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Photographers Are Angry That Yahoo Is Selling Their Flickr Photos And Not Giving Them Any Money

Photographers are really annoyed because Yahoo! is selling their "commons" Flickr pictures — intended for free distribution — for profit. Even Flickr's founder has called the move "shortsighted". Yahoo! owns the photo sharing platform and announced its plans last week. Show More Summary

How Rolling Stone Should Have Dealt With the Fallout From Its UVA Story

A UVA student protesting Phi Kappa Psi. Photo by Flickr user Bob Mical. After reading the account of a young woman’s brutal and vicious gang rape, I didn’t think I could feel more disgusted or horrified. I was wrong. Rolling Stone retracted...Show More Summary

‘Father of video games’ Ralph Baer dies at 92

Ralph Baer, pictured on the right in 2008, was considered the “Father of Video Games.” Baer died Saturday at the age of 92. Photo by Flickr user Alex Handy The “Father of Video Games,” Ralph Baer, died Saturday at the age of 92. While...Show More Summary

China rejects provision for scrutiny of carbon use at UN climate conference

At the United Nations Framework for Climate Change conference in Lima, Peru, China rejected a proposal that would allow other countries to scrutinize carbon reduction efforts. Photo by Flickr user UNclimatechange China declined a proposal...Show More Summary

Good news for the Affordable Care Act in jobs reports

The number of Americans choosing to work part-time increased this year. Photo by Flickr user kelly.sikkema. Editor’s Note: We’ve often lamented the persistently high number of involuntary part-time workers as a sign that the economyShow More Summary

Today's archidose #801

Here are some photos of the Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge (2013), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles, photographed by Ken Lee.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Ocean Roundup: Some Baby Coral Can Adapt to Ocean Acidification, Electric Eels Stun Prey with Electric Discharge, and More

Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis). New research shows baby staghorn coral may be able to adapt to acidic conditions. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) - New research on baby corals showsShow More Summary

What’s the most reliable indicator of monthly job gains?

Photo by Flickr user Vonderauvisuals. The economy added an unexpectedly high 321,000 jobs in November, the greatest monthly increase in almost three years, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent for the second month in a row. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #800

Here are some photos of the GMT Institute of Property Management (2010), in Jakarta, Indonesia, by PHL Architects, photographed by Trevor Patt.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Ocean Roundup: Most Distinct Humpback Whale Population Discovered, Sea Turtle Fossils Discovered in Australia, and More

A humpback whale. The humpback whale population in the Arabian Sea was discovered to be the most genetically unique. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists have found that humpback whales in the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct in the world. Show More Summary

On the Market: Totally Affordable Urban Homes in 'Second Tier' Cities

Photo by Katie Haugland/Flickr The American city is back in a big way, as more prospective homeowners are looking to buy in a cool, funky (but clean!) close-in neighborhood with plenty of coffee shops and non-freeway transit options that are...

Storytelling platform Maptia launches redesign to highlight visual experiences

Travelers have plenty of options for sharing photos, whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or another service, but few support storytelling in a thoughtful way. An image shared on Instagram is essentially ancient history 12 hoursShow More Summary

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are eleven of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last two weeks, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. Want to see your pictures on our site? Our Flickr Pool is the place where Consumerist readers upload photos for possible use in future Consumerist posts. Just be … [More]

Senators threaten legislative action to fight NFL’s “blackout” rule

The San Francisco 49ers take on the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium, on Oct. 31st, 2010. Photo by Flickr user Mark Botham. For all the talk about partisan gridlock, senators from both sides of the aisle can agree on at least three things: life, liberty and the pursuit of televised football. Sens. Show More Summary

Why college education isn’t a bubble

Entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends the value of higher education. Photo by Flickr user LGagnon. Editor’s Note: In the debate over the value of higher education, few have been as outspoken as Peter Thiel and Vivek Wadhwa.Show More Summary

Photographers Irked as Flickr Profits from Creative Commons Images

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Yahoo's recent move to sell prints of photos users have put on Flickr has sparked a backlash from many photographers who object to the company's policy of taking all the profits from sales of images uploaded under the Creative Commons "commercial attribution" license.

From sheep to shop: Scotland’s tweed reinvents itself

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

“Tweed Rides” span the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Riga, Latvia. Photos by Lorna Baldwin and Flickr user M?ris Greid?ns. Tweed, once a staple of the British landed gentry, is taking off on the path of rebirth and reinvention. It graces runways in Paris and New York. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Following in the Footsteps of the Best British Bands

Credit for image: Paul Townsend via flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred) From the Swinging Sixties right up until the present day, the UK has always been at the cutting edge of musical trends. It started with anShow More Summary

”Strong Coffee Served Here,“ a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

A wonderful photograph shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Alex Szymanek of Milwaukee, WI.

Humpback Whales’ Scars Help Explain their Migratory Patterns, Study Finds

Scars on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) flukes. (Photo: Jeff Li / Flickr Creative Commons) In the Southern Hemisphere, humpback whales migrate between feeding grounds around Antarctica to breeding grounds in tropical waters,...Show More Summary

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