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Don’t get your feathers ruffled, it’s only Monday

Don’t get your feathers ruffled, it’s only Monday.

FIFA bans Nigeria from international football

Nigeria's players form a huddle after a 2-0 defeat to France sent the African champions packing from Brazil 2014.<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Nigeria banned from international football competitions<br>• FIFA acts over 'government interference' in running of its federation<br>• Nigeria exited at last 16 stage of 2014 World …

U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with President Bashar Assad's government.<p>The order was …

Middle East

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

France's Nicolas Sarkozy 'had phone tapped by judges'

<b>Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped for the past year on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.</b><p>And Le Monde newspaper says the phone taps have revealed evidence of tampering with the justice system.<p>It says a senior …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Eye Candy: 10 Extravagant Heels for Spring

We've rounded up some of the most beautifully embellished, feathered and impossibly high heels to lust after this season.<p>While having these 12 classic shoes are very important for any stylish woman's wardrobe—we can't help but be drawn to extravagant shoe styles that we know could turn any look on …

Egypt's military leaders unveil devices they claim can detect and cure Aids

Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure Aids, hepatitis and other viruses.<p>The claim, dismissed by experts and called "shocking to scientists" by the president's science adviser, …

Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?

Politicians and businesses have long complained about the price of fighting climate change. Now they're getting a taste of just how expensive …

Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic

If you own or manage a website, you probably refer to analytics to track performance, and help you strategize. It may surprise you, however, that …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and …

New war of words over Panama Canal extension

There are renewed tensions over building work to expand the Panama Canal which has been the subject of a dispute over who should pay up for cost overruns.<p>Earlier it was reported that construction had stopped, with claims that the operator had broken off negotiations aimed at settling the …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

The Five Basic Pieces of Equipment That Make Landscape Shoots Go Smoothly

Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal …

How to improve your food photography

It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …