Melissa Plassia

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UC Irvine is No. 1 ‘Coolest School’ in nation

<b>Irvine, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014</b> — UC Irvine has placed first in <i>Sierra</i> magazine’s eighth annual ranking of the country’s “Coolest Schools,” marking the …

College & University

Learning music improves children's abilities and raises their IQs, study finds

S MAG A Berkshire school has found the key to better learning and brighter, happier pupils<p>It’s probably as well Langley Hall Primary Academy doesn’t …

Inside the Met’s Secret Gay Art Collection

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andrew Lear guides our correspondent through a cornucopia of statues and pictures, thrumming with …

Wu-Tang Clan and Hip-Hop's Obsession With the Art World

A $5 million auction is the wrong way to prove rap is worthy of respect.<p>If the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA gets his way, you’ll probably never hear the rap group’s latest album, <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i>. The sole extant recording of its 31 tracks sits locked away in a hand-carved nickel and silver …

Usher, No Doubt, and Train Set To Lead DC's Free Global Citizen Festival In April

There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite stars going out of their way to do something good for the world, right? Well, what if it involved an event where you could see those singers and bands for free?<p>Well, that’s exactly what The Global Poverty Project and the Earth Day Network—two …

Coachella Who? 16 of the Coolest, Most Affordable Summer Music Festivals

Music makes the world go ’round, making us feel productive, inspired and energized. We’re huge fans of powerhouse music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, except for when tickets sell out fast and are oh-so expensive. This year, try switching up your music game and experiencing an …

Festivals

Le webzine FLASH! 9 dédié à la photographie de rue est sorti ! http://phototrend.fr/2015/03/webzine-flash-8/

Homer Simpson, tout près de découvrir le boson de Higgs avant tout le monde

Le physicien et fan des Simpson Simon Singh révèle que, dans un des épisodes, Homer pose l'équation presque exacte de la masse de la particule …

Innovation

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Happy World Book Day! From Henri Cartier-Bresson’s "The Decisive Moment" (1952) to Bruce Davidson’s "Subway" (1986) to Alec Soth’s "Sleeping by the Mississippi" (2008), the photobook has been a hugely important vehicle for publishing Magnum photographs. And we just got some new titles in our store. Enjoy-->http://bit.ly/10QrY1W Photo © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos. USA. Indiana. Fairmount. 1955. In 1955 James DEAN returned to his roots, the town of Fairmount where he was raised and educated. He visits the farm of his uncle Marcus Winslow, and in the dining room reads some poetry by James Whitcomb Riley.

Une affiche US pour The Connection (La french de Cédric Jimenez avec Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche)

Drug-Resistant TB in India: Photographs by James Nachtwey

Patients in a TB isolation ward in impoverished Bihar state, which has one of India’s highest infection rates.<br>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>1 of 10<p>India’s …

A big congratulations to these three adventurers (pictured) who have won our #lpVentureOut contest with @adventurecom. @jasonjpturner (top) took out the first prize, with this picture of him (by @kirstyaturner) on the summit of Ben Vrackie, a mountain near Pitlochry, Scotland (#UK). The other two (below), were the runners-up. Left: @goodvoyage (#USA). Right: @lindaiskorgen (#Norway). See their feeds for further details. Thanks to all those who entered. Keep on adventurin' :) 🗻

60% des lesbiennes en France ont vécu au moins un acte homophobe

A l’approche de la journée des Droits des femmes (dimanche 8 mars), l’association SOS-Homophobie publie la première enquête d’envergure sur « la …

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Karnak : découverte de superbes statuettes égyptiennes au temple de Ptah

Le Centre franco-égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak (CNRS, ministère des Antiquités d'Égypte) vient d'achever la fouille d'une favissa, une fosse …

Égypte

En 60 jours, il est passé de quelques graines à un potager bio hyper productif en permaculture

<b>Dans l’agitation de notre vie quotidienne, l’idée de faire pousser ses propres légumes semble impossible. L’histoire et les photos qui suivent vous prouveront le contraire et vous donneront la motivation nécessaire pour réaliser vos rêves.</b><p>Il y a un an, un scandale éclata au Canada. Le propriétaire d’une maison avec jardin décida de transformer en potager sa parcelle de terre donnant sur la rue. Il souhaitait faire pousser ses propres légumes. Mais la ville n’aima pas l’idée et lui donna l’ordre …

La Tchétchénie, laboratoire du néo-stalinisme poutinien

Voyage dans la nouvelle Tchétchénie, où la terreur souterraine a remplacé la guerre ouverte. Un documentaire de Manon Loizeau, spécialiste de ce …

Tchétchénie

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

Près de 700 koalas tués par les autorités en Australie

Les marsupiaux étaient jugés trop nombreux et condamnés à mourir de faim. Les défenseurs des droits des animaux sont furieux.<p>L'Australie et les …

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Ancient Civilization

This Medieval Skeleton May Belong To A Knight Who Died While Jousting

Looks like someone got the short end of a very long stick.<p>After closely examining more than 700 sets of skeletal remains unearthed at Hereford Cathedral in England, archaeologists think they've identified the bones of a medieval knight who died while jousting.<p>The skeleton dates back to between 1100 …

Archaeology

Recrutement pour le jihad dans le sud de la France: cinq inculpations

Mardi dernier, cinq hommes ont été interpellés dans le sud de la France, dans le cadre d’une enquête sur une filière jihadiste vers la Syrie. Ces …

Terrorisme

These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …