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U.S. judge strikes down major part of Texas abortion law

Texans protest regulations on abortion clinics in 2013. Photo by Flickr user mirshasha A U.S. federal judge struck down a Texas abortion regulation law today, preventing more than a dozen abortion clinics from being forced to shut down...Show More Summary

UN Committee condemns U.S. for racial disparity, police brutality

Demonstrators march against police brutality in San Francisco in 2013. Photo by Flickr user Steve Rhodes The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has published a scathing report analyzing the current state of racial justice in the United States. Show More Summary

Academic Collects 2.6M Copyright-Free Images on Flickr

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

American academic Kalev Leetaru has been going through the Internet Archive to build a database of copyright-free photos online. He has uploaded the collection and tagged them on Flickr. So far the collection boasts more than 2.6 million...Show More Summary

Around Town: Summer Street Art, Part 2

  We're enjoying an excellent bounty of street art photos this summer in our Flickr Pool. Today we take our second look at more great shots in Around Town. [ more › ]

Why Obama’s New International Climate Change Plan Is Probably Doomed

Photo via the White House's Flickr account Barack Obama has finally realized that the men running the US Senate are such nihilist blowhards that they will never approve a legally binding treaty to combat global warming. So as the New...Show More Summary

Using tip from social media, USDA seizes 1,200 illegal giant snails

The giant African snail can eat plaster, stucco and 500 types of plants, including most row crops and citrus, making them a nuisance in places like Florida, where local agencies are trying to eradicate them. Photo by Flickr user Coleg Gwent WASHINGTON — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. Show More Summary

Linkage: Passyunk Parking Probz; Kensington's 'White Elephant'; More!

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Photo by phillytrax/Flickr · Astronaut snaps pic while flying through an aurora. · Neighbors not jazzed for 'Made in America.' · Bolaris: Labor Day forecast looks up and down. · EveryBlock re-launched in Philly and Chicago. · 6 key points...

Ocean Roundup: 20 Coral Species to Gain Federal Protection, Shell Files New Plan for Arctic Drilling, and More

Rough cactus coral, one of the new coral species to be listed as threatened. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it will list 20 new species of coral as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, largely because of climate change. Show More Summary

Oceana’s 2014 Balearic Seamount Expedition: Diaries from the Field

The SOCIB R/V vessel used during this expedition, pictured during a ROV immersion at Fort d'en Moreu, Cabrera, Balearic islands, Spain. (Photo: Oceana in Europe / Flickr) As you may have previously read on The Beacon, Oceana in Europe...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Florida Receives Federal Help for Oyster Recovery, Climate Change Linked to Iceland’s Puffin Decline, and More

An Icelandic puffin. (Photo: Martin Ystenes / Flickr Creative Commons) - Florida is receiving $6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for oyster recovery in Apalachicola Bay in northwest Florida—a fishery that crashed in 2012 and 2013. Show More Summary Manages, Previews and Edits RAW Photos in the Cloud

Web: If you prefer shooting images in better-quality RAW formats, you must be well aware how photo-sharing sites like Flickr don't support that. uploads RAW and JPEG formats to Google Drive, has built-in editing tools, and previews them online. Read more...

Linkage: Happy Ghostbusters Day!; SEPTA Releases Fall Schedule; More!

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Photo via J. Benner/Flickr · What's up with Revel's other building? · Penn a cappella group will be in Pitch Perfect 2. · Is high rise at 1919 Market actually happening? · Gehl Studio has a tall task of making...

The Genius of Being a “Marketing Specialist”

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by publicenergy They will let anyone on the internet. From the idiot email box today, here we go again… the tell tale subject line “I would like to collaborate with your site” — here is how you collaborate on someone else’s blog: You leave a human, genuine constructive comment. Show More Summary

Genitales: We Talked to Women About Their Vaginas

Photos via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr user Derek Keats Last week in Genitales’ inaugural column, we talked to a bunch of guys about their peens. It was involved, it was illuminating, and it was, apparently, “unburdening.” I got a lot...Show More Summary

Photos: Oceana in Belize Exposes Belizean Youth to the Wonder of the Sea

Belizean boys on the trip to the Lighthouse Reed Atoll. (Photo: Oceana in Belize / Alexander Ellis / Flickr) Oceana in Belize has been busy instilling a sense of wonder and stewardship for the oceans in Belizean youth. Earlier this month, they took a group of underprovided boys, all under the age of 14, to Belize’s beautiful coast. Show More Summary

Why you have the right to a $5K dividend from Uncle Sam

Oil tax revenue funds Alaska’s Permanent Fund, which distributes dividends equally to state residents. Peter Barnes wants a nationwide dividend system based on shared assets like our atmosphere. Photo of Alaska refinery by Flickr user...Show More Summary

Bob Dylan to release all ‘Basement Tapes’ recordings, including 30 you’ve never heard

May 10, 1966 Bristol Colston Hall – Bob Dylan stares out the window of his limo during a rainy day in Bristol, England in early May 1966. Photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend In the spring of 1967, Bob Dylan was on societal retreat near Woodstock, New York, following a motorcycle accident months before. Show More Summary

Don’t Be a Platform Pawn

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Long long ago, in a web far far away, everything was like neat little home made bungalows stretched out on the open plain, under a giant expansive sky, where we wandered freely, exploring. Show More Summary

Linkage: #UnblockBikeLanes Isn't Enough; Free SEPTA Rides; More!

Photo via phillytrax/Flickr · PennPraxis' Steinberg switches from Penn to Drexel. · Waterfront development in Burlington County. · Free SEPTA rides for Eagles home opener on Sept. 7th. · 23 things you learn while living in Philly list is meh....

California law orders kill-switch software in smartphones

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday mandating that all smartphones sold in the state are to be installed with a software that remotely clears the device of data. Photo by Flickr user Blake Patterson In case of theft,...Show More Summary

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