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Timeless Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

For the second year in a row, celebrity photographer Victoria Will put down her DSLR and used a century-old technique to capture dramatic tintype portraits of celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival. Similar to last year's batch of portraits, these images are both hauntingly beautiful and utterly …

Sundance

Ros Bates overwhelmed by reaction to domestic violence speech

"The oldest girl's job was to hide the carving knife with the red handle. No-one told her to do it; she just knew that she should," she said in the …

Australia banks agree Android Pay deal, Apple Pay still frozen out | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Big Australian banks have agreed to accept payments made on mobile devices using Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Android Pay, leaving Apple Inc’s APPL.O rival Apple Pay system out in the cold as the tech giant struggles to coax lenders to accept its terms.<p>An Apple iphone 6 with Apple Pay …

Android Pay

Star Wars Fans and Their Collections

This week’s premiere of the newest Star Wars movie has both casual fans and die-hard enthusiasts excited. Reuters recently sent photographers to visit some of the most dedicated Star Wars fans in Japan, England, and the U.S., to photograph them surrounded by their collections of memorabilia, …

Here’s how America's leading public health institute plans to tackle the country's painkiller problem

An estimated 2.1 million Americans suffers from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.<p>To combat that, the CDC has put together a draft of guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.<p>The guidelines are designed to help family doctors and general practitioners …

Curiosity Rover on Track for Early August Landing

<b>Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report</b><p>PASADENA, Calif. -- Eight days before reaching Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft performed …

Sydney tornado: Storms head north as Sydney cleans up in wake of 213kph winds

Sydneysiders are cleaning up after a tornado lashed the southern beaches, bringing 213kph winds, giant hail, and heavy flooding.<p>The storm cells which …

Weather

Burma's Hard-Line Buddhists Are Waging a Campaign of Hate That Nobody Can Stop

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Geologists fail to turn up Nazi 'gold train' buried in tunnels in Poland

There is no evidence for the existence of a Nazi "gold train" loaded with treasures and buried in Poland at the end of World War II, researchers …

Archaeology

China's Xi Jinping says internet users must be free to speak their minds

Even as prominent free speech advocate is put on trial for online posts, president says governments must respect citizens’ right to exchange ideas<p>Chinese citizens should have the right to speak their minds on the internet, president Xi Jinping has claimed, just two days after a prominent free …

China

Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

Science News, Discoveries and Breakthrough Scientific Research - HuffPost Science | HuffPost

A Golden Key for governments to bypass cryptography will never work, because math

<i>In the name of protecting us against terrorists, law enforcement agencies want high tech companies to relinquish their Golden Keys—backdoors to their otherwise unbreakable encryption algorithms. It sounds like a reasonable request… until you look more closely.</i><p>Politicians around the globe tell us …

Privacy

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – initial verdicts suggest 'overwhelming experience'

First reactions to JJ Abrams’ new movie ahead of Wednesday’s reviews embargo indicate audience at Los Angeles premiere was feeling the force<p>Read our full Star Wars: The Force Awakens review<p>See our roundup of all the reviews<p>There were “smiling faces” from the crowds exiting the Los Angeles premiere …

Star Wars

Surfers in Mexico, US pay tribute to missing Australians Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas

Surfers in Mexico and the United States have taken part in ceremonies to pay respects to two Australians who went missing in Mexico last month.<p>Adam …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Photographer Spent 2,500 Hours Capturing Stunning Photos of Complex Snowflakes

Through his camera lens, Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores a world which cannot been seen by the naked eye. Specifically interested in nature and macro photography, images by the young artist reveal a closer look at how the universe works. His recently unveiled piece, <i>The Snowflake</i>, …

Photography

Queensland must leave coal in the ground to honour Paris climate ambition

Anything else meant literally sinking for some of these tiny island countries, where the water was already lapping at their buildings and roads.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

New results from world's most sensitive dark matter detector

Berkeley Lab scientists participate in mile-deep experiment in former South Dakota gold mine<p>Berkeley, Calif. -- The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) …

Dark Matter

A Point of View: Is there still any point collecting books?

<b>A lifetime of collecting books has left the writer Howard Jacobson with back injuries, a lack of living space and a sense of sheer pointlessness. But he'd do it all over again.</b><p>I can't remember how old I was when I began collecting second-hand books. I'd like to say eight or nine, but that's because …

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Seen? Time Will Tell

In a new finding that could have game-changing effects if borne out, two astrophysicists think they've finally tracked down the elusive signature of …

Dark Matter

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

University of Alberta

Why Dogs Are Some Scientists’ New Best Friends

Dogs develop many of the same diseases humans do, making them good subjects for research<p>The DNA of dogs may offer clues about human conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, who have launched a major …

Pets

Intimate Portraits of Gypsies Recreated in the Style of the Old Masters

In his series <i>The Dream Goes Over Time,</i> Madrid-based photographer Pierre Gonnord recreates the Old Master painting style in this timeless portrait series featuring Portuguese Alentejo gypsies. Gonnord, who seeks to use art to give voices to marginalized people, frames his subjects as royal figures, …

Art

Great Barrier Beer: The Good Beer Co, the social enterprise making boozing a charitable act

It does not get more Australian than inviting people to save the Great Barrier Reef by drinking beer.<p>Brisbane-based James Grugeon is planning to turn …

Marine Conservation

Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

The Brain

Artificial intelligence: Elon Musk backs open project 'to benefit humanity'

Non-profit research company OpenAI to seek ‘a good outcome for all over its own self-interest’, say Tesla boss and others donating a combined $1bn<p>Some of the most prominent executives in the technology industry including the Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk are backing a non-profit artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Surface Close-up of a Martian Sand Dune

This view of the undisturbed surface of a Martian sand dune called "High Dune" visited by NASA's Curiosity rover shows coarse grains remaining on the …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Sea Level