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'I wanted to elevate journalism': Gay Talese, the writer who nailed Frank Sinatra

'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’, Gay Talese’s 15,000-word study of the singer at the height of his fame, which was published in Esquire magazine in April 1966, is perhaps the most famous magazine story in American journalism, and there is some irony in the fact that Talese had no great desire to write …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

In the early 1990s, a young brain researcher named Ivan Soltesz heard a story that would shape his career.<p>His adviser told him about a school for children whose epileptic seizures were so severe and frequent that they had to wear helmets to prevent head injuries. The only exception to the helmet …

Alan Titchmarsh: as New Year beckons, I like to turn back time

As the countdown to the new year begins, give a thought to those masterful keepers of time, the striking clocks of yesteryear that still make us tick<p>Only three days of the current year left then; a fact that will be marked by clocks all over the world. Ah, clocks! Those little and large reminders …

Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

Venice by night...

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Find black holes while you’re on the bus

“With a large enough sample from your classifications, we can pick out black holes at different stages and build a better picture of their origins.” …

Vintage photographs of Christmas in London by Henry Grant - in pictures

Socialist photographer Henry Grant spent decades last century documenting the lives of ordinary Londoners. This set of pictures – from the Museum of London's unique photographic collection of his work – show the festive season during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that make us human

Genetic changes that distinguish us from Neanderthals could throw light on how humans came to dominate planet<p>Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago.<p>The …

Last night’s moon and Jupiter

People around the world saw the moon and Jupiter close together on December 18, 2013. After Venus set last night, they were the two brightest objects …

In Session: Booka Shade

Life At 140 #16

Grime at Christmas. What could be more <i>classic</i>…<p>November was an exceptionally busy month in the world of grime, with Japanese war dubs, ‘Lord Of The …