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The World According to Jeff Goldblum | GQ

Jeff Goldblum lives the life we all want to live when we’re 65 and impossibly handsome. And a clotheshorse. And a massive flirt. Meet your delightfully weird (and weirdly delightful) new hero.<p><b>Five decades of</b> Hollywood glory have given us a pretty good idea of who Jeff Goldblum is on-screen. The …

Comedy

To catch a paedophile, you only need to look at their hands

One day in 2006, Sue Black, a professor at the University of Dundee's department of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, received a phone call from a …

Pete Townshend

Mel Gibson's lawsuit over 'Professor and the Madman' deepens, as director says producer defamed him in comments to L.A. Times

The legal battle over the<p>Mel Gibsonmovie "The Professor and the Madman" has grown messier, with a new complaint filed Tuesday by director Farhad Safinia alleging copyright infringement and defamation against Voltage Pictures, one of the production companies behind the independently financed …

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …

Depression

The watchers: Airmen who surveil the Islamic State never get to look away

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Her day begins following a man on a red motorcycle as he bumps down a rutted road past palm trees and cement block houses. An assault rifle is slung across his back.<p>While her partner stares at the video feed from an armed Air Force drone, Courtney, 29, a staff …

Military

How Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer’s disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research.<p>In …

Dementia

Despite money and effort, homelessness in SF as bad as ever

On the face of it, San Francisco’s homeless problem should have improved dramatically over the past year.<p>After all, last summer Mayor Ed Lee formed …

Mouthfeel: the effect of sensation and texture on the flavor of food

When you think of the way food tastes, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps descriptors like: sweet, sour, bitter, salty. These are …

While the rest of the world tries to “kill email,” in China, it’s always been dead

It’s a familiar story for students or businessmen on their first-ever visit to China. After rounds of beer and <i>baijiu</i> with potential clients, or a karaoke gathering through a university exchange program, the foreigner will ask the Chinese person sitting next to her for his email address.<p>The Chinese …

China

The Blood of the Crab

"Every man, woman, and child and domestic animal on this planet that uses medical services is connected to the horseshoe crab."<p>"They're very hearty. But I think they pay a price for that."<p>"It also made us realize we don't know what these guys do most of the year."

Natural History

How One Of The World's Toughest Creatures Can Bring Itself Back To Life

Microscopic, bear-shaped animals called tardigrades are one of the most resilient animals on earth. Known colloquially as water bears, they can survive freezing temperatures, radiation, even a trip to outer space.<p>The creatures are famous for their ability to withstand extremely dry conditions. …

Biology

Kellyanne Conway Is the Real First Lady of Trump’s America

On the third floor of the West Wing, one flight past the stairwell portrait of President Donald Trump talking on his Android phone, is an office once …

How the World's Heaviest Man Lost It All

Paul Mason used to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Now that he’s shed almost all of it, freeing himself from his tomb of a body, he’s facing a question that’s heavy in its own right: How should he spend the rest of his life?<p>In the stagnant country of his little bedroom, on the island of his gigantic …

Empathy

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.<p>The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The …

Microbiology

Snake hunters from India are the latest weapons in Florida’s war on pythons

Faced with losing a frustrating battle against invasive Burmese pythons, the state of Florida has turned to an unusual source for help: two experienced snake catchers from India.<p>The men from the Irula tribe are successful python hunters in India, and they were brought in, along with two …

Zoology

My unhappy 48 hours as an astronaut

Volunteers are trying to live like astronauts on Earth in preparation for manned missions to Mars, but face isolation, confinement and terrible food.<p>After almost a year without fresh air in the cramped, near-weightless environment of the International Space Station (ISS), American astronaut Scott …

Space Exploration

The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.<p>It was a year into his life alone in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when Billy Barr began his recordings. It started as a curiosity, a task to busy his mind …

Ecology

Locked On The Psych Ward

Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits.<p><b>On a cool October evening</b> in 2012, Samantha Trimble walked into the lobby of Millwood Hospital, a low-slung brick building on the side of a road …

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s<p>dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.<p>Light therapy for Alzheimer's is miles from being ready …

The Slow Fade Of Tom Hanks

For over 30 years, Tom Hanks has been one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars — the quintessential Dad. But that simple likability camouflages the political potency of Hanks and the brand of white, middle-class Dad he’s come to represent.<p><b>When Tom Hanks</b> won his first Oscar for <i>Philadelphia</i> in 1994 — …

Surviving the Fall of ISIS

This article, originally published on October 16, 2016, was updated on March 21, 2017. It appears in abridged form in the April 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>The Kurdish soldiers stood on a berm, next to a gunner’s dugout, in a corner of their position. It was one of several forward …

Islam

Hacked memo offers an angry glimpse inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’

A remarkable 12-page document revealed by WikiLeaks bristles with a longtime Clinton aide’s resentment of his boss.<p>As a longtime Bill Clinton adviser came under fire several years ago for alleged conflicts of interest involving a private consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation, he mounted an …

Clinton Foundation

Crazy, Inspired Halloween Costumes for Dogs: Pictures

New York City

The Man Behind the Tapes That Could Sink the Donald

Here’s why Mark Burnett won’t release the 'Apprentice' footage.<p>He’s a former British paratrooper and one-time Beverly Hills nanny who made a fortune inventing reality TV with <i>Survivor</i> and producing shows for every network. He’s a devout Christian who, with his wife Roma Downey, has generated …

Donald Trump

Should You Chat Informally Before an Interview?

Job interviews typically begin with a set of seemingly innocuous questions unrelated to the job: <i>How is your day going? Got any plans for the weekend? How was traffic on your way in?</i><p>It is commonly assumed that job candidates and interviewers both prefer to start with these types of questions rather …

Management

11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …

Plants

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

Your dog understands what you're saying, sort of

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever wonder whether Fido really understands what you're saying?<p>He might be catching on to more than you think -- and your intonation when saying certain words is just as important to him as the words themselves, according to a small study published in the journal Science on …

Pets