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

F-16s Dispatched

Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 […]

John A. Walker Jr

A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke […]

Purrari 458

Earlier this year, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman), decided to give his Ferrari 458 Italia a unique wrap. It entailed turning the whole car into a tribute to the Nyan Cat. It seems that adorning a Ferrari with a cat with a Pop-Tart body that flies through space leaving a rainbow trail in its wake did […]

Bulletproof BMW X5

Buyers looking for a vehicle that will coddle them while protecting them from gunfire and shrapnel are in luck, because many of the world’s top automakers all offer armored versions of their vehicles. One of these automakers is BMW, which is set to produce an armored version of its latest BMW X5 SUV. First shown […]

Lady al-Qaeda

Amid the kidnappings, the demands for riches and the executions, a name of controversy and conspiracy has reemerged: Aafia Siddiqui. Once called the “most wanted woman in the world,” she is now more widely known as “Lady al-Qaeda.” And Islamic State leaders wants their lady back. They want her back so badly, jihadists said they […]

Town Run by Women Looking for Men

I’m sure many men have dreamed of an island completely populated by exotic women. Of course, fantasy is fantasy, but what if it were reality? In a certain regard, it is — in Noiva do Cordeiro, Brazil. It’s a scenic rural town in the hills outside of Belo Horizante with one big quirk, or perk, […]

Cars Being Abandoned Left and Right

It’s hard to imagine abandoning your car. Sure, it might just be a rust bucket — but it’s your rust bucket. Regardless, apparently some people in Qatar are simply leaving their cars to rot in the desert. And they’re not all just rust buckets. In recent years, Qatar has been hit hard by a growing […]