Alex Botsaris

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How ‘Furious 7’ dropped real cars from planes in its most ridiculous stunt yet

One of the men responsible for making those scenes look as realistic as possible is 30-year stunt veteran Spiro Razatos.<p>"For the fourth film ("Fast & Furious") they kind of relied too much on CGI," Razatos told Business Insider. "So they realized they wanted to do less. That's what I do."<p>Razatos is …

The Fabulous Art Trove Saved From the Nazis—And Hidden From You

Some 400 masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Cocteau, Chagall and others were rescued from Nazi-occupied France only to be locked up in Belgrade …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Carrick best reads: How we got duped into believing diamonds are special

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Diamonds are B.S.</b><br>This blog post trashes society's views on the specialness of diamonds. This is a must-read if you're getting engaged.<p>Here you'll find a history …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Two arrested in Hong Kong cash grab after millions in banknotes spill from security van

Two people were arrested Thursday evening after police said they snatched some of the nearly 15.23 million Hong Kong dollars that spilled from a money transport van onto a street on Christmas Eve.<p>A 43-year-old man was arrested in Kowloon and a 36-year-old woman was taken into custody in Tseung Kwan …

The Top 12 Movies of 2014

If there were such a thing as perfect taste, and if I possessed such an exhaustingly refined gift—mercifully, I don’t—maybe my list of the year’s best movies would be identical to the list of my favorites. But they are always different. The gap may be wider than usual in 2014, a year in which many …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

What Famous Paintings Look Like When The People In Them Are Removed

<i>Christ Crucified – Diego Velázquez, 1632</i><p><b>When you</b> look at a painting, chances are that your eyes would be drawn to the human faces and figures in …

​Tate museum reimagines works of art as Minecraft maps

When we talk about the idea of video games as art, we typically mean as art unto itself -- but what if a video game was a companion piece to an existing piece of art? And what if that work was over 100 years old? That's the idea behind Tate Worlds, a free modern art-inspired Minecraft map pack. The …

Marriage and Martyrdom: How ISIS is Winning Women

Last March 11, was a normal Thursday morning for the Ali Mehenni family, or so Kamel Ali Mehenni thought when he dropped off his 17-year-old daughter …

Feminist Is a 21st Century Word

I know, I know, TIME’s annual word-banning poll is meant as a joke, and this year’s inclusion of the word <i>feminist</i> wasn’t an attempt to end a …

Indonesia's 'discriminatory, cruel and degrading' test for female police recruits

The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.<p>A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen in the recruits, the report alleges.<p>It is, according to the report, a …

Total creep factor! Clowns, Dolls and Dummies for Halloween inspiration

When it comes to Halloween makeup inspiration, the Beautylish community always hits it out of the park. These three costume ideas below can be …

Halloween 2014: The best pumpkins and costumes of the spooky season - Telegraph

These Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Places Are So Much More Than 'Ruin Porn'

People love looking at photos of abandoned buildings. The more opulent a structure once was -- and the more dilapidated it currently is -- the better. But why the fascination with this so-called "ruin porn"?<p>Chicago-based photographer Eric Holubow's new book, <i>Abandoned: America's Vanishing …

'Honey Boo Boo' canceled after Mama June accused of dating sex offender

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.

Apple, Facebook To Women Employees: Keep Working, We'll Pay To Freeze Your Eggs

Facebook and Apple have both announced an uncommon program to help their women employees lean all the way in. The tech giants will now cover the cost of egg-freezing treatments for women (and their male partners) who want to delay their family plans in favor of advancing their careers.<p>Facebook …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

The Afghan girls raised as boys

Watching Mehran, age six, play football at her school in Kabul, you would think that being a girl in Afghanistan wasn’t so bad at all.<p>As she moves in and out of the game on the sparsely covered grass lawn, her expression of focus shifts to a satisfied grin when she finally gets to the ball. …

We Can't Have A Post-2015 Agenda Without Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In 2000, the creators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) completely overlooked sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), a mistake that, if repeated, would cripple the dreams of millions of young girls and women for years and generations to come.<p>Access to SRHR enables individuals to …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a judge’s judge when she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, an incrementalist who thought <i>Roe</i> v. <i>Wade</i> might …

Are We Listening to Syria’s Women and Girls?

Despite legislation meant to help women and girls in conflict zones, much more must be done to ensure rapid action on the ground—especially in …