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Profiles of Milan Residents Perfectly Merged with Architecture

<i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i> is a unique black and white series that merges the Italian city with the people who live there. Created by designer and photographer Francesco Paleari, each composition is an abstract mix of a single portrait with Milan's historic architecture. The artist uses …

Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

Cosmology

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Top 10 biopics

10. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould<p>This is the most radical of all biopics. It does exactly what it promises, breaking the Canadian pianist's intense and troubled life into concentrated fragments. Reassembly is left to the viewer. When he began working on the screenplay with Don McKellar, …

Why Meningitis That Hit Princeton Is Hard To Beat With Vaccines

There's been a lot of talk about meningitis B lately. That's the type responsible for outbreaks at Princeton and the University of California in Santa Barbara.<p>And it got us thinking. How come this form of the illness isn't fazed by the vaccines given routinely to most young people in the U.S.?<p>This …

So Much For The 'Mozart Effect'

Music makes the heart grow fonder, but scientists are not so sure that it boosts IQ.<p>The Boston Globe notes:<p>"The idea that learning to play an instrument, read music, or sing in harmony will boost intelligence has become ingrained in modern life, but the evidence has always been pretty scant. …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The Best Movie Quotes Of 2013

The perfectly-crafted movie <i>bon mot</i> is a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. If it can be adapted to situations in your own life, all the better. Here …

Iron Man

This young woman shows how she is putting the pieces of her broken brain back together

Lotje Sodderland's story of how she is piecing the fragments of her mind back together after she suffered a stroke that left her unable to read and write is beautiful<p>Watching Lotje Sodderland struggle to find words and remember details of her life that just two years ago she would have had no …

Cape Verde Gets New Name: 5 Things to Know About How Maps Change

National Geographic's chief geographer gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his job.<p><b>We're not in Cape Verde anymore.</b><p>The country, made up of ten islands about 350 miles (570 kilometers) off the coast of western Africa, is getting an identity makeover and reverting back to its original Portuguese …

Edgar Martin's best photograph – an astronaut dressing room

Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with the question: what happens to spacesuits when they're not being used? Then in 2011, while spending nine days exploring the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City near Moscow, I found out.<p>I had approached the European Space Agency …

The 2,000 war veterans lobotomized by their own doctors

In 1945, thousands of soldiers returned to the United States from combat on the Pacific and European fronts of World War II with severe mental trauma. Unable to treat their terrible injuries and illnesses, US Veterans Affairs hospitals lobotomized some 2,000 of them. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is …

A 3-D Printed, Hand-Cranked Computer

And what that computer can teach us about modern machines<p>When the hackerspace NYC Resistor hosted a “digital archaeology” interactive show last spring, electrical engineer Chris Fenton built a throwback computer using modern technology. Fenton works with supercomputers all day but wanted to slow …

3D

'Condoms and porn don't mix' is a stupid and unhealthy belief

One might think that when a person makes their living having sex with strangers, as porn industry performers do, using condoms would be a no-brainer. Yet despite the prevalence of STDs in the industry, the ill-conceived notion that condoms and porn don't mix seems to have trumped common …

Pupils' Christmas 'ruined' by vicar's Santa Claus origins story

A vicar has caused a festive furore after accidentally breaking the news to a group of primary school pupils that Father Christmas doesn't really exist.<p>Parents at Charter primary school in the Wiltshire market town of Chippenham were left fielding some very awkward questions after Canon Simon …

Are female action heroes good role models for young women?

Katniss Everdeen's triumphs extend beyond the Quarter Quell and the global box office: she has guaranteed the future of the female action hero. Not that this was in much doubt, even before The Hunger Games: Catching Fire swept all before it. On the big screen, women have been successfully kicking …

UFO Disclosure at Hand by Former Astronauts and Top Officials

Over the past decades, various individuals—including pilots, astronauts, and government officials—have come forward with evidence of UFOs, space …

Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Bursting With Icy Geysers

Two studies of Europa, which is thought to have a subsurface ocean, are good news for the potential for life to exist on this icy satellite.<p><b>Two exciting blasts of news</b> have scientific minds swimming—with the possibility of life in Europa's ocean. Today scientists announced evidence pointing to the …

Astronomy

Antarctica Live: Macquarie Island – 'a treasure, one of the last untouched areas of the world'

Ravaged by hunters in the 19th century, Macquarie Island is now protected as a pristine environment and is home to tens of thousands of penguins, seals and millions of seabirds<p>Guardian journalists Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are en route to Antarctica with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>Four …

Vladimir Putin defends anti-gay laws as bastion of global conservatism

Vladimir Putin has defended Russia's anti-gay laws in his annual address to both chambers of the Russian parliament.<p>In an apparent reference to the laws banning "propaganda of non-traditional relations", the Russian president said that on the international arena Russia sees itself as a defender of …

H2Whoa! Hubble Telescope Finds Geysers of Water on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

From the moment the Voyager probes beamed back the first high-resolution photos of Jupiter’s moon Europa back in 1979, planetary scientists began …

American missing in Iran since 2007 was working for the CIA

• Robert Levinson was former FBI agent • AP report reveals CIA scandal kept secret<p>In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – review

This second Hobbit movie was for me not just a pleasure, but a revelation. For the first time, I "got" the JRR Tolkien/Peter Jackson experience. I tuned into the frequency. I tasted the fusion cuisine. I heard the eccentric but weirdly rousing choral harmonies. And this is despite – or more …

Toilet of the Future? This Toilet Reconfigures to User's Posture

The toilet of the future? A design award challenged students to re-imagine the simple sit and flush.<p>The winner of the award reconfigures to the …

Tropfest winning short film criticised for 'using homosexuality as punchline'

A short film about transgender relationships which took out first place at the Tropfest film festival on Sunday has been criticised by commentators claiming it uses homosexuality as a punchline.<p>The seven-minute film, Bamboozled, examines the relationship between a transgender man and his …

Cold wars: why Canada wants to claim the North Pole

A looming battle over Arctic resources just got more interesting<p>The Great White North is looking to expand its horizons.<p>On Friday, the Canadian government was expected to submit an application to the UN Commission tasked with evaluating which countries can claim exclusive rights to resources — …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …