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These Portraits Reveal The Brutal Beauty Of Dance

Photographer Rick Guest lays bare the hidden strengths of professional dance.<p>Photographer Rick Guest wanted to "see behind the curtain" of the world of dance and reveal the determination and sacrifice needed to succeed at the art form's highest level.<p>Guest's photo series <i>What Lies Beneath</i> features …

The 12 most innovative countries in the world

But for that to happen, a country must create an environment conducive to creative activity that is supported by both the public and private sectors.<p>More concretely, we're talking about having high-quality scientific research institutions, sufficient investment in research and development, and …

World Economic Forum

The guy who committed the biggest hack of the US military is still free

He was looking for evidence of UFOs. He says it's all there.<p>"It was above the Earth's hemisphere. It kind of looked like a satellite. It was cigar-shaped and had geodesic domes above, below, to the left, the right and both ends of it, and although it was a low-resolution picture it was very close …

UFOs

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

I Sold My Body to Science for $3,000

If it helps me move out of my parents' house and puts a dent in my student loan balance, I'm game.<p>Over the phone, I heard the recruiter flipping pages.<p>"Are you willing to stay here for ten days, give up alcohol, caffeine, and all medications?"<p>"Yes." Well, my morning coffee is the only thing I have …

'I realised that something was missing in the British confectionery market'

From a crumbling Paris apartment to the shelves of Harvey Nichols: how one entrepreneur turned a passion for sweet treats into a thriving web businesss<p>When I finished my A levels I moved to Paris. I wanted to train as a pâtissier and chocolatier, which I did, eventually, but not before indulging in …

HOUSE TOUR: The Most Charming Home In Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sophistication meets family-friendly comfort in this serene home, where every day feel like summer.<p>Summer may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still decorate with the serene colors the season is known for.<p>Case in point: this lovely home in Tulsa, Oklahoma that employs a palette of …

Heat-seeking cancer drugs could target tumours and spare healthy tissue

Bubbles containing cancer drugs which burst on contact with tumours are being developed by scientists<p>Miniature heat seeking ‘grenades’ full of cancer drugs which target tumours without damaging healthy tissue, have been created by scientists.<p>Researchers at Manchester University have repurposed …

Guantanamo's most famous inmate: The long road to freedom for Shaker Aamer

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at Guantanamo Bay, arrived in London on Friday after he was freed from the US military prison, where he had been detained for over 13 years.<p>"My thanks go to Allah first, second to my wife, my family, to my kids and then to my lawyers who did …

Readers’ recipe swap: chocolate spread | Eve O’Sullivan

<b>Readers’ recipe swap:</b> Your imaginative ways using this heavenly spread have resulted in some incredibly indulgent recipes.

Mexico in state of emergency as record storm hits coast

But by early Saturday morning, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Patricia was downgraded to a Category 2 storm, rapidly losing steam while over a mountainous region inland from the shore.<p><b>Thousands evacuated</b><p>Prior to Patricia's arrival, Mexican authorities declared a state of emergency for …

Mexico one year after the kidnapping: 'I saw it all'

<b>Iguala, Mexico -</b> It was shortly before 9:30pm when carloads of heavily armed local policemen screeched to a halt, blocked the road and screamed at the local shopkeepers on the corner of Periferico Norte and Juan N Alvarez Streets to immediately lower their blinds.<p>"Minutes later, three Red Arrow …

Saudi Arabia's troubling death sentence

<b>(CNN) —</b> On September 14, local media reported that an appeals court and Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of Ali al-Nimr for participating in protests four years ago. He was 16 at the time. Today, he awaits the execution of his sentence, which stipulates that al-Nimr should …

'Shaving my head led to my first orgasm': writers on their lives in hair

A haircut was a big moment for Grace Jones. She and other writers reveal all about dodgy dye jobs, bad weaves and losing it, while stylist and ‘follicle oracle’ Alex Brownsell reveals her secrets<p>The yellow, Alex Brownsell says, was a mistake. She had dyed her hair a shade of canary, but bleached it …

Hair

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

'Veganuary': three mouth-watering vegan recipes

Planning to go vegan for the New Year? Blogger Áine Carlin shares her recipes for vegan-friendly squash salad, black bean chilli and pea risotto<p>We're all used to going on a crash diet or health kick in the New Year - but have you ever considered going vegan?<p>'Veganuary', a worldwide campaign to …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

13 One-Hour DIYs To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement.<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and pencils front-and-center. You'll need a drill, but beyond …

12 Bathroom Design Ideas Expected To Be Big In 2015

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>If you’ve been thinking about giving your bathroom an overhaul but aren’t sure how, one way to start is to look to the latest design trends for inspiration. We’ve made it our mission to find out what design ideas are expected to make a splash in 2015 to help make …

19 Hacks for the Most Fab One-Bedroom Ever

So you’ve upgraded from that studio apartment and you’re rockin’ a fancy shmancy one-bedroom. We’re here to help you maximize your living space, so you’ll have even more room for those impromptu Beyoncé dance parties. While your apartment may be short on space, that doesn’t mean it has to be …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

12 Tools For More Mindful Living

Living a more mindful life is worth the effort, but remembering to focus and keep your mind in the moment is difficult. Here is a toolset designed to help you achieve your goals.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature | Colossal

<p>For over 20 years environmental artist and photographer Martin Hill has been creating temporary sculptures from ice, stone, and organic materials …

Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia …

Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy, from Meringues to Booze

When you've got more treats than you can eat, we've got 4 recipes to help you out, from Gummi Booze to Reese's Meringues<p>It’s almost Halloween, which means <b>candy season</b>. Whether you’re planning for Trick-or-Treaters or not, it’s pretty hard to walk into your local drug store and not come out with an …

Can We Use Smells To Design Better Cities?

The scents of rosemary, lemon, lavender, and orange can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. The smell of citrus can motivate people to clean their homes. And sniffing spiced apples can lower blood pressure. If these micro-examples of the benefits of smell sound like an ad campaign for …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …