Marcin Kr

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10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

A user’s manual

IN 2003 Peter Morley-Souter, a British teenager whose hobby was drawing comic strips with his sister Rose, was sent a parody of “Calvin and Hobbes”, …

Zumper: One-Third Of San Francisco’s Rent Is Attributable To VC Funding

Well, this is sure to provoke some debate.<p>Zumper, a venture-backed startup that focuses on creating a more efficient and transparent apartment rental marketplace, ran a study of housing costs in tech hubs across the United States. They’re arguing that one-third of San Francisco’s rents are …

Housing

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

War

Drones Could Be About to Get Way Cheaper

Qualcomm has crammed a lot of features on a single chip designed to bring the cost of a drone down below $300, with a reference design it showed of …

Mobile Devices

Why I wouldn’t use rails for a new company

We built Scribd into the #3 largest rails site by traffic and it worked for us, but these days I see a lot of new companies using rails and it feels …

Programming

Fashion's Biggest Critic Slams Kanye's Designs

"I don't read the reviews," Kanye West told the now-defunct <i>Style.com</i> after Yeezy Season 1. For his sake, we hope the rapper and designer maintains that policy this time around. Cathy Horyn, one of fashion's most respected critics, just penned a complete takedown of West and Yeezy Season 2 for <i>The …

Architecture Firm Designs Batcave-Inspired Carpark, Complete with Hidden Entrance, Under This Stately Manse

Mo' money, bat problems<p>Don't you hate it when your car collection outgrows the parking available at your 1930s-designed Georgian mansion? That was …

Turntables

I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it. - Vox

My husband and I study history, specifically the late Victorian era of the 1880s and '90s. Our methods are quite different from those of academics. Everything in our daily life is connected to our period of study, from the technologies we use to the ways we interact with the world.<p>More from First …

Microsoft case: DoJ says it can demand every email from any US-based provider

Microsoft counsel addresses question of US search warrant for Hotmail emails stored in Ireland: ‘We would go crazy if China did this to us’<p>The United States government has the right to demand the emails of anyone in the world from any email provider headquartered within US borders, Department of …

U.S. Government

These photos provide a glimpse into student life in Russia

Russian photographer Lialia Gimadeeva started her visual diary in 2008 when she moved to Kazan in Tatarstan to study. For some time she lived in an old student dormitory – typical for universities across the country. The rooms were small and interiors crammed, and the new rules of cohabitation with …

15 Friendship Tattoos That Aren’t Totally Cheesy

Friendship necklaces are cool and all, but sometimes they’re just not enough to accurately represent the bond you and you bestie share. If that’s the case (and you’re 99% sure your BBF will actually be forever), a fun friendship tattoo might be in order. But before you head to the tattoo parlor …

Harry Potter

Get Out of Here! 6 Magazines for Summer Travel

Summer is almost here, so pack your bags for a break. No matter if it’s a day trip, overseas, with kids, your friends or flying solo, Flipboard has a number of resources to help you plan.<p>Here are five magazines for summer travel:<p>#IWantToGoHere: Summer Travel Edition by The Findery: The Findery …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Poles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to …

Holocaust documentary whose horrors remained unseen reaches cinemas – after 70 years

In 1945, Alfred Hitchcock advised on a film that would catalogue the atrocities uncovered in concentration camps by Allied troops. Now the Imperial War Museum has completed the film with previously unseen footage<p>Skeletal figures, too weak to move, wait limply for help. At gunpoint, blank-faced SS …

World History

Auschwitz bookkeeper admits 'moral guilt' at Holocaust trial

LUENEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed there.<p>Defendant Oskar …

Auschwitz

FBI Director's Holocaust Remarks Anger Poland

Poland said an article by FBI Director James Comey wrongly suggested it was complicit in the Nazi Holocaust.<p>It included the following passage:<p>Immediately after the publication of the speech, Poland's Ambassador in Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, wrote a letter to Comey over the "unacceptable" …

Poland demands apology for FBI chief's comment on Holocaust

Czech president 'bans US ambassador from Prague Castle' over Russia visit<p>Read more<p>Poland’s foreign ministry urgently summoned US ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday, to “protest and demand an apology”, saying the head of the FBI had suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.<p>After meeting …

Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Carly Fiorina bashes Tim Cook for weighing in on 'religious freedom' debate

Fiorina, a potential Republican presidential candidate, told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that Cook should be speaking out against oppressive regimes worldwide instead of Indiana's new "religious freedom" law.<p>"When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the …

Russia's role in Ukraine seen shifting to training rebels

YENAKIEYEVE, Ukraine (AP) — On a recent spring morning, an important visitor watched Russian-backed rebels conduct infantry maneuvers in eastern …

New AG policy on asset forfeiture in structuring offenses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department is changing the rules governing when it can seize cash from people who allegedly "structure" financial transactions to evade triggering rules that are aimed at thwarting money-laundering.<p>READ: Obama turns up the heat on Loretta Lynch confirmation<p>Under a new …

Pentagon shifts approach to speed up commercial buying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is revamping its rules to speed up purchases of commercial items, part of a larger drive to attract new suppliers to the U.S. weapons market and drive down acquisition costs, the Pentagon’s pricing czar told Reuters.<p>The Pentagon has set a new …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree …

The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

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My New $156 Startup

In November 2014 I made the decision to get started on bringing my fourth major new web app to life. However, prior to tackling what would become my …

Water, Fire, and Costa Rica's Carbon-Zero Year So Far

Costa Rica's energy utility hasn't burned any fossil fuel this year. None. The country of nearly 4.9 million people ran on nothing but renewable …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …