FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Time Lapse Shows California’s Stunning Diversity

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Time Lapse Shows California’s Stunning Diversity

(via) This timelapse showcasing California was filmed over a four year period by Hal Bergman. “California is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It’s almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Cool Time Lapse Shows Ohio Amish Barn Raising

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Cool Time Lapse Shows Ohio Amish Barn Raising

This recent Ohio Amish barn-raising took a little over 10 hours to complete. The whole operation is condensed down to three and a half minutes in this time-lapse video. It’s a pretty astounding thing to watch, especially at the 2

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #433 | Rush Hour In Taipei Is NOT Like It Is In Vancouver

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #433 | Rush Hour In Taipei Is NOT Like It Is In Vancouver

In Taiwan’s Taipei City, the morning rush hour across Taipei Bridge appears to be as smoothly mesmerizing as it is unfathomably insane. If the calm is typical, it really puts the peak-time chaos of entering/exiting Vancouver into embarrassing perspective. It

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #429 | How To Make Good Hunting Blowpipes In Borneo

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #429 | How To Make Good Hunting Blowpipes In Borneo

(via) “Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who practices the dying craft.” MORE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #428 | In The Congo, Making Soccer Balls From Trash

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #428 | In The Congo, Making Soccer Balls From Trash

(via The New York Times): “As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to us, I wanted to tell its story. And so last July my

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | On Phobos & Deimos, The Two Martian Moons

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | On Phobos & Deimos, The Two Martian Moons

“The Moons of Mars Explained — Phobos & Deimos” is a pretty self-explanatory short video about the past, present, and future of the two, potato-shaped (and ultimately doomed) moons of Mars. It was created by the science nerds at Munich-based Kurzgesagt.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | The 2,000 Year Evolution Of The City Of London

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | The 2,000 Year Evolution Of The City Of London

(via) The evolution of the 2,000 year old city of London (“Londinium” during the Roman occupation of Britain) is beautifully visualized in this seven minute animation by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. The short film brings together thousands

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #423 | On Old Bombs And Shaking Hands Like A Goof

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #423 | On Old Bombs And Shaking Hands Like A Goof

Monsieur, you’re totally doing it wrong: The President of France, François Hollande, needs a remedial course in shaking world leaders’ hands. Enjoy the sunny day in Vancouver and be glad that we aren’t in Chicago, New York, Boston, or anywhere

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #421 | On Pepper Spraying To Collect A Pay Cheque

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #421 | On Pepper Spraying To Collect A Pay Cheque

It was nearly two years ago when UC Davis policeman Lt. John Pike calmly walked down a line of prone, peacefully protesting students and pepper sprayed each one of them in the face like he was refreshing so many hydrangeas

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #417 | Who Wants To Plan An Expedition To Morocco?

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #417 | Who Wants To Plan An Expedition To Morocco?

by Andrew Morrison | North Africa remains the expedition of my dreams, especially the stretch from Mali and Mauritania to Morocco and the Mediterranean. The idea of a trip to those parts has simmered on the backburner of my brain

Foreign Intelligence Brief #416: And So We Examine The Many Facets Of Swedishness

Foreign Intelligence Brief #416: And So We Examine The Many Facets Of Swedishness

I don’t know if this amusing, David Attenborough-esque short film explains why the Sedins can’t score for the Canucks in the NHL playoffs but they can for Team Sweden seemingly any time they feel like it, but it’s pretty illuminating

Foreign Intelligence Brief #413: On The End Of Caviar And The Last Roll Of Kodachrome

Foreign Intelligence Brief #413: On The End Of Caviar And The Last Roll Of Kodachrome

Got 30 minutes? Good. Press play above to watch what legendary photographer Steve McCurry did with the last roll of Kodachrome film (spoiler alert: he took good pictures with it). Options he smartly dismissed: salt and pepper shakers, magnets, paper towel holders. If

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