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The 10 Best LGBT Films of 2017

<i>Battle of the Sexes</i><p>Beyond trouncing proud male chauvinist Bobby Riggs in the legendary 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match, Billie Jean King was a …

Friday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek 'gay utopia'

<i>In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today.</i><p>In recent years, we have seen significant advances won …

15 Modern Calendars for 2018

2018 Chad Kouri Wall Calendar \\\ $28<br>This calendar features a minimalist abstract design on white, high-quality paper for each month of the year …

It's Official: The World Bank Will Stop Fossil Fuel Financing After 2019

This is HUGE.<p>In a move sure to be celebrated by opponents of fossil fuel-based energy, the World Bank has just made a huge announcement at the One …

Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me, TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of …

"River chief" system introduced to east China for environmental protection

A staff worker salvages weed and floating waste in Wucheng Village of Changxing County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 30, 2017. Major Chinese …

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong's freedoms | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amid calls from Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing elite for sweeping new national security laws, government advisers and lawyers say the legislation is likely to be tougher than proposals shelved 14 years ago, raising fears about the city’s cherished freedoms.<p>Chinese national flag and …

The Daan Roosegaarde interview | This rock star innovator is converting smog into jewellery

With boyish charms and uber cool appeal, Daan Roosegaarde is a rock star innovator. The 38-year-old, who is in news for his unique smog-free project, …

Innovation

The flat-pack coat-rack

You could turn a simple 4ftX3ft piece of wall into a complete closet with the Luminaire Piano Coat Rack! Designed to look like a piece of wood …

London buses swap out diesel for a coffee-based biofuel

Brits may prefer tea, but their busses will be getting a buzz from coffee. U.K. startup bio-bean, Shell, and Argent Energy have teamed up to fill …

Coffee

China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime

The latest political figure in China to fall from grace is one whose influence has been felt by anyone in the country who has gone online in the past five years.<p>State media outlet Xinhua reported late Nov. 21 that the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), China’s main …

China

This brilliant project turns plastic waste into 3D-printed benches for Amsterdam

Rotterdam-based studio The New Raw is rallying citizens to turn their household plastic waste into stylish public furniture. Their “Print Your City!” …

Furniture

How recycled roofs are transforming homes in slums

<b>"You go into slums and villages and it is a problem-rich environment."</b><p>Hasit Ganatra saw people in the slums of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, and realised that their lives were blighted by the quality of their homes.<p>Around 65 million people across India live in slums, according to data from the 2011 …

LOPER Shoes Launches 3 New Readymade Styles

Last year we featured the LOPER DIY shoes that you assemble at home and now they’ve launched three new shoes to round out the collection. LOPER, …

IKEA's SPACE10 Future-Living Lab is Researching the Future of "Co-Living"

SPACE10, the future-living lab created by IKEA, announced this week a "playful research project" to investigate the future of co-living. <i>One Shared</i> …

Housing

Playful Animation Tells the Story of Humankind’s Quest for a Perfect City

Cities are universes in themselves; furiously spawning, spewing, hissing through time and space. They are cudgeled, raked, plastered, worshipped, …

Built Environment

Bedside clock combined with a bright idea!

Night lamp when you want it and an alarm when you need it, the Oittm Intelligent Wake Up Alarm Clock is the one and only device you’ll need on your …

How Hong Kong Umbrella movement was crushed and pro-democracy activists gradually silenced

Young Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were released on bail from jail on October 23. They will now appeal against …

Governments use 'keyboard armies' to manipulate social media, suppress dissent, report says

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.<p>A study of internet freedom in 65 countries found 30 governments are deploying some form of manipulation to …

Human Rights

Jesus won’t save you — President Xi Jinping will, Chinese Christians told

BEIJING — Jesus Christ won’t drag you out of poverty or cure your illnesses, but the Chinese Communist Party will, so take down those pictures of Christ and put up a nice photograph of President Xi Jinping.<p>That’s what thousands of villagers in southeastern China have been told by local officials, …

China

Indonesia: Rising sea levels threaten villages

Almost 42 million homes in Indonesia's coastal areas are under threat by rising sea levels.<p>Almost 42 million homes in the coastal regions of Indonesia are under threat by rising sea levels.<p>Water levels are rising at the rate of eight millimetres a year in many places.<p>Most of the affected rely on …

Sea Level

15,000 Scientists Who Issued a Bleak 'Second Notice' to Humanity Say These 9 Steps May Save Us

First, the good news. Since 1,700 top scientists issued a dramatic warning 25 years ago about humanity pushing the Earth beyond its capacity to …

10 Companies Making Enterprise Software Actually User Friendly | Inc.com

Enterprise software has the near impossible mission of coordinating all the unique tasks of a business in one digital interface. No two businesses are the same, so creating a universally appropriate interface is even more challenging. All too often, companies allow their software to grow old and …

Project Management

How and Where You Can Make Money Testing Websites

Turns Out, Testing Websites Can Be a Lucrative Side Hustle.<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>In a world of illegitimate online job opportunities, it’s nice to …

Living Rooms

Facebook’s idiotic solution to revenge porn

The company’s latest proposal is cruel and potentially harmful to victims.<p>It sounds like something out of a dystopian novel: Want to prevent becoming …

Social Media

Sean Parker on Facebook: We created a monster

Sean Parker, who played a pivotal role in turning Facebook into a money-minting juggernaut, admits that he is now “something of a conscientious …

In China's 'democracy village', no one wants to talk any more | Reuters

WUKAN, China (Reuters) - Surveillance cameras peer at residents from every major street corner. Informants are everywhere, villagers say. And more than a dozen villagers are languishing in prison or detention.<p>The southern Chinese village of Wukan was once a symbol of grassroots democracy in China. …

Fully renewable electricity possible by 2050, says new study

<b>A new study has claimed that a global electricity network powered exclusively by renewables is possible by 2050, and will be cheaper than today’s</b> …

Engineering