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A nude sculpture so small it's 'walking on hair' - CNN Style

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN<p>She could stand on a strand of human hair, with room to spare.<p>The microscopic polymer statue by South African sculptor Jonty Hurwitz, entitled <i>Trust</i>, measured just 1/100th of a centimeter and had been called the "smallest sculpture ever made."<p>But the world's tiniest …

CNN

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Nutrition

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Lyrics and Lexicon: Grammys 2015

In honor of the Grammys, we’re exploring the literary legacies, word origins, and surprising factoids behind some of the expressions and terms in the …

Meghan Trainor

Trading in souls: inside the world of the people smugglers

Abu Hamada, the kingpin of the Syrian smuggling network in Egypt, earns about £60,000 a week but sees nothing wrong in profiting from desperate migrants<p>Abu Hamada, a 62-year-old civil engineer from the outskirts of Damascus, has not built much for several years, and yet by his own calculations he …

Guns, drugs and bandidos: inside the favela too violent for Rio’s armed police

The teenage gangsters of Vila Aliança grow up in a world where death is ever present in battles with police and rival gangs<p>“Yeah, I want to get out,” says Ricardo, 21. Then, relaxing, he takes the hand-grenade he has been toying with on his lap and places it amid the beer bottles on the table. In …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …