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Rare white giraffes sighted in Kenya conservation area

A pair of giraffes with leucism, a condition that inhibits pigmentation in skin cells, have been filmed by conservationists for the first time<p>A pair of rare white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya, to the delight of local residents and conservationists.<p>The reticulated giraffes, a mother and …

Use these 7 sites to keep your desktop wallpaper fresh

How long has it been since you last changed your desktop wallpaper? It may be time to mix it up a bit.<p>Changing your wallpaper to something inspirational can help you jump right into work without procrastinating in the morning, or one of beautiful scenery might remind you to take a walk and enjoy …

Humans want equality, researchers found—as long as the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Human beings largely object to income inequality and are willing to correct injustice—unless, of course, it rattles their status quo.<p>That’s the conclusion of a recent study looking at how far people would go to redistribute resources between the haves and have nots. Participants fiercely objected …

Psychology

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

Feast your eyes<p>It’s a fact of life for the visually inclined: You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways. We’ve already shared dozens of accounts that cater to lovers of architecture, traditional design, …

Architecture

Thailand threatens to sue Facebook after videos emerge of king in crop top wandering in German shopping centre

Thai authorities are demanding that Facebook remove embarrassing footage of their king in a shopping centre, wearing a crop top and sporting fake tattoos, in a test of the country’s strict censorship laws.<p>The video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, strolling around a shopping centre with a woman was …

Parasites could be lurking in your sushi, doctors warn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anisakiasis, an illness caused by eating parasite-contaminated fish or seafood, is on the rise in Western countries where eating sushi and other raw or undercooked fish and seafood dishes has gained popularity, according to a report published Thursday in BMJ Case Reports.<p>The authors draw a …

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Good Fonts for Business Cards<p><i>by Kevin Johnston</i><p>When you design a business card for your small business, you have to balance two conflicting goals: …

Incredible images showing World War II in colour published for the first time

<b>An extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs from World War II have been published by the Imperial War Museum for the first time.</b><p>The …

Remembrance Day

Mobile, modular ‘Kasita’ homes are now in production

The concept: a modern prefab apartment as convenient and intelligent as your latest gadget<p>Kasita is the stuff of housing dreams: an elegantly modern, smart, stackable, prefab home that can be installed just about anywhere. Though its square footage clocks in at a mere 352 square feet, Kasita is no …

Prefab Homes

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

Wilson, who was known as Professor Dumpster at the time, was an environmental sciences professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin who …

Theresa May urged to show 'compassion' for imprisoned British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe

Theresa May has been urged to show "compassion" and meet the husband of the British charity worker sentenced to five years in jail by a secret Iranian court.<p>Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was sentenced by a court in Tehran in September after being accused of attempting to overthrow the regime. In …

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Architecture

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

'Systemic corruption' in Africa, watchdog says

Cape Verde is seen to have become cleaner, but Ghana more corrupt. Transparency International has just released its 2016 Corruption Perceptions …

Brawl erupts in Turkey's parliament over constitutional reform

At least two Turkish lawmakers have been hospitalized after fighting broke out in parliament. It's not the first time politicians have come to blows …

Jeff Bezos Knows the Difference Between Content and Complacent

If you're happy with your job, count it as a blessing because there is nothing convenient about a restless desire to do something more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A while back, I met up with an acquaintance. I liked talking to her -- she's funny, happy to help …

Download 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media

A quick note: Thanks to O'Reilly Media, you can now download 20 free ebooks focused on design--everything from <i>Designing for Cities</i>, to <i>Designing for</i> …

Design

21 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar

It's also pretty nerdy. Or at least, that's the impression it gives off whenever it adds to the enormous collection of Easter eggs snuck within its services.<p>Google's search engine, in particular, holds many of these in-jokes. If you're not familiar with them, though, we've rounded up a handful of …

The second of four five pound notes worth £50,000 has been found

<b>The second of four ultra-rare fivers has been found inside a Christmas card by a lucky student.</b><p>It is believed to be worth up to £50,000 as the note …

Framing

A Brief History of Brutalism: Loved by Critics and Hated by (Almost) Everyone Else

The Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego. Image via CNN.<p>From the BBC and CNN and now the New York Times, the word has come: …

'Kangaroo mothering' helps boost a child's health and intelligence, study finds

Kangaroo mothering”, the practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with a newborn baby, results in healthier, more intelligent and successful offspring, a new study reveals.<p>A 20-year follow-up from a landmark trial found that those nurtured in the kangaroo method scored higher in IQ tests and …

Profile: General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of defence

James "Mad Dog" Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general who earned his nickname by garnering a reputation as a charismatic and tough-fighting military commander.<p>Enlisting in the Marines Corp at age 19, he went on to fight in the Persian Gulf War, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.<p>By the time of the 2003 …

Why this mom and daughter share the same beautiful streak of white hair

Every parent hopes their child will inherit something from them — maybe it's a certain eye color, chin dimple or a love for soccer. Brianna Worthy, 23, from Ridgeland, South Carolina, hoped her daughter would inherit a distinct feature that she inherited from <i>her</i> mother: a white streak of hair at …

Vespa's first electric scooter looks gorgeous

And I want to drive it now<p>The most recognizable scooter brand in the world is going electric. Vespa will make an all-electric scooter to be sold sometime in the latter half of 2017. The news was announced by Vespa’s parent company, Piaggio, two days ahead of the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e …

Christian couple blocked from adoption amid 'gay parents' row

A couple have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after expressing concerns about them being raised by a gay couple.<p>The husband and wife, who have not been named, have looked after the young children since the early part of this year.<p>When they were told that a gay couple were being …

Jean Nouvel-designed prefab house in Paris Tuileries Garden took two days to build

Currently on view at FIAC<p>At this year’s FIAC, the international contemporary art fair held in Paris in late October, French architect Jean Nouvel has constructed an elegant, modular home that he’s created as a limited edition for Revolution Precrafted Properties, a collection of designer prefab …

Architecture

Westworld could topple Game of Thrones as HBO's most-watched premiere ever

HBO's <i>Westworld</i> has been a massive success for the broadcaster, attracting the cable network's highest ratings for a premiere in years.<p>The first …

How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

You might be surprised to know soap isn’t necessary<p>There’s a reason cast-iron pots and pans have remained popular since pioneer times: The material is so tough it’s virtually immortal. Still, caring for and restoring cast-iron pans remains a mystery for many home cooks. So who better to shed light …

Cleaning

Archbishop: nothing improper about gay sex

Christians who support same-sex marriage are not “abandoning the Bible” the Archbishop of Wales has insisted, as he told leading Anglicans that sex in a committed gay or lesbian relationship is perfectly “proper”.<p>Dr Barry Morgan used his final address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, …

Same-sex Marriage

The U.S. Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.</i><p>The headline for this column—The U.S. Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From …

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