Rory Beckett

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11 Sexy Movie Entrances That Deserve an Oscar for Their Sexiness

"I want to. I want to be someone else or I'll explode."<p><b>1. Channing Tatum as Magic Mike in Magic Mike</b><p>Channing Tatum's entrance in <i>Magic Mike</i>? Pretty sexy. Channing Tatum's stripper alter ego Magic Mike's entrance in <i>Magic Mike</i>? Oh god. If you're looking for the reason why <i>Magic Mike</i>'s long-awaited …

Celebrity News

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Audiophile

This Kendall Jenner Pic Just Broke Kim's Record for Most-Liked Photo on Instagram

Sibling rivalry in 2015, ladies and gentleman.<p>Remember when Kim Kardashian spent days editing the wedding picture of her and Kanye kissing before she would post it to Instagram? Well, it was all done in vain because its record for being the most-liked picture on Instagram has been broken by lil' …

You Know You Want to Know: Men Get Honest About Giving Oral Sex

Four guys, one topic, lots of truthbombs.<p><b>How old are you?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> Twenty-three. <b>Man B:</b> Twenty-six. <b>Man C:</b> Thirty. <b>Man D:</b> Forty-two.<p><b>How often do you go down on women? Is it voluntary or do they usually ask?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> I go down on my girlfriend regularly. We don't do that every time we have sex, but I'd say a …

Turn-On

Karabash: The Russian Ghost Town - Photographs and text by Pierpaolo Mittica | LensCulture

Karabash, in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region, is one of the most polluted cities on Earth. The site of a copper-smelting plant built more than a 100 years ago, extreme levels of toxic waste have caused enormous pollution and dire health problems for the region.<p>Since 1910, when the plant first opened, …

Pollution

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robotics

5 Experiences That Will Change the Way You See New Orleans

Times change, people change - even tradition-bound New Orleans changes. Everywhere you go in the Crescent City these days, it seems like something new is going on. Road work, new developments, a new streetcar project, new restaurants, new housing, new hotels - there's even a Four Seasons Hotel …

New Orleans

Scalia's Dissent: A Direct Attack on American Democracy Itself

In the middle of the celebration of the Supreme Court decision establishing same-gender marriage is an ominous attack on democracy itself from one of the highest constitutionally sworn officers in America, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His dissent (in the full decision all dissents) is a …

Antonin Scalia
TV Series
Celebrity News
Cannes Film Festival

Why our resemblance to mushrooms may hold the key to life on Earth

You might not think you have much in common with a mushroom, but Nick Lane begs to differ. “If you look at one of your cells down a microscope and you look at the cell of a mushroom you probably won’t be able to tell the difference,” he says. In fact all eukaryotes – animals, fungi, plants and …

Biology

10 things we learned from a day of indie labels talking digital music

Thom Yorke as King Cnut, Madonna’s ‘ridiculous’ Meerkat debut, potential playlist payola, Spotify, SoundCloud and more from AIM Music Connected<p>Independent music labels are increasingly willing to speak out about digital music and what it means for their artists and businesses.<p>From complaining about …

Social Media

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

Air Travel

Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure

The processes in their brains during hibernation are exciting scientists<p>This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to …

Alzheimer's Disease

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

Psychologist Richard Wiseman has devised a photographic test to check people’s empathy. Do you pass the test?<p>A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist …

Psychology
Apps

The Worst Place to Sit on a Plane

<b>More from MensHealth.com:</b> The Safest Seat On a Plane<p>“When you sit still for long periods of time, gravity causes your blood to pool in your legs, making it easier for clots to form. When you walk around, each step causes contractions in your calf returning blood to the heart,” says Susan Kahn, …

Endangered, On Ice - Photographs and text by Erik Hijweege | LensCulture

The IUCN Red List details more that 12,000 threatened animal species—it is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. When I first found out about it, it spurred me to embark on my “Endangered” series, the one you see above.<p>To create these …

Endangered Species

Ryan Gosling returns to Mouse House for Haunted Mansion

The former Disney Club Mouseketeer is set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s movie based on the Disney theme-park ride<p>Ryan Gosling, whose directing debut Lost River opens this weekend, is set to take a leading role in family-friendly Disney adventure movie Haunted Mansion, reports the Wrap.<p>The …

Walt Disney Company
Yves Saint-Laurent

Editor's Note

Japanese Court Orders Google To Delete Critical Reviews From Google Maps

There’s troubling news in Japan today, after Google was told to delete two critical customer reviews from its Google Maps service.<p>The Chiba District Court today issued a preliminary injunction forcing the U.S. internet company to remove two anonymous reviews for an undisclosed medical clinic in the …

Maps

How To Store Your Winter Clothing In The Off-Season

Ok, phew, winter's over. Now that all those winter garments have been cleaned and laundered, it's time to figure out where to put them until next year.<p>It's only logical to throw items into boxes, right? Wrong! It's important to take the extra step and properly fold, hang and store your clothing so …

Athletic Apparel

Pontiac's 1939 "Ghost Car" Has a Body Shell Made of Plexiglas

The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six <i>Ghost Car</i> was not your average vehicle. While many automobiles had bodies made from metal, Pontiac decided to go a different route with this particular car. They collaborated with the chemical company Rohm & Haas, who had just developed a new product called “Plexiglas.” …

Pontiac

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know A Printer Could Do

Really, is there anything they can't do?<p>Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked machines can do just about anything.<p>1. Tattoo Skin<p>Eighteen months …

Inked

5 Tips to Help You Stay Productive at Work

<i>This is part of the Increased Productivity series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.</i><p>Almost every individual who works for a living has experienced, or has been experiencing, productivity issues in the …

Time Management

21 Disney World Hacks For Your Family's Dream Vacation

<i>What are some of the best Walt Disney World (Orlando) hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p>Editor's Note: The original post …

Walt Disney Company

Discover New Apps (And Creep On People’s Phones) With #Homescreen

It’s not just digital voyeurism, it’s a way to discover new apps.<p>If you’re the type of person who goes to open houses, just to spy on neighbors even when you’re not shopping for a home, you may be the perfect user for #Homescreen, an iOS app by Betaworks that allows you to check out other people’s …

Apps