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Amnesty: Nigeria warned of Boko Haram raid at girls school, failed to act

What did the Nigerian government know about the mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, and when did it know it?<p>Those are the tough questions being asked after an explosive report made public Friday accused Nigerian military commanders of knowing the terror group was on its way to …

Foursquare’s new Swarm app means the death of badges & mayors

When Foursquare rips check-ins out of its app, it’ll shut down badges and service-wide mayorships with it.<p>As the launch of Foursquare’s new check-in app Swarm nears, the company today revealed new details regarding the future of many of its most popular features. As part of the move to split itself …

Innovative School Proposes Lush Vegetation on its Roof

The United Design Group (UDG) China recently began construction on an innovative community kindergarten in Wuxi, a city in the southern Jiangsu province. Called <i>Xieli Garden</i>, it's a spiraling three-storey structure whose sloping green roof wraps around a centralized courtyard. It aims to create the …

Architecture

The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos

French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to …

Photography

Beautiful Portraits Hope to Change the Perception of Bully Breed Rescue Dogs

Started back in 2012, <i>Not a Bully</i> is a heartwarming project by photographer Douglas Sonders that aims to change the perception of rescue dogs that have been unfairly labeled as bullies. The term “bully breed” covers 14 popular dog breeds like Boxers, Rottweilers, and PIt Bulls. Essentially, they're …

Pets

Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction

<b>The Great Gatsby</b><p>Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> by Harper Lee or <i>Oliver Twist</i> by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat …

Literature

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

The World's Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that's located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It's being called</i> …

Black Sea

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope

Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As …

Amnesty International

9 Shocking Confessions Revealed to Total Strangers

Everyone has dirty little secrets. Some choose to take them to the grave, others share them with a worldwide audience of complete strangers through …

Is This What Our Post-Apocalyptic World Would Look Like?

Heaven's forbid the zombie apocalypse occurs tomorrow or a pandemic breaks out wiping out the entire human race in less than a week. If either of …

Step Into The Magical Miniature World of Snails

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a snail?<p>Me neither, but this superb photographic series transports us to ground level, exposing the …

21 Painful Truths About Life In The Western World

First world problems affect even the best of us in this 21st world.<p>From the over-frothed milk in your latte to dodging hipsters on fixies during peak …

Generational Differences

<i>When I was a child, we played outside, rode bikes without helmets, rode in cars without booster seats and our parents didn't organize and supervise play dates.</i><p>This is a popular meme making the rounds on social media. It's usually accompanied by a photo of some kid jumping something enormous on a …

I Asked Siri 19 Ridiculous Questions And Got These Amazing Responses

This weekend I visited my family back in Cincinnati and got to meet my Dad’s new iPad for the first time. I don’t have enough money for this fancy …

Adventure Time Cake Pops! How to Make Finn & Jake from Adventure Time - by Cupcake Addiction

How To Creatively Use Chalkboard Paint Around The House

Blackboards or chalkboard walls are very versatile and can be used functionally but also for decorative purposes. You can integrate them in every …

9 Animated Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

We put countries and continents in a unique geographical perspective.<p><i>Produced by Sam Rega. Research by Christina Sterbenz and illustrations by Mike Nudelman.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

10 Frightening Easter Bunnies That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Admittedly the concept of an Easter Rabbit that lays eggs is already confusing. But when it comes to Easter festivities, much like Christmas, parents …

Alice In Wonderland Given A Sinister & Creepy Makeover

In 1865, English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (who would go on to use the pseudonym Lewis Carroll) released 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. …

24 Cats In Food Comas

Because we've all been there. Also, cat bellies are the best bellies.

Pets

31 Photos That Prove Bulldogs Are Beautiful

Whether French, American, or English, bulldogs are beautiful, lovable creatures. "National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day" is a great time to celebrate that!<p>If you now want a beautiful bulldog of your own, you should check out Humane Society or Pet Finder!

Cute

24 Baby Bunnies To Ease You Back Into The Working Week

Forgot how to function over Easter? We have a bunny for that.

Cute Animals

21 Snoozing Koalas You Want To Snuggle With Right Now

They're like TEDDY BEARS in TREES.

Cute Animals

An Ode To Coffeeshop Cats

Much like their pub and bookstore brethren, these café cats deserve your attention.

Coffee Shops

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Post-Shooting Life of Sixteen Film Sets

(Image credit: Edwinb)<p>Hollywood spends big bucks for lavish film sets on location. What happens to these sets when the movie wraps? Moving or reusing …

Oink! Don’t Look Behind You Now But,

Spread the Cute:<p>I’ve got an ear-y feeling we’re living on burrowed time.<p>Rob, a Flemish Giant rabbit, and two adorable miniature piglets, Chino and …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …