Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

flickr-wall-art Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More

Lawrence Girls Basketball 79 at Hampden 46

At Hampden, Nia Irving led all scores with a game-high 26 points as Lawrence beat Hampden Academy. Dominique Lewis tossed in 22 points and Paige Belanger chipped in with 11. Hampden was led by Erin Murphy with 11 points and Braylee Wildman added 10. Lawrence 21 41 58 79 Hampden …

Foxcroft Girls Basketball 37 at Mount Desert Island 80

At Mount Desert Island, Kelsey Shaw paced the Trojans with 14 points en route to their fourth win. Molly Carroll added 12 points and Darcy Kanu chipped in 10. For Foxcroft Acdemy, Madison Chadbourne netted 11 points and Abigail Simpson had 10. Foxcroft: Richard 2-1-6, Al. Bourget 2-0-4, C. Panciera, …

Local sports results for December 18, 2014

Indoor golf LOCAL At Traditions Men’s Senior League — 1st: Bob Sullivan , Willie Poisson, Roy Dame -10: 2nd: Terry Pangburn, Mike Connolly, Vinnie Soucy -4: 2nd: Bob Sullivan, Terry Pangburn, Mike Connolly, Jeff Waring -4: 4th: Joe Guaraldo, Terry Pangburn, Willie Soucy, Charlie Perkins +4 At the Sports Arena, …

Satellite Captures Glowing Plants From Space

sciencehabit writes About 1% of the light that strikes plants is re-emitted as a faint, fluorescent glow—a measure of photosynthetic activity. Today, scientists released a map of this glow as measured by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, a NASA satellite launched in July with the goal of mapping the net amount of carbon in the atmosphere. The map reveals that tropical rainforests near the equator are actively sucking up carbon, while the Corn Belt in the eastern United States, near the end of its growing season, is also a sink. Higher resolution fluorescence mapping could one day be used to help assess crop yields and how they respond to drought and heat in a changing climate.

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Hampden Boys Basketball 55 at Lawrence 45

At Lawrence, Jake Black scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to propel Hampden Academy to the win. Nick Gilpin recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the Broncos. Ian McIntyre added 10 points. For Lawrence, Seth Powers tallied 14 points and Dustin Simpson-Bragg had 10. Hampden 18 …

Aggressive, tight play help Bangor girls basketball shut down Skowhegan 36-13

BANGOR, Maine — Opponents are quick to realize that Bangor High School is a tall basketball team. Yet the Rams don’t sit back in a zone. They go after teams aggressively. Bangor exhibited excellent ball pressure on the perimeter and choked off the middle effectively on Thursday night, setting the …

Bangor-Skowhegan girls basketball summary

HIGH SCHOOL Bangor 36, Skowhegan 13 Skowhegan (2-2) 13 Steeves 0-4 0-0 0, Bedard 1-11 2-3 4, Stevens 0-3 1-6 1, Warren 0-2 0-0 0, Worthen 0-2 0-0 0, Manzer 1-4 0-0 2, Ames 0-1 0-0 0, Gurney 0-3 0-0 0, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Thebarge 0-0 0-0 0, Swanson …

Machias Memorial High School Boys Basketball 52 at Narraguagus 58

At Harrington, Hayden Pineo scored a game-high 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Knights to victory. Brettin Dinsmore contributed 13 points and Nicholas Kennedy added 9 points for the winners. For Machias, Jacob Godfrey and Logan Wood scored 17 and 16 points, respectively. Narraguagus: Smith 1-0-3, Fletcher 1-0-3, …

Massive downtown LA inferno labeled arson



LOS ANGELES — The massive inferno that ripped through an apartment complex under construction in downtown, melted signs on an adjacent freeway and blew out the windows of nearby buildings has been classified as arson by local and federal investigators.

The Dec. 8 blaze at the seven-story Da Vinci apartment complex caused between $20 million and $30 million in damage, Erik Scott, a public information officer with the Los Angeles Fire Department, said on Twitter

Investigators from @LAFD & #ATF determine the massive Dec. 8th #DTLAfire was arson. $20-$30 million in

— Erik Scott (@PIOErikScott) December 19, 2014 Read more…

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