As A Fire Blazes In Harlem, The Basketball Game Forges On

The Game Goes On Harlem Fire 1975

This 1975 photo embodies a time period when urban grime and destruction reigned supreme throughout New York’s Harlem. Given the racial turmoil during this time, even when firefighters were called to save a burning building they often ran the risk of being assaulted while doing so.

The ISIS Militant Terror Group In Photos

Whether they go by ISIL or ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, respectively), the Sunni jihadist group in the Middle East is a terror group unlike any other. In fact, they have committed crimes so disturbing and heinous that even al-Qaeda distanced itself from the group after they publicly disobeyed orders to kill fewer civilians in Syria.

After releasing a video showing graphic footage of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, along with tweeting numerous images showing captured civilians being tortured, dismembered and executed, it is no surprise that the world is concerned by what this radical and increasingly powerful terrorist organization will do next. This gallery offers a glimpse into the actions of the extremist (so extreme that some of its supporters have ordered “Islam for Dummies” before shipping off to the area) ISIS group. Warning: Graphic images included:

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Islamist Fighter Group Waving Flag

A man waves the ISIS flag. Source: NBC News

ISIS in Syria 2014

Source: Independent

State of Iraq After ISIS 2014

Source: Darkroom

ISIS 2014 Mass Executions

This photo shows the aftermath of one of many mass executions carried out by ISIL. Source: Global Post

ISIS Member Waves Flag

Source: NBC News

Brutal Attacks ISIS 2014

Source: Utopia

US and ISIS Conflict 2014

Source: TIME

ISIS 2014 Iraq Militants

Source: The Guardian

ISIS Executes Helpless Victims

ISIS victims are shown in a screen grab from an ISIL video. Source: ABC

ISIS Executions

ISIS gunmen line up to execute kidnapped victims. Source: Vice

M-16 ISIS Executions

Kidnapped individuals are lined up and executed. Source: Zero Hedge

Crucifixion by ISIS Militants

ISIS individuals crucify rebels. Source: Global Post

Peshmerga in 2014

Source: Slate

Dangerous ISIS 2014

Source: The Guardian

Militants Terrorize Citizens

ISIS individuals heckle victims before executing them. Source: Daily Mail

Terror Group in Iraq ISIS 2014

Source: ABC News

ISIS in Syria

ISIS group gathers up cigarettes and burns them in Syria. Source: Vice

US Forces Capture Suspected ISIS Individual

United States forces capture a suspected ISIS individual. Source: TIME

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And if you want to learn more about ISIS, we highly recommend this 5 part series from Vice:

To learn more about the context that brought a radicalized group like ISIS into existence, we’ve got a video for you. And if you are interested in ISIS, be sure to see our other galleries on Afghanistan before the Taliban and the way Baghdad was.

The Thinking Behind Rorschach’s Famous Inkblots

Rorschach Inkblots All

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In 1921, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach wrote Psychodiagnostik, which would become the basis for his inkblot test, a test designed to reveal the underlying personality of an individual based upon what feelings and images each inkblot evokes in the viewer. After working with multiple inkblots, Rorschach selected 10 for the test. When Rorschach died the following year, psychologists Samuel Beck and Bruno Klopfer modified his test scoring system. John Exner further standardized the test. Rorschach intended for the test to be used for diagnosing schizophrenia, but psychologists have since used the test to determine personality types.

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Get To Know The Rose Of Jericho, One Of Nature’s Most Resilient Creations

Often called the resurrection plant, the Rose of Jericho is thought to be one of the strongest plants in the world, as it can survive almost complete desiccation by collapsing into itself when lacking moisture and uncurling once the plant receives it. Spanish friars actually used the rose to teach natives the concept of rebirth. Oddly enough, it eventually turns into a tumbleweed, the cinematic prop of choice for dilapidation and decay. Learn more about this wondrous plant by watching the video above.