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Science says one minute of intense exercise is all you need

It’s not that we don’t know we need to work out; it’s just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing Gilmore Girls episodes from the couch) …

Here's Why A $10,000 Suit Costs $10,000

<i>By Max Berlinger for GQ.</i><p>ANDERS OVERGAARD<p>$10,000 is a lot of money to drop on a single suit. That's $5k apiece if we're splitting things down the middle. You might think, "Who the hell has that kind of money?" And the answer is: more guys than you might think. Just ask the tailoring experts at …

How to touch someone, according to science

With a stroke of the hand he or she wishes to convey an ancient and deeply human message: You are cared for, you are safe. But what makes for a meaningful loving touch?<p>Is it something baked into the structure and function of our skin, nerves, and brain, or the result or our culturally constructed …

Video: A physicist puts his “life on the line” for the love of science

Explaining complex theories of physics to the average person is tough, so physicist Andreas Wahl took another approach: performing a death defying stunt.<p>Wahl wanted to explain Newton’s second law of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force (which compels them to travel in a curved …

Physics

British Tea Etiquette: How to Drink it Downton Abbey-Style

The British famously believe that nearly everything can be cured by a cup of tea. Every day in the UK, we consume more than 165m cups of the stuff, but there is a grand version of this soothing, simple hot drink: traditional tea, enjoyed at around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by savouries and cakes. It …

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

15 Stylish Films Shot at Rome’s Cinecittà

Today, Chanel will take over Cinecittà’s Studio 5 to present its Métiers d’Art 2016 collection. While we can’t tell you what kind of magic Karl Lagerfeld has in store for the presentation, we can look back on the movie magic made at Rome’s legendary studios. Built during Fascist rule, the studio …

U2: Surprise subway concert aired on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

Days after Instagram videos of U2 performing on the Grand Central Station subway platform went viral, the bit made its official debut during Friday …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Switch on a Dormant Gene in Human Red Blood Cells

Welcome to the future of genetic editing.<p>Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have used a world-first technique to …

Genetics

Why You Don't Need to Look Ripped to Be In Great Shape

Summer is right around the corner. This is usually the time when people focus on getting in shape to shed some pounds for the ideal <i>beach body</i>. Avoid hyped up gimmicks like: <i>"This magic pill will make you look and feel 18 years old again -- in only three days!"</i><p>What if you just want to get healthier? …

Smart Bras Aren’t As Stupid As They Sound

Created by an alum of Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, Sensilk is biometric clothing that takes a decidedly female-centric approach to wearables.<p>For Ashley Tyler, a designer and former director at Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Levi’s, the premise seems so obvious. “When you think about it, it’s hard to …

Wearable Tech

Brain implants let man control robotic arm with thoughts

A man with quadriplegia can now control a robotic arm with his mind, thanks to sensors implanted in his brain<p>A man in California who is paralysed from the neck down has had a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to control a robotic arm with his mind alone.<p>Erik Sorto, who was shot at the age …

Artist Paints Stunning Murals of Women in Water All While On a Paddle Board

While creating a realistic-style portrait is impressive in its own right, Sean Yoro takes this practice a step further. He paints hyperrealistic murals of women all while floating on water! The New York City-based artist, who goes by Hula, produces these gorgeous works from his paddle board. He's …

Can we trust scientists' self-control?

New biological techniques create the potential for catastrophe. The self-control of scientists is not enough to protect us, or to secure public trust. National governments must step in. <b>Filippa Lentzos</b>, <b>Koos van der Bruggen</b>and <b>Kathryn Nixdorff</b> argue that the US should lead the way.<p>There is a growing …

How To Dress For Your Body Type When You've Got Huge Muscles

Since everyone these days are fans of staying in shape (it’s a prerequisite for being Australian, no?) it’s high time we took a look at fashion for …

Men's Fashion

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups

Set your standards high and tackle this killer bodyweight goal<p>For the average guy, it’s critical to carry your own engine. By that, I mean that you should strive to be strong relative to your size.<p>A good test of your engine is seeing how many consecutive pushups you can do in a row. I work with …

3 American habits I lost in Spain

1. I no longer feel guilty about napping during the day.<p>In the US, there are only three times in your life in which napping during the day will not …

Australian FourFourTwo

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Hair

Your science questions answered

<b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the expansion from, and wouldn’t there be a growing void emanating from that point going forward?</b> asks Kirk Lynn<p>A As Dr David Mulryne from Queen Mary University of …

Adorable Blind Rescued Owl Has Eyes That Look Like Twinkling Stars

Meet Zeus, a blind Western screech owl with eyes that look like windows to another galaxy glittering with stars. The adorable little owl was found lying on a porch one morning after he flew into the side of the house because he was unable to see where he was going. After a visit to the vet, the …

How Is Vodka Made?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>In the video above we went to Cognac, France - the home of Grey Goose - to find out how one vodka goes from grain to bottle.<p>Vodka production starts with a starch, and for most commercial production, that means beginning with wheat. For …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

The Blood Harvest

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.<p>The thing about the blood that everyone notices first: It's blue, baby blue.<p>The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in …

Behind the Viral Star: US Open Ball Girl

Did you see the video of the ball girl who grabbed a flying plastic bag at the US Open during the Caroline Wozniacki-Sara Errani quarterfinal match? …

Social Media

Obama Held An Important Press Conference And All People Cared About Was His Tan Suit

President Barack Obama showed up at his press conference on Thursday to answer some important questions about ... <i>oh my gosh, did you see what he's wearing?</i> (It was actually a pretty important press conference on foreign policy, and you should read about it here and here.)<p>Obama made quite the bold …

Super Steven Gerrard Fan Completely Breaks Down at Meeting the Liverpool Captain

This woman was understandably <i>very</i> excited to meet her apparent hero, Steven Gerrard.<p>So much so that she may or may not want to re-watch her meeting with the Liverpool captain.<p>During Liverpool's American tour, one super Gerrard fan in New Jersey completely broke down in tears at meeting him, …

How are you coping with World Cup withdrawal symptoms?

We will miss the daily doses of drama, glory and distraction from the World Cup with everything else a poor substitute<p>It is around the late afternoon that the subject starts to get twitchy. Like an old charger hearing the huntsman’s whistle, the ears prick, the sinews stiffen: who is playing in the</b> …

The Best Fitness Tips You Probably Forgot About

Knowing what’s good for you and actually doing it are two totally separate things. And, after an exhausting workout or a long day at the office, we …

Fitness