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Burning Man 2013: The Scene

See photos of the Church Trap, the Hug Deli and other temporary attractions<p>Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was "Church …

Helen Mirren

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Photographs by Lewis Morley

Lewis Morley, who died last week, captured a country on the cusp of change. He had donated his entire archive to the National Media Museum in Bradford

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Scientists say potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in apparently healthy drinks is being overlooked<p>Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn …

Coping with Extreme Brightness (Without HDR)

Good photographers learn to work within the limitations of their equipment and learn to cope with scenes where the brightness range is too great for …

Photography

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

Survey asks men and women to rank parts of the body by pleasure – and some of the results prove surprising<p>The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Tutorials

Google stepped up encryption amid reports of NSA surveillance

Amid reports this summer of the<p>National Security Agency’s accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe.<p>The latest chapter in the …

Surveillance