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The AR-15 Is Different

Radiologist Heather Sher, writing for The Atlantic:

In a typical handgun injury that I diagnose almost daily, a bullet
leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver. To a
radiologist, it appears as a linear, thin, grey bullet track
through the organ. There may be bleeding and some bullet
fragments.
I was looking at...

These 35 Cities Have Local Plans To Solve Global Problems

Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Initiative is supporting cities working on bold, scalable plans to solve issues from homelessness to climate change to the opioid crisis.
In June 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a $200 million effort called the American Cities Initiative with the goal of funding new ways...

UPS partners with Workhorse to build electric delivery vans

DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it is partnering with truck maker Workhorse Group Inc to build electric delivery vans that could replace tens of thousands of vehicles in the package delivery company's fleet.

Saudi Arabia is building the world’s tallest skyscraper — here’s what it will look like

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
At 2,717 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai reigns as the tallest tower in the world.
But by 2020, a new skyscraper may claim that title. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is building a high-rise that will stretch 3,280 feet into the sky.
Called the Jeddah Tower, the building will serve as the...

Gun control really works — here’s the science to prove it

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After last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, many in the US are wondering what sort of gun-control measures could prevent more gun violence.
Despite some restrictions on gun research, scientists have sought to evaluate whether specific policies effectively reduce gun deaths.
Policies that seem to reduce...

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Finding the Unexpected Wonder in More Than 22,000 International Standards

It’s 7:30 a.m., UTC, and you need to brush your teeth. You switch on the bathroom light. The ceramic tiles are cool on your bare feet. You squeeze a little toothpaste onto the brush, then slide it between your lips and against your teeth. Brush. Brush, brush. Brush. (This bit takes a while.) Brush. Spit. Swill some water...

Billionaire Michael Dell was just revealed as the mysterious buyer of the most expensive home ever sold in NYC, a $100 million penthouse — see inside

Michael Dell was reportedly the buyer behind the most expensive home ever purchased in New York City — a penthouse that sold for over $100 million.
The technology billionaire bought the Manhattan apartment in 2014, but the buyer's identity was unknown at the time.
The glamorous penthouse represents New York's luxury...

What Today’s Coliving Spaces Get Wrong

Ikea’s research lab asked people what they want from coliving. It’s the opposite of what many coliving startups are offering.
As cities get bigger, housing gets more expensive and spaces get smaller. These trends make coliving, where you live in a larger space with a larger group of people and share amenities, far more...

Featured Stories

Inside the Federal Bureau of Way Too Many Guns

Jeanne Marie Laskas, writing for GQ in 2016:

“It’s a shoestring budget,” says Charlie, who runs the center.
“It’s not 10,000 agents and a big sophisticated place. It’s a
bunch of friggin’ boxes. All half-ass records. We have about 50
ATF employees. And all the rest are basically the ladies. The
ladies that...

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Marketing

Are Yelp ads worth paying for? How to figure it out

Contributor Joy Hawkins isn't sure Yelp ads are better in all cases and provides a detailed case study comparing the efficiency of Adwords over Yelp ads.
The post Are Yelp ads worth paying for? How to figure it out appeared first on Search Engine Land.

Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

Episode 5: Willingness To Accept Money Vs Willingness To Pay Money

 Another derivative of what I call “ownership bias” is the difference between the willingness to accept money (WTA) and the willingness to pay money (WTP). People exhibit ownership bias when there is something that they feel is theirs; that they own. Let me take you on a quick mind-journey. Your grandfather...

2-Page Ad in The New York Times Calls Out NRA-Backed Members of Congress

Two gun control groups, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, have taken out a two-page ad in today's The New York Times listing members of Congress who have accepted donations from the National Rifle Association. Following last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Instagram Marketing: 4 Features You Should Be Using [Examples]

It’s not enough to create an Instagram account and start shooting photos to share. Here’s how to tailor your content to take advantage of the channel’s strengths, from hashtags and Stories to advertising and live video. Continue reading →
The post Instagram Marketing: 4 Features You Should Be Using [Examples]...

Tech

Snap stock plummets after Kylie Jenner declares Snapchat dead

It’s been a rough week for Snap. The company’s update for Snapchat has been poorly received, and today, Snap’s stock price took another tumble following a tweet from Kylie Jenner declaring that she was done with the social imaging app.

sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this...

The Final Countdown to Net Neutrality’s Death Begins Today

Today, February 22, the FCC published their repeal of net neutrality in the Federal Register. If opponents can't stop the repeal through legislation or lawsuits, it will go into effect 60 days from now.
The post The Final Countdown to Net Neutrality’s Death Begins Today appeared first on Futurism.

Bad news: 43% of login attempts ‘malicious’ Good news: Er, umm…

The Register in the UK reported: "An extraordinary 43 per cent of all attempted online account logins are malicious, Akamai claims in its latest internet security report. "Credential abuse" is an increasingly popular line of attack, thanks in large part to the readily availability of huge user password...

Now *HERE* Is A Devious Combo pretexting / vishing / SMS Social Engineering Attack!

Someone on Reddit described how he was the victim of a very sophisticated social engineering attack. Wow, this is crafty. This is the story!: "I have different passwords for every website I log into, 2-factor authentication when possible; I thought I knew all the scams and could spot them a mile away. This one...

Apple defuses ‘text bomb’ bug

A number of text-based apps crashed, became unresponsive or entered an endless bootloop when attempting to show the otherwise little-used character from a language that is spoken by some 75 million people.
The post Apple defuses ‘text bomb’ bug appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Design

Why This Florida City Is Debranding Itself

Gainesville prides itself on using human-centered design. Now it’s applying the same ethos to its brand.
Most cities have brands. New York has a blocky typographic logo. Philadelphia’s logo is a graphic of the Liberty Bell, with the slogan “Life, liberty, and you.” But Gainesville, Florida, has gone in the...

How Paul Rand presented logos to clients

In issue 153 of Graphis magazine(1971/72), Stanley Mason wrote a piece titled “How Paul Rand Presents Trade-Mark Designs to Clients”. It shared examples of the short-run booklets Rand used for showcasing his single-option design ideas. A few of Rand’s insights were also included.

User research isn’t too expensive

It's not too time-consuming, either. The Signal design team shares their guerrilla approach to conducting user research on a tight budget.
The post User research isn’t too expensive appeared first on InVision Blog.

5 Fun Augmented Reality Apps for Design Inspiration

Augmented reality is a growing trend in application design and development. Apple has invested in the technology with recent updates (ARKit), and plans to include even more AR features. So how do you start planning to design for augmented reality? It starts with playing with apps already on the market to see how they work....

Design Tips for Mobile Checkout Screens

You're reading Design Tips for Mobile Checkout Screens, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!

Designing your site for a better conversion rate is a guaranteed way to increase sales. But you also need to consider general UX principles for your...

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for AdAge by OCD

“In this Day and Age”

Established in 1930 (originally as Advertising Age), AdAge is a global media platform focused on "curated creativity, data and analysis, people and culture, and innovation and forecasting". Originally published as a broadsheet newspaper, AdAge still has a strong print presence, pumping...

A Great Reminder To All Technology Designers, From Apple In 1985

Perhaps the key to all design is to always remember that humans need to be kind to other humans.
This is a message from 1985 Apple to technology designers everywhere, including those at Apple in 2018. A message contained on page 14 of the introduction to a pre-release version of Apple II Human Interface Guidelines that is...

Sustainability on Display at the Museum of Brands in London

This week, the Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising in London unveiled their latest exhibit, Pack The Future, an in-depth look at sustainable packaging. We spoke with museum CEO Chris Griffin about their new display and some of the innovations that have been made around sustainable packaging.

Dev

Learning The 555 From The Inside

One way to understand how the 555 timer works and how to use it is by learning what the pins mean and what to connect to them. A far more enjoyable, and arguably a more useful way to learn is by looking at what’s going on inside during each of its modes of operation. [Dejan Nedelkovski] has put together just such a video...

Handle Webhooks with Serverless PHP

Did you know you can serverless with PHP? OK, so serverless is clearly not a verb, but since I love serverless tech and have also loved PHP for longer than I'm going to admit (the dates of the earliest posts … Continue reading →

The Beauty of the COBOL Programming Language

Well-written code is a work of art. Always has been, always will be. A programmer pulls a thought pretty much out of nowhere and transforms it into a working idea that can be used by others. It’s abstract expression made real. Computer programming requires a depth of creativity and discipline of logic that is hard...