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Who is Stephen Bannon? How he fits in Trump's unusual inner circle, and why he worries so many

MURAT YÜKSELIR/THE GLOBE AND MAIL<p>President-elect Donald Trump's West Wing team is beginning to take shape, and it includes an unusually prominent role for the conservative media mogul whose site – known for white-supremacist, misogynist rhetoric – helped bring the Republicans to power. Here's a …

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well …

Photography

High-flying invention marks B.C. student as top science mind of his age

<i>The Globe's B.C. bureau is profiling 10 young people aged 20 and under who are doing great things in fields ranging from arts to science to activism. At 17, inventor Raymond Wang is in talks with major aircraft manufacturers about his device that will improve air quality in aircraft cabins.</i><p>Grade 12 …

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Calendars

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

Art

Ronda Rousey Becomes 1st MMA Athlete to Grace 'Ring' Magazine Cover

Link to Media<p>Although she does her damage inside the Octagon, UFC sensation Ronda Rousey will become the first MMA competitor to appear on the front cover of iconic boxing magazine the <i>Ring</i>.<p>As reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports, Rousey will be featured in the January 2016 edition of the …

Boxing

Microphotographs Reveal the Wonderfully Odd World of Plants

Plants are a crucial part of our day-to-day lives and are vitally important to the world around us. They provide us with sustenance, medicines, and raw materials that can be used to create a plethora of products. However, few people take the time to thoroughly inspect Earth's greenery. Luckily, …

Gender

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

Scientists Discover 'Glowing' Sea Turtle

Researchers are still trying to determine what purpose the neon colors serve.<p>Marine biologist David Gruber didn’t plan to find a glowing sea turtle, but he’s glad he did.<p>The associate professor of biology at City University of New York was diving in the Solomon Islands in July doing research on …

Zoology

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

Ralph Lauren

Serena Williams Proves It: You Can Be a Feminine Athlete

When I was 16 years old, I wanted to be a competitive junior tennis player. I wanted to win, to be the best, to be the next Serena Williams — but I …

Women's Sports

Meet the Justin Bieber of Food: 16-Year-Old Chef Flynn McGarry

<b>Flynn McGarry</b> started a supper club out of his parents’ house at age eleven and now, at the formative age of sixteen, he’s officially moved out. “It’s a perma pop-up—I’m not sure what to call it, so we invented a new term,” McGarry says of his three-day-a-week, twelve-seat chef’s table space named …

Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan's Prisons

In 2010, photographer Gabriela Maj was working on a project about an artist in Afghanistan when one of her editors suggested she take a look at Afghan women's prisons. Maj recalls: "He said, you know there are all these stories kind of floating, kind of bubbling up in the international media about …

Human Rights

More and more long-haul truckers are women … and they are outperforming the men

DALLAS — Female truckers are sliding into long-haul cabs as companies seek to end a U.S. driver shortage, and they’re proving to be better behind the …

Long Haul

Why I shared the horrific photo of the drowned Syrian child

I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo. It shows a lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly died as they tried to reach safety in Europe by boarding a smuggler's boat. Instead they ended up as the latest victims of …

‘I was only hoping to provide a better life for my children,’ father of drowned migrant boy says

Had the rubber dinghy carrying Alan Kurdi and his family made it to their destination – the Greek island of Kos – they would have just been four more faces in the tide of humanity that has crossed the frontiers of Europe and the West this year.<p>Perhaps they would have been interviewed as they …

Researchers built a robot that can paint as well as Vincent Van Gogh

Researchers from the University of Tubingen have developed an algorithm that allows an artificial neural network of computers to accurately learn how to paint just like famous artists.<p>In June, Google revealed that it had built sophisticated image recognition software that enabled its robots to see …

Photos of the Glowing Sulfur Inside Indonesia’s Blue Fire Volcano Crater

The Ijen group of volcanoes in East Java, Indonesia, features a popular tourist destination called the Blue Fire Crater. Molten sulfur and sulfuric …

Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time

Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.<p>Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth's dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimetres), with a dozen claw arms …

On the Shortness of Life

<i>Read this article as a Google Doc (would love your comments/edits), download and print as a PDF, as an .epub (e-reader), or .mobi (for Kindle).</i><p><i>I also</i> …

Street Photography

U.S. challenges China’s sovereignty claim to artificial islands

The U.S. is pledging to sail more warships past the shores of artificial islands in the South China Sea as the world's most powerful military seeks to strip away the expansionist claims of China and other nations in waters crucial to the global movement of goods.<p>Early Tuesday morning, the …

A Model Held Her Breath For 5 Minutes for this Single Take Music Video

Typically, tying a model up and throwing her to the bottom of a pool isn’t a recommended practice for both legal and moral reasons. However, this new …

Of 100 Published Psychology Studies, Less Than Half Could Be Reproduced Successfully

Prepare your grains of salt<p>One of the pillars of scientific research--perhaps the one that makes science as definitive as it is--is that any study should be capable of being repeated under the same methods and conditions and if the research holds true, the same result will be found every time the …

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …

For First Female Rangers, The Opportunity Is As Important As Graduation

On Friday, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first two women to graduate from the Army's rigorous Ranger School. Only 3 percent …

West Point

Why one woman quit her dream job at Harvard to ‘do nothing’ for one glorious summer in a remote cabin

Against the advice of those around her, a Canadian woman left her dream job at Harvard to live in a remote cabin near Manitoulin Island.<p>The wooden …

Ontario

It's a titi! New monkey species found in Peru

Like a morgue corpse in a drawer with the wrong toe tag, it was a victim of mistaken identity. No one realised during all those years that it was, in fact, a specimen of an unknown species.<p>That taxonomical injustice will be rectified at the end of this month when the newly-minted Latin name of the …