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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

The world is losing some of the most powerful tools in modern medicine. Antibiotics are becoming less and less effective at fighting infections. The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are starting to ponder a "post-antibiotic world."<p>Common infections that have been easily treatable for …

Assignment of a Lifetime: Riding in a U-2 Spy Plane at the Edge of Space

Back in 2010, San Francisco-based photographer Christopher Michel received a once-in-a-lifetime photo assignment from the US Navel Institute: to ride …

Photographer Olivier Duong Takes Us On A Visually Stunning Journey Through Haiti

<b>All Photographs Copyright Olivier Duong</b><p>Olivier Duong always braced himself for "that phone call" he says, "the one where I find out that my mother is no more." What Olivier perhaps didn't prepare for was his mother's death by a catastrophic earthquake, rather than her cancer diagnosis. Perhaps a …

Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

People have been lining up outside the U.S. Supreme Court for days hoping that they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments on gay marriage.<p>As of now, gay marriage is legal in 36 states. By the end of this Supreme Court term, either same-sex couples will be able …

SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' on trial in Germany on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland.<p>After three days and nights in darkness, crammed into the standing-room-only car with babies wailing, the doors were flung …

Haiti: suspected boat accident leaves 21 dead, 17 missing en route to islands

• 50 people heading to Turks and Calicos islands when boat supposedly capsized<br>• Captain tried to return to Haiti after hitting something, survivors said<p>At least 21 people have died and 17 others are missing in a suspected boat capsizing off Haiti’s northern coast, authorities said Thursday.<p>The group …

Mind-Bending 3D Tattoo Appears to Turn Man's Arm into a Machine

Tony Booth, a tattoo artist and owner of Dabs Tattoo in Southport, England, has successfully made a man appear as if he's an android. On his arm, at least. This incredible tattoo looks as though it's carved from the skin, and what's beneath it is another layer of hex geometric patterning. It's …

Body Art

Peter Lindbergh’s Women—Part 2!

In 1997, the photographer Peter Lindbergh published <i>Images of Women,</i> a tome filled with black-and-white portraits of some of the world’s most beautiful—from Veruschka to Kate Moss. So it’s about time that the iconic image maker, who at the age of 70 has yet to put down his camera, released a sequel.</i> …

Women's Fashion

Street Art That Only Appears When It Rains

Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Instead of sulking because it's raining outside, why not discover some hidden street art? Seattle, a city that's known for its rain, is now the place where you can find this rain-activated art, or what creator Peregrine Church calls “rainworks.” Using …

Painted Body Art Masterfully Cloaks People in Scenic Views

We recently marveled over Natalie Fletcher's mind-bending body art, and we're equally as impressed by her other nature-inspired paintings on people. Fletcher lives in Oregon, a state known for its organic beauty that's found in the mountains and coastline. She's translated these idyllic settings …

Determined Rural Postman Builds Elaborate Limestone Cathedral By Collecting Pebbles on His Mail Route

Postman Ferdinand Cheval spent 33 years picking up unusual pebbles while he delivered mail, and he turned his collection into this stunningly elegant limestone cathedral. The 100-year-old “Palais Ideal” stands today near the village of Hauterives, France. Its elaborate edifices include sculptures …

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Mystery as tanks found in Brazil warehouse

When police carried out a raid in Brazil they expected to find stolen cars and other household goods.<p>Instead - they found two wartime tanks - without engines, and it has left people baffled.<p>Ben Bland reports.

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652882_4421679d2e7e6e63f8fe39b555c1fdb6<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …