The First Church of Cannabis

They have weed instead of wine and a “pooh-bah” in place of a pastor who preaches the power of pot to heal the world: Welcome to The First Church of Cannabis. In May, this Indiana house of worship won the right to light up freely and spread its groovy gospel thanks to a newly awarded […]




17 Women Arrested In Prostitution Sweep

An undercover sweep led detectives to arrest 17 women who were working as prostitutes on the streets of Paterson, the Passaic County Sheriff said Thursday. The crackdown on Wednesday was part of an effort to improve the quality-of-life for city residents, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said. Authorities launched the round-up in response to complaints from […]




Pi Day

When the number Pi (π) is expressed as a decimal, it’s written as 3.14. So we came up with Pi Day, which we celebrate on the 14th day of the 3rd month every year (3/14). Really it’s just an excuse for kids at school to eat pie during their math lesson. This year’s Pi Day […]




Carol Ann Susi Tribute Episode

Warning: Storyline and character spoilers ahead for “The Comic Book Store Regeneration” episode of The Big Bang Theory. Never again will we hear the shrill voice of Debbie Wolowitz bellow “Hooow-ARD!” at the top of her lungs, for the funny — but never fully seen onscreen — lady who birthed the tight pants-wearing Howard Wolowitz […]




‘Twin Fetuses’ Found Inside Newborn

A team of Hong Kong doctors has described an extremely rare medical occurrence: what appeared to be a pair of fetuses inside the body of a newborn girl. They were both joined to a placenta-like mass by umbilical cords. Each one had four limbs, skin, a ribcage, intestines and primitive brain tissue, according to a […]




Happy Ewe Year

Chinese were seeing in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, but with fortune-tellers predicting accidents and an unstable economy and some parents-to-be fretting over the year’s reputation for docile kids, it wasn’t exactly warming everyone’s heart. This animal sign, which comes once every dozen years, can be said to have an identity crisis. Known […]




Man Created Black Ice To Mask Crash

A Sparta, New Jersey man poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool police officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice, authorities said. Bryan Byers hit a guardrail after running a stop sign in a BMW early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after the crash, they said, […]




New Year’s Eve Stampede Kills 35

A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city’s famous Bund waterfront district. The Shanghai government said large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before […]




Picture of Beijing’s Skyline for a Year

Air quality charts, studies, and even fashion trends prove just how terrible pollution has been in China. Still, for many of its citizens, the issue just doesn’t seem urgent enough. So, to make it plain and simple, one Beijing resident took photos of the same spot in the city’s skyline for 365 days and blogged […]




北京市民持续一年在同一地点拍照

在首都北京,有这样一位普通市民,他持续365天拍摄北京大气状况,只为让空气质量“一目了然”。他叫邹毅,每天早晨以同一地点作为背景,拍照记录北京的大气情况, 他将个人微博和朋友圈作为“观象台”发布大气状况,并将一系列照片命名为《一目了然 天天晨报》。 每天发布大气图片 近日,邹毅整理了自2013年1月27日以来拍摄的每日大气状况,将这组由365张小图组成的北京大气状况组图在网络发布,每一张小图画面上都是北京电视台标志性的大高楼,唯一不同的是这栋高楼后面天空的颜色。从这组图中,可以直观地看到过去一年蓝天与雾霾所占的比重。 “希望大家看到了以后能开始关注并保护我们的生活环境。”邹毅认为,数据和理论都太抽象,不如图片来得生动形象。“一张图胜过千言万语,如果在同一时刻和同一地点拍下全年的照片,空气好坏自然而然地就显示出来了。” 自2013年1月27日开始,每天7点~19点半之间,邹毅用手机在自家的窗口拍摄当日大气状况照片,把照片发布在朋友圈和微博上。 “我的初衷是记录北京大气状况,给自己和朋友们看,当做一个纪念,回顾一下我们所经历的恶劣空气环境。”邹毅说。一开始他的朋友圈里并没什么反应,有鼓励的,也有开玩笑的。“你说这个也不能表达什么。”一位朋友在微信朋友圈里留言。 等到了第64天的时候,邹毅将所有的照片拼成了一张大图发布的时候,多日的大气状况直观地呈现在大家的眼前。 “很多朋友心态和观点开始发生转变,转变到和我站在一起,觉得我们现在应该关注环境。更多人不仅看照片,还鼓励我,他们会把这些图片拿来转发,在他们朋友圈转,影响越来越大。” 邹毅说。 朋友们的支持与鼓励,让邹毅意识到,这件事情不再是自己拍着玩而已,他感受到了责任。于是,他决定坚持拍摄一整年,看看空气到底怎么样。 发起全球“一目了然”活动 Amazon.com Widgets