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ESRC Photography Competition Winners

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the winners of a UK national photography competition in which we challenged young people aged 14–18 for their unique take on society and the social sciences by asking them to take a picture on the theme of “Where Do I Belong?” – ESRC Press Office

1174 ESRC Photography Competition Winners
“Be ready” (Overall winner and category winner). (Photo by Leone Crick/ESRC)

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Vehicles

Russian Zombiepocalypse Car

1173 Russian Zombiepocalypse Car
This insane vehicle apparently started out as a Nissan Maxima, but with a little nip here and tuck there in some 3D modeling software – and a whole lot of metal bending and welding, it sure doesn’t look like a Nissan anymore. Actually, if you stand back and squint really hard, it looks kind of like a massive VW Beetle.

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Fun Yeah!

Insult Magnets For Shitty Parking Jobs!

2100 Insult Magnets For Shitty Parking Jobs!
Sticking these Do Your Park magnets onto cars might not seem to do much, at least, in the physical sense, but the insults printed on them will send a message that the recipient isn’t likely to forget. Each pack contains ten magnets with an assortment of insults, ranging from subtle to in-your-face cracks about their inability to park courteously.

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Fashion

Cute Little Girl Models Paper Versions Of Famous Fashion Design Dresses

1170 Cute Little Girl Models Paper Versions Of Famous Fashion Design Dresses

A cute little 4 year old girl and her mum have been creating copies of famous fashion design dresses and the results are adorable. From Jennifer Lawrence at the Golden Globes to Anna from Frozen, the creative mother and daughter duo have created dozens of fabulous dresses out of materials straight from the craft shop.

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Architecture

Norway Will Cut Through An Island In Tribute To Massacre Victims

1169 Norway Will Cut Through An Island In Tribute To Massacre Victims

How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks.

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Technology

The Kollie – Cybernetic Organism

1166 The Kollie   Cybernetic Organism

Dmitry Izotov’s graphic design project, The Kollie – Cybernetic Organism, is a series of photographs that have been altered to include a steampunk machine similar to something seen in James Cameron’s Avatar. Instead of a human sitting at the helm, though, we have a dog, empowered by its increased size, steel breastplate and claws of death.

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Architecture

Shanghai Tower Cranes Come Down

1165 Shanghai Tower Cranes Come Down
Cranes that have helped to build the Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building and the world’s 2nd tallest, are seen being dismantled. (Photo by Rex Features)

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Vehicles

Zombie Proof Vehicles By Donal O’Keeffe

A London-based designer has come up with a collection of zombie-proof vehicles, just in time for Halloween. Donal O’Keeffe from Cork in Ireland, created the Zombie Survival Series with 3D rendering after being inspired by his love of horror films. The 31-year-old put the collection together after imagining what city-life would be like if the streets were taken over by wandering undead, from which there would be no safer escape than one of these modified, mobile fortresses.

London Cab
1164 Zombie Proof Vehicles By Donal OKeeffe
- Roof-mounted flood lights.
- Canned food supply along with cooking and cleaning utensils.
- Spiked front-grille.
- Pick axe at hand for passengers.

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Tesla Cat

1163 Photo of the Day: Tesla Cat
In this photo taken on Monday, March 17, 2014, Mary Lu Ward, left, of the Las Cruces Animal Control, calls to Athena as she was lifted in a utility bucket by El Paso Electric in Las Cruces, N.M. Ward successfully rescued the cat, who had been stuck on top of the electrical pole for three days after possibly being chased by Coyotes. (Photo by Carlos Javier Sanchez/AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News)

Vehicles

Nicholas Mee And Co, Aston Martin Heritage

1161 Nicholas Mee And Co, Aston Martin Heritage

Nicholas Mee & Co, an Aston Martin Heritage Dealer in West London, have just finished putting the final touches to a fully functional kid-sized car inspired by the legendary Aston Martin DB models of the 1960s. But this is no rickety pedal car. It has a steel chassis, composite bodywork, leather seats, a wood rimmed steering wheel and Brembo disc brakes.

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World Non-stop

Life Inside One of the Largest Favela in Rio de Janeiro

“A favela is the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many former black slaves moved in.

Even before the first favela came into being, poor citizens were pushed away from the city and forced to live in the far suburbs. However, most modern favelas appeared in the 1970s due to rural exodus, when many people left rural areas of Brazil and moved to cities. Unable to find a place to live, many people ended up in a favela. Census data released in December 2011 by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) shows that in 2010, about 6 percent of the population lived in slums in Brazil. This means that 11.4 million of the 190 million people that lived in the country resided in areas of irregular occupation definable by lack of public services or urbanization, referred to by the IBGE as “subnormal agglomerations”. – Wikipedia

1159 Life Inside One of the Largest Favela in Rio de Janeiro
Residents (R to L) Luiza, Janubie, Leiticia and Lucas sit beneath an overpass near their houses in an impoverished area in the unpacified Complexo da Mare slum complex, one of the largest “favela” complexes in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Animals

The Bond of Two German Shorthaired Pointers

1158 The Bond of Two German Shorthaired Pointers
The two dogs Travis, 10, and Gus, 5 have become an Internet hit on Instagram. These images were taken by Canadian photographer Steph McCombie.

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Travel

Fallas Festival in Spain

1157 Fallas Festival in Spain
Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, on March 19, 2014. Every year the city celebrates the ancient “Las Fallas” fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends on midnight of March 19, burning large satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city. (Photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press)

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Animals

Kitten Who Likes To Travel In A Backpack

1156 Kitten Who Likes To Travel In A Backpack
Higgs the kitten loves exploring the great outdoors – by going on holiday in his owner’s rucksack. The adorable five-month-old took his first steps outdoors while holidaying in the Highlands with owners Christian Witte and Kimia Mohammadi last month. But scared by the strong winds along the coastline of Sanna Bay, he scrambled up on Christian’s back before hopping into his backpack.

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Travel

China’s Tourist Attraction: an Upside-down House

1155 Chinas Tourist Attraction: an Upside down House
A laborer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17, 2014. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the “China Folk Painting Village”. Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open the public in April, according to local media. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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