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The top 20 K-Pop tracks of 2015

As you may already know, the world of K-Pop in 2015 was <i>huge</i>. Laden with expensive comebacks and debuts, lawsuits, expectations, hype and triumphs, our favourite artists dominated with full schedules, and K-Pop’s game-changing big leagues – 2NE1’s CL, BTS and Big Bang – continued to gain traction in …

A transatlantic service from Gatwick is launching without seatback screens, with content to be streamed directly to passengers’ devices<p>Grab your iPads, travellers. The in-flight TV screen is set to become a thing of the past on long-haul flights from the UK, with airlines claiming that passengers …

Long Haul

Five ways to maintain a long-term relationship

What does it take to make a long-term relationship work? We spoke to relationship professionals about the science behind matching systems on dating websites for their top tips<p>Just what does it take to have a long-term relationship? After dating website eHarmony.co.uk carried out a psychological …

Michael J Fox says he never thought the drone would come true

Cast members of Back to the Future discuss predictions from the film which they never thought would come true<p>Back to the Future's vision of what the world would be like on October 21 2015 wowed audiences when it was released in 1985.<p>But many of the film's forecasts have been more accurate than …

Who was John Titor, the 'time traveller' who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

As the world celebrates Back to the Future Day, it has forgotten the unknown man whose 2001 internet postings might just have saved humanity<p>If time travel is possible, why haven’t we met any time travellers?<p>This was the question Stephen Hawking advanced on the topic of time warps. But it misses …

Jens Lekman Might Write a Song About Your Story

Jens Lekman is working on a new project with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio. He's asking people he's never met to tell him their stories, and then he'll write brand new songs about what he's heard. The project is called "Ghostwriting", and in order for a story to be eligible, the …

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Osama Fahmy, nephew of Baligh Hamdi, an Egyptian composer whose 1957 song Khosara Khosara features in the 1999 hit<p>Jay Z has won a copyright infringement trial stemming from his 1999 hit single Big Pimpin’, ending a long drawn-out case which shined a light on …

Music

The Most and Least Expensive Things at NFL Stadiums

Sure, Odell Beckham, Jr.’s one-handed catches are incredible, but is it worth paying $123.40, on average, to witness the action in person? Apparently …

4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

<i>By: Sarah Anderson</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. These cities are like little satellite versions of popular …

Five Stylish Silent Retreats in Europe

These mindful European retreats give you all the amenities you crave with a getaway, but without the noise.<p>If you’re craving peace and quiet on your …

Seven Nat Geo Photographers on Witnessing Climate Change

This month, as <i>National Geographic’s</i> climate change issue<i>National Geographic’s</i> climate change issue hits the stands, we asked seven photographers to share their most poignant images that reflect climate change. From direct examples to more tangential manifestations, we were interested in seeing how …

Climate Change

How Traveling Made Me Unpopular

They say "you win some, you lose some", right? Well, I'm not entirely sure who "they" are, but I'd have to say I agree with them. Especially when it comes to friendships and traveling.<p>I'm not saying I was insanely popular before I started traveling, or that I have 0 friends now (side note: ask Siri …

Celebrate Fall With Roast Chicken and Butternut Squash Fregola

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Being a secular type, I have very few rituals in my life. I quit Halloween when I was six, enthusiastically embraced my family's downgrade from "Christmas tree" to "Christmas ficus" as a teen, and told my mom I'd rather go to a fancy restaurant for …

California Winegrowers Turn to Tech to Save at the Tap

It’s a hot October day in Northern California, and I’m roving a sea of endless green vineyards, which I’m sure haven’t felt much rain this summer. That’s when I notice the irrigation lines for the first time, then begin to see them everywhere. I imagine the wine industry to be a serious drain on …

Water

Blue Milk and Space Frogs: The Secret Stories of Star Wars Foods

As richly detailed as the world of Star Wars is, food takes a back seat to all the lightsaber duels. But, the infectious excitement over the newest trailer for The Force Awakens has gotten the better of us: Here are some of our favorite backstories of the food and drink of the Star Wars universe.<p>Do …

Star Wars

Kendall Jenner Dances for Balmain x H&M

Get another peek at the long-awaited <b>Balmain x H&M</b>collection as we reveal behind-the-scene clips of <b>Kendall Jenner</b> and creative director <b>Olivier</b> …

Kendall Jenner

Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn’t like his acting in sixth ‘Harry Potter’ film

Actor calls his performance in 2009's 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince' a mistake<p>Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he is not a fan of the sixth</i> …

Bradley Cooper on American Sniper's fake baby: 'I couldn't believe it'

Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning, box office-topping drama American Sniper was a worldwide hit, but even its most fervent fans were unable to take the film’s clearly fake baby very seriously.<p>Cooper scooper: Bradley to take lead in talking dog movie<p>Read more<p>Star Bradley Cooper has now addressed the …

Clint Eastwood

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Clock-Making Texas Teen Visits White House For Astronomy Night

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas student who was arrested and suspended from high school for bringing a homemade clock to class, attended a science event at the White House on Monday night.<p>After the teenager attracted the suspicions of teachers and police with his clock, he received thousands of messages …

Hotel Transylvania 2 draws blood at the UK box office

<b>The winner #1: Hotel Transylvania 2</b><p>With a stonking opening of £6.32m, Hotel Transylvania 2 sits at the top of the UK box-office chart by a wide margin. Considering the original Hotel Transylvania has a lifetime UK gross of £8.30m, and the whole of the October half-term holiday is yet to come, …

Animation

Man who died after biting Aer Lingus passenger 'had £41,000 worth of cocaine in his stomach'

The Brazillian man, who has been named as John Kennedy Santos Gurjao, 24, is said to have ingested 80 pellets of the drug before taking the flight from Lisbon to Dublin, according to The Irish Times.<p>A post-mortem examination is being carried out to determine the cause of the young man’s death, …

Aer Lingus

J.K. Rowling Trolled After Showing Support for the Scottish Rugby Team

J.K. Rowling was subjected to abuse on Twitter after she expressed her support for the Scotland rugby team, which was narrowly defeated by Australia …

Make-up free models

BEAUTY ON TREND<p><b>Following a month of pigments and paillettes with the make-up artists backstage for the runway at Fashion Week, the Vogue girls are</b> …

Bella Hadid

Do We Have Less Sympathy For People Facing Things We've Overcome?

Who's going to be more empathetic to a problem you're confronting — someone who has never been through it, or someone who has been through it themselves? Our intuitive answer to this question is often wrong.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>When you need sympathy, it matters whose shoulder you cry on. …

First children are often cleverer than their siblings, study finds

A study from Leipzig University found that each successive sibling has a lower IQ than the last - and it's to do with upbringing, not biology<p>The eldest child generally has the highest IQ, according to a study from the University of Leipzig - and every successive child in the family has a lower IQ …

Siblings

The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and Amy's Heartbreaking Moment That Got It Just Right

A few days ago on the set of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, Mayim Bialik revealed that the show will start examining the stakes for Sheldon and Amy. "It all starts unraveling," Bialik said in reference to not only Shamy's break-up in the season eight finale, but Sheldon's decision to eventually propose to his …

Why it’s called The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling increased her season episode order when <i>The Mindy Project</i> got picked up by Hulu, going from 21 last season to 26. Starring in, producing, …

Justin Timberlake brought to tears over wife Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake is one adoring husband.<p>During his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, the “Cry Me a River” crooner gushed about his wife of three years, Jessica Biel.<p>“First I want to thank my beautiful, loving and incredibly understanding-of-her-husband’s-shortcomings wife, …

Is this the UK's first waste food wedding?

According to Love Food, Hate Waste, an organisation that aims to raise awareness about the need to reduce food waste, around 15 million tonnes of food are thrown away every year in the UK. This is undoubtedly a shocking and worrying statistic, but how many of us would really be prepared to reduce …