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Hollywood’s sexy villain problem

In “No Good Deed,” Idris Elba plays a slick, dangerous misogynist. What does it mean if we’re attracted to him?<p>I initially felt ashamed while watching the trailer for Idris Elba’s upcoming thriller, "No Good Deed," for when the preview cut to a scene of Elba in the shower (well, Elba period), I …

Belarus women who served on front lines of world war two – in pictures

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, thousands of young women served in the Red Army and partisan forces in Belarus. In the years since, they have been hailed as heroes and role models. Polish photographer Agnieszka Rayss met veterans for the photo book The Other Hundred

Beautiful Long Exposure Photos of the Milky Way

Night-time photography is turning out to be all the rage these days, and Dorset is proving particularly popular because of its intensely dark skies. …


Watch Final Summer Supermoon Tonight

Changing Planet<p>A “supermoon” rises near the Lincoln Memorial on March 19, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls<p><b>A last act in a cosmic play, the third and final full supermoon of 2014 graces the night sky this weekend. And on Monday evening, a Canary Island telescope will webcast</b> …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …


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The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …

Jawbone Up24 update doubles battery life

Not only has a new firmware update for the Up24 fitness tracker significantly improved battery life, Jawbone has opened the software to data from rival devices.<p>A new firmware update for the Jawbone Up24 fitness tracker will double the battery life of the device, according to the company.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

Bereavement can disrupt immune system of older people, says study

Damaging effects of grief on the immune system not seen in younger people, whose defences seemed more resilient<p>Heartbreak can impair the immune system of older people and make them more prone to infections, researchers have found.<p>Scientists said older people who had suffered a recent bereavement …

Fake platelets could keep you from bleeding to death - Futurity

A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could give doctors, paramedics, and even soldiers a new option for curbing out-of-control bleeding.


NIH Lab Search Yields 100-Year-Old Ricin Sample

Add it to the collection of deadly things that've turned up in government labs this summer.<p>Remember last week when the U.S. National Institutes of Health asked American scientists, "Pls check yer vials!"? (We're paraphrasing.) Apparently, the agency has taken its own advice to heart. In a search of …


Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

While the WHO predicted an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, it warned that Liberia, which has reaped the lion's share of misery with half of all fatalities, could initially only hope to slow contagion, not stop it.<p>The UN's health arm upped the Ebola death toll Tuesday in …