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Conference tries to avert mayhem in Libya, ‘the next emergency’ after Syria

ROME — Diplomats fearful of advances by Islamist militants in the chaos of Libya endorsed a plan Sunday for a cease-fire and a national unity government, potentially paving the way for the North African country to receive support and arms from a host of foreign countries.<p>“We refuse to stand by and …

Middle East

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

Welcome to the Dollhouse

There’s a whole room devoted to tiny taxidermy.<p>curated by Emily Anne Epstein, Written by Jessica Leigh Hester

Does ‘American Art’ Exist Anymore?

As U.S. national identity has changed, so too have ways of categorizing work that represents its country.<p>Every other year since 1895, the Venice Biennale has served as an international stage for some of the most interesting, daring artists working today. You might expect the Biennale to be a place …

'Surgery of war': Paris hospital doctors reflect on 12 hours of mayhem

Fifty-seven of those injured in the Paris attacks remain in intensive care on Thursday, three of them in a critical state, following an unprecedented medical emergency for French hospital staff and what one stunned doctor called “the surgery of war”.<p>About 221 people are still in hospital, the …

France

Inside Lavasa, India's first entirely private city built from scratch

The All American Diner plays 1950s rock’n’roll through a tinny speaker, the retro booths are traditional red and the burgers are suitably oversized. The period decor and details are all right, but it all just feels so wrong.<p>The restaurant is 8,000 miles away from where the “diner” was born on the …

Smart Cities

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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jen stark oozes drippy, technicolor mural across california building façade

<b>jen stark oozes drippy, technicolor mural across california building façade</b><br>all images courtesy of platform<p><b>emblazoned across the flagship location of</b> …

Art

Angelika Arendt creates intricate ink drawings and psychedelic sculptures made of painted polyurethane. via news.upperplayground.com #upnews

The Republicans' Secret

In the past few days, US voters has been reminded of the reasons why we don't trust Republicans: Representative Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee demonstrated that the GOP abuses congressional power for political purposes. The Republican threat to not raise the debt limit indicates they don't …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Teaching

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

Winter in İstanbul

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Artist Uses Only Nails to Create Astonishing Array of Creative Sculptures

Nearly 30 years ago, sculptor John Bisbee was exploring an abandoned house, scavenging for items he could incorporate into found-object sculptures, when he accidentally kicked over a bucket filled with rusty, old nails. To the college student's surprise, the nails that fell out had fused into a …

Sculpture

Articles about how buy shipping container on Dwell.com - Dwell

You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Would you like to benefit from the best construction or construction firm equipment sales through online? Then you …

Shipping Containers

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

How to Turn Any Image Into an Illustration in Photoshop

Photoshop is an amazing Tool that can help you with more than just Retouching photographs; it can be used to create illustrations as well! In today’s …

Photoshop

Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …

Photography

The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel

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