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Egypt's Sinai: Trafficking, torture and fear | Eritrea

<b>North Sinai, Egypt -</b> Puckered flesh has knitted across Idriss' shoulder, masking the deep gash below. Four months earlier, his captors had scooped the skin out with a blade. The back of his Eritrean companion, Birikti, is seared with scars. The men had placed red-hot strips of wood inside her …

A Look Inside The Hellscape Of One Of The World’s Largest Electronic Waste Dumps

The Agbogbloshie dump in Ghana contains massive piles of toxic e-waste. This is what it’s like inside.<p>Agbogbloshie was named one of the world’s most polluted places in a recent report, and listening to David Fedele you can appreciate why. The Australian filmmaker spent three months at this Ghanaian …

Waiting endlessly on Nigeria's death row | Nigeria

<b>Lagos, Nigeria -</b> For 17 years, Thankgod Ebohs, an inmate of Oko Prison, lived under the threat of facing the gallows. Each day, he feared that the authorities would come for him.<p>Even though the state outlawed capital punishment in 2006, on June 25, 2013, Ebohs blood ran icy cold as he and four …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

The Infinite Allure Of Coffee, Captured On Film

A sumptuous new documentary is a global, caffeinated, highly personal Jiro Dreams Of Sushi for coffee lovers.<p>Brandon Loper, Alabama native, never really liked coffee. At least not until college, when he zealously took up the drink and committed himself to increased caffeinated levels ever since. It …

7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

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GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …

What Happens When You Combine Hi-Tech Scanning and Printing with 3D Printing? Art Forgery! (Well, Not Really)

Tim Zaman is doing a PhD in "photothermal tomography" (hi-tech imaging, to nutshell it) at Delft, presumably because his background in biorobotics …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

20-Somethings: Spoil Yourself With a Graduate Degree Abroad

Image: Flickr by Dimitry B<p>Thinking about advancing your education? Let me guess, you're a 20-something that wants more than your job can give. You miss the glory days of college and are really, just looking for an excuse to go back to school. While, you'll never get the first-time college …

The True Story Of The Great Marijuana Crash Of 2011

Buying marijuana in Denver is a downright pleasant experience.<p>Customers wait in a well-appointed waiting room. There's a variety of reading material — feel free to choose between the gardening magazine and the Cannabible on the coffee table — and plenty of information about the product.<p>When their …