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The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Richard Feynman

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

The Brain

Hugh Jackman responds to Wolverine diss in ‘Deadpool’ teaser

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool called 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' a 'career-low'<p>Hugh Jackman has responded to a recent jibe from Ryan Reynolds’ …

Rita Ora Goes Topless On The Cover Of Lui Magazine

Following in the footsteps of Bad Gal Riri.<p>Rita Ora can't stop, won't stop being letting everybody know how sexy she is. Ora appeared topless in a new spread for <i>Lui</i> magazine this week (shot by Terry Richardson) and yes, it's NSFW.<p>And you thought that Versace dress was racy. Pfft, that's practically …

Globe Speakerboard Skateboard

Powered by portable speaker maker Boombatix, the Globe Speakerboard Skateboard gives you the freedom from headphones without sacrificing your tunes. …

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Might Give Some Weight To All Those Steve Rogers And Bucky Theories

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> is the next big Marvel project hitting theaters – and even though they weren’t on site to promote the film in China, Joe and Anthony Russo were still hounded by some very thorough and somewhat odd questions on their comic book projects. One of the more interesting …

Marvel Universe

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3

Kedgeree, crumpets – and the definitive full English recipe<p>The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 1 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 2 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4<p>Rick Stein’s kedgeree of Arbroath smokies<p>Many years ago I appeared in a series for Yorkshire Television called <i>Farmhouse Kitchen</i> …

Watch Foo Fighters Form A ‘Superdupergroup’ With Members Of Queen And Led Zeppelin

Dave Grohl, who must be the nicest guy in rock n’ roll, spends a great deal of his onstage time making other people’s dreams come true. He regularly invites fans onstage for their birthdays, even letting one guy play the drums and also chugging a beer with another. Now it’s time to make Grohl’s …

Dave Grohl

10 little things that make men ridiculously happy

Men are simple creatures, which is why it only takes little things to make us very happy indeed. Here are Alex Proud's top ten...<p>Men are, at heart, boys. You realise this, in your thirties or early forties when it suddenly strikes you that you’re never going to have a moment, when you think “My …

Happiness

When and where can I see the 'Supermoon' 2015 and 'Blood Moon'?

Tonight's 'Supermoon' is the first of three spectacular lunar shows this year<p>Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.<p>That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.<p>Tonight's full moon will …

Comics on Film: Like Thor, Here Are Five Major Heroes That Also Had Substitutes

Recently, Marvel Comics decided to make a major announcement on national television when it let the world know that Thor, a pillar of the Marvel …