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Greetings, dear readers!
2018 marked the 10th anniversary of World Culture Pictorial online journal, and we’re ringing in 2019 with a site relaunch with more mobile-friendly and other features for your viewing enjoyment.

The archives from 2008 to 2018 can be found at the original site http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/archive whereas all new entries will be posted here going forward.

A big Thank-You to long-time visitors and new, and a very Happy New Year to all!
Publisher, WcP Blog

Then and now: the Spencer Dam near Spencer in November 2013, top, vs. March 2019, after the dam came crashing dow during a flood (below)

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America’s aging dams could put tens of thousands of people across 44 states at risk of deadly floods as 1,700 are rated ‘poor or unsatisfactory’
Built for flood control, irrigation, water supply, hydropower, recreation or industrial waste storage, read more

The Ripsaw M5 Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV)

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Meet America’s newest military giant: Amazon

The fatal flaw that could make AI weapons useless
AI-guided missiles could be blinded by adversarial data, and perhaps even steered back toward friendly targets.

Robots cannot replace the problem-solving, decision-making abilities of human cognition in “direct fire”

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Image courtesy Pablo Delcan / Technology Review and Textron Systems

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Ralphie V, who just turned 13 last month, is in excellent health. The reason she’s being replaced? She’s a little too fast for her human companions.
“As one of the biggest and fastest Ralphies, her love for running and power was showcased every home game during her career,” said John Graves, the read more

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The way hospitals respond to a cyberattack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients.
After an attack, corrective actions to improve security in hospital information technology systems may “disrupt care processes” and reduce the quality of care, according to a study published by researchers at Vanderbilt University and read more

“Two women work in hut 6 at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, during the Second World War. Cryptographers deciphered top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces, which ultimately aided the victory of the Allied forces”

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The ‘Codebreakers’ poppy has special meaning for Kate because her paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow was among those who worked to decipher the secrets of the German Enigma machine at Bletchley Park during the war.
It was the first time the royal has worn the elegant brooch, read more

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Chris McDougall Helped Spark the Barefoot Running Craze. Now He’s Racing With Donkeys.
McDougall determines that if Sherman is going to survive, he’ll need a mission: training for the world championship of donkey running, which takes place in Colorado in less than a year. “Today, movement-as-medicine is a biological truth for survivors of cancer, surgery, read more

polar bear trying his paw at photography in Svalbard, Norway
a snail and a lizard share a moment in Indonesia
praying mantis, crouching butterfly
whale shark underneath fishing platform in Indonesia

Photo courtesy Roie Galitz, Andi Abdul Halil, Liang Wu, and Marco Zaffignani / Siena International Photo Awards

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It’s common knowledge that there are few things in this world more enjoyable than the sight of a small dachshund balancing random household objects on its adorable little head – Harlso the Balancing Hound, with his slightly baffled expression and penchant for balancing even the most unexpected of objects (occasionally while in costume)…

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Photo courtesy pawculture.com

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A Utah woman who needed her tire changed got a little help from a homeless man, who saw her in the parking lot and noticed she needed a hand.
“I’m old school. I believe in the Golden Rule,” Charles Logan, 56, told InsideEdition.com. “If a little lady needs her tire fixed, you go down there read more

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A Viking bridge that took three years to build in Denmark is finally done.
The bridge, which is now considered to be the world’s longest Viking bridge, was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used. More than 1,000 people, including craftspeople and children, helped build the bridge throughout read more