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The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

When Alex Hennessy and Mike Graziano decided to spend five years travelling to 195 countries, they knew it would be a trip worth sharing, which, these days, means: worth filming. A cameraphone would be easiest, an SLR the highest quality. But, for Hennessy and Graziano, there was one essential …

Drag queens aren't the only people affected by Facebook's 'real name' policy

The drag community has been fighting with Facebook for weeks regarding the social network’s “real name” policy.<p>Facebook has been cracking down on the names people are using on the site, forcing them to use the names that are on their government-issued ID cards or risk getting their profile …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

The Inbetweeners 2 and how the coming-of-age film finally grew up

The truism about coming-of-age movies is that they always parrot the same line: that things were never the same again after that summer. Whether it's <i>Stand By Me</i> (four boys on a quest to find a corpse in the woods), <i>The Breakfast Club</i> (five strangers turn bonding, emoting and over-sharing into an art …

Strangest Vacation Rentals (PHOTOS)

Whichever of these 15 quirky properties captures your imagination, you can be sure a stay will reboot your reality.<p>It's the vacation moment you've been waiting for: a cocktail in your hand and sunshine warming your face as you lounge by the pool. But this isn't any old resort. You're staying in a …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Study: Society Flourished When Humans Got Less Manly

Some anthropologists now believe that advanced human behaviors like toolmaking only developed when early humans evolved to have lower levels of …

Watch This Badass 'Mother Shucker' Show You How To Shuck An Oyster

Grant Lee Crilly is a real mother shucker. At least, that's how Crilly is introduced in the latest ChefSteps YouTube video, called the "Best Way To Shuck An Oyster."<p>"Shucking oysters sounds difficult, but the concept's pretty basic," says Crilly before diving into the delicious mollusks' shell. …

Secret Cinema: Back to the Future - in pictures

An area near the Olympic park in London has been turned into the 1955 Hill Valley town from the film Back to the Future for Secret Cinema’s latest offering. The audience, many in fancy dress, mix with actors playing out scenes from the film before the showing begins

World's Richest Doctor Buys World's Most Powerful DNA Sequencer

This morning, Patrick Soon-Shiong, the surgeon-turned entrepreneur that Forbes estimates is worth $10.1 billion, announced that his company and foundation are purchasing a cluster of DNA sequencers capable of sequencing a human genome for $1,000.<p>The purchase is part of a deal between Providence …

The Best Burger in America Is Not Easy to Get

But sweet Jesus this thing is great.<p><b>The best hamburger in America</b> — at least that I know of — is hard to get. Obviously, you have to know where it can be found. I will take care of that part right now — it can be found at Raoul's Restaurant, on Prince Street in New York City. It isn't very …

6 Things Foreigners Hate About the US

For as awesome as America is, you have to admit that to an outsider it can seem like one confusing country of gun-owning football fans who shop at Walmart.<p>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p>Sure, we stick out like sore thumbs overseas, the French think our country consists entirely of pictures of chicken …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Top European Tours 2015: Where to Go Now

With so many exciting places to visit, it can be hard to pinpoint the next destination. Our advice? Find a tour that gives you the opportunity to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time -- then make sure it stops at one of these up-and-coming destinations.<p>With 2015 fast approaching, we're …

Grand Tours

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

Archaeology

Alien Artifacts On The Moon?

As nutty as it may seem to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction.<p>There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

British film enters a new golden age as studios struggle to meet demand

In the black-and-white era after the second world war when Alec Guinness was starring in Ealing comedies and Richard Attenborough played Pinkie in an acclaimed 1947 film of <i>Brighton Rock</i>, it was clear that British films had the brightest of futures. In the following decades, film studios such as …

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, and the front "handles" don't just look cool -- they protect the volume knob and headphone cable from …

Stem cell treatment for horses to be trialled on humans

<b>"No-one has ever put a stem cell into a human Achilles tendon before in the UK," says Andy Goldberg, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.</b><p>But all of that is about to change.<p>Dr Goldberg is leading the first trial of a new treatment which has been working …

Will Kanye West Make Wearing Women’s Clothes the New Norm?

There’s nothing new about fashionable women borrowing from men’s style; just think of Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, or Diane Keaton. But lately—thanks in large part to Kanye West’s fondness for Céline silk shirts, Givenchy custom leather skirts, and Maison Martin Margiela delicate face …

Alternatives to Plastic Surgery and More: Dr. David Colbert

<i>V.F.</i> asked the beauty industry's top cosmetologists some questions about options in lieu of plastic surgery and ways to stay young-looking, and here's what Dr. David Colbert said.<p>V.F.<i>: Can you please tell us the best procedure or treatment options in lieu of plastic surgery? Is there a product you</i> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …