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Simple, Effective DIY Mosquito Trap Made with a Box Fan

This just catches 'em, it's up to you to kill 'em<p>Summer's almost over, but mosquitoes still have at least another month to feast on your flesh. Is …

Swarm of wasps sting great-grandfather to death

Retired service engineer Clive Southall is stung hundreds of times on holiday in Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool<p>A great-grandfather was stung to death by a swarm of wasps after he accidentally disturbed a nest near his holiday home.<p>Clive Southall’s head was so consumed by the mass of attacking …

Following the Volga – Thom Wheeler's journey through 500 years of Russian history

En route to a wedding in Astrakhan, writer Thom Wheeler traced the length of the 2,200-mile Volga river, by foot, boat, bus and train<p><b>The Volga river slices</b> <b>through the heartland of Russia</b> and covers a diverse set of cultures. You could probably travel its length in a week if you jumped on trains.<p><b>I</b> …

Philips’ latest Hue lightstrips put out white light and are extendable

Philips is expanding its Hue family of connected lighting products with the new Lightstrip Plus. This two meter parade of LEDs can produce millions of colors, which is nothing new for Hue products, but it also glows in different shades of white light — a huge feature its predecessor lacked. Philips …

Home Automation

10 most dangerous selfies ever taken

Reckless 'selfie' takers are paying with their lives

Adventurous attempts to get the angle right while posing for a photograph of oneself with a mobile phone (see Barack Obama’s effort with Bear Grylls this week) have led to risk taking and unwelcome behaviour that has unnerved foreign authorities.<p>Several governments and regulatory bodies have now …

Simple, seductive supper recipes from southern Italy

Southern Italy is the Italy of our imagination. I grew up visiting an ice-cream parlour with a picture of the Amalfi coast running along one wall. I was sure – at six years old – that such a place couldn’t exist. The sea was such a vividly deep blue, the flowers an intense red.<p>When I eventually got …

Articles about house week budget friendly shipping container home responds its tropical on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Each week, we tap into …

Shipping Containers

Fantasy Photo Shoots Bring Hope to Kids with Cancer

Photographer Jonathan Diaz is using his imagination and portrait photography skills for a good cause. He’s the founder of Anything Can Be, a Salt …

Former Ukip Candidate Peter Bucklitsch Apologises For 'Inelegant' Comments About Drowned Syrian Toddler

A former Ukip candidate has issued a public apology and deleted his Twitter account after making “grotesque” remarks about drowned Syrian toddler …

Migrant Crisis: Daily Mail And The Sun Blasted For 'Sheer Hypocrisy' Over Drowned Aylan Kurdi Front Page

Tabloid newspapers are being hounded by thousands of social media users for their sudden and apparent u-turn over the migration crisis that is …

Egyptian Billionaire Naguib Sawiris Offers To Buy Mediterranean Island For Refugees

<b>UPDATE: Egyptian Billionaire 'To Name Refugee Island After Drowned Syrian Boy' #aylanISLAND</b><p>An Egyptian Telecoms billionaire has proposed buying a …

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Street Photography

Cameron limits UK's Syrian refugee intake 'to discourage risky journeys'

Prime minister also rejects obligatory EU quota as aid groups criticise his response to refugee crisis as inadequate<p>David Cameron has set limits on his plan to accept thousands of extra refugees from Syria after he rejected any involvement in an EU scheme for compulsory quotas, saying they would …

Germany greets refugees with help and kindness at Munich central station

Volunteers sort through piles of donations and police hand out bars of chocolate on the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis<p>Ahmed stands outside Munich’s central station, kicking the pavement and sipping from a bottle of water. He arrived on Tuesday from Keleti station in Budapest on a train …

Men tell Polish TV they have 'irrefutable proof' Nazi gold train exists

Poland’s army will decide whether or not to take action regarding Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper’s claim within two weeks<p>Two men who claim to have discovered an armoured Nazi-era train laden with gold and valuables in Poland say they have irrefutable proof of its existence.<p>Andreas Richter and …

Amsterdam to refund fines levied on Holocaust victims for paying rent late

City agrees to refund fines to families after details of fines emerged in Amsterdam archive<p>Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials said Friday.<p>"From today, the …

Bob Geldof on refugee crisis: “I’m prepared to take four families immediately”

Singer describes the situation as "an absolutely sickening disgrace"<p>Bob Geldof has said he and his partner Jeanne Marine would personally be prepared …

Political Activism

The Hubble space telescope: 'It's a terrific comeback story'

It’s 25 years since a shuttle first put the giant space telescope into orbit, but the project initially seemed doomed to fail. How did Nasa’s team turn things around, going on to capture over a million stunning images of deep space?<p>The moment had come. Scientists filed into the room and set up a …

Captain Scott South Pole images sell at auction for £30k

'The negatives offer an incredible snapshot into one of the most famous British Antarctic expeditions of the 20th century,' says auctioneer<p>Haunting never-seen-before images showing Captain Scott's doomed expedition team setting off on their ill-fated trek to the South Pole have sold at auction for …

Walimex Pro Cage: Great Alternative to the Wooden Camera Cage

I love my Wooden Camera Quick Cage, but the cost of shooting with one is pretty steep. A complete WC cage setup that can be use with or without rods …

Videography

12 Tips for Better Film Editing

I’m currently cutting a digital feature and this has made me think about editing styles. Here are an even dozen tips that I feel will make any …

Custom Rigs Used by VICE Shooters

Great video done by VICE DP’s Jake Burghart and Jerry Ricciotti showing us their custom rigs. While they use C300 cameras, a lot of this rigging …

Canon EOS

Making of American Loneliness

<b>This is a guest post by filmmaker Mathieu LE LAY on his latest film American Loneliness.</b><p>Since I started adventuring and filming into the wild, I had …

A Sony a7S in the field: Al Jazeera’s Miguel Toran tries it out for broadcast TV

Shares 80<p><b>Guest post by Miguel Toran:</b><p>Shooting Beijing Opera with the Sony a7S<p>Yes, it is an amazing camera. Yes, it has superb video quality. And yes, …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.<p>With passport stamps approaching extinction thanks to biometric chips, consider this decidedly low-tech way to log your journeys: a scratch-off globe from the folks at Animi Causa. Assemble the flat-packed pieces to make a 3-D world map that's covered in gold …