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Short film captures the ghostly magnificence of an abandoned psychiatric hospital

Project Senium aims to preserve the experience of “the most beautifully disturbing places”<p>Project Senium is, in its own words, "an effort to preserve the experience of some of the most beautifully disturbing places in the world in a cinematic short film." And its films, ranging from six-to-nine …

Psychiatry

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Hitler's Abandoned Hospital Is One Of The Scariest Places Ever

It's hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.<p>But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared for many wounded Nazi …

History

The Fallen Soldier on My Flight

As my flight from Honolulu to Dallas pulled up to the gate, the flight attendant asked the passengers to remain in their seats. Then he requested all to observe a moment of silence as a U.S. Air Force Sergeant was to fulfill his duties in bringing a fallen soldier home.<p>I fly multiple times a month. …

U.S. Air Force

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Adieu to the Love-Locks of Paris

<b>Unlocking love in the City of Love.</b><p>On June 1, 2015 the city of Paris began removing the 45 tons of love-locks from the bridges over the Seine river. But where did the locks come from and why are they locked onto the bridges?<p>Love in Paris, the city of romance: two sweethearts on a bridge over the …

France

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

These pictures will make you want to visit Pompeii, which was covered under a layer of volcanic ash thousands of years ago

Pompeii was buried under an almost 20-foot blanket of volcanic ash that flooded the city, killing 2,000 people.<p>It was one of the world's most famous and deadly volcanic eruptions.<p>The city was left untouched until explorers rediscovered it in 1748, finding that the ancient Roman city was virtually …

Archaeology
Horror

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 …

Psychology

As women finish Ranger course, military faces new pressure on gender barriers

The graduation this week of two female soldiers from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School has put new pressure on the U.S. military to make women eligible to serve across its combat ranks, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>The historic achievement by the two women, who are expected to …

Military

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

11 'Healthy' Foods Diet Experts Avoid

You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your …

Nutrition

US Wins Opener at World Cup

FIFA

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

AMERICAN HORROR STORY Meets GLEE in SCREAM QUEENS Trailer

Pop Culture

Billboard Music Awards

Award Shows

The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

<b>While staying with the remote Bameno tribe, photographer and director Cedric Houin discovers the cultural transition of an indigenous community entering the modern world.</b><p>It was in 2010 that photographer and director Cedric Houin, also known by his pseudonym Varial*, decided to devote himself to …

National Parks

Here’s Exactly What to Eat to Achieve Any Fitness Goal

20-35 percent fat<br>50-55 percent or more from carbs<br>15-20 percent protein <br>Total daily cals: 2,500 (training 1 to 1.5 hours per day)<p><b>HERE'S HOW THAT LOOKS IN A DAY'S WORTH OF MEALS:</b><p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Overnight oatmeal with 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup …

Matt Bomer on Co-Starring With Lady Gaga in 'American Horror Story': We're 'Going to Have a Lot of Fun'

While the world waits with baited breath for <b>Matt Bomer</b> to sizzle on big screens everywhere in <i>Magic Mike XXL</i> this July, there's another big project …

Guide to U.S. Qualifiers for the World Track & Field Championships

Which Americans are eligible to make the team for Beijing?<p>The 2015 World Championships in track and field will be held August 22-30 in Beijing, China. The U.S. team will be largely selected from the top three finishers at the USATF championships, to be held June 25-28 in Eugene, Oregon. But …

USATF

Ask a Guy Who Thinks Runners Should Shut Up

He's bitter, he has access to a computer... and he's here to help!<p><i>Editor's note: This satirical column was written by Mark Remy in response to an article that was published last week on csnphilly.com. This column appropriated parts of the original article, to imagine how someone would use questions</i> …

Heart Rates

Is It Better To Be Flexible or Stiff?

It depends which muscles or tendons you're talking about.<p>Flexibility is a hot-button topic for runners. We used to think it was always better to be more flexible. In recent years there's been a pendulum swing, with evidence that stiffer runners (as measured by a sit-and-reach test) have better …

Muscle

That Marathon Was More Painful Than You Remember

A new study shows runners have short-term memory when it comes to pain.<p>In the throes of a marathon, you are very aware of the pain—from quivering calves to chafed skin to sore feet. But six months later, it appears marathoners can be quite forgetful.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Memory</i> may …

Marathons

Are These the Best Finish Line Photos Ever?

Celebration turned into an accidental sucker-punch for one relay team.<p>Finish line race photos capture a range of expressions, from sheer exhaustion to pure elation—or maybe a blend of both. In the case of a team from Hobby Lobby who ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon relay, a series of shots …

Hobby Lobby

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

Psychology

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

Firefighters Help Runner with Cerebral Palsy Finish Half Marathon

Kayley Drake started running in December as a New Year's resolution.<p>It started with a simple New Year’s resolution: Run a half marathon in 2015.<p>Kayley Drake, a 24-year-old with cerebral palsy from Yukon, Oklahoma, began working toward that goal last December.<p>“November 19 marked the 12-year …

Marathons