Entries by Hunter Stuart

幻の「ソ連版スペースシャトル」放置されてホコリだらけに(画像)

(3) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 11:56 PM

カザフスタン南部の砂漠にある宇宙ロケット発射基地「バイコヌール宇宙基地」には、旧ソ連時代に使われていた古い宇宙船が長年にわたって放置されている。その姿をロシア人の写真家ラルフ・ミレブズ氏が撮影した。

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격납고에 버려진 구소련 시절의 거대한 우주선(사진)

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 4:55 PM

이 로켓들은 박물관에 있어야 한다.

러시아의 사진가 랄프 미렙스는 카자흐스탄 남부에 있는 거대한 우주선 발사 시설을 탐험하다가 거대한 격납고에서 구소련시절의 실제 크기의 우주선을 발견했다.

랄프는 바이코누르 우주선 발사기지에 버려진 것이 분명한 이 우주선의 모습을 아름다운 사진으로 담아냈다. 그리고 이를 지난 6월 3일...

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Photos Show Once-Beautiful Soviet Space Shuttles In Apparently Abandoned Kazakhstan Hangar

(88) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 4:44 PM

These rockets should be in a museum.

Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs was exploring a massive space launch facility in the deserts of southern Kazakhstan when he came upon an old Soviet spacecraft (and a full-size model) in one of the facility's giant hangars, Gizmodo reports.

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「愛の重み」で崩落の危機 パリのポンデザール橋、南京錠45トンを撤去

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 1:32 AM

パリの有名な 「愛の南京錠」 橋が、もう見られなくなる。

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Paris Removes 'Love Locks' From Famous Bridge

(550) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 12:47 PM

Paris' famous "love locks" bridge is no more.

In recent years, as a symbol of the permanence of their relationships, hundreds of thousands of couples from all over the world have attached padlocks to the city's Pont des Arts, tossing the keys into the river Seine. But officials have...

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Pakistani Activist Launches Global Tour To Fight Religious Extremism Back Home

(22) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Back home in Pakistan, he's been arrested at protests, gone head-to-head with radical clerics and even received death threats from (allegedly) the Taliban. This month, Mohammad Jibran Nasir is turning to America.

The Karachi-based activist is currently on a...

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8 Historic Photos That Capture The Chaotic U.S. Withdrawal From Saigon

(13) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 12:19 PM

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, marking the end of a decades-long conflict that left millions dead.

With North Vietnamese troops approaching Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh, the U.S. scrambled to pull back its...

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Cop Cams Will Change Policing. But Maybe Not The Way You Think.

(104) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 12:52 PM

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Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally on Aug. 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Police in Ferguson were outfitted with cameras as a reaction to protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager. (Photo...
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Brian Williams Used 'Thuggish Kids' To Dramatize Hurricane Katrina Story

(233) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 3:47 PM

Brian Williams has been accused of many things, but being racist has not been one of them. Yet one of the stories Williams told whose authenticity has been called into question bears the hallmarks of subtle bigotry.

That story -- told over the years to various reporters,...

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Companies Are Rethinking The Open Office, And It's About Time

(24) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:22 AM

In 2012, when Ethan Giffin was designing a new office for his Baltimore startup, he wanted an open floor plan that would encourage communication among his employees. But he also wanted to build quiet places where people could work without distractions.

“People have different needs throughout their day -- times...

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Brian Williams' False 2003 Iraq Helicopter Claim Draws Scrutiny To Other War Exploits

(195) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:02 AM

NEW YORK -- In the wake of “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams' suspension for lying about being on a helicopter that took fire in Iraq in 2003, questions are emerging over another of his Iraq exploits. Among other things, these questions involve war memorabilia the anchor claims to have...

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Lots Of Credit Reports Have Mistakes. But Good Luck Getting Yours Fixed.

(55) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 9:15 AM

Erica Alvarez’s life was turned upside down in 2011, when a handful of overdue hospital bills showed up on her credit report. Interest rates for her credit cards skyrocketed. She got turned down for a car loan, an apartment and multiple student loans.

But Alvarez, a 29-year-old doctor and...

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Payday Lenders Are Using The Internet To Evade State Law

(68) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:17 AM

Borrowing from any payday lender can be a risky endeavor. Borrowing from one online can be downright perilous.

The pitfalls of borrowing from storefront payday lenders -- companies that offer short-term loans with high interest rates -- are already well-documented. Regulators and consumer groups have...

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Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 1:14 PM

While Barbie was busy becoming a tech entrepreneur, the company that makes her was mired in old-school business bureaucracy.

Mattel Inc., which owns the iconic doll, has seen Barbie sales plummet 18 percent this year. Sales of other big Mattel brands have also fallen recently,...

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How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters

(37) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 2:43 PM

One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just how much the U.S. government is outsourcing its dirty work.

The 500-page report on CIA interrogation tactics, released last week, details shocking instances of waterboarding, forced rectal feedings and various...

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New York City Protests Eric Garner Decision

(523) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 4:56 PM

NEW YORK -- New York City residents took to the streets on Wednesday after a grand jury said it would not bring charges in the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died in July after a police officer placed him in a chokehold.

Garner, 43, was...

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Wells Fargo Deliberately Pushed Dangerous Loans On Blacks, Hispanics: Lawsuit

(51) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Wells Fargo has been accused of targeting minorities with predatory high-cost home loans that pushed them into default and foreclosure.

Cook County, Illinois, which is home to the city of Chicago, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday against the nation’s largest mortgage lender. The suit...

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Witness: Michael Brown Said 'I Give Up' Before Being Shot

(263) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 11:44 AM

A witness to the Michael Brown shooting says she heard the teenager say, "I give up," before being fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

The unnamed witness told her story to law enforcement agents on Aug. 16, one week after the shooting. Her interview was...

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Your Credit Rating Might Predict How Likely It Is You'll Have A Heart Attack

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 9:30 AM

A new study has found that your credit rating may be able to predict how likely you are to have a heart attack or stroke.

The multi-decade study, which was published last week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was performed by Duke University psychologists...

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Used Car Dealership Hit With $8 Million Fine For Allegedly Harassing Customers

(19) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Elizabeth Warren's brainchild watchdog agency is cracking down for the first time on a used car dealer that also acted as an auto lender for allegedly harassing customers who were late on their payments.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, conceived by Sen. Warren (D. Mass.) during the financial...

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