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The Spaniards who paint their pigeons in Day-Glo colours – in pictures

Ricardo Cases captures the eccentric world of Spanish pigeon racers, who hand-paint their birds in neon colours and send them off to woo a female. The champion pigeon is the one that woos most chivalrously

Charles Constantin Hoffbauer: Madison Square (1906) Posted by Lara

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

Changing Planet<p>Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA<p><b>Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help show the way by brewing up its own oxygen, the space agency announced Thursday. The</b> …

How facial features drive our first impressions

<b>Whether it's a curled lip or a keen cheekbone, we all make quick social judgements based on strangers' faces.</b><p>Now scientists have modelled the specific physical attributes that underpin our first impressions.<p>Small changes in the dimensions of a face can make it appear more trustworthy, dominant or …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Tucking Into Taiwan: Ultimate Food Tour

What's for breakfast? Photos by Cyrena Lee<p><i>By Cyrena Lee for Fathom</i> | A little gem of an island, Taiwan is the ultimate food destination for Asian cuisine. So unless you're lucky enough to already have been introduced, get ready for an eye- and stomach-opening adventure. That goes for vegetarians, …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

4 people killed in Taiwan subway stabbing spree

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A university student wielding a knife attacked riders aboard a subway train in Taiwan's capital on Wednesday, killing four …

Improve Your Vocabulary: Suffixes

Suffixes are word endings that change the root of such word. We can turn an adjective into a noun, a noun into an adjective, a verb into a noun, a …

Edible Crayon and Paint-Splattered Chocolate Bars by Unelefante | Colossal

<p>Chocolate maker Unelefante makes some pretty beautiful chocolate bars including one that looks like melted crayons and another inspired by the …

8 Most Cringeworthy Things In Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video

Oh jeez, just when you thought Avril was gone forever, she reappears with her worst song yet, ‘Hello Sh*tty’, er…I mean ‘Hello Kitty’. Not only does …

Cultural Appropriation

Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos Is The Cutest Video You'll Watch This Week

Sometimes, true genius is simply figuring out that two great things should go to together to become something greater – like the person who figured …

Hot Dogs

The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.<p>You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the …

18 Rooms with Colorful Rugs

From Asiatic Carpets, the Funk rug is hand-tufted in India and its thick pile is full of vibrant, pixelated colors making this all-white space look …

A’ Design Award and Competition 2014 – Winners

It’s time again to announce the winners of A’ Design Award & Competition, with more than 12,000 entries in more than 100 categories from 208 …

Industrial Design

'Stealing our jobs': Taiwan angry as ties with China deteriorate

TAIPEI, Taiwan — For decades, relations between Taiwan and its giant neighbor China have been one of the great success stories of the ending of the Cold War. Slowly but surely, the two nations have pulled back from half a century of bellicose confrontation and in recent years embraced a level of …

China

North Korea Gives Ominous Warning On Nuclear Test: 'Wait And See'

North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March 26. Its first firing in four years of mid-range missiles that can hit Japan followed a series of short-range rocket launches over the past two months.<p>Members of the Security Council on March 27 condemned the move as …

Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman

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Does the Sunflower Movement have (or even need) an exit strategy?

<b>No matter how the current constitutional crisis ends, the occupation of the Legislative Yuan was a necessary warning</b><p>I was having dinner on Friday …

US brings together Japan and S Korea leaders after rift

<b>The Japanese and South Korean leaders have held their first official meeting following a rift over Japan's stance on its wartime aggression in Asia.</b><p>US President Barack Obama brought Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Park Geun-hye together at the nuclear summit in The Hague.<p>The United …

Michelle Obama charms Chinese and extols value of free speech

Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the fore on Sunday on the third day of a visit to China, where she has won praise for her approachability and admiration for her comments supporting freedom of speech.<p>Her comments were made on Saturday, the day the New York Times and Der Spiegel …

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