RG

43 Flips | 14 Magazines | 1 Follower | @rrdrg | Keep up with RG on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “RG”

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

The Confederate flag symbolizes white supremacy — and it always has

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that it was time South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag from its state capitol grounds, in the aftermath of a shooting that killed nine people at a Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.<p>"The events of this past week call …

Civil Rights

Pope Francis climate change encyclical seeks to transform debate

In anticipation of the upcoming UN summit on climate change this year, Pope Francis will release a papal encyclical on Thursday urging people to …

Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

Yesterday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was honored for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC’s Champions of Freedom event in Washington. Cook spoke remotely to the assembled audience on guarding customer privacy, ensuring security and protecting their right to encryption.<p>“Like many of you, we at Apple …

Privacy

Quantum Computers Will Make Your Laptop Look Like an Abacus

Tech & Science Computers Quantum Computing Disruptive<p>The race to make the first quantum computer is becoming as important as the race 75 years ago to …

Blackmagic launching a tiny, drone-friendly RAW cinema camera

Hollywood needs better quality than a GoPro can deliver for aerial footage, but heavy cinema cameras demand really expensive drones to lift them. Blackmagic Design clearly thought all this through and is about to launch a Micro Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount (<b>update</b>: The product page …

Cinematography

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

Untouchability, bias is why Hindus convert, admits RSS’s UP face

He was addressing reporters about resolutions passed by the RSS at its All India Pratinidhi Sabha meeting in Nagpur recently.<p>Written by | Lucknow |<p>A …

Remote-Control Cyborg Beetles Now Flying With Greater Precision

For science! And also for robo rescue work<p>There are few better ways to answer a question than by building a cyborg to solve it. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wanted to know how beetles steer themselves in flight, so they did the only logical thing: …

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

Pew Research Center

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Trains

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

OFCOM

Is glorifying God a hate crime now?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran is the latest firestorm in the ongoing culture war between religious freedom and the sexual revolution.<p>That much isn't all that new these days, from the Duck Dynasty brouhaha to the axing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich to the skirmishes over …

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

Climate Change

Stories like this show why prosecutors are scared to go after police shootings

A New Mexico district attorney's latest experience shows exactly why government prosecutors are often reluctant to go after police officers involved in shootings.<p>On Monday, Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg charged two Albuquerque Police Department officers with murder for the …

Police Shootings

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

cementing coalitionCongress-JD(S) Will Fight 2019 Elections Together, Says Kumaraswamy, Predicts Major Political Change<p>show of strength<p>At HDK’s …

Drawing the prophet: Islam’s hidden history of Muhammad images

To many Muslims, any image of the prophet Muhammad is sacrilegious, but the ban has not always been absolute and there is a small but rich tradition of devotional Islamic art going back more than seven centuries that does depict God’s messenger.<p>It began with exquisite miniatures from the 13th …

Islam

Setting Up Google Analytics and Heatmap to Track Conversion

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog.</i><p>Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic …

Charlie Hebdo attack: The Paris trap

Every response to the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ seems to feed the perpetrators’ intent.<p>Written by |<p>The terrorist attack on editors, cartoonists and …

Hash: A Graphic, Modular Bookshelf

Max Voytenko of Line Studio designed a modular bookshelf with graphic, diagonal lines. Depending on how you hang the Hash shelves and how many you …

Furniture

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

landvehicle

Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single 'Homer'—Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

"It's a mistake to think of Homer as a person," says the author of Why Homer Matters.<p><i>The Iliad</i> and <i>The Odyssey</i> are two of the key works of Western civilization. But almost nothing is known about their author and the date and manner of their creation. In <i>Why Homer Matters</i>, historian and award-winning …

eFun's hybrid tablets offer a choice: Windows 8.1 or Android?

eFun's not one to miss out on CES festivities, and this year, the company is showing off new Windows 8.1 and Android "Nextbook" models. The Windows 8.1 lineup consists of three Quad Core Intel Atom-powered devices with screens measuring 10.1 inches (1,280 x 800 pixels, $229), 11.6 inches (1,366 x …

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …