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Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body - Vox

Forty-two percent of Americans say that humans were created in their present form within the past 10,000 years — a percentage that hasn't changed much since 1982, when Gallup started polling views on evolution.<p>Several lines of evidence, from the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and genetics, …

Balancing Acts: Meet the Prima Ballerinas Who Became Mothers

Sasha has been fed and is napping, so Tina can work out. 2003. Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers.<br>Lucy Gray—Courtesy Princeton …

That Downton Abbey Finale: The 10 Obvious Questions and 10 More Subtle Ones

In trying to figure out what will happen in Sunday night's last-ever episode of <i>Downton Abbey</i>, it's worth keeping mind the Law of TV Finales.<p>That law says if you make it to the final episode of a popular, long-running series, you have a very good chance of surviving and a better than even shot at …

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Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

Urbanism

19 Incredibly Delicious Desserts You Can Make In A Skillet

Because it's cuter.

Joanne Froggatt Remembers the Time She Accidentally Told Kate Middleton an X-Rated Sex Joke

Although Joanne Froggatt had originally stopped by <b>Conan</b> on Wednesday to discuss the bittersweet final season of the popular PBS historical drama <b>Downton Abbey</b>, her interview ended up being a total riot when she told a story involving Kate Middleton and one very raunchy sex joke. The actress, who …

Mug crumbles: the best 3-minute microwave recipes

If you've exhausted our recipe collection of sweet, satisfying mug cakes, move on to the mug crumble - equally speedy (taking just three minutes at full power in the microwave), they combine a base of fruit, nuts and chocolate with a classic crumble topping. And there's no need to weigh anything, …

Dessert

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Ballet Dancers Shred Their Way Through Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you do the Fandango?<p>This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's slow burn of an anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody." To honor the epic number, English National Ballet's lead principal Erina Takahashi and first soloist James Forbat performed an epic duet that truly captures …

Videography

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

'Sparks' Fly in This Stunning Ballet Dance Film

A new dance film fuses new styles of sound and video production with classical ballet performance and presentation.<p>Geometric and free flowing lines blend with a contemporary electronic and classical score in "Sparks," the latest music video/dance film from Berlin-based filmmaker Boris Seewald. This …

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21 Photos That Show the Grueling and Beautiful Side to Being a Ballerina

If there is one thing we remember from Darren Aronofsky's <b>Black Swan</b> it's that becoming a professional ballerina is a grueling, beautiful journey. Not everyone can do it, and those who do make it become an inspiration to aspiring dancers everywhere. While we tend to picture ballerinas in tutus and …

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

'A Ballerina's Tale' documentary raises profile of ABT's Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland seems to be everywhere these days.<p>After 15 years with the American Ballet Theatre, the 33-year-old San Pedro-raised Copeland was promoted from soloist to principal dancer in June, marking the first time an African American woman was made a principal in the New York company's 75-year …

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Pictures of the day: 15 October 2015 - Telegraph

5 Actual Facts About the Science of Dreams

Throughout human history, dreams have been the subject of science and pseudoscience alike. In today’s crazy online world where you can’t always …

Interview: Beautifully Ethereal Portraits Blur the Line between Dreams and Reality

Parisian-born, Los Angeles-based fine art photographer Lola Mitchell blurs the line between painting and photo, beauty and unease, and dreams and reality in her digitally manipulated images of ethereal women drifting in watery realms. Staged primarily near, above, or underneath the surface of …

Bolshoi Ballet Legends Discuss The Most Romantic Ballet Of All Time

Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Stashkevich, Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharenko talk "Giselle."<p>"Giselle isn't the role you prepare for once and dance the same way every time," prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova explained. "I've already had several eras of Giselle in my life. When my Giselle was …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.<p>On Thursday five of the world’s leading …

Interview: Traveling Photographer Weaves Together the Beauty of Nature Across the Globe

Never wanting to feel boxed in by one genre of photography, Canadian photographer Dave Brosha has built a portfolio with an impressive range of skills and creativity, mastering every type of photography he challenges himself with. From landscape to documentary to creative portraiture, every image …

Animal pictures of the week: 2 October 2015 - Telegraph

Birds

Pictures of the day: 2 October 2015 - Telegraph

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Landscape Photography

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

Photo: Lisa Bao, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in …

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