Alexis Carson

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Jordan Tells ISIS That Revenge Airstrikes Are Just 'The Beginning'

A wave of airstrikes against ISIS was just “the beginning” of Jordan’s retaliation for the burning death of a fighter pilot, its military declared while promising to attack the Islamist militants “until they are destroyed.”<p>Up to 20 Jordanian F-16 fighter jets carried out airstrikes against ISIS in …

The 30 best closing lines in films

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Hamas plotted to kill Israeli foreign minister

Avigdor Lieberman was the target of a plot involving a rocket-propelled grenade on his motorcade, according to an Israeli security agency<p>Members of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas plotted to assassinate Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, in a move designed to shock Israel’s …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Mikhail Gorbachev: world on brink of new cold war over Ukraine

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new cold war.<p>The former leader of the Soviet Union said: “We must make sure that we get the tensions that have arisen recently under control.”<p>The call comes amid a warning from the …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Catholic bishops veto gay-friendly statements leaving Pope Francis the loser

Final report of Roman Catholic extraordinary synod on the family removes talk of ‘welcoming’ gay people<p>Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of …

Haute Cuisine: Picasso’s Recipes from the Pages of Vogue

Few people will ever have the privilege of living with a Picasso, but thanks to _Vogue’_s “Second Fame” food columnist <b>Ninette Lyon,</b> it’s possible to eat like him. In 1964, the pioneering Spanish painter gave two of his favorite recipes to Lyon, for eel stew and omelette tortilla Niçoise, which we …

One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul

You see it when you whip over the Brooklyn Bridge, or look downtown crossing Sixth Avenue: eight isosceles triangles of blue glass, taller than anything else on the skyline. One World Trade Center, finally approaching completion after 13 years of trauma and backbiting, has become a familiar, serene …