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Satellite Imagery Analysis for Urban Conflict Documentation: Aleppo, Syria

<b>I. Introduction</b><p>In August 2012, Amnesty International, USA (AIUSA) requested the assistance of the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of …

!!! | Features

“I would say this is actually the year I re-embraced rock,” says !!! frontman Nic Offer over a crystal-clear line from Japan. Perhaps not surprising …

5 Survival Guides We Hope You’ll Never Need

How To: Survive If You’re Lost In The Woods<p>Image Source: Giphy<p>When it comes to avoiding your own version of The Blair Witch Project, there are a few …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Globalization could be doomed — here's a chilling preview of what that world could look like

That's one possible result of an end-of-globalization scenario.<p>Credit Suisse published a study in September asking what would cause globalization to end, and what would happen if it did?<p>Globalization has been a powerful force, impacting economies and societies around the world, according to the …

Globalization

Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic

A tall rectangular building juts out of a mountainside on a Norwegian island just 800 miles from the North Pole. Narrow and sharply edged, the facility cuts an intimidating figure against the barren Arctic background. But the gray building holds the key to the earth's biodiversity.<p>The Svalbard …

Middle East

This floating survival shelter rises above floods

The alarming pace of rising sea levels has inspired designers Zhou Ying and Niu Yuntao to create a floating emergency shelter that could save lives …

How to Create Perfect White Space in Web/UI Design

Web UI design is built upon many common repeatable patterns and best practices, but not many “carved in stone” rules. Design is an art form, and as …

The Survival Kit Checklist

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> You’ve seen enough disaster and apocalyptic films to know that you’ve got to be ready when disaster strikes. The metro-wide <b>earthquake drill</b> …

Geotaggers’ World Atlas: Photo Spots Reveal the Most Interesting Places on Earth

It was five years ago that we first covered Eric Fischer’s Geotaggers’ World Atlas project. His goal was to gain insight into the world’s most …

How the Media and Gov't Terrorize Americans About ISIS -- and Why We Shouldn't Be Scared

<i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March.</i><p>On April 2, U.S. prosecutors and …

Modular Vertical Garden

Introduction: Modular Vertical Garden<p>I wanted to build a vertical garden that I could attach to my fence, but with planter boxes that were removable …

Last supper of the doomsday survivalist: The bizarre table spreads of apocalyptic Americans

“The preppers are more about self-sufficiency than they are about craziness”<p>We humans are nervous creatures by nature -- it's what helps us survive. Once we had to worry about what we would kill to eat next. Now, that problem has been largely solved and modern humans are forced to reckon with the …

Flowers

Small Garden, Big Yields - 10 Tips for a Great Harvest

Shares 1K<p>Small gardens have seen big growth in recent years. From rooftop gardens to urban homesteads, people are taking back the control of their …

Airborn: The 7 Best Suspended Tree Tents

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2<p><b>Pro:</b> Lightweight<b><br>Con:</b> Minimal protection<p><b>Double Decker:</b> This is about as basic as it gets when it comes to suspended tree …

Camping

Suspended Dom'Up tree tents look like flying saucers in the forest

Dom'Up is a lightweight tree shelter that leaves no trace or impact on the surrounding environment. The brainchild of Dutch arboriculturist Druno de …

Amazing

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Climate Change

Science finds the best place to hide from zombies

When the undead threaten to turn your cerebrum to caviar, where do you run? A new study confirms what you might already suspect, and even offers a specific destination.<p>Farmhouses, fenced-in compounds, even the thick concrete of a penitentiary. Post-apocalyptic zombie fiction has taught us that …

Walking

Magazine sobre los gadgets y noticias de internet

diciembre 13, 2017 Comentarios desactivados en Motivos por los que suben los valores de hemoglobina<p>¿Por qué tenemos hemoglobina alta en la sangre? La …

How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

Ebola fight sees Canadian Forces medical team deployed to Sierra Leone

About 40 military personnel will train in the U.K. before continuing on to Sierra Leone later this month<p>A Canadian Forces medical team left CFB …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram

Actress, activist and African American: Danai Gurira believes in the power of using her voice to amplify African storytellers.<p>The set of <i>The Walking</i> …

Long-lost Dylan Thomas manuscript found

A notebook full of work-in-progress versions of some of Dylan Thomas's key poems has been rediscovered more than 70 years after the poet's mother-in-law ordered it to be burnt.<p>The book, in Thomas's cramped, neat handwriting, includes 19 poems in varying states of completion, some with large …

Bestiality Porn Charge Dropped After Tiger Found To Be Guy In Tiger Suit

How realistic could that tiger costume have been?!<p>Andrew Holland, 51, was wrongly accused of possessing bestiality porn in 2009, but charges were dropped 6 months later, when authorities realized that what they thought was a video of a woman and a tiger was actually a video of a woman and a human …

Jian Ghomeshi, Sexual Violence, and the Presumption of Innocence

Jian Ghomeshi is, in the eyes of the law, innocent until proven guilty. This is an important part of our judicial system and should be respected. However, the presumption of innocence should extend to all parties involved.<p><i>Former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi. image via Facebook.</i><p>​Every time some …

Jian Ghomeshi

Did You Know Deep-Fried Maple Leaves Are Actually a Popular Snack in Japan?

They say everything tastes better deep fried, but who’d have ever guessed that also applies to maple leaves? Well, the dish is real – it’s called …

First Listen: Medicine, 'Home Everywhere'

For a brief moment, Brad Laner's band Medicine seemed to encapsulate the '90s. Signed first to Creation Records and then to Rick Rubin's American Recordings, the shoegaze-y L.A. rock group made a cameo appearance onstage in the 1994 superhero noir <i>The Crow</i>, featuring Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser …