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Watch a Short Film Adam Curtis Made for VICE About Your Life

Here's 'Living in an Unreal World: A Film By Adam Curtis for Readers of VICE', featuring some of the footage from the documentarian's next BBC piece.<p><i>This article originally appeared in VICE UK.</i><p><i>Adam Curtis is one of the best filmmakers on planet earth. Every time a new film of his comes out we write</i> …

'Gap yah' backpackers begging for money should be ashamed of themselves

Take a walk down Khao San Road in Bangkok and you’ll see people lining the streets asking for money. Only they’re not homeless locals struggling to feed their families; they’re gap yah backpackers who spent their week’s budget on too many drinks in the hostel bar #fail #YOLO.<p>There has been a recent …

Poor awareness hampers AIDS control in West Java

While facing more frequent exposure to HIV infection, few key populations in West Java get tested for HIV, hampering efforts to tackle the spread of …

Cities and data: China’s weapons in the battle for clean air

<b>Birds fly in and out of the eight-storey "Green Office Building" in Shenzhen, China, because a third of its walls are completely open to the air. It's a clever natural design that enables the building to stay cool without air conditioners.</b><p>Across town, in a vast campus known as the "Low Carbon …

Somalia drought: More than 100 die from hunger in one region

<b>Somalia's Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in the past 48 hours amid a severe drought.</b><p>The figure for the south-western Bay region is the first official death toll announced during the crisis. The full impact of the drought on the country is …

Africa

How Donald Trump Answers A Question

LaBeouf, Rönkkö Turner

HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US is an ongoing durational artwork by LaBeouf, Rönkkö Turner, launched on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th …

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do …

Judge says Jewish father 'unwise' to take children to museum because they could learn about evolution

A family court judge told a father he was “unwise” to have taken his ultra-Orthodox Jewish children to a museum where images and exhibits depicted …

Going Undercover as a Migrant in Brexit Britain

Burkini ban suspended by Nice court, dismissing claim of public order risk

Court in French Riviera city says concerns in wake of Bastille Day truck attack are insufficient to justify ban<p>A Nice court finally suspended the burkini ban on Thursday after city authorities had defied a ruling by the country’s highest administrative court.<p>Judges in Nice said the terror attack on …

60 percent of Russians think Internet censorship is necessary, poll finds

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>Sixty percent of Russians believe that Internet censorship — in particular, the banning of certain websites and material — is necessary, according to a new poll.<p>Just 25 percent opposed the idea; the rest of the respondents didn't know or declined to answer.<p>The poll was …

Internet

John Paul Sartre and the Existential Choice

Kuhn's paradigm shift

Activists release rare photos of lost Amazon tribe that's being threatened by gold miners

Anthropologists in Brazil have released a set of rare photos of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in an effort to save the group from the encroachment of …

Why a fractured nation needs to remember King's message of love

The 2016 election campaign was arguably the most divisive in a generation. And even after Donald Trump’s victory, people are struggling to understand …

UK passes Investigatory Powers Bill that gives government sweeping powers to spy

Edward Snowden says the bill is the 'most extreme surveillance in the history of Western democracy'.<p>The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory …

'I want to live': UK girl gets wish to be frozen after death

LONDON (AP) — The teenage girl's instructions were direct: She didn't want to be buried, but to be frozen — with the hope she can continue her life …

University College London

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

<b>Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).</b><p>Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from commercial fishing for 35 years.<p>Environmentalists have …

Biodiversity

Climate change: 'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

<b>More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as "monumental" to phase out gases that are making global warming worse.</b><p>Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays.<p>Delegates meeting in Rwanda accepted a complex amendment to the Montreal Protocol …

Climate

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti risks 'real famine', says interim president

<b>Haiti's interim president has warned his country risks "real famine" following the "apocalyptic destruction" of Hurricane Matthew.</b><p>Jocelerme Privert said famine could take hold within three to four months if the situation was not managed properly.<p>It comes as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called …

Red Cross

Zika virus highly likely to spread in Asia, says WHO

<b>Zika infections are "highly likely" to keep spreading in Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.</b><p>Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand.<p>The mosquito-borne virus has been detected …

Public Health

Facebook posts becoming less personal as site looks to encourage people to post about their lives

Facebook is terrified about a disturbing trend that is seeing people share information about themselves less and less.<p>People are still posting plenty …

Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo

<b>A convoy of aid trucks has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over.</b><p>One unconfirmed report said 12 people were killed in the attack near the town of Urum al-Kubra.<p>A UN spokesman said at least …

Middle East