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Watch a Swarm of 1,000 'Kilobots' Assemble Into Different Shapes

From the editor’s summary in <i>Science</i>:<p>When individuals swarm, they must somehow communicate to direct collective motion. Swarms of robots need to deal …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

South African 'maidens' perform annual reed dance - in pictures

Photographer Marco Longari captures the annual ceremony in Nongoma, South Africa

U.S. Strike in Somalia Reportedly Kills Major Terrorist Leader

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to reports, American airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia targeted and may have killed …

Living off the Land: Photos Depict Daily Life on a Commune in Virginia

For <i>The Communitarians</i>, photographer Aaron Cohen documents life in Twin Oaks, a Virginian commune established in 1967 as part of the emerging …

Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity by Nikolay Tikhomirov

Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov describes the photographs he’s taken as “art inside me” — and that’s just what they are, art.<p>One of his …

Associated Press News

The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men's Health?

On average, men aren't as healthy as women.<p>Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.<p>But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.<p>Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes …

Associated Press News

Italy coalition: Thousands rally in Rome against cuts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979456_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524628204_e10878ec2227166024659ef2b334f165<p><b>About 100,000 protesters, led by trade unionists, have rallied in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.</b><p>Wielding …

Europe

Broken rail eyed in Conn. train crash

Bridgeport mayor says the disruption caused by the train accident could cost the region's economy millions of dollars.<p>The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said Saturday, but a fractured section of rail …

Nigeria army imposes curfew in Maiduguri

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979225_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524732597_da34f259ba716387a958a2cd8d193211<p><b>Nigeria's military has imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri as its offensive against militants continues.</b><p>Maiduguri, …

Africa

Chinese citizens are hijacking Xi Jinping’s latest propaganda tool

If the last sixty odd years of Chinese history were told through Chinese Communist Party slogans, this year would mark a turning point in who controls the narrative.<p>Elusive expressions like Jiang Zemin’s “three represents” (which refers to the three pillars of the party—military, culture and public …

China

Connecticut commuter train crash leaves 72 injured and chaos at scene

Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut …

Afghan Parliament Halts Debate On Women's Rights Bill

After protests from some MPs and after only about 15 minutes, the Afghan parliament halted debate Saturday on a bill aimed at curbing violence against women.<p>As the BBC reports, the bill would have solidified a law passed by presidential decree in 2009, which banned "violence against women, child …

North Korea fires short-range missiles

North Korea has launched three short-range guided missiles, according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.<p>Citing defense ministry sources in Seoul, Yonhap said the missiles had crashed into the Sea of Japan, off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.<p>Two rockets were launched this …

North Korea