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9 Ways to Decorate With December’s Birthstone: Turquoise

December (aka the twinkling holiday month spent celebrating and gifting with family and friends) is finally here, and you’re reminiscing over the awesomeness that was 2015. Before trading in those calendars for a new year, try updating your space with a bold, quintessential winter color: turquoise. …

Home Decorating

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 …

Genetics

A Royal Night Out: as fluffy and sugary as a Victoria sponge

<b>A Royal Night Out (2015)</b><b><br>Director: Julian Jarrold</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: C+</b><b><br>History grade: D</b><p>The end of the second world war in Europe was marked by VE Day on 8 May 1945. “We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing,” said Winston Churchill (whose broadcast is used in this film). There followed …

Queen Elizabeth II

Coldplay is 'Full of Dreams' on wistful new album

"Conscious uncoupling" doesn't always spell trouble.<p>After Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and now-ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their split in March 2014, the British band released its sullen <i>Ghost Stories</i> just two months later: a sparse, muted breakup album which they didn't support on tour and …

A Designer Finds New Life in the Rubble of Hurricane Katrina

One New Orleans native turns reclaimed wood into one-of-a-kind furniture, preserving elements of the city's rich history.<p>When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, it damaged more than a million housing units—half of which were in Louisiana. Houses and shops were submerged in more than 10 feet of water. …

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

An 8-Year-Old Came Up with an Amazing Way to Locate Missing Airplanes

Delta showed interest in the design after receiving a hand-drawn sketch from the boy.<p>Benjamin Jensen—an eight-year-old from Ogden, Utah—came up with …

Five Things You Should Do For Your Foster Dog

<i>What other activity gives you the opportunity to both save a life and cuddle with a creature that adores you?</i><p>Photo by Jake Schramm, Save-a-Bull Rescue<p>I often recommend that people foster before they adopt a dog. For many, caring for a dog as an adult is a much different experience than having a dog …

The Smallest Galaxies In The Universe Have The Most Dark Matter

If you want to find dark matter, there’s one simple rule: you follow the mass. Indeed, if you look at the largest structures in the Universe — big galaxies, groups of galaxies, or even the most massive clusters — they all show the same thing: their internal motions are all too fast to be explained …

Universe

Ellen DeGeneres Will Give $10,000 to Charity if Darby Stanchfield Can Sneak This Hilarious Fan Art into Scandal

Darby Stanchfield is taking on Ellen DeGeneres‘ <i>Scandal</i> prop challenge.<p>During an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of the <i>Ellen DeGeneres Show</i>, …

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Mitsubishi's decision to stop making a pencil has caused a huge backlash in Japan

Architects and animators left fuming after Mitsubishi decides to stop producing a line of a dozen coloured pencils<p>Japan's usually sedate stationery sector has been rocked by a pencil supply crisis that is drawing a backlash - and panic buying - among architects and animators.<p>The drama erupted in …

7 Self-Limiting Behaviors Successful Entrepreneurs Never Do

Entrepreneurial success seems ephemeral and is certainly not guaranteed. So, why do some entrepreneurs achieve success and others do not? How do you become as successful as Mark Zuckerberg? As a business advisor for many years, I’ve noticed that the most successful entrepreneurs are more than just …

Self-improvement

A kitten helped us find joy as our family split in two

After my daughters went to university, Arpeggio and I were alone. I looked forward to his greeting when I came home from work. On quiet evenings, he curled up on my lap and listened as I told him about the events in my day. When a new friend came into my life, Arpeggio was accommodating. He liked …

Best mobile games of November 2015 (pictures)

12 awesome jobs for people who love science

If so, you might have a thing for science.<p>To find the top 12 jobs for science lovers, we used data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on almost 1,000 occupations.<p>One of the many things O*NET analyzes is how important …

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically.<p>And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, …

Scrappy Rescued Kitten Amazes Family with His Photogenic Fluffiness

Silas the cat was in poor health when a Florida family found him on the side of the road. Since he was near death and desperately in need of a loving home, Silas' rescuers decided to adopt him and nurse him back to health. Before long, the young kitten was living a life full of delicious treats, …

Secret history: my father's hidden past at the hands of the Nazis – in pictures

When Chris Dorley-Brown was given a batch of old photos after his parents died, he uncovered the untold story of their lives in the second world war. Through these pictures, and new work he made in response to them, he managed to unravel a mystery close to his heart<p>• The Longest Way Round is …

History

How Traveling In China Went From Adventure To Ordeal

Traveling in China used to be fun, sometimes even relaxing. As recently as the late 1990s, you could go to a Tibetan monastery out west that your Chinese friends had never heard of, hang out with nomads and chat with monks. Crowds were rare.<p>Those days are mostly over. China's rapid economic rise …

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

17 Quirky-Cool Icons of Eyewear: From Peggy Guggenheim to Barbra Streisand

What better way to accessorize a collection “about Italy appreciated through foreigners’ eyes,” as Vogue.com’s Chief Critic <b>Sarah Mower</b> put it, than with OTT eyewear? The subplot of Dolce & Gabbana’s collection—a love letter, of sorts, to Italy’s picture-perfect past—was about vision and the …

Dolce & Gabbana

Models Take Selfies on the Dolce & Gabbana Runway

Real life meets runway.<p>In the age of social media, runway shows have become as much about garnering the most likes, tweets, vines, pins and overall impressions than earning the praise of fashion editors and buyers. Which helps to explain Dolce & Gabbana's latest runway show. Models took selfies as …

Fashion Shows

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

France

Paris Fashion Week Opens: Pictures

Jada Pinkett Smith

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Winning By Losing: Lessons In Resiliency At A First-Grade Soccer Game

The first thing you have to understand about first-grade soccer is how <i>real</i> everything suddenly feels to the kids.<p>For many of the kids (including …

There Are 6 Types of French-Girl Style: Come See Which Is Most Like You

Around here, we're wild for the je ne sais quois that goes into chic, mussed, always perfect-looking French-girl style. As such, imagine our collective joy when we heard that there's not one type of stereotypical chicness but an amazing six different kinds. Angie Niles details the style habits of …