Chantal Mitchell

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See the First Close-Up Photo of Mars Ever Taken

Almost exactly 50 years before the New Horizons probe brought us a new view of Pluto, the world got its first close-up glimpse of Mars.<p>Human beings …

Snake returns for modern smartphones but can it swallow Candy Crush Saga?

Taneli Armanto put Snake on the Nokia 6110 phone in 1997, and is now working on Snake Rewind for iOS, Android and Windows Phone<p>Long before Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans and Angry Birds, Nokia’s Snake was the king of the mobile gaming world – not least because it was installed on every single …

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Why Having Your Portrait Made Is Important

My friend Matthew Simmons and I did recently did a photo shoot with an amazing little girl named Desi Robinson. After sending Renee, Desi’s mother, …

Fragile Minds: Inside an Iranian Mental Hospital

The following images were taken in a central Tehran mental hospital between June and December 2012: Many patients in the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Abbas …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Monster Hurricanes Could Become More Frequent, Scientists Warn

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda—The Orlando Sentinel/AP<p>Tim Chapman—Newsmakers/Getty Images<p>Jack Thornell—AP<p>Chris Hondros—Getty Images<p>Horace Cort—AP<p>Paul …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

Medical team regrow cells of patient’s severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability<p>A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord …

Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

News broke today that Robin Williams had passed away, due to apparent suicide following severe depression. As the vast majority of people will likely have already said, this was terribly heart-breaking news. Such an iconic, talented and beloved figure will have no shortage of tributes paid to him …

The blatant sexism of lists about 'attractive girls'

Recently, an article was published listing actions and behaviours “attractive girls do differently”. Differently from whom, you might ask. Well differently from … “regular girls”. Whatever that means. But, naturally, it’s important to consider the veracity of the writer’s claims. It’s hard to …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Spotlight On: Travel Back to Japan Through Flipboard

Every time I look at a Flipboard magazine from Japan, I feel I transported back to my country, which I left in 2005 to become a freelance editor. …

Anime Expo 2014: A cosplay fan’s photo gallery | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

People dressed up as anime characters attend opening day of the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 3, 2014. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)<p>Twenty-one-month-old Aria Chan, from San Francisco, dressed up as Chun-Li from the video game "Street Fighter," and Jonathan Hernandez, …

Murder charge still pending against woman at 102

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree …

Brain games that could pay off in retirement

We all know that exercise helps keep our hearts healthy, but what keeps our brains in top form? Researchers are working overtime to answer this …

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Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Are We Totally Screwed? What Antarctica's 'Collapsing' Ice Sheet Means for Us

The past two weeks have brought one disturbing story after another about the future of the largest ice sheet on the planet — the vast frozen expanse …

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

20 Songs From Around The World That You Might Have Missed In 2013

English-speaking countries don't have a monopoly on great music. Sample some amazing tunes from Chile, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brazil, Angola, and more.<p>Chile has a thriving electro-pop scene, and this glorious, wonderfully airy disco track is the cream of this year's crop. The psychedelic …

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Top 25 Music Videos of 2013

When was the last time you actually sat through an entire music video? Thought so. It’s not like the old days, when an afternoon on the couch meant …

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

Is YouTube killing comedy?

<b>(J-L Cauvin, Louie C.K.)</b><p>Now that comics are expected to post content for free online, it’s harder than ever to break through<p>Daniel Berkowitz<p>August 3, 2013 9:45pm (UTC)<p>On April 23, 2013, a parody video appeared on YouTube, seemingly out of nowhere, which reimagined the comedian Louis C.K. as a …

Pope Francis signals openness towards gay priests

As they settled into their seats on the Alitalia jet, the assembled members of the Vatican press corps might not have expected a great deal from the journey home.<p>They had just followed the Catholic church's first Latin American pope on a meet and greet around Brazil. They had seen his Fiat Idea …