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'Angel particle’ which is both matter and anti-matter discovered in ‘landmark’ quantum physics breakthrough

Physicists believe they have discovered a particle that is both matter and anti-matter, an idea that was first theorised 80 years ago.<p>When the Big …

Organisers temporarily suspend three-day event outside Nürburg over ‘concrete threat’ received by Koblenz police<p>A rock festival in Germany has been closed down for the day after police received information on a suspected terror threat. Thousands of people were evacuated from the Rock am Ring, at …

Extremism

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

A French website’s reinvention of the traditional Italian dish has been condemned for its use of cremefraiche – among other unholy tweaks. Here’s my version of this gloriously simple dish<p>Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling …

Recipes

These piano breakthroughs changed music forever

Yesterday was Piano Day – a day recently christened by composer/pianist Nils Frahm in order to celebrate that ubiquitous keyboard instrument. (It’s …

Piano

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Carbs, and Just Eat More Of Them

Carbohydrates may not be as evil as everyone thinks—as long as you eat the right kind<p>Many diets from the past two decades cast carbohydrates as hell spawn sent to fatten you up and destroy you with diabetes. These diets demonized all carbs, from whole grains to fruit, and urged you to exorcise them …

Nutrition

See the world, protest and have sex with unsuitable people. But above all, be free<p>No longer a teenager, not yet an adult. Half-fledged. You are expected to be largely silly/useless/incomprehensible to your elders. Use this. It is freedom.<p>Related: A moment that changed me: waking up with a bad …

Relationships

The secret to surviving and thriving in your 20s is to screw expectations: your power to personal responsibility ratio will never again be so golden<p>I survived my 20s by staying alive until they were over. If that sounds facetious, great. It’s also true. The years between 27 and 30 were the hardest …

Mental Health

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Physics

BBC Culture’s alternative Oscars

We’ve created the categories we wish existed at this year’s Academy Awards, including ‘best celebration of being a shopgirl in 1952’, ‘biggest scene-stealer’ and ’most over-the-top Domhnall Gleeson performance’. Warning: there are plenty of spoilers…<p><b>Most over-the-top Domhnall Gleeson</b> …

Modern tribes: the award winner

I dedicate this award to the incredible actors I was blessed to work with. I’ll always remember, um, Mer, er, Jen...<p>Wow. Oh my God. This is... Sorry, guys... Wow, I’m speechless. I do not know how this happened. Why is it me standing here? Because this honour is shared with all my fellow nominees – …

Inspiration

Are you rowing with your partner? Saying one thing but implying another?<p>Here’s a foolproof method for triggering a futile, frustrating argument with your partner, best friend, parent, child – anyone, really. First, make an observation that’s factually correct, but implies a critical judgment. (Upon …

Black Lives Matter

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images<p>New label, new lust for life: Elton John.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/55d428c9241e3dd641863b3aad04ea13c6228ff6/0_39_4256_2554/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Tabatha Fireman/Getty<p>Foxes, AKA Louisa Rose Allen, performing at Brighton Pride …

Music

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

The Secret Remedies Opera Singers Use to Avoid Getting a Cold

The second you feel a tickle in your throat—try these methods.<p>The biggest applause at the opera always goes to those long notes that seem like they might never end. And when they do, you’re both impressed at the fortitude of the singer and relieved no glass broke like it always does in cartoons. …

Beethoven: An unlikely hero in China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chances are, you've heard Ludwig van Beethoven's music.<p>He may have died in 1827, but his music is everywhere -- in concert halls, movie soundtracks, ring tones and sampled in songs by The Beatles.<p>Beethoven even made his way to China, where he's been an unlikely hero for over a century -- …

Lightning-fast pianist Lubomyr Melnyk: 'When I play I turn into an eagle flying'

It was in Tokyo that I first encountered Lubomyr Melnyk. I wasn’t sure if it was just the jetlag making me delirious or whether I was in a trance. On stage, a Rasputin-like figure was bent over the piano, hands rippling across the keys at lightning speed. The music was bittersweet and meditative, …

Piano

Sir Simon Rattle on Beethoven: brilliant and perhaps insane

NEW YORK (AP) — For Sir Simon Rattle, Beethoven was, of course, brilliant. And perhaps crazy.<p>How much of the composer's creativity was tied to his …

These Lab-Grown Vocal Cords Sound Like The Real Thing

Bioengineered tissue could be used in the future to give patients back their voices, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has bioengineered vocal cord tissue capable of vibrating and generating sound as well as natural tissue. The feat is being hailed as a …

Alice Cooper: 'These classical composers were crazier than me!'

Rock’s shocker-in-chief, who once threw a live chicken at his audience, explains how he fell for Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf<p>Alice Cooper has been many things in his time: a rock god, a chicken-chucker, a guillotine-operator, a welcomer of nightmares – and now, it seems, a …

Flute

Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

DUBLIN -- If Bolt Threads has its way, the clothes of the future could be made from synthetic fibres similar to the web fired from Spider-Man's wrists. How's that for wearable technology?<p>Imagine for a moment that someone from the 1950s time-travelled to today. They would no doubt be astounded by …

Clothing

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer