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Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

A latter-day freak show? Bruce Gilden's extreme portraits are relentlessly cruel

He’s known for being in-your-face, but the legendary photographer’s new book shows people warts, wounds, acne and all. His closeups are so unforgiving and intrusive they dehumanise the subjects<p>Bruce Gilden’s mugshots are exactly that: the result of being mugged by his camera. He once described the …

Street Photography

Here’s why you should never shine a black light on a used anime character figure

With the unrelenting flow of new animated series produced in Japan, the country’s hyper-otaku could always use some extra cash to pay for the latest …

Anime

Learn Witchcraft, Wicca and Magic

Demon Banishment/Exorcism<p>This will banish a demon from an area, from you, or from another person. The demon will recognize the words you are saying …

an iconic nyc witch talks female empowerment and psychic development

The witches at Enchantments in New York can help you find love, money and maybe even yourself, but they won’t help you take down your ex-boyfriend.<p>"Magic is not about putting hexes on people," 33-year-old witch Stacy Rapp told me ten minutes into our conversation. I hadn't even asked her about …

Street Artist Exposes Spy Chiefs on City Walls

"Italian Banksy" Paolo Cirio has his eyes on the big guys... in a city near you.<p>In his latest controversial street art campaign, <i>Overexposed</i>, Italian artist Paolo Cirio searches for images of the highest ranking U.S intelligence officials, adapts and modifies the images with HD stencils, spray …

Businesses charge women less than men to protest gender pay gap

It's no secret that more than 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, women are still paid significantly less than men.<p>The White House …

Teen Sues School District In Potentially Key Federal Case For Transgender Restroom Rights

Gavin Grimm wants to use the boys restroom at school. His lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday may elevate a debate currently playing out in public schools and city halls across the country.<p>Before 16-year old Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday that could put him under a …

Google Releases Street Art Watch Face Pack, Features Art From 20+...

A new Android Wear watch face pack is available straight from Google, called <b>Street Art</b>. In this pack, Google curates a good selection of bright and …

Bedroom Portraits: Visions of the Outside World

Picture Stories<p>Back in 1996, photographer and artist Marja Pirila was making a lot of environmental portraits. “Environmental” is photography-speak for images of people where the space around them provides context to who they are. But something was about to revolutionize the way Pirila made her …

One Mom's Mission to Get Girls Interested in STEM

The gender gap in the sciences remains wide. One mother is looking to solve this--beginning with her own daughter.<p>Kelly Mathews is on a mission--to get more girls interested in STEM.<p>That's science, technology, engineering, and math. And for Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her …

Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It

Unless you unplugged your Internet and shut off your phone this week, you’ve probably heard the tale of Computer Engineer Barbie. I won’t spend <i>too</i> much time recapping it, but we cover it in more depth here.<p>The short version: Mattel publishes a “<i>I Can Be A Computer Engineer</i>” Barbie book. Seemingly …

Why tech’s gender gap isn't just a pay gap

In the wake of Satya Nadella’s comments at our Grace Hopper Celebration last month, media, organizations, and individuals alike pounced on the …

Women Score Higher On Leadership Metrics, So Why Do We Prefer Male Bosses?

The higher women climb up the career ladder, the bigger the gender gap grows. Women still hold just 5 percent of CEO positions and 17 percent of board seats, according to research group Catalyst. But this may not be the fault of leadership: One of the biggest obstacles to narrowing the gender gap …

A Native Daughter Returns to Afghanistan on Daring Mission: Educating Girls

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shabana Basij-Rasikh helped start a first-of-its-kind school.<p><i>Editor's note: Shabana Basij-Rasikh is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

Senate Republicans Filibuster Equal Pay For Women Bill

As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered legislation on Monday aimed at helping women fight for equal pay in the workplace, a vote held by …

The inspirational tech guru who's owning cerebral palsy like a boss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disability doesn't mean disadvantage. And Farida Bedwei, a celebrated software engineer from Ghana, is proof of that.<p>Born in 1979, Bedwei was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one -- cerebral palsy is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle …

A female computer science major at Stanford: "Floored" by the sexism

<i>The treatment of women in STEM fields, especially in Silicon Valley, has been a subject of ongoing debate. Just last week, the New York Times</i> …

Five women to know for Women's History Month

It kind of says it all that women’s contributions are relegated to a single month of recognition, but let’s not go there. Instead, let’s celebrate the fact that March is indeed Women’s History Month, and acknowledge five women who may not have made it into history books, but whose work paved the …

This Designer’s Beautiful Illustrations Celebrate Women Who Changed The World

It’s a statistic that’s impossible to ignore: Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is comprised of women, yet only 26% are in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. What’s worse is the number of women who are actually in STEM careers is dropping due to a lack of promotions …

Time Magazine Witches Article Outrages Wiccans, Pagan Community

Time magazine said witches aren’t real, and now it’s facing a real-life witch hunt. A number of critics in the pagan community are demanding an …

Ten Discoveries of 2014 that Suggest there is Truth to Ancient Myths and Legends

by April Holloway <br>Ancient Origins<p>Myths and legends have generally come to be viewed as work of fiction, superstition, or fantasy. However, many have …

The Disappearing Ama: Japan's Tough, Topless, Free-Diving Mermaids

In the 1920s, a young law school graduate named Yoshiyuki Iwase left Tokyo and returned to his hometown of Onjuku, a fishing village in eastern …

Fairy tales: Finding fairy bushes across Northern Ireland

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_ni/1145000/1145211_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532760235_bdb6c22f5053ca52d58df83cadc2509f<p><b>It's not a normal task to be set when arriving in the newsroom. Go and find out what you can about fairies and Fairy Thorns - of course it's Friday</b> …

A Skeptic's Search and the Real History of Fairy Research

To hear one say they are “a believer in fairies” is about as common today as it is for someone to admit they sacrifice cattle to an ancient …

the best street style looks at nyfw, day three

❤️<p>We loved the looks day three of NYFW gave us (Tibi's muted designs, Alexander Wang's goth vibes, Mara Hoffman's colorful wonderland and amazing beauty look, everything Altuzarra...), but since we have to wait until the fall, we've been looking to the girls outside the tents and Made Fashion Week …

Women Of Style: Eva Chen

While the rest of us were spending time catching up on rom-coms and podcasts this holiday season, <i>Lucky</i>‘s Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen was closing the …