hero or trait­or, Ed­ward Snowden can now add one thing to his re­sume: award-win­ner.<p>The former Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency …

Surveillance

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Brazil tackling child prostitution for World Cup

The newly-renovated Castelao football stadium looms into sight up ahead. Driving just past it, we see women standing on street corners, leaning into cars and flashing nearly naked bodies in the low light.<p>We're in Fortaleza in the northeastern corner of Brazil, one of the World Cup host cities but …

Family: Ex-US Marine convicted in Iran, sentenced to 10 years prison

Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has been convicted in Iran by a secret court of "practical collaboration with the U.S. government" and sentenced to 10 years in prison, his sister told CNN on Friday.<p>The news follows a public campaign by Hekmati's family to win his release from Iran, where he has …

Edward Snowden installed as Glasgow University rector

Edward Snowden spoke at the ceremony in Bute Hall via a video link from Russia<p><b>Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has been installed as rector at Glasgow University.</b><p>The former US National Security Agency contractor fled from his homeland last May after revealing extensive details of internet …

Surveillance

Why In The World Would NASA Throw An Asteroid Into Orbit Around The Moon?

A seemingly crazy idea from the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California may in fact be just crazy enough to work (cue dramatic music!).<p>The Keck institute imagines a long-distance craft rocketed into space using existing technology. The probe would propel itself slowly to a small target …

Asteroids

Better Than A Van Gogh: NASA Visualizes All The World’s Ocean Currents

Our oceans are every bit as turbulent as “Starry Night.”<p>We imagine the ocean as having high tides and low tides, water that comes in and out in waves. Beyond that, how does water actually move around the world? What’s that flow look like?<p>NASA Scientific Visualization Studio assembled this …

Global Warming

Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records–And Traditional Notions Of Marketing

“I know the whole world is watching now,” said Felix Baumgartner, at the edge of space. They were–Red Bull Stratos set viewing records and marked another giant leap for a brand that’s setting the standard for content marketing.<p>For most brands, a risky marketing move consists of not testing the copy …

SpaceX Lands Air Force Rocket Launch Deal

Elon Musk’s private space company has secured its first contract from the U.S. Air Force. Does this move SpaceX into an innovative new frontier of the 21st-century space race?<p>SpaceX has somewhat quietly landed a pivotal deal this week: Mission orders from the United States Air Force Space and …

Space Travel

Strand-1, The Space-Bound Smartphone, Is Nearly Ready For Liftoff

The unmodified Nexus One, which powers the Strand-1 satellite, will be in orbit for six months and will send photos of Earth from space from its 5-megapixel camera.<p>The countdown to send Strand-1, the smartphone-powered satellite, into space has begun. SSTL, aka Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, …

Space Exploration

Best of the Week: Photography, Web, Illustrations and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Digital Art

daily inspiration | Abduzeedo

articles on<p>daily inspiration<p>Daily Design Inspiration<p>Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where …

Sketch 3: 5 Licenses Giveaway - Winners

I have been an Adobe user since I can remember, adopting the new tools always coming and going. Macromedia back in the day tried to challenge Adobe's …

Apps

Insurance Company Corporate Identity of LORENSEGS

Corporate Identity Design by IndustriaHED™ for Insurance Company LORENSEGS.<p>IndustriaHED™ is a creative studio dedicated to empower and establish …

Editorial Illustrations for Ideat Magazine

Editorial illustrations about Contemporary Lifestyle and Design.<p>Paris, France based agency La suite Illustration has realized this editorial project …