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Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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Eddie Izzard on going into politics: 'Why shouldn't I be mayor of London?'

When Neil Kinnock bounds up after the football to say hello, I want to throw my arms around him and kiss his beaming face. He has just watched his Cardiff team lose to Eddie Izzard's beloved Crystal Palace, but anyone watching the two men would think it was the other way round, for the comedian …

Supporting the right to die always runs the risk of diminishing the right to live

Frances Inglis is out of jail now, having served five years in prison for the murder of her 22-year-old son, Tom. Now 61, she does not regret ending her son's life. She doesn't believe she should have been sent to prison for doing so, and says that the law needs urgent review. She's right, but in a …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …

Mike Tyson banned from UK over rape conviction

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist, has been refused permission to enter Britain because of his criminal record.<p>The 47-year-old was due to arrive in the UK at the weekend to promote his autobiography, Undisputed Truth, but made for Paris instead after …

20 years of Doom: the game that put a gun in your hand

Two decades ago, the violent first-person shooter Doom changed the face of video games for ever, writes Sam Rowe<p>It was the video game that birthed an entire genre. One whose three-dimensional, pixelated gore both enthralled and appalled a society reared on blasting asteroids and playing virtual …

Female Scientists: Fill Us With Your Expensive Education

You may or may not have noticed that The Toast’s official Twitter account (accept no imitations!) featured a brief call for female scientists last …

Would you rather be a 'Marilyn' than a size 14?

Whatever our size, clothes labels force us to directly compare ourselves to others. Size labels make us aware of our body flaws, and can make shopping an emotionally painful experience. Perhaps the sizing system needs an overhaul.<p>A hundred years ago, consumers were more likely to get clothes …

Delhi rape: one year on, has anything changed for India's women?

One year after the vicious assault of a student on a Delhi bus, protests and reports of abuse in India have increased. But is it any better to be a woman there today?<p>It took the police 14 days to register the rape allegation and a further 30 days to make an arrest, by which time the victim had …

Russia amnesty could free Pussy Riot, benefit Greenpeace activists

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two members of punk protest band Pussy Riot could be freed from prison and 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest could avoid jail under an amnesty proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyers said on Tuesday.<p>Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 10 – Wadjda

Wadjda is the first Saudi Arabian feature to be directed by a woman. Shot in the suburbs of Riyadh, Haifaa Al-Mansour's film tells the story of an 10-year-old who wants to buy a green bicycle to race against her friend Abdullah.<p>Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) shouldn't want a bike (her mum's worried – it …

Google Doodle lauds computer programming pioneer Grace Hopper

If you're wondering what's up with today's Google Doodle, it's honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were considered to be glorified calculators and were programmed with binary machine code, which kept the …

What I learned from online makeup tutorials

<b>Can you give me some easy makeup advice for the party season?</b><i><br>Jane, by email</i><p>Ah, Jane, what a flatterer you are. For you to imagine I possess in-depth knowledge about makeup is very sweet indeed, especially as you have the evidence of my pasty-faced byline photo to suggest the contrary.<p>Of late, my …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Jennifer Lawrence Would Probably Rather Be Drinking a Budweiser Right Now

Just because Jennifer Lawrence’s <i>Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> promotional marathon has ground to a halt does not mean that the reigning Oscar winner is altogether off publicity duties. With <i>American Hustle</i>, David O. Russell’s follow-up to<i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, out this December, the actress—whose …

Gillian Anderson On 'The Fall' And Getting Arrested In High School

There's been a string of unsolved murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so they have to bring in the heat from London. Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson appears to be the embodiment of what people in Belfast often don't like about London: She seems cool, correct, fiercely intelligent, but …

Isabel Marant: 'Sometimes we give an image of life that will never exist'

Isabel Marant is one of the most stylish and successful names in fashion, but there's one person who remains unconvinced by her sartorial taste – her 10-year-old son, Tal. "I cannot make him wear anything," Marant says when we meet in her light and spacious studio in Paris. "Like most kids he wants …

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had long blond hair and a pony. I admired her from afar. I wanted to play with her, dress like her, but my parents hated her. A bad influence they said. She's too grown up. They wouldn't have her in the house. Her name was Barbie.<p>When I …