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Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

Art

Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2014

10. The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London<br>Duffy London’s dramatic coffee pairs layers of wood and glass to become a mesmerizing …

Autopsy shows US police shot unarmed black man in back

Autopsy of Ezell Ford reveals LA police shot him in the back at close range<p>An unarmed, mentally ill black man died after being shot by US police at point blank range in the back, an autopsy has shown.<p>A long awaited coroner's report found Ezell Ford, 25, who died on Aug 11, had a "muzzle imprint" in …

5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …

Portland Plans Tiny Houses for the Homeless

With an estimated 2,000 of its residents sleeping under bridges, on streets and in empty lots in a variety of makeshift shelters, the city of …

Wearable technology: Clothing designed to save your life

<b>The ancient Greeks called it "the sacred disease".</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessSmartphone stress: Are you a victim?Quantum computers to crack the worldThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience online<p>Epilepsy affects about 50 million …

Medical Technology

Watch as the news of violence in Ferguson spreads across the world via Twitter

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>If you’ve been following the news about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the resulting standoff …

Twitter Cofounder Jack Dorsey Is Providing Live Updates From Ferguson, Missouri

Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter and current founder and CEO of payment startup Square, traveled on Friday to St. Louis, Missouri, which happens to be his hometown. Since then, he's been tweeting from the protests — stemming from the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown — and posting …

First Tweeter (And St. Louis Native) Jack Dorsey Checks in From Ferguson

By any means necessary to get the story out.<p>While it might have the feel of a stunt, there is no question that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is deeply genuine in his burst of posts from Ferguson, Missouri, today.<p>Dorsey, who sent the first tweet ever, played reporter from the troubled suburb of St. …

Jack Dorsey was not arrested protesting in Ferguson

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey went marching in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night with everyone protesting the death of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of local police. The St. Louis native—Ferguson is a suburb—walked with the small, peaceful crowds, followed State Highway …

Justice

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Alexey Furman—EPA<p>David Carson—St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for …

Nurse 'posed with axe he planned to use to behead 14-year-old girl'

Dale Bolinger, 57, denies charges of arranging to meet and groom the girl, who he met online and whose identity is not known<p>Nurse Dale Bolinger posed with the large axe he allegedly planned to use to behead a teenage girl before eating her.<p>The father-of-four bought the three-foot handle weapon from …

Crime

Demand For Privacy Will Kill The Free Internet. Thank Goodness.

Paying for privacy in today's digital age<p>In February, Facebook purchased the WhatsApp messaging service for the mind-boggling sum of $19 billion. It was the largest acquisition of a venture-backed company ever, but it also proved a clear, albeit subtle, point: Our relationship to personal data is …

Brazil's indigenous, police clash in protest

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous protesters in traditional headdress clashed with police in Brazil's capital Tuesday, resulting in one officer …

Return of the 'White Plague': Fears over the rise of 'incurable' TB

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> "Sometimes I ask myself, why me? Why did this have to happen again?" says 31-year-old Andile from the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa. "But the problem is I could have got it anywhere, on …

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their …

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

Solar Panel Roads Will Produce Power for the Energy Grid

By simply driving your car, you could power the energy grid. Sound crazy? American electrical engineer Scott Brusaw is trying to make it a reality with his system of solar-powered roads. The idea, which he is calling <i>Solar Roadways</i>, is to re-purpose the national highways using photovoltaic panels. …

Clean Energy

When US companies drug test, they wind up hiring more black people

Today, almost half of all US jobs require a drug test, and it turns out that companies that test their employees hire more black people. But that’s not a result that reflects well on Americans.<p>Abigail Wozniak, a Notre Dame labor economist, has developed a model to show how the rise of employee drug …

Drug Testing

26 Sexist Ads Of The 'Mad Men' Era That Companies Wish We'd Forget

The rampant sexism in "Mad Men" was typical of the 1960s, when the outlook for women in America was just beginning to change. While the "second wave" of feminism began in the '60s, mainstream America was still very much a "man's world."<p>That attitude carried over into advertising, which did little …

Mad Men

60 years after Brown v. Board, inequality in America’s birthplace grows

In the six decades since the Supreme Court found that segregated schools were unconstitutional and inherently unequal in the landmark 1954 ruling of …

Water Is Life, DDB, researchers create a water purification system that also educates.

If you think books are old tech, you may be dismissing them too soon. The latest application for the folio design is a collection of water filters …