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The fictional killer’s house from the 1991 hit is available in Pittsburgh for $300,000. Dungeon not included<p>Buffalo’s Bill house from the Oscar-winning 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs has been put up for sale.<p>The Pittsburgh property, known as the site where the fictional serial killer kept …

Dining Rooms

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Lighting Fundamentals: High Speed Sync Versus Flash Duration

If you’re just getting started in learning how to light your shot with flashes, you may be confused about the terms “high speed sync” and “flash …

Handy

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

22 Memorable Old Houses From Movies

Culver City

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Jack White's Madison Square Garden Show Streaming Now via Pandora

As previously reported, Pandora will be livestreaming Jack White's NYC's Madison Square Garden show tonight, which supports last year's <i>Lazaretto</i>. The show will be broadcast starting at 9 p.m. Eastern, and will air on continuous loop for the next 72 hours. Click here to tune in.<p>Starting February 3, …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Beer for Cannabis Connoisseurs<p>A new beer by Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues keeps cannabis-inclined drinkers in mind. The new brew—dubbed “Pinner” (referring to the term used for small joints)—features a heavy, hoppy aroma that likens itself to the scent of marijuana. Alcohol content is also …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

How a Chance Encounter Helped Launch My Concert Photography Career

I was a month and a half into the photography program at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver when I decided to skip school for a day for a …

Meet Disney's First Latina Princess!

There’s a new Disney princess in town – and for the first time, she’s Latina.<p>On Thursday, Disney Junior announced that Princess Elena of Avalor will …

Sundance film festival 2015,Sundance film festival,Festivals,Documentary,US news,New York,World news,Film,Culture<p>Director Crystal Moselle spent several years in world of the Angulo brothers. Home-schooled and rarely allowed outside, their main window to the world became cinema<p>It was pure …

Film Festivals

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

World History

The temptation of Christ in the desert forms the heart of this painterly film – but it is a meditation on fathers and sons as well as Father and Son<p>Jesus got his idea of teaching through parable somewhere, so who’s to say he couldn’t find inspiration from his own life? Last Days in the Desert, …

New Testament

Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object posed no danger to the planet.<p>The asteroid, which is called 2004 BL86, will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth – around three times the distance to the …

Asteroids

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …

Is 2015 the Year of the LMAO Sex Scene?

<i>WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead for three Sundance movies that will eventually get released: The Bronze, The D Train, and The Overnight.</i><p>This year’s Sundance Film Festival attendees have sex on the brain, which, let’s face it, is nothing new. But this time it isn’t ill-advised sex in a Park City …

Sundance 2015: 'Wolfpack' follows 7 kids locked in an apartment, raised on films

Movies at the Sundance Film Festival often arrive with tags of "originality" and "boldness." But there are few offerings that substantiate the claim like "The Wolfpack," a documentary about imprisonment, parental abuse and the power of classic films to redeem them both.<p>Crystal Moselle's debut …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Reason #2654 why instant cameras are the coolest thing since sliced artisanal bread: portraits, baby!<p>Keep these …

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the attacks.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421311373976/4883f52d-f5bd-4600-becc-89b5a99a5c1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the …

Africa

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Jared Letos' Complete Hair Evolution

And we're not mad.<p>Even though it's been nearly 20 years since Jared Leto first graced our TV screens as the shaggy-haired Jordan Catalano, we're still endlessly fascinated by those dynamic locks. Here, we chronicle his most memorable looks, from some questionable rock star moments to his effortless …

Red Carpet

Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu Has an Eye for Peculiar Moments

Up until recently, Tao Liu was just an unknown water meter reader in China with an interest in photography. Then people started noticing his clever …

On Tap: Shedding Light on Irish Stout

“There’s a lot more to the Irish stout than what’s offered in a pint of Guinness,” says <i>The World Atlas of Beer</i> co-author Stephen Beaumont. And where you are in Ireland determines what beer you drink.<p><b>Dublin:</b> The category-definer dates to 1759, when Arthur Guinness brewed a version of the era’s …

7 Crazy Homes That Every Nature-Lover Should Visit

Architecture

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Robots

Best things to do in New York City this January

January is the month when, without the distractions of the holidays, winter finally gets real. City dwellers stay in and recuperate from December’s excesses (or head to the gym; don’t try to drop in at a yoga studio this month!), so the events calendar is a little light. If a big snowstorm sweeps …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …