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German Justice Minister: Cologne attacks planned in advance

Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has said he believes the sexual assaults in Cologne were 'coordinated and prepared' ahead of time. He also accused …

Europe

Miles of Thread and a Giant Needle Weave Indoor Rainbows

Gabriel Dawe gives you the rainbow without the rain.<p>Imagine a rainbow that’s divorced from rain, water, or any kind of natural and uncontrollable events, a rainbow that will linger, flawless and unchanging, for however long you care to watch it. Gabriel Dawe makes these perfect rainbows reality.<p>The …

In Ghana, the global problem of e-waste has local consequences

Consumers have a nasty habit of throwing out their electronics as soon as newer, shinier models become available, and they rarely ever do so properly. Nearly 42 million tons of e-waste — everything from microwaves and electric shavers to washing machines, laptops, cellphones, TVs and computer …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

Pablo Picasso

Julian Germain photographed classrooms in 19 countries all over the world

"We are responsible for the world they’re growing up in," says Julian Germain of the many children he photographed in schools in vastly different …

European migrant crisis: Asylum seekers arrive on Lesbos Island in Greece to begin journey north through Europe

The beaches of the north coast of Lesbos Island are normally full of tourists, but this summer you cannot walk more than a metre along the shores …

Pictures of the Week 9.10.15

Japan

Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwords

Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge analyzed 4,000 patterns for her master's thesis and found that 77 percent of …

Surfing

Ten fruits and vegetables you're storing wrongly

Store at room temperature in an open container, to allow air circulation. Don't take off a clove's protective papery husk until you're ready to prep. …

Anti-Islam protesters and anti-racism activists clash in Melbourne

About 12.30pm United Patriots Front leader Sherman Burgess and supporters arrived at nearby Citizens Park.<p>Flying Australian flags Flying Australian …

Rights & Freedoms

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Wikimedia

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from …

Japan

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Art

IBAC: 'Puppet' claims he was brainwashed by former senior Victorian Education Department official Nino Napoli

On the fifth day of the public hearings, Mr Calleja said Mr Napoli drove him "bonkers", calling incessantly and randomly showing up at his office and …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Bali Nine: Australia recalls ambassador as world condemns executions

Indonesia criticised after Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, four Nigerian men, an Indonesian and a Brazilian are executed by firing squad<p>Bodies taken to Jakarta as UN condemns Indonesia executions<p>Indonesia’s execution of eight drug offenders on Wednesday drew international condemnation …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Poor internet for poor people: Why Facebook’s Internet.org amounts to economic racism

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps you’ve been following the news from the digital front in India—there’s been a significant movement in support of net neutrality.<p>This is the concept that holds, among other things, that all bits and bytes should be treated the same on all telco and carrier …

Net Neutrality

Salutin' Putin: inside a Russian troll house

Former workers tell how hundreds of bloggers are paid to flood forums and social networks at home and abroad with anti-western and pro-Kremlin comments

Rape of a Nation - Photographs and text by Marcus Bleasdale | LensCulture

<i>“For a lot of photographers, the photograph is the ultimate goal. But for me, it’s the start of the process…it’s not the individual photograph, it’s what you do with it and who you engage with it that makes it powerful.”</i><p>The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Photos

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Graphene

Google Filed A Patent For A Wearable To Zap Cancer

A closer look at Google's plan to attack diseases by putting tiny particles into your body.<p>Google's plans for a wearable that would zap harmful particles in the body are shaping up.<p>In a recently issued patent application, Google provided details on a novel medical treatment that would involve …

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

Photos

Australia's wooden boats for asylum seekers raise legal challenge – advocates

Australia’s multimillion-dollar deal to build boats in Vietnam in which to return asylum seekers to the countries they have left could raise new legal challenges to its controversial forcible return policy.<p>Guardian Australia revealed on Thursday the government had signed a “multimillion-dollar” …

Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner's story

A police officer who has been part of an Indonesian firing squad tells how he and his prisoners prepare for the death sentence, and how he hopes those who are killed find their peace<p><b>As Indonesia prepares to execute up to 11 prisoners, including two Australians, a Brazilian and a Nigerian national,</b> …

Finding Freedom: Portraits and Poems of Former Inmates at a Halfway House

“Finding Freedom” is a new art book collaborative project between Brandon Crockett, a community volunteer and advertising copywriter, and the …