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The 20 photographs of the week

Photojournalism from Brussels, Berlin, Brazzaville, Beijing, Benghazi and Buenos Aires – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Buenos Aires

Toyota Launches A Wooden Car

The Ise Grand Shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, is the holiest shrine of the Shinto religion. Every 20 years, people tear it down. Then, they build it new, all from wood, without a single nail. They have been doing this for around 1,300 years. Instead of preserving a single structure, …

Speedboat

'Phantom girl' in century-old pictures sends Siberian researchers on frantic search (PHOTOS)

Museum workers in Krasnoyarsk were astonished when they digitalized local photos from the early 1900s only to find an identical figure in all of them …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

Mosque ransacked and copies of Quran burned in Corsica

A crowd vandalised a Muslim prayer hall and set fire to copies of the Quran on the French island of Corsica, police said, in an attack condemned by the government.<p>The violence came on Friday amid heightened security measures for the Christmas holiday, and nationwide fears after the November 13 …

Young American Muslims Face Pressure, Are Optimistic Of Increasing Tolerance

Every time a violent attack is carried out in the name of Islam, as happened in Paris, Muslims in this country often feel pressure to speak out, to say how extremists have nothing to do with their faith.<p>We turned to Muslim Americans, who came of age after Sept. 11, to understand how they have …

10 Best Dressed: Week of October 5, 2015

Restrained simplicity was the rule of chic dressing this week, with long, languid silhouettes; full-length sleeves; and a sober color palette of black, blue, and aubergine.

Matter's first exhibition will explore the future of materials

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> artist and designer Seetal Solanki is launching her material consultancy studio Matter with a six-day exhibition and …

10 Famous Cases Of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), often called multiple personality disorder (MPD), has fascinated people for over a century. However, though it …

How Didi Kuaidi Plans to Destroy Uber in China

More products, more price points, more, more, more!<p>Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s biggest rival in China, harbors no ambitions for global domination. Instead, it is singularly focused on owning the home market and leaving Uber in the dust.<p>The current company was formed after China’s two biggest taxi-hailing …

Architizer

Control Your Next Smartwatch With A Wave Of Your Hand

Meet Project Soli, Google’s solution to Flavor Flav-sized watchfaces on wearables.<p>We don’t want big screens on our wrist, but small screens are tough to interact with unless we use a precision tool like a stylus. If smartwatches are going to be a thing, they’ll need to offer users something other …

Onefootball

Messi: Argentina aren't World Cup candidates Onefootball<p>📝 Argentina 4 Haiti 0: Messi hits hat-trick in Albiceleste farewell Onefootball<p>Manchester …

"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Photography

12 Gifts For The Person Who Loves Food Just As Much As Fashion

This year, food and fashion came together with delicious results. We saw celebrities wearing a bevy of food-related clothing and we couldn't be happier. From Katy Perry's pizza bathing suit in her music video, to Rita Ora's infamous Cheez-Its dress, to Jeremy Scott's ode to McDonalds in his …

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth.<p>SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and …

Protesters stop Amtrak train, halt freeway traffic in Berkeley

The size of crowds in Berkeley protesting the killings by police of unarmed black men skyrocketed Monday night along with arrests.<p>Authorities say the number of those demonstrating against grand jury decisions in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown tripled from previous days. As many as …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Hacker message demands Sony not show 'The Interview'

An online message claiming to be from the group that hacked<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer systems demanded that the studio stop showing "the movie of terrorism," a reference to theSeth Rogen-James Francocomedy "The Interview."<p>"Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break …