Benjamin Dannhoff

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Everyday Activities Performed Underwater as if Earth Was Submerged

What would everyday life look like if Earth was flooded by rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts? HOLOSCENES <i></i>is a thought-provoking performance installation by artist Lars Jan that visually answers this question. “The ebb and flow of water and resulting transformation of …

Hong Kong police clash with protesters; 45 arrested

Hong Kong police arrested 45 people before dawn Wednesday after clashing with pro-democracy protesters who had barricaded a key road near the offices of the territory's chief executive.<p>Officers used pepper spray to remove the demonstrators from the Lung Wo Road underpass and a nearby park. At an …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Breaking down the silos of mental health care

The traditional approach to treating a person with schizophrenia who is admitted to hospital would be to focus on the patient's intrusive thoughts and paranoid delusions, and usually administer an antipsychotic drug. But scientists, clinicians and researchers working at the University of British …

Archaeologists discover 800,000-year-old footprints on an English beach

A team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a …

Copenhagen zoo sparks outrage by killing healthy giraffe named Marius

A healthy young giraffe has been put down at Copenhagen zoo, despite a campaign to save it.<p>Protesters carrying banners gathered outside the zoo this morning and thousands of people signed a petition to rescue the giraffe, called Marius, after the Danish zoo announced it was planning to kill the …

Heavy Snow Hits Tokyo for First Time in 13 Years

The Tokyo area was hit by a rare heavy snowfall on Saturday, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow.By mid-afternoon, about 4 inches of snow had fallen.<p>The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years …

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The hunt is now on for Nazi-looted art in Canada

How many paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative objects plundered by the Nazis during the Holocaust era are housed in Canadian art museums and private collections, awaiting identification as such and, of course, their return to their rightful owners? Two thousand? One thousand? …

Swiss immigration quota vote sends shockwaves across EU

Switzerland’s decision to back the reintroduction of immigration quotas has sparked concern relations could unravel with Europe.<p>The narrow vote has also caused some unrest within the country, with some fearing Switzerland’s special status within Europe could be undermined.<p>“It’s about the economy. …

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Iranian warships heading to USA to show reach

Iranian vessels sail for U.S. coast to protest U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf.<p>Iranian warships headed to the U.S. coast pose little danger to the United States but could be a dry run for the future, according to former U.S. military and security officials.<p>The mission shows the danger …

Immigration groups turn to anger

Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.<p>After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.<p>A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups …

Hundreds of Eritreans enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt

Hundreds of Eritrean refugees have been enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt in the past 10 years, enduring weeks or months of violence and rape and extorted by traffickers often in collusion with state security forces.<p>Some of the refugees have died, and many have been scarred for life – …

Huge Anti-American Crowds Mark Iran Revolution

TEHRAN -- Anti-American and anti-Israel sentiment ran high on the streets of Tehran on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.<p>Chants of “Death to Israel” and “Down with the U.S.” reverberated and groups of young people approached NBC News’ crew to …

Who's Going To Be Afghanistan's Next President?

The United States is winding down more than 12 years of military involvement in Afghanistan, and for most Americans, the country is rapidly fading into the background.<p>At the same time, Afghans are entering uncharted territory. President Hamid Karzai, who has led Afghanistan since shortly after the …

US envoy visits Okinawa amid long-running row over military bases

The azure waters lapping at the sandy beaches of the city of Nago could have leapt straight out of a brochure. But the yells coming from a nearby football field at Camp Schwab, overlooking the north-east coast of Okinawa, offer a clue to the area's envisaged future, not as a holiday destination but …

Fighting Wildlife Crime: New U.S. Strategy Broadens Scope

U.S. takes leadership role to protect endangered wildlife and enhance global security.<p>President Obama's new national strategy to combat illegal wildlife trafficking around the globe is intended to be far more sweeping than curbing the poaching of African elephants.<p>It is also aimed at combating …

'Nymphomaniac' Makes Me Proud to Be a Woman

Sure, I saw Shia LaBeouf's fully erect penis, but it wasn't the sex that got me lathered, it was the film's transparency.<p>Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing Lars von Trier's newest, controversial piece of work, <i>Nymphomaniac</i>. And while I only got to see the first installment of the two-part …

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Become U.N. Climate Envoy

In an effort to spur action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will name Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as …

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.<p>The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

<b>Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.</b><p>Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats.<p>The team at University College London said similar …

Dylan Farrow Speaks Out on Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations

Woody Allen's Golden Globe lifetime achievement award reignited a debate about past charges of child sexual abuse against the Hollywood director, and …

Hamid Karzai: 'I saw no good' with America's presence in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, admits that he has not spoken to Barack Obama in seven months as he reveals the complete breakdown of trust between his country and the United States<p>The president of <b>Afghanistan</b> has not spoken to his American counterpart since June, he said, in an …

Mexico energy reform sparks mass protest

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Mexico City to protest against constitutional reforms pushed through by President Enrique Pena Nieto to open the oil and gas industry to foreign investment.<p>An estimated 65,000 people gathered for the protest on Friday in the Zocalo - a main square in the …

Women Who Rule

Laura Brown celebrates fearless femmes.<p>Many years ago, the editor of <i>Harper's Bazaar,</i> Carmel Snow, made a grand pronouncement. "Elegance," she declared, possibly snapping on gloves as she spoke, "is good taste plus a dash of daring." And Ms. Snow was right, boiling down style to a digestible …

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360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …