Redesigning the Union Jack

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If Scotland declares independence from the UK, what changes will the iconic flag have to go through?

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Seth Rogen’s Opening Statement Before a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Funny, yet touching.

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American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga by Alexis C. Madrigal

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state

Memorials for Ukrainian Heroes and Martyrs of the Current Revolution

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Painted by TECK from Lviv, Ukraine.

Sergey Nihoyan, RIP

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Putin’s Run for Gold by Brett Forrest

At $50 billion and counting, the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, will be the most expensive Olympic Games ever. Intended to showcase the power of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, they may instead highlight its problems: organized crime, state corruption, and the terrorist threat within its borders

Global Politics in 30 Seconds

Down With Business Suits!

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At the CELAC Summit in Havana, Cuba yesterday, the chillest president in the world (Uruguay’s Jose Mujica) briefly spoke out against formal business attire, stating that the dress was imposed on the world by the English during the Industrial Revolution, and that to maintain prestige in the world “We all had to dress up like monkeys with ties.” His point to other Latin American leaders was simply that they should try to relate to the people of their country, instead of their wealthy peers.

Party Animal

“Blood Bubbles”

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People actually try to make other people feel guilty for using SodaStream, the Israeli bubble maker with a manufacturing plant in the occupied territory of the West Bank.

Weekend Watching: Detroit Art City – The DIA Story

Soviet-Era Anti-Drinking Propaganda

Nobody listened.

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Could It Beeeee… Satan!

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The New York-based Satanic Temple designed a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan to be placed at the Oklahoma state Capitol, right next to a Ten Commandments monument installed back in 2012. Not just a landmark, the “statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”

Donations have already surpassed the $20,000 mark

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