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Some of our special stories from April looked behind the Ukraine crisis, challenged the conventional wisdom on the Syria-Sarin dispute, exposed U.S. …

How China Profits From Our Junk

In this excerpt from the forthcoming Junkyard Planet, author Adam Minter explores China's central role in the world's vast global recycling trade.<p>China’s reputation as the “world's factory” is well-established. But what happens to everything the world throws away? Since 2002, the Shanghai-based …

Our Modern Ruins on Flipboard

By Todd Lappin | Where the future falls back to Earth.<p>Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature<p>In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the …

Sorry, lobbyists! Europe’s post-Snowden privacy reform gets a major boost

Tough times loom for U.S. cloud companies selling into Europe. On Monday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home …

Google Glass is updated to make Vignettes, YouTube videos part of your experience

Google Glass received an update today, XE9, adding a few key features and handy tricks. The Glass team has graced the wearable tech all-star with new cards, for things like public transit schedules and great spots for snapping photos. Sound search also makes its way to Glass, allowing users to …

Andy Burnham interview: 'We've lost the art of thinking bigger'

Andy Burnham always knew he could never beat the Miliband brothers when he ran for the Labour leadership. What he hadn't anticipated at all was how profoundly that election campaign would alter him. "For the first time I wasn't being the minister with the lines to take, was I? I was someone who was …

How International Justice Is Being Gutted

Critics accuse one judge of creating legal precedents that make it impossible to convict senior commanders for human rights abuses.<p>Over the last eight months, a series of surprise rulings at the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has sparked extraordinary controversy in the …

Quran Quotes On The Poor

The Quran is the Islamic holy book, believed by Muslims to have been transmitted to Prophet Muhammad through a series of divine revelations, which were then collected and written down.<p>During the month of fasting called Ramadan, some Muslims attempt to read the entire text, which is divided into …

How Gesture Control And Wearable Tech Will Revolutionize Our Digital Lives

Pause your favorite show by snapping your fingers. Adjust the temperature in your home with a flick of the wrist. Scroll through your big presentation by waving your hand. Gesture control is the latest step in the evolution of human/computer interaction, replacing traditional interface methods like …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Most Stylish Women

In honor of our Personal Style issue, Bazaar showcases 12 women whose looks we adore.<p>In honor of our Personal Style issue, <i>Bazaar</i> showcases 12 women whose looks we adore. Plus, see 50 more stylish women we admire.

Privacy Vs. Spam: New Approaches From Google, Facebook, Pinterest

Privacy and spam: For digital media companies, the two are inextricably linked.<p>Sometimes the right to be shielded from unwanted marketing messages is a subset of the right to privacy. But sometimes the two are in opposition, spammy come-ons being what marketers resort to when they lack the …

Google Nexus 7 review (2013)

I make a lot of aspirational purchases. I constantly buy books I really <i>ought</i> to read, subscribe to magazines that are <i>so</i> good the one time a year I actually get around to opening them, and add movies like <i>Schindler's List</i> to my Netflix queue because it's an important cultural touchstone. My credit …

'Billion-pixel' imaging system built with a standard microscope and $200 LED array

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a way to improve conventional microscope imagery in a pretty massive way. Using an inexpensive LED array, the CalTech scientists were able to boost the resolution of a microscope with a standard 2X lens to a significantly higher …

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

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Extreme walk over Rio De Janeiro (10 pictures)

It’s not enough to have no fear of heights. This walk requires nerves of steel, patience, self-control and excellent condition.<p><b>Like it? Share …

Kash’s Edinburgh

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Blogger and budget travel expert Kash Bhattacharya moved to Edinburgh, Scotland and fell head over heels. Read about what makes this Kolkata, India native’s heart flame for the Scottish capital, then add your own favorites in the Comments section below. Follow Kash’s …

Jasmine’s Mumbai

Born-and-bred Mumbaikar <b>Jasmine Desai</b> is a technology journalist — and, like the subject she covers, her city is constantly changing. Though she’s the first to admit it’s not the “relatively quiet place” it once was, there’s a method to the madness…if you know what to look for. “No place is as …

Mailbox launches iPad app and says Android is in the works

If you were an avid user of the popular email app Mailbox and were worried by the company’s acquisition by Dropbox, never fear. Mailbox isn’t slowing …

Lyft Marks First Year Raising A $60M Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Ridesharing startup Lyft has announced a $60M Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz, on the same day it celebrates its one-year anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the company tells us that it is now giving an average of 30,000 rides per week.<p>A lot has changed since the company, famous for …