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Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Leica & Moncler

Mesmerizing Underwater Photography by Mother-Daughter Tandem

Not too many people can brag of an underwater model/photographer tandem such as that which Sacha Kalis and Elena Kalis have. They also happen to be …

Scuba Diving

Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and several brick-and-mortar ones, according to <i>9to5mac</i>, …

I raised my sons to be racially neutral

Two mixed-race boys, one lighter skinned than the other. Did I make a mistake telling them they were the same?<p>One Saturday night in St. Louis about decade ago my younger son, then a teen, was driving around town with two white friends. I’m black and my husband is white, so our two sons are …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air and older 9.7-in iPads: Worth the upgrade?

Before we jump in, let's break down exactly which iPads we're going to be looking at:<p>iPad Air 2<br>• iPad Air<br>• 4th-gen iPad<br>• 3rd-gen iPad<br>• iPad 2<br>• iPad<p>For each …

MH17: parents of three children killed call for an end to ‘pointless war’

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris pay emotional tribute to Mo, Evie and Otis, who were killed with their grandfather Nick Norris, and say their lives are an ‘ongoing hell’<p>An Australian family that lost three children and a grandfather in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has published an …

Comet Siding Spring set to have rare near miss with Mars

Fly-past of comet, thought to be debris from the creation of the solar system 4.5bn years ago, poses risk to Nasa spacecraft<p>An extremely rare celestial event will play out on Sunday night, with an ancient comet hurtling narrowly past Mars, prompting observing spacecraft to take evasive action.<p>The …

Right-to-die campaigner who starved herself said she had ‘no alternative’

Jean Davies, 86, called five-week fast to end her life ‘intolerable’ but said her children supported her right to choose to die<p>The debate around voluntary euthanasia has gained new urgency after it emerged that a 86-year-old woman starved herself to death because she believed it was the only way …

Will Pooley told he may not be immune to Ebola as he returns to Sierra Leone

British nurse who survived virus after being airlifted to UK said it was an ‘easy decision’ to go back to help contain outbreak<p>The British nurse who survived Ebola has flown back to Sierra Leone expressing fears that the world will return to indifference about the plight of Africans when the crisis …

Here's Why The iWatch Will Look Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before

While it could be tempting to think Apple's wearable will look something like the dozens of renderings and concepts floating around, it's important to remember how very wrong people were before the debut of the original iPhone and iPad.<p>In the end, both the original iPhone and iPad defied …

Multi-Touch

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Hands-on with Samsung’s new Galaxy Note phones: Stylish — yet awkward

NEW YORK — In Samsung’s newest phablets, we can clearly see the companies conflicting personalities: a noble urge for refinement and a bumbling desperation to be innovative.<p>Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge this morning, both of which build on its legacy as a pioneer in big-screen …

Cameron considers ban on UK jihadists returning home

<b>British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under plans being considered by the government.</b><p>The BBC understands UK nationals suspected of being involved in terror acts would be allowed to keep their British citizenship.<p>But they would be prevented …

United Kingdom

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran …