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20 Ridiculous Laws Around The World

In Lebanon, it's OK for men to sleep with animals if they're female. Don't go to Milan if you're sad. Read on for more of the most ridiculous laws …

An Israeli Newspaper Photoshopped Female Leaders Out Of The Charlie Hebdo March

An ultra-orthodox Israeli newspaper The Announcer altered its cover picture of world leaders attending the Charlie Hebdo solidarity march in Paris, removing images of senior female figures.<p>Among those edited out of the picture were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union foreign affairs …

Are we hard-wired to doodle?

Why are we drawn to doodling? As David Robson discovers, there may be much more to our idle scribbles and other drawings than we realised, and the story begins in the sands of the Australian desert…<p>For the Arandic, the Warlpiri, and other indigenous societies of the Australian desert, many …

Drawing

What will the internet look like in 2040?

In 25 years, will life online be bright or bleak? Chris Baraniuk analyses competing visions for the future of the internet.<p>In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a memo that led, eventually, to the web. That was 25 years ago this year. Back in the 1980s, even the simple concept of documents which …

Mental Disorders

Mercedes teases self-driving CES car

Mercedes-Benz may usually stick to Teutonic reserve, but the car company can’t seem to let CES 2015 approach without dropping a few teasing hints …

Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

Most of us will remember 2014 as the year Ebola came to the U.S. But another virus made its debut in the Western Hemisphere. And unlike Ebola, it's not leaving anytime soon.<p>The virus is called chikungunya: You pronounce it a bit like "chicken-goon-ya."<p>Although the illness is rarely fatal, it's by …

The reality of being a Christian in the Gulf | Letter: Rev Canon Andy Thompson

Christianity,Religion,World news,United Arab Emirates,Middle East and North Africa,Bahrain,Oman,Kuwait<p>As the Anglican chaplain living in Abu Dhabi, a former chaplain in Kuwait and a canon of Bahrain Cathedral, I would like to address your editorial on Christian persecution (26 December). I …

The 8 Ugliest Animals You’ll Ever Lay Eyes On

Source: Imgur<p>Ugliest Animals: Pangolin<p>Source: YouTube<p>The pangolin is named after the Malay word, <i>pengguling</i>, which literally translates as “something …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Study Skills

Bradford synagogue saved by city's Muslims

It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford's final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest …

Why purpose-built cities may not solve living problems

What’s better, living in a new city raised from the ground or in an existing city that’s free to adapt? Here’s where designers and dwellers disagree.<p>Wandering the streets of Songdo is supposed to be a pleasant experience. The South Korean city boasts streets that are clean and spacious. There is …

Smart Cities

Smart cities: The future of urban infrastructure

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing us to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.<p>Infrastructure is not exactly the sexiest word in architecture. There are no “starchitects” proudly boasting about their pipe designs or subsurface drainage systems. By its …

In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

Inside Flipboard / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly …

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Qatar 2022 World Cup workers 'treated like cattle', Amnesty report finds

A damning Amnesty report has raised fresh fears about the exploitation of the migrant workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, amid a rising toll of death, disease and misery.<p>The report – published a week after Fifa's president, Sepp Blatter, met the country's emir and …

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

A Touch of Sound

Mórimo is a multi-sensory instrument which helps the “listener” experience music beyond hearing. The structure is covered with an elastic membrane …

Free Design Resources: UI Kits

I thought it would be a good idea to find more freebies around the web for you guys. These are some very useful UI Kits for those moment when you're …

Latin American crime: as high as ever | Financial Times

Latin America is home to four of the five most violent countries in the world.<p>For an area of the world significantly richer per head than Africa and …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

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Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

New Portraits by Andrew Salgado | Colossal

<p>Artist Andre Salgado (previously here and here) wows us again with a new body of work completed in the last few months for exhibitions at Le Petite …

Pakistani Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians During Mass (PHOTOS)

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack …