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From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.<p>At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new …

Military

A Teen Is In A Coma After A Friend Squeezed His Testicles And Gave Him A Heart Attack

Friends shouldn’t let other friends touch their balls, be it for joke, pleasure or contest. If you’re still thinking it’s OK to let it happen, allow this story out of Ireland to help sway your mind. Put yourself in this young man’s swollen position for a moment. From The Irish Mirror:<p>The …

Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.<p>U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the …

Exclusive: Housing bubble brewing – prices are now unaffordable for middle earners, says Business Secretary Vince Cable

Home ownership has now become “unaffordable” to people on middle incomes, Vince Cable admitted, as he warned that the bubble developing in the …

Metropolitan police operate target-driven culture of fear, say officers

Metropolitan Police Federation report claims quotas for arrests and stop and search are unrealistic and demoralising<p>The Metropolitan police operate a target-driven "culture of fear" that pressures officers to meet arbitrary and unrealistic quotas for arrests and searches, damaging morale and …

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants

Patients with severe alcohol-related liver disease will receive transplants for first time under pilot scheme<p>People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on …

Flight 370: The search goes under water

Four weeks to the day since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, the search is set to continue Saturday -- both on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean and deep below it.<p>Time is fast ticking down to find the missing Boeing 777's locator pingers: If functioning as expected, their batteries …

Afghanistan poised to vote for new president

Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday, for presidential elections that are meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in its history.<p>The country’s current president for more than 12 years, Hamid Karzai, is due to stand down as he is constitutionally barred from seeking another term in …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Art

Articles about quake exhibit explores intersection architecture and engineering on Dwell.com - Dwell

A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.<p>Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes opens at New York's Center for Architecture on February 12.<p>The celebrated Stremmel House is on the market, offering a light-filled floor plan …

Architecture

Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show - Pocket-lint

As concept cars go, the Toyota FT-1 concept made a good case for star of the show at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. And if you’re gutted that you never …

Daily Inspiration 1660

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Twinway : A Mobility Solution for Serbia by Marko Lukovic

<b>TwinWay</b> is a concept vehicle submitted to Michelin Design Challenge to propose a mobility solution in Serbia. As the largest country in South Eastern …

National Geographic Travel

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Alcohol consumption higher in more liberal US states, study shows

As states become more liberal over time, they tend to consume more beer and spirits per capita, say researchers<p>Becoming more liberal is enough to turn you to drink – at least, according to scientists. As populations in America become less conservative their overall alcohol consumption, in …

How Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Sleep

You need to sleep well if you want to be alert, live for a while longer, and remember what you did today. Too bad the phone you’re playing with disrupts the whole sleep thing.<p>Some people might say that sleep is wasted time. Clearly, they haven’t heard that sleep is where you put your memories away …

Sleep

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Here we are — another week has passed by us and we are heading into the weekend. For those of you who are going to have …

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

Six years isn’t that long, but the rapid pace of innovation means everything–from education to health care to the Internet itself–could look a lot different by then.<p>How will technology change life by the end of the decade? That’s the subject of a new book, called <i>Shift 2020</i>, which explores the …

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