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100 Ridiculous Photos of Celebrities Taking Selfies

From Kim Kardashian to Hillary Clinton.<p>Today marks the release of Kim Kardashian's new selfie-filled coffee table book, <i>Selfish</i>. To celebrate, here are some of the best photos of celebrities snapping selfies that would make even Kim proud, from Hillary Clinton to Paris Hilton.

Kim Kardashian

No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

One of the most famous things Richard Feynman ever said was, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” When you come across an announcement like the one made by NASA Spaceflight a week ago: that NASA has made a successful test of the EM Drive …


South Korean student held in North says he is being treated well

Joo Won-moon says he hoped for a ‘great event’ to help strengthen relations between the two countries<p>A South Korean man arrested by North Korea for crossing its border illegally has said he was hoping for a “great event” to help strengthen relations between the two countries, and acknowledged he …

North Korea

The Best 2015 Met Gala Red-Carpet Trends

The stars have had their night at the museum, and the red carpet is rolled up for now, but if this year’s gala is anything to go by, then the fashion moments are likely to reverberate into tomorrow morning and beyond. While many touched on the theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass," only a few …

Janelle Monáe

South African man in court over wife's murder days 'plagiarised eulogy' at her funeral

Third suspect arrested after police conduct sting operation to net teacher’s husband, who allegedly paid two men to kill his wife amid reports of extramarital romance<p>An alleged “hitman” hired by the husband of a <b>South African</b> teacher whose body was found dumped in a township last week has appeared …

China says Philippines breaking code of conduct by building in South China Sea

China’s foreign ministry urged the Philippines to stop its “malicious hyping and provocation”, but Manilla says code had already been violated by China’s actions<p>China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea by building on disputed …


Why We Still Don’t Have Cheap, Customizable 3-D-Printed Shoes For All

Today, 3-D-printed shoes are luxury experiments. Here’s what it’ll take to make shoes people actually want (and can afford) to wear.<p>The premise was promising. United Nude, a footwear company known for its experimental designs, enlisted five industry heavyweights to create 3-D-printed high heels …

3D Printing

Met Ball 2015: celebrities arrive on the red carpet – in pictures

The stars of screen and catwalk turn out for the China: Through the Looking Glass-themed Met Ball in New York on Monday

Met Gala

Met Ball 2015: the young guns' red-carpet triumph - in pictures

‘Youth is happy,’ Kafka once posited, ‘because it has the capacity to see beauty’. Youth is also happy because it has finally worked out how to dress for a red-carpet event. The new guard – Kendall, Bieber, Cara et al – owned the Met Ball red carpet, via some serious gowns, body-con, metallic ticks …

Met Gala

UK Election Final Campaign Day


New Dutch Photography Talent: Carla Kogelman


Oh Hill no! Clinton’s stale presidential plan wrong for nation

More than five years ago, a Clinton confidant matter-of-factly described for me Hillary’s Plan. She would ­resign as secretary of state after …

Heart muscle cells regrown in medical research breakthrough

Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Victor Chang Institute in Sydney make discovery which may have major implications for heart attack sufferers<p>Unlike animals such as the salamander and the zebrafish, humans are unable to easily regenerate heart cells, making it difficult to recover from …

Medical Research

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …


Top US delegation to hold migration talks in Cuba

<b>US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson will lead a delegation travelling to the Cuban capital, Havana, later this month.</b><p>These will be the first high level talks since Cuba and the US announced last month that they were restoring relations.<p>The US State Department said the talks - to take …

Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers

Long walled off from world trade and modern technology, Cuba has developed a robust culture of DIY engineers who turn household items into useful …

Storm surge: Hurricane Sandy

On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall, we are running an extract from a new book by Adam Sobel “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, …

Two Years Later, Tracking the Wreckage of Hurricane Sandy

Two years ago today, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, and among the neighborhoods most seriously damaged were New York City's <b>Rockaways, Coney Island, and Staten Island</b>. Photographer Nathan Kensinger has been visiting these areas since the storm, and this week on Curbed NY, he traces how they …

It's Been Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy and We Still Haven't Recovered

Hurricane Sandy. (National Environmental Visualization Laboratory.)<p>Today marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s catastrophic visit to the …

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Checking in With the Rockaways Two Years After the Storm

Two years after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City, many coastal neighborhoods remain ravaged by the storm. Here, a selection of my photographs of the Rockaways—the reconstruction and the lingering damage—taken over the past year.


These Images Show Just How Much Some Neighborhoods Were Changed By Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm struck, before and after satellite images from Google revealed the widespread damage to coastal areas of New York and New Jersey. Last year, before …

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmis Grkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area due to the construction of a dam. …

Ancient History

13 Notorious Non-Smilers, Smiling

From Karl Lagerfeld to Kristen Stewart, the straightest-faced celebs caught in a grin.<p>Because even Hollywood's notoriously straight-faced, from Karl Lagerfeld to Kristen Stewart, can break out in a grin every once in a while.

Karl Lagerfeld

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …


Galaxies Projected in Magically Surreal Photos by Sofia Ajram

Sofia Ajram is a Montreal, Canada-based photographer who creates surreal photos filled with beautiful light. Whether her subjects are being magically lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. Not much is known about the artist except that …

McGill University

Deleted but Not Gone: How to Keep Your Photos and Files From Falling Into the Wrong Hands

We’ve published a number of posts in the past on how you can recover photos that were accidentally deleted from your computer or memory card. But …

California: Surfboards turned into works of art in Morro Bay

More than 20 surfboards-turned-artworks are on display around Morro Bay, Calif., in the town's first such public art on display through November. The Surfboard Art Festival features boards that have been painted to convey familiar scenes in the Central Coast town, wildlife and even strands of …