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Blind woman may see thanks to gene therapy and light

Optogenetics, or mixing gene therapy with light treatments, is finally getting a proper field test: doctors have given a blind Texas woman the first optogenetics-based therapy in hopes of restoring some of the vision lost to a degenerative retina disease. The procedure injected her eye with viruses …

Terrence Malick and the Christian Story | Balder and Dash

Wherever one lands on the polarizing style of Terrence Malick, no one would deny the spiritual gravitas of his work—cinema obsessed with and …

The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers …

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This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency

If you’ve ever imagined a scenario where you’re safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, like me, would be spending your last few moments curled up in fetal position, not as much.<p>Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot, created a 10 minute …

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16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

Photographer Uses Only His iPhone To Shoot Entire Wedding And The Results Are Magical

Photographer Sephi Bergerson always wanted to shoot and edit an entire wedding using only his iPhone but he couldn’t find a couple brave enough to …

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Striking Self-Portraits Replace One Eye with an Animal's

<b>Hungarian photographer Flóra Borsi has made a name for herself with exceedingly clever photo manipulations.</b> Like her imaginative Photoshop In Real …

A Guy is Drawing a Butt a Day for 2016

Many artists make new year’s resolutions to try a new creative project. Sometimes, they make art to help them keep their resolution. Sometimes, they …

17 Charming Hideaways Far From Crowds in the Northeast USA

Right now, when the world seems to be getting scarier by the day, travelers long for - no, are desperate for - an escape close enough to drive to, but far from the maddening and frightening crowds. Each of these 17 getaways from Virginia to Maine revolve around a charming inn or B&B that, though …

Just an Amazing Eye: Why I Love Photographer, Annie Leibovitz

I am somewhat torn about Annie Leibovitz. Perhaps it's when a photographer or artists goes too commercial that I begin to worry that they've somehow sold out. But then again, perhaps by reaching the masses, their work not only becomes more valid, it has the potential to make a big impact on …

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

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Goodnight Mommy: hello chilly Austrian matricide horror - Venice review

Veronika Franz, the journalist and wife of Austrian film-maker Ulrich Seidl, makes her debut, co-directing with Severin Fiala for this chilly, angular, ultra-violent arthouse horror showing in the Venice film festival’s Orrizonti sidebar. Seidl himself produces, and the result is a technically …

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X-Rays of the Human Brain | Colossal

<p>The plume from an exploding bomb. Black and white flowers. X-Rays of a human brain cortex. These all seem like valid guesses when looking at this …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

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This Startup Wants To End HIV And AIDS, And Give Away A Vaccine For Free

It wants to create a preventative HIV/AIDS vaccine and give it to people for free.<p>One out of 300 people living with HIV are HIV controllers, meaning they have a natural immunity to the disease.<p>The Immunity Project's goal is to create a vaccine that will make anyone a controller. Another key …

Who Wore It Best: Carrie Bradshaw or Miss Piggy

<i>In our first installment of Who Wore It Best, the Fug Girls turn to perennial fashion plate Miss Piggy and early-aughts icon Carrie Bradshaw, who both chose British designer Vivienne Westwood for their wedding dresses.</i><p>We'd like to say we expected better from Bradshaw, a writer whose career is often …

Russian men losing years to vodka

Russian men who down large amounts of vodka have an "extraordinarily" high risk of an early death, a new study says.<p>Researchers tracked about 151,000 adult men in the Russian cities of Barnaul, Byisk and Tomsk from 1999 to 2010. They interviewed them about their drinking habits and, when about …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

February 2013

The Most Stylish Movie You Haven't Seen Yet: Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty

When the Academy Awards nominees were announced, you probably overlooked <i>The Great Beauty</i>, Paolo Sorrentino’s award-winning film, which is nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film." And it deserves to win it. The story of the aging king of Roman high life, Jep Gambardella, the film lives up to its …

Going the Distance

On and off the road with Barack Obama.<p>On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social …

Why I switched from iPhone to Android

About a month and a half ago, I walked into an AT&T Store, handed over my iPhone 4S, and asked to be switched from my unlimited iPhone data plan to a …

This Is How Sand Looks Magnified Up To 300 Times

Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography …

Porn production moves to Vegas after condom law

Number of permits requested to make porn films in L.A. County has declined by about 95%.<p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Roy Myers has everything you'd expect to find in the nation's porn capital in Southern California: sets of a classroom, hospital room, locker room and a bedroom, as well as a list of porn …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, …

Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem

In the century and a half since Lewis Carroll met little Alice Liddell and imagined around her his <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the beloved tale has inspired a wealth of stunning artwork, ranging from John Tenniel’s original illustrations to Leonard Weisgard’s mid-century masterpieces to Salvador Dalí’s …