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Bob Arum blasts Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s arena entertainment plan

It's one fight that doesn't need more fireworks to draw attention to it, but with fans spending so much for a seat, why not maximize the arena entertainment?<p>Promoter Bob Arum said Friday he sought to bring a more attention-grabbing arena show to Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight …

Who Will Survive "Mad Men"?

No one is safe. Will your favorite character live through the season?<p><i>Series creator Mathew Weiner has never been scared to kill off beloved characters and many are speculating that the final episodes could spell doom for one or more members of the SCDP family.</i><p>**POTENTIAL SPOILERS TO FOLLOW**

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …

From Naked to Antigone: Juliette Binoche on stage – in pictures

Antigone at the Barbican, with Juliette Binoche in the lead role and directed by Ivo van Hove, is one of this year’s hottest tickets. Revisit the French star’s acclaimed career in the theatre, including Pirandello at the Almeida and a duet with Akram Khan at the National

Juliette Binoche

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The best way to predict the future

A small group of people have a surprising knack for correctly predicting the course of world events – and you could be one of them, says David Robson.<p>Cast your mind back across the turbulent events of recent history. Did you foresee President Obama’s election before he was even elected as a …

Psychology

How pickpockets trick your mind

Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain’s weaknesses.<p>My mother has eyes in the back of her head. She also taught me from an early age to be suspicious of strange men, especially when they give you presents. Which makes it all the more surprising …

Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?

Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the scientific in the spiritual, writes Jo Marchant.<p>It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view …

Our best tool for decision-making? Instinct

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the virtues of intuition, the future of computing and whether freezing human eggs solves everything.<p>Programming Perl in 2014<br>Charlie Stross | Charlie's Diary | 25 June 2014<br>Science-fiction writer on the past and future of computing. The trajectory …

Hypnosis: The day my mind was 'possessed'

Scientists are using hypnosis to understand why some people believe they’re inhabited by paranormal beings. To find out more, David Robson discovered what it’s like to lose his mind.<p>I am lying on my back and trapped in a gleaming white tunnel, the surface barely six inches from my nose. There is a …

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

‘Wisdom of the crowd’: The myths and realities

Are the many wiser than the few? Phil Ball explores the latest evidence on what can make groups of people smarter – but can also make them wildly wrong.<p>Is The Lord of the Rings the greatest work of literature of the 20th Century? Is The Shawshank Redemption the best movie ever made? Both have been …

Alzheimer's: Simple blood test could speed up diagnosis

Dr Eric Karran from Alzheimer's Research UK says that a blood test to test for the disease is good news for treatment but it may not be widely available to the public<p>British scientists have identified a set of <b>10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's</b> and call this an …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend, including the Tour de France, World Cup and the San Fermin festival

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Minimalism

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

9 Mistakes In Landscape Photography And How To Avoid Them

<b>Michael Leggero</b> <i>is a professional nature and travel photographer with 20 years of experience. A commercial stock photographer, Michael is now</i> …

6 Essential Lessons in Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers are perhaps amongst the superstars of the photographic world. Their images draw you in, detail the beauty of the natural …

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

The easiest way to change hair color in Photoshop is using the Selective Color adjustment layer. This tool is great because changes are not too …

Hair Color

7 Simple DIY Photography Tips and Tricks Using Only Household Items

The team over at COOPH today shared an insightful video that describes 7 DIY photography tips that use nothing more than items you have lying around …

Beginner’s Guide to Better Landscape Photography: Infographic

If you’re new to photography, you most likely get a little confused when it comes to keeping all the jargon, camera settings, and composition rules …

Landscape Photography

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

17 Wilderness Photographs That Will Make You Want to Go Hiking!

Photo by papalars, on Flickr<p>Photo by Jeff Pang, on Flickr<p>Photo by mypubliclands, on Flickr<p>Photo by Nicholas_T, on Flickr<p>Photo by Jeff Pang, on …