Digital Digest: 02/05/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 02 May 2011
Reporting from the frontline
The reports of American news reporter Lara Logan being attacked in Cairo on the night that Hosni Mubarak's government fell was shocking and disturbing. In this interview with The New York Times' Brian Stelter, she breaks her silence on the subject for the first time and tells how she feared for her life. Read it here in full:
Bin your butts
More bad news for smokers. It's not just your health that you're damaging, it's the planet's, too. According to this piece from Time's Jeffrey Kluger, the world's oceans are paying a price for humanity's tobacco consumption. Cigarette butts, according to a new paper, are doing untold damage to the planet's fish. Read about it here:
Go deeper underground
Looking for a new place to live? Bored of all those boxy new flats? Tired of all those endless rows of semis? Then why not invest in a nuclear missile silo for you and your family to live in? Check out this article on the new trend for setting up home in defunct Cold War-era missile bases and bunkers. Some renovation required.
Francesco Capponi has come up with a very novel use for blown eggs (eggs emptied of their yolk but retaining uncracked shells). The Italian photographer has managed to turn them into pinhole cameras which each capture a single, ghostly image. Follow the link to find out how to do it yourself.
Looking for something to put on your work cubicle? Artist Steve Thomas has the answer: a bit of office propaganda. His pared-down images in Soviet-style red and black run the whole gamut of banned work activities, from water-cooler gossip to updating your social-media pages.
Robots in disguise
Paramount Pictures has debuted its theatrical trailer for the third outing of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise. Transformers: Dark of the Moon sees Shia LaBeouf in the leading role, this time accompanied by British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in her movie debut.
NME online is running a feature listing some of the most notorious, shocking and attention-grabbing moments in music history, including when Ozzy Osbourne bit a head off a bat, the 1999 Woodstock riots and when Marilyn Manson became a priest. Discover its top 50 here:
Life & Style blogs
The Last of Us Remastered: Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover
Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'
Ebola outbreak: Why has a disease that's only ever killed 2,000 people captivated the darkest side of our imagination?
Government backs massive new £300m gene sequencing project
National Orgasm Day: Don't get caught up on climaxing
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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