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The leaning buildings of Santos (9 pictures)

The city of Santos in Brazil has a very special problem. Under the 7 meters of sand on which a lot of the buildings were built in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s, there is a 30-meter layer of very slippery clay. The buildings do not cope well with it.

The Bahamas from Space

In this breathtaking photograph we see the Bahamas from orbit on January 13, 2013. The photo was taken by a member of Expedition 34 aboard the International Space Station.

Unbelievable animal hand paintings by Guido Daniele (29 pictures)

Guido Daniele was born in Soverato (CZ – Italy) in 1950 and now lives and works in Milan. using the body paintingtechnique he creates and paints models bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions. His personal artistic research has recently led him to the combination of the two traditional portrait techniques, which are photography and oil painting, laied on photographic support in the same way as Jan Saudek. Its search started in 2000 about “Handimals” maked with the method of body painting has a great international interest.

Quadrocopter Pole Acrobatics

This video shows two quadrocopters capable of not only balancing an inverted pendulum, but also of launching it off the vehicle and catching it again. By Dario Brescianini, Markus Hehn, and Raffaello D’Andrea. IDSC,...

The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 (6 pictures)

The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 serves as a reminder that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. The Index scores 177 countries and territories on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). No country has a perfect score, and two-thirds of countries score below 50. This indicates a serious, worldwide corruption problem. Hover on the map above to see how your country fares. The world urgently needs a renewed effort to crack down on money laundering, clean up political finance, pursue the return of stolen assets and build more transparent public institutions.