Mitchell Burns

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Magnum photographers' best shots of 2015 – in pictures

Magnum is a world-famous co-operative photo agency, run by its photojournalist members. In collaboration with Magnum we present an esoteric selection of the agency’s favourite images of the year, capturing events from the Paris terror attacks to Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, along with …

El Paso

RANKED: Every Quentin Tarantino movie from best to worst

From "Pulp Fiction" to "Django Unchained," his style is defined by a mix of shocking violence and humor.<p>His latest film, "The Hateful Eight," comes out on Christmas Day. At long last, Tarantino decided to do a full-blown, traditional (or traditional-ish) western.<p>But where does "The Hateful Eight" …

Kill Bill

Portraits of Dancers and Acrobats Creating Hypnotic Light Patterns Around the World

Visual artist Eric Paré toys with the concepts of time, light, and space with his signature light photography. Each enchanting image is expertly brought to life through long exposure. Paré’s portfolio showcases a bewitching collection of images that explore the delicate beauty of the human body …

Visual Art

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film

Film shows Republican frontrunner calling for entry ban on Muslims Trump lawyer says militants ‘were at this long before Trump run’<p>Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has used a clip of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in its latest recruitment film.<p>The group released a …

Donald Trump

Photo @ladzinski / On the conglomerate red sand stone cliffs above #Vail Colorado is a winter playground for ice climbers. One of the more famous formations in the area is #TheFang, a striking pillar of ice that when fully formed is the prime route in the valley. @bookofsamuel seen here making a late evening ascent of the route high above the valley floor.

An #aerial view of the western edge of the Westlands Water District, which borders the parched #DiabloRange in California's #CentralValley. Westlands is the nation’s largest agricultural irrigation contractor, a state entity created at the behest of — and largely controlled by — some of California’s wealthiest and most politically influential farmers. For almost 5 decades, Westlands has brought its farmers a torrent of water from the reservoirs and aqueducts of the federal Central Valley Project, the vast public work that irrigates half of California agriculture. Lately, #drought has reduced that torrent to drops. This #nytweekender, we’ll be sharing staff photographer @damonwinter’s photos from this story. Visit the link in our profile to see more.

China’s Dangerous War Talk About the South China Sea

The air and sea shadow boxing could lead to a bloody brawl with the U.S., warns the head of China’s navy. And the warning itself is the scary …

If we send soldiers to war, we owe them peace of mind

<i>To read the story behind the Globe's unprecedented, far-reaching investigation into soldier suicides, please click here.</i><p>War changes men (and women). It leaves wounds, physical and mental.<p>We have developed countless weapons to kill and maim and, as a counterpoint, sophisticated body armour to …

Mental Health

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Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

See ISIS's Destruction of the Ancient City Palmyra

This undated photo released on Aug. 25, 2015 on a social media site used by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) milit<p>... VIEW MORE<p>AP

Palmyra

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

Global Warming

8 Habits Everyone Should Take Up In Their 30s

Do you want to improve your quality of life? There are many small steps you can implement on a daily basis to improve the overall quality of your …

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time I
Black History

Jon Stewart is literally speechless over Mike Huckabee's Holocaust comments

It's hard to believe that anything could leave the notoriously silver-tongued Jon Stewart with nothing to say — then again, it could be argued that …

Mike Huckabee

NASA just posted a supertrack of Earth sounds it recorded for aliens in 1977

Watch out, Beyonce. NASA just dropped a sick track out of nowhere — and it's got a sweet and sentimental 1970s vibe.<p>The track, of course, comes from the famous Golden Record, a copy of which is aboard each of two of NASA's most famous spacecraft. Back in the summer of 1977, the space agency …

Vinyl Records

Momčilo Gavrić was the youngest soldier in the First World War. In the beginning of August 1914, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his family. His house was also set on fire. Momčilo survived because...

<b>Momčilo Gavrić</b> was the youngest soldier in the First World War.<p>In the beginning of August 1914, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his family. His …

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

<b>The Eagle was built by the Nazis and fought for Hitler in World War Two - so how did a tall ship that once flew the swastika end up as a training vessel for new US Coast Guard cadets?</b><p>Driving home along the coast of Connecticut one winter's evening, Tido Holtkamp saw a ghost.<p>There she was - moored …

Sailing

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

<b>All Images (c) Willem Jonkers</b><p><i>Willem Jonkers is not quite your average street photographer. His work is rather unique. Although he chases many of the same subjects as the other few million street photographers out there, he does so with an 8mm fisheye lens. This slight deviation from the normal</i> …

Street Photography

A New Cold War In The Void Of Space

Through a satellite darkly<p>By treaty, outer space is a weapons-free zone. In the future that might not be the case. America’s defense establishment, including the Department of Defense as well as intelligence agencies, are building a center to plan for war in space.<p>There is already a military aspect …

Obama shines on “WTF”: Maron’s intimate podcast could be a game-changer for American politics

The medium strips away much of the performance we have come to expect from politicians—human connection follows<p>Can you believe President Obama said the N-word on "WTF"!?!? There, we got that out of the way. We good? Now we can, as Marc Maron would say, get into it.<br>Sometimes podcast devotees forget …

U.S. Politics
Free Syrian Army

Johnny Depp sells French estate - including pirate-themed room - for £16.5 million

The Pirates of the Caribbean star wants to “move on” by selling the 200-year-old French village he bought as a holiday home and and spent years lovingly restoring<p>Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean can grab a piece of film history; its star Johnny Depp has put his themed home up for sale in the French …

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

Art Lebedev's Transparentius is brought to life in new Samsung prototype<p>Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large, slow-moving trucks and connect it …

Autonomous Cars