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turn drawings into nightmare photos with this online tool (17 photos) : thechive


pix2pix-tensorflow is the name of this new nightmare device sweeping the online nation. it interprets drawn images and searches databases of stock images to try and piece together an amalgamation of images to try and guess what the drawing is. so far it is mostly just really adept at making nightmarish cats. take a look, and check out the tool. share your nightmares in the comments below.






aditi ashok slips to tied-56th at women’s australian open


by: pti | adelaide | updated: february 18, 2017 7:29 pm aditi opened with a bogey, but made amends with a birdie on third, only to drop four in a row from sixth to ninth. (source: file)aditi ashok suffered a nightmarish four-hole streak in blustery conditions with four bogeys between sixth and ninth holes on the front as she carded five-over 78 in the third round of the isps handa women’s australian open at royal adelaide golf club.aditi, who shot 73-70 in first two rounds at the par-73 royal adelaide golf club, is now tied-56th in her first appearance in a lpga event in 2017.aditi was tied-39 after second round.aditi opened with a bogey, but made amends with a birdie on third, only to drop four in a row from sixth to ninth. further birdies on 13th and 14th and a birdie on 17th was a smal






howler monkeys may owe their color vision to leaf hue


boston — a taste for reddish young leaves might have pushed howler monkeys toward full-spectrum color vision. the ability to tell red from green could have helped howlers pick out the more nutritious, younger leaves, researchers reported february 19 at the annual meeting of the american association for the advancement of science. that’s a skill their insect-eating close relatives probably didn’t need.primates show substantial variation in their color vision capabilities, both between and within species, said amanda melin, a biological anthropologist at the university of calgary in canada. trichromatic vision (how most humans see) requires three light-sensitive proteins in the eye that can detect different wavelengths of light. within most monkey species in central and south america, only s






air travel - is is possible to skip middle leg of flight?


i am flying from bangalore - frankfurt - wroclaw and back, with the following itinerary:blr-fra-wro: 5 febwro-fra: 18 febfra-blr: 11 marlooks like i'll miss the wro-fra flight because of some personal complications. am i totally screwed or can i somehow salvage this situation and still make it to the fra-blrleg? my flight leaves in 10 hours and i can't make it to wro on time. is there a way out of the situation? thanks!!ps: i'm flying lufthansa and their customer care is closed till after my flight leaves :(






people are losing their sh*t over ‘leafs’ in their chipotle : thechive


chipotle took a little bit of heat on twitter this past weekend when people started finding “backyard leaves” in their food. before people used their common knowledge or did a quick google search, they went all ‘keyboard warrior” and tweeted their displeasure at chipotle. here’s the kicker though – they were bay leaves. you know, they kind that have been used for cooking since ancient greek times? while they’re not exactly supposed to be in the food, they’re used for adding flavor to the rice and are completely edible and safe. sheesh, people. they get a little bit of e. coli in their food and suddenly every foreign piece of food is deadly?






what is caliche — and why is it so impossible to dig through?


only in arizona: millennia of calcium carbonate buildup below the soil surface leaves legacy of blood, sweat and tears        






this model's risky photoshoot on a skyscraper will give you goosebumps


we have seen a number of deaths in the past few year solely because of one’s penchant towards capturing a perfect selfie. but this woman has taken things to a new levelviktoria odintsova, a st. petersburg-born model, has been posting snippets from her shoot on her instagram account and they are nothing short of nightmarish. she is seen risking her life and hanging from tall skyscrapers.“i still can’t believe i did it. every time i watch the video my palms go sweaty!” odintsova wrote in a recent post.you may also likeeven though the video gained over one million views, it’s being massively dissed for the model’s careless attitude and taking life too lightly. most people questioned her saying what kind of a message is she sending out to young people.check her posts here:a post shared by viki






6 nightmarish details that history usually leaves out


2the national parks were a weird experiment in eugenicswhen we picture the establishment of the u.s. national park system, we imagine president theodore roosevelt thundering in atop a wild moose, marking off the territory to be preserved with a weighty stream of presidential urine, and willing the stone from the surrounding countryside to form itself into an elaborate entranceway beneath which future generations would pass to take in nature's splendor.via wiki commonswe expect no less from a man who couldn't take a dump outdoors without it sprouting into a giant sequoia.the reality, though, is that roosevelt had help. the unfortunate reality is that he had help from a tremendous racist, who shaped the national park system according to his tremendous racism. the further unfortunate reality






french on mission to woo bankers from uk after brexit


by: ap | london | published:february 7, 2017 9:12 ama team of french officials went to london today on a mission to make paris the european union’s financial hub once britain leaves the eu. officials including paris deputy mayor jean-louis missika and valerie pecresse, head of the wider ile-de-france region, met with representatives of firms based in the city, london’s financial district. many banks and other firms are considering moving jobs from london once the uk leaves the 28-nation bloc and its single market in goods and services. frankfurt is also trying to woo companies away from britain, but pecresse says paris has the a ntage in culture and lifestyle. she asked reporters: “when was the last time you took your partner off for a weekend in frankfurt?” missika said brexit was a “onc






strong indian field set for malaysian open golf tournament


by: pti | kuala lumpur | published:february 8, 2017 7:23 pmfrom the well-established anirban lahiri to the up and coming shubhankar sharma — a mix of young and experienced will comprise the indian challenge at the usd three million maybank malaysian championships golf tournament starting on thursday.shubhankar, at 20, has been knocking on the doors of his first professional title for some time now and his last three starts have seen him finish inside top-11.even as he approaches one of the biggest events of his young life, there is mukesh kumar, who seeks new goals after his maiden asian tour win at a ripe age of 51 late last year.shubhankar has seven top-10s as a professional but is still looking for his first win, while mukesh in 20 years since his first appearance in an international e






trump’s withdrawal of guidance on transgender student rights leaves bathroom que


after the trump administration revoked federal guidelines on transgender student rights, officials from new york to washington to tulsa, okla., moved quickly this week to assure their communities that they would continue to allow students to use school bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.but other districts had never complied with the obama administration’s guidance after it was issued in may — and they don’t plan to do so now.that leaves intact a patchwork of policies on transgender student accommodations that varies widely across the country. advocates for these students say the result is many will be forced to go through school being called by what feels to them like the wrong name, and being required to use what they feel are the wrong bathrooms. until this week, the fed...






trump’s withdrawal of guidance on transgender student rights leaves bathroom que


after the trump administration revoked federal guidelines on transgender student rights, school officials from new york to washington to tulsa, okla., moved quickly this week to assure their communities that they would continue to allow students to use bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.but other districts had never complied with the obama administration’s guidance after it was issued in may — and they don’t plan to do so now.that leaves intact a patchwork of policies on transgender student accommodations that varies widely across the country. advocates for these students say the result is many will be forced to go through school being called by what feels to them like the wrong name, and being required to use what they feel are the wrong bathrooms. until this week, the fed...






french conservative party lawmakers back candidate fillon


by: reuters | paris | published:february 14, 2017 7:22 pm conservative presidential candidate francois fillon leaves his home in paris, thursday, feb. 2, 2017. (ap photo/thibault camus)members of parliament from scandal-hit conservative french presidential candidate francois fillon’s political party unanimously back him, fillon’s spokesman said on tuesday after a group of them backed away from a rebellion.“nobody in our political family wants anything but a change of government,” spokesman thierry solere told reporters. he added that in order for that political change to take place, fillon’s campaign needed the full backing of his party, the republicans.






francois fillon faces further legal process in fake work probe-report


by: reuters | paris | published:february 12, 2017 5:11 pm conservative presidential candidate francois fillon leaves his home in paris, feb. 2, 2017. (ap photo/thibault camus)france’s financial prosecutor plans to pursue legal proceedings in the coming week in connection with its investigation into fake work allegations involving presidential candidate francois fillon and his wife, the weekly journal de dimanche newspaper reported.the report cited unidentified sources. reuters was unable to reach the prosecutor for comment, nor was it able to reach officials representing conservative candidate fillon. fillon’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a text message.






second woman detained over killing of kim jong nam: malaysia police


by: afp | kuala lumpur | updated: february 16, 2017 10:11 am the car of ambassador of north korea to malaysia leaves the forensic department at the hospital in kuala lumpur, malaysia on wednesday, feb. 15, 2017. kim jong nam, the half brother of north korean leader kim jong un, was killed monday in malaysia in what appeared to be an assassination carried out by female agents possibly armed with a poisoned needle. (ap photo/vincent thian)malaysian police investigating the assassination of the half-brother of north korea’s leader reportedly said today they have detained a second woman in connection with the killing.a 28-year-old woman, who was carrying a vietnamese passport, was arrested the previous day after reports said two female assassins sprayed toxins in the victim’s face at kuala lu






second woman detained over n korea killing: malaysia police


by: afp | kuala lumpur | published:february 16, 2017 9:41 am the car of ambassador of north korea to malaysia leaves the forensic department at the hospital in kuala lumpur, malaysia on wednesday, feb. 15, 2017. kim jong nam, the half brother of north korean leader kim jong un, was killed monday in malaysia in what appeared to be an assassination carried out by female agents possibly armed with a poisoned needle. (ap photo/vincent thian)malaysian police investigating the assassination of the half-brother of north korea’s leader reportedly said today they have detained a second woman in connection with the killing.a 28-year-old woman, who was carrying a vietnamese passport, was arrested the previous day after reports said two female assassins sprayed toxins in the victim’s face at kuala lu






two blasts rock lahore, leaves at least 5 dead, says rescue official


by: reuters | lahore | updated: february 23, 2017 2:34 pm pakistan has been struck by a wave of terrorist attacks in recent weeks, killing at least 130 people across the country and leaving hundreds wounded.two explosions claimed the lives of at least five people and wounded 21 others in lahore, pakistan on thursday. the first explosion hit near an upscale market in eastern city of lahore that claimed the lives of five people and wounded 21 other. a few minutes later a second explosion took place in city’s gulberg area, with no immediate reports of casualties.“initial reports are of an explosion in the gulberg area,” a punjab government official told reuters, requesting anonymity until authorities had more details. he said the second explosion occurred on a main boulevard lin...






premier league recap: liverpool finally get a win while chelsea suffer rare blip


written by rohit mundayur | published:february 13, 2017 10:38 pm sadio mane scored a brace in liverpool’s win over spurs. (source: reuters)the premier league title race may be getting more predictable by the week but the race to get to the top four or get away from the bottom three is anything but.liverpool marked a return to goal-scoring and winning form when they beat tottenham hotspur 2-0 at anfield. sadio mane’s return from the african cup of nations was a clear boost to the home side. the senegalese striker’s devastating pace helped him race ahead of the spurs defence and score the first goal in the 16th minute. just two minutes later, he had the second with clinical precision after a superb counter. he had quite a few chances to net a hat-trick had it not been for some phenomenal s






creative writing - how to introduce alien flora/fauna without turning the fictio


the sentence where you explain the following is your way into how it should be done:the story is set on the fictional world and narrated in the eyes of that world’s natives.now, think about how people tell stories on earth.suppose your friend is going to tell you about a car wreck he just saw right outside before coming into your house. one of the parts of the story is that the driver of one car flew through the windshield.now, might your friend tell the story and then say something like:there was a terrible wreck. your front lawn is a beautiful shade of green and i love the native lilies you have growing in the front flower bed. the stamens on those lilies are quite interesting. if you look closely you can see each fleck of pollen within the flower bloom. the driver of the ry went straigh






english premier league champions leicester city sack manager claudio ranieri


premier league champions leicester city have sacked italian manager claudio ranieri, the club said in a statement on friday morning.ranieri, whose side are currently a point and a place above the relegation zone, leaves less then a year after clinching a remarkable title triumph. change in fortunes: claudio ranieri. photo: getty imagesranieri was appointed manager in july 2015, and led the foxes to the greatest triumph in the club's 133-year history last season, as his side were crowned champions of england for the first time. his status as the most successful leicester city manager of all time is without question.a club statement put the regrettable decision down to poor domestic form in the 2016/17 season, saying: "the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while adm...






today in history for february 8th


today in history for february 8thhighlights of this day in history: funeral of jordan's king hussein; premiere of 'the birth of a nation'; a south carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the boy scouts of america is incorporated; actor james dean born. (feb. 8)






today in history for february 6th


today in history for february 6thhighlights of this day in history: president ronald reagan born; hillary clinton runs for the u.s. senate; britain's king george vi dies; baseball legend babe ruth and reggae superstar bob marley born. (feb. 6)






please, please just let people be excited about beyoncé's pregnancy announcement


instagram/beyonce do you know what? this time a year ago, i'd probably have been right there with you. an extraordinarily wealthy woman on the other side of the world who i'm probably never going to meet has announced she's having twins? yeah, cool. who cares? why does this affect me? i'd probably have rolled my eyes at the hysterical headlines, and scrolled right past every piece of over-hyped speculation that e up on my twitter timeline. i mightn't have gone as far as voicing quite how ridiculous i thought everyone was being on social media, admittedly, for fear of being a wet blanket. but i'd certainly have thought it. the thing is, though, the world's a very different place compared to how it was a year ago. i'm now at a point where i have to take a deep breath before i go onto facebo






the man who destroyed trump’s walk of fame star will be on probation for three y


here are the fix's rankings of the most — and least — powerful members of the trump big four. these rankings are based on a reading of white house tea leaves that includes what president trump has said about each, their influence on his policy (and tweets), their tv appearances and the media coverage of them.






o panneerselvam thanks prime minister modi, governor for support


by: pti | chennai | published:february 5, 2017 10:11 pm tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam leaves after attending the party’s mla’s meeting, aiadmk general secretary v k sasikala elected as a aiadmk legislative party leader, set to become tamil nadu cm, at party’s headquarters in chennai on sunday. pti p o with ruling aiadmk chief v k sasikala set to succeed him, tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam today thanked prime minister narendra modi and governor c h vidyasagar rao for all the support and cooperation extended by them during his current tenure.in near identical letters to modi and rao, he conveyed his gratitude to them. “i would like to convey my sincere gratitude for all the support and cooperation extended by you during my tenure as chief minister of tamil nadu,” he s






a few tear-jerking t.v. moments : thechive


will and uncle phil share a momentjust after will’s dad leaves him for a second time, uncle phil goes to console him. however, will tries really hard to play it off as if it doesn’t bother him, before finally giving in and asking “how come he don’t want me, man?” uncle phil then embraces will with a big hug as he sobs.






the white house’s vague statements about frederick dougl


- president trump and press secretary sean spicer highlighted frederick dougl on feb. 1, the first day of black history month. trump said that dougl , the former slave, abolitionist, author and vice-presidential candidate, "is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, i notice.”()






today in history for february 16th


today in history for february 16thhighlights of this day in history: the civil war's battle of fort donelson; the georgia crematory case; john demjanjuk goes on trial; america's first 911 call; and the nhl scraps the rest of its season. (feb. 16)






the white house’s confusing statements about frederick dougl


- president trump and press secretary sean spicer highlighted frederick dougl on feb. 1, the first day of black history month. it was unclear from their statements if the two were aware that dougl , the former slave, abolitionist, author and vice-presidential candidate, died in 1895.()






these three people, and one conveyor belt, are digitizing millions of plant spec


- at the smithsonian national museum of natural history, three young museum scientists have taken on the mind-numbing but important task of the digitizing millions of dried plant specimens. this is what it's like.()






today in history for february 20th


today in history for february 20thhighlights of this day in history: astronaut john glenn becomes the first american in orbit; the rhode island nightclub fire; actor sydney poitier born; tara lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the winter olympics. (feb. 20)






today in history for february 14th


today in history for february 14thhighlights of this day in history: the st. valentine's day massacre; iran's ayatollah khomeini calls on muslims to kill author salman rushdie; slobodan milosevic begins his defense against war crimes charges; dolly the cloned sheep dies. (feb. 14)






see your project‘s history with the activity view · github


projects are a great way to keep your tasks organized on github, and they‘re especially useful when working with a team. to make it easier to keep track of what‘s going on in a project with lots of people, we‘re introducing the new project activity view, a way for you to view a history of all the activity that‘s happened in your project.if you find that a particular card isn‘t where you left it, it could be because one of your teammates renamed it or moved it to a different column. the project activity view can help you track down these changes, so you can figure out exactly what‘s changed since the last time you looked at your project.since we‘ve only recently started recording activity for this feature, your project‘s activity history won‘t go back much before january 27th, 2017. however






see your project‘s history with the activity view · github


projects are a great way to keep your tasks organized on github, and they‘re especially useful when working with a team. to make it easier to keep track of what‘s going on in a project with lots of people, we‘re introducing the new project activity view, a way for you to view a history of all the activity that‘s happened in your project.if you find that a particular card isn‘t where you left it, it could be because one of your teammates renamed it or moved it to a different column. the project activity view can help you track down these changes, so you can figure out exactly what‘s changed since the last time you looked at your project.since we‘ve only recently started recording activity for this feature, your project‘s activity history won‘t go back much before january 27th, 2017. however






odion ighalo leaves watford for china’s changchun yatai


by: reuters | london | published:february 1, 2017 4:33 pm odion ighalo scored 39 goals in 100 appearances in two and a half years at vicarage road. (source: reuters)nigeria striker odion ighalo has joined chinese super league side changchun yatai from watford on a permanent deal, the premier league club said on tuesday.no financial details were given but british media put a 20 million pound ($25.18 million) figure on the transfer.the 27-year-old scored 39 goals in 100 appearances in two and a half years at vicarage road, including 17 goals in watford’s first season back in the top flight after securing promotion in 2014/15.that brought ighalo, who originally joined watford on loan in july 2014, a new five-year contract last august.he has been off the boil this season, however, scoring jus






today in history for february 17th


today in history for february 17thhighlights of this day in history: serial killer jeffrey dahmer gets life in prison; house lawmakers pick a president; garry kasparov beats ibm's deep blue at chess; nba star michael jordan born; the eagles release their greatest hits. (feb. 17)






sasikala leaves for bengaluru after tapping on jayalalithaa’s tomb thrice


chennai: aiadmk general secretary v k sasikala on wednesday left chennai for bengaluru after taking a vow in front of her friend and former tamil nadu chief minister j jayalalithaa's burial site on marina beach. after the supreme court rejected her request to give her more time to surrender+ in a bengaluru court today, sasikala, who is a convict in a disproportionate assets case+ involving jayalalithaa and others, left the late leader's poes garden residence around 11.45am. poll: who should be the next cm of tamil nadu?she was accompanied by her sister-in-law j elavarasi, who is also a convict in the case. a few aiadmk leaders and her relatives followed her in other vehicles. sasikala went straight to the jayalalithaa's memorial on marina beach. first, she paid floral tributes to jayalali






bombay high court rejects man’s claim of being beneficiary in deceased man’s wil


written by radhika ramaswamy | mumbai | published:february 13, 2017 1:50 am bombay high court. (file)the bombay high court rejected the claim of a petitioner who had said he was the beneficiary of the will of a deceased person. the petitioner, teddy william david, had approached the court to probate the will of one bruno dacosta, who he said was his friend who had made a will making bequests to david and his ngo before his death. however, when the court went through various documents and made some inquiries, it was found that the cheque book of the deceased through which david had withdrawn money for several months was issued wrongfully after the man’s death.watch what else is making newsjustice g s patel who was hearing the petition also directed initiation of perjury proceedings agains






trump visits african american museum


- president trump, his daughter, ivanka, housing and urban development secretary nominee ben carson and others visited the national museum of african american history and culture, feb. 21.()






nato central to security, stability of north america, europe: white house


by: pti | washington | published:february 3, 2017 7:04 am vice president-elect mike pence talks with reporters as he leaves trump tower, monday, nov. 28, 2016, in new york. (ap p o/evan vucci)the united states and germany agree that north atlantic treaty organization (nato) is central to security and stability of north america and europe, the white house has said. the statement from the white house yesterday, comes after a meeting between the vice president mike pence and german vice chancellor and minister of foreign affairs sigmar gabriel, during which the two discussed a range of issues. both leaders affirmed the importance of close german-american cooperation and expressed their desire to strengthen already close german-american ties in the coming years, the white house said.watch wha