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What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Babies tend to wear their hearts on their tiny little sleeves. They cry because you took away that thing they picked up off the floor and then put in their mouths. They cry because they're tired. Sometimes, they cry just because.<p>But by the middle of their second year of life, it turns out, babies …

Parenting

8 Jacket Trends to Try This Season

From suede trench coats to gingham blazers, top off your spring look with one of these must-have jackets.<p>We're officially counting down the last few days of winter—which means we're more than ready to ditch our heavy parkas in favor of something lighter and brighter. This season we'll be reaching …

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Singularity

Limpet teeth found to be strongest natural material

Scientists say structure of teeth could be reproduced in high-performance engineering to make Formula One cars, boats and planes<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man – the teeth of the humble limpet, which could be copied to make the cars, boats and …

Engineering

We Didn't Love Any Of The Looks That Made Our Worst Dressed List

It was a rough week for fashion.<p>A few of our all-time favorites stepped out in outfits that made us want to shield our eyes. Cate Blanchett wore an unflattering silk dress, Solange Knowles rocked feathers when she shouldn't have and Kerry Washington hit the red carpet in a gown that was way too …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Rare Earth

20 Life-Changing Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Bobby pins are one of the few beauty tools with endless uses. Here's how to use them to give your look a "wow" factor that will leave everyone asking what your secret is.<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your bobby …

Jane Hawking: ‘I firmly believed in Stephen and his brilliance’

Eddie Redmayne won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. But how did the scientist’s first wife Jane Hawking, whose book it is based on, feel about the film?<p>Golden Globes 2015: full coverage<p>More on The Theory of Everything<p><b>The Theory Of Everything was based</b> …

Motor Neurone Disease

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Astronomy

iPhone Separation Anxiety Is Real, Study Says

You might think you're doing yourself a favor if you leave your phone behind when you head to an important meeting or dinner with the in-laws, but a new study suggests just the opposite is true.<p>According to new research from the University of Missouri, being separated from your iPhone can lead to …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

Kathy Griffin to step into Joan Rivers' high heels on 'Fashion Police'

Kathy Griffinknows about life on "the D list." Starting Monday, A- and B-list celebrities walking the red carpets of awards season will discover what it's like to be on the acid-tongued comedian's personal hit list.<p>Griffin is preparing to go into rapid-fire attack mode as the new host of "Fashion …

Comedy

'Togetherness' shows real life's just funny that way

Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who have made many movies together as writers, directors and actors — including "The Puffy Chair," "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" — have a TV series now. It's called "Togetherness" and premieres Sunday on HBO. It is a lovely, melancholic comedy …

TV

The Apple Watch Isn't Here Yet, But The Battle Over It Has Already Started

Having waded into the prediction waters myself, I’m well aware how treacherous they can be. But surely Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist behind Twitter and Tumblr, had no idea he would set off the year’s first technology tsunami with his post: “What Is Going To Happen.” Wilson, in what he …

Apple Watch

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

The 100 Best Little Black Dresses of 2014

100 celebrities, models and fashion industry tastemakers that continue to prove that the LBD never goes out of style.<p>Whether satin and strapless or in laser-cut leather, never underestimate the power of the little black dress. Every stylish woman knows that the LBD works for any occasion that calls …

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security

You’ve settled in, fired up your laptop—and not only is the $15-a-day hotel Internet slow as molasses, you can’t use your own hotspot for ‘security’ …

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Apps

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

Astronomy

Internet Explorer must die

If you think Microsoft should just kill off Internet Explorer already, you might just get your wish.<p>The browser has become synonymous with bugs, security problems and outdated technology. Even as Internet Explorer has improved dramatically in recent years, it continues to lose serious ground to …

The Evolution of the Little Black Dress

The fashion history of the classic LBD.<p>The little black dress may have been introduced by Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn who made the garment famous in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. From Hepburn's Givenchy sheath to Queen Bey's Topshop embellished mini, the LBD has become the uniform of …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

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Jennifer Lawrence is Forbes's most bankable star of 2014

J-Law is the big draw as The Hunger Games star’s films pull in $1.4bn this year, leading a list of audience favourites that includes Scarlett Johansson, Mark Wahlberg and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt<p>Jennifer Lawrence has been named the most bankable box office star of 2014 thanks to the …