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American Confidence in Police Is Lowest Since 1993

Fifty-two percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police, a new poll finds, down 5% from 2013 and marking the …

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U.S. to pre-position tanks, artillery in Baltics, eastern Europe

TALLINN (Reuters) - The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine.<p>Carter made the announcement a little …

Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as …

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Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

<b>This post was updated at 1:25 p.m. ET to include comment from the White House press secretary.</b><p>The Obama administration is preparing to announce changes in the way it deals with families whose loved ones have been taken hostage by terrorist groups such as the self-declared Islamic State militant …

US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds

Data on one million teenagers shows marijuana use did not increase in US states where it was legalised, with fall among youngest children, authors of study find<p>Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research …

50 Studio Portraits of American Women from the 1900s and 1910s by Louis Fleckenstein

Louis Fleckenstein's first camera was a birthday gift from his wife around 1895. Eight years later, after participating in numerous local and Midwest …

A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

These Sophisticated Tattoos Are Blacker Than Black

Kamil Czapiga is a young tattoo artist, whose talent is well in advance of his age.<p>The Polish artist says that he's inspired by "Imaginary worlds, …

Lake Tahoe Fisherman Pulls In Long-Lost Camera, Finds 5 Years of Photos Still Intact

We have a category called “Finds” here at PetaPixel, and never does it apply more literally than when we chance upon one of those …

Fstoppers Reviews the Flashpoint 14" Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light

Flashpoint’s 14” Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light ($140) is by no means a perfect product. It’s not the sturdiest of creations; it seems to have about …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

A Silent Voice through Art & Photography – Interview with Zewar Fadhil

Art and Photography binds well and expresses numerous emotions through the works of Zewar Fadhil. Meet a very talented Fine-art Photographer from …

Black and White Photography by Florian Imgrund

Analog and Experimental Black and White Photography.<p>German photographer Florian Imgrund is fascinated by the unique charm of analog photographs …

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Evocative Black and White Landscapes by Derek Toye

Ontario-based Derek Toye captures incredibly contemplative landscapes in this ongoing series of black and white photographs. In each shot, he finds peaceful places that offer a moment of reflection upon nature. He narrows in on a single tree or an isolated pathway to produce stark compositions that …

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen | Colossal

<p>Photography student Guy Cohen lives and studies in Jerusalem, and travels to locations around Israel and elsewhere in the world to capture some of …

South Koreans Before & After Intensive Plastic Surgery

Looking good is serious money. In South Korea, a wave of travelling willing women and men have gone under the knife in recent years, cosmetically …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …