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Photo Of The Day: Is This The Worst Smog In The World?

Smog over Almaty, Kazakhstan on January 12, 2014. Image Source: Wikimedia CommonsBy now, you’ve surely heard about China’s crippling smog problem, …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Dazzling Paintings By A 16-Year-Old That Will Impress You

Dimitra Milan is a shining example of the heights all of us can reach once our raw talent and gifts are nurtured and given the freedom to grow and …

Art

Here's A Stack Of Anti-American Propaganda From North Korea

Every country in the world has a fair portion of its history steeped in bloodshed, war & a blatant disregard for human life - none of us are truly …

A Look At The Violent & Terrifying Gangs Of El Salvador

You may not have heard of them but Mara Salvatrucha (aka MS-13) are easily one of the largest and most fear criminal gangs in the world. Spread …

El Salvador

Sudan's new gold rush: miners risk their lives in search of riches

Photograph: Leyland Cecco for the Guardian<p>Salahuddein Salah, site manager of the El-Etimad mine, displays gold derived through the mercury and cyanide process.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/a113f024eaf99b2dd6126b79ba4ff1f5c4f91849/0_208_4896_2938/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Leyland Cecco<p>Miners watch …

Mining

Notable Lives Lost in 2015: Pictures

Manhunt for Joseph Kony continues as deputy faces ICC

The hunt for one of Africa’s most brutal rebel leaders began 10 years ago, but there is still no trace of Joseph Kony. On Monday, his deputy will …

Africa

The $40,000 ‘Bug’ Camera Drone Being Tested by the US Military

The PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a high-tech camera drone that’s currently being tested by the US military. Unlike consumer drones used by photographers, …

Geek out: these are the 14 best petrolhead gadgets of 2015

Hoverboard<p>Unlike the Lexus hoverboard, this one is clearly in contact with the ground, although it gives its rider the sensation of flight thanks to …

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will …

Wi-Fi

Striking Portraits Capture Africa’s Final Generation of Scarification

For <i>Hââbré, The Last Generation</i>, Ivory Coast, Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali captures some of the final faces marked by scarification, the …

Snugly Sleeping Bag Looks Like a Life-Sized Bear

Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa believes that every product has the potential to be both fun and functional–even when it comes to your average sleeping bag. In 2006, the artist heard that a bear had escaped from the Italian side of the Alps and made its way over to the Bavarian side. This creature …

Where Syrian Refugee Children Sleep

The war in Syria has been on-going for more than 5 years with no end in sight, 2 million+ children have fled their Syrian homes, both within and …

Man Waving Samurai Sword at NYC Apple Store Terrifies Customers

Police tackled a 30-year-old man waving a Samurai sword in Apple's flagship New York City store on Fifth Avenue Friday afternoon, authorities …

Lupe Fiasco Released One of 2015's Finest Rap Records, so Why Are People Nervous to Talk About It?

Through missteps and flops, the Chicago artist was reduced from hip-hop's most gifted to a corny rap sideshow. But Tetsuo & Youth showed it's time that was reversed.<p>It’s a cold night in January and my friend is perched excitedly on the edge of the sofa. “You need to hear the new Lupe Fiasco album,” …

Haiti: 5 years, 54 seconds later - Photographs by Marco Gualazzini | LensCulture

On January 12, 2010 Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was flattened by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The wave of untold destruction lasted for 54 never-ending seconds, the ramifications are still being felt today. First, the numbers: the disaster killed a shocking 220,000 people. An additional …

Echigo-Tsumaria Art Triennale is the World's Largest Art Installation

Every three years, over three hundred square miles of land in the Niigata prefecture of Japan are transformed into the largest and most ambitious art installation in the world: the Echigo-Tsumaria Art Triennale. Created by Tokyo-based gallery Art Front Gallery (AFG), the exciting event is host to …

Aftermath of Paris attacks

Bullet holes scar the windows of the Carillon restaurant on Rue Alibert in Paris Nov 14, 2015, the morning after an attack that killed at least 127, twelve of those at the restaurant. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)<p>A couple embrace near the Cosa Nostra restaurant Nov 14, 2015 in Paris the day …

A California UFO Mystery, A Selfie-Taking Monkey, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Scans Reveal Strange Warm Spot At Giza Pyramid

Probably not grain storage...or a Stargate<p>There's a lot we know about the iconic Pyramids at Giza. We know they were built thousands of years ago to hold royal mummies and grave goods (not grain). The pyramids were likewise not the home/landing site/temples of aliens dead set on taking over …

The DHS Is Getting A Wearable Radiation Detector

A Pipboy for the pre-apocalypse<p>The easiest way to detect nuclear material is typically when it's already too late. By the time seismographs, infrasound sensors, and radiation readers pick up on a blast, it’s already happened. Catching a nuclear weapon before it goes off is a lot trickier, which …

Meek Mill Affiliate Sends 50 Cent Warning Shots?

Dreamchasers’ <b>Omelly</b> has come forward to speak up for his <b>Meek Mill</b>-led crew amid shots fired at them over the past few months.<p>O did not name-drop …

How America Bought and Sold Racism

We’ve all seen vintage “black memorabilia,” the racist caricatures in advertising, figurines, toys, books, and other objects from the past. The items …

Black History

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change

The Yakuza: Photographs Of Japan's Criminal Underground Organization

<b>The Yakuza</b> - Japan's most notorious criminal organization.<p>To the Japanese locals, the Yazuka are noted for their intense brutality, tattoos and …

Now You Can Experience The Magic Of The Solar System On Your Wrist

Here's an absolute must-have item for anyone who is fascinated by the wonder of outer space, the vastness of the universe and magic of the solar …

planétarium

Pentagon spent $43m on 'world's most expensive gas station' in Afghanistan

Department of Defense used taxpayers’ money from 2011 to 2014 to show compressed natural gas could be used in cars but abandoned operation in March<p>The US Department of Defense spent nearly $43m on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, according to …

Afghanistan

Why Did Apollo Lunar Samples Have Amino Acids In Them?

A new study answers the decades-old question<p>Amino acids are fundamental building blocks of life. These molecules combine together into proteins, which are the bricks and mortar that build your body as well as digest your food, repair tissues, and perform other vital functions. So why were there …

Anonymous threatens to release 1,000 names of KKK members

White supremacists who have signed up to the KKK are at risk of being exposed by hacking group Anonymous<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has threatened to reveal the names of 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan, in a move which could cause immense embarrassment for supporters of the white supremacist …