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A 14-year-old model is raising big questions about the fashion industry

How young is too young to be in the fashion world?<p>Fourteen-year-old Sofia Mechetner has been fueling this debate since she opened the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week in a sheer white dress — in many other countries, such as Italy and England, she would have been barred from walking down the runway …

Fashion Week

Meet the Chimps That Lawyers Argue Are People

In a new study, chimpanzees were trained to walk upright. The fine print: They’re also plaintiffs in a landmark lawsuit.<p>The plaintiffs of a historic lawsuit seeking legal rights for chimpanzees finally made a public appearance—not in court, but in a study on the mechanics of walking on two feet.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking fears competent machines, not malicious ones

Like any good scientist, Stephen Hawking has taken his time. A Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) that collected questions from the site's users back in July is today being answered comprehensively by the world's most famous living physicist. Unsurprisingly, given his high profile and the extended period …

12 Ancient Giants: An Ode To The Enormous And Extinct

In the history of life on Earth, evolutionary forces have pushed some species to become incredibly large. After most dinosaurs died off 66 million years ago, some mammals and marsupials grew bigger and bigger, taking the dinos' place.<p>What's so great about living large? A size advantage can help you …

Messi wins Barcelona trophies, says Emery

The Sevilla coach was proud of his side's performance in the Uefa Super Cup, but conceded that the Argentine once more made the difference<p>Sevilla coach Unai Emery has voiced his admiration for Lionel Messi in the wake of his side's 5-4 Uefa Super Cup loss to Barcelona on Tuesday.<p>After falling 4-1 …

Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

Stylewatch: Derek Zoolander is back

The question that has raged since the dawn of time, according to Derek Zoolander: “Why did God make ugly people?”<p>We got this insight into the inner workings of the male model’s mind by watching the new trailer for what we’re going to term 2oolander, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2001 film. …

Accessories

Japan Builds World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine off Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Engineers in Japan have installed the world's largest floating wind turbine, a towering 344-foot structure that is billed as being able to withstand 65-foot waves and even tsunamis.<p>The 7 megawatt turbine was fastened to the seabed last week by four 20-ton anchors about 12 miles …

Fukushima

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Scan Of 1,000-year-old Buddha Sculpture Reveals a Mummified Monk Concealed inside

In a remarkable discovery made by the Drents Museum at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, a CT scan of 1000-year-old statue of Buddha has …

Greece draws up €7.3bn tax hit list aimed at oligarchs and criminals - report

Greece has drawn up a €7.3bn tax hit list aimed at the country’s oligarchs and lucrative smuggling industry, a German newspaper said, as part of reform proposals due to its creditors.<p>European finance ministers on Friday gave Athens just over three days to draw up a list acceptable to its …

Djokovic plans next step to greatness at Dubai Open

The world number one returns to the ATP tour at one of the world's most popular tournaments, the Dubai Open, starting on Monday, after capturing his eighth Grand Slam title in Australia last month and his first as a father and a husband.<p>"Everything has been going in such a positive direction in my …

Tennis

Coffee House “Mangle” Branding by Piotr Kita

Coffee House “Mangle” – Logo design, brand identity, and print design by Piotr Kita.<p>A mangle, in the original sense, was a device where people could …

The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …

Pets

Wishing everyone a very stylish (and safe) Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza.

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Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis begins European talks in France

New finance minister to visit France on Sunday before heading to London and Rome, as prime minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece does not intend to renege on bailout terms<p>Greece’s new anti-austerity government was set to kick off its European charm offensive in Paris on Sunday seeking to renegotiate …

Europe's political order is being challenged

During the hot years of the euro crisis, leaders of the most troubled economies sought desperately to remind investors of this eternal truth. Portugal, insisted its politicians, was not Greece.<p>Nor was Spain Portugal, Italy Spain or France Italy. In short, the problems of one country were distinct …

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

Long Reads<p>One night at a Saigon club, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters.<p>By Max Marshall21 hours agoView …

A Plan Is Floating Around Davos To Spend $90 Trillion Redesigning All The Cities So They Don't Need Cars

That is one of the more ambitious (and possibly outlandish) ideas knocking around the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday morning. The Davos meeting is the annual conclave of the world's ruling class: presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and religious figures (and the thousands …

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

48 Crazy Ideas Coming From The $2 Billion Stealth Startup Magic Leap

Want a peek at what Magic Leap is working on? We pulled the best shots from their latest patent application.<p>Last October, <i>Fast Company</i> broke news about a stealth startup named Magic Leap that had raised $542 million in a round of financing led by Google. Names attached ranged from the mobile …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday , in which he discussed progressive policies branded "middle class economics" and announced he would ask Congress to officially authorize military action against the jihadist group Islamic State.<p><b>2.</b> Four men accused …

World Economic Forum

India’s Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

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