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13 Lessons From Making a Film Festival Breakout: AFI FEST Directors Share Their Tips

Going into a film with the right mindset can make all the difference.<p>For many people, filmmaking is a process of ongoing education. The filmmakers …

Sun sculpture and cauldron light up Olympic ceremony finale with environmental message

The cauldron that heralded the start of the Rio Olympics was smaller than in previous Games but carried a big message: Let's take care of our planet.<p>The cannonball-shaped cauldron was lit by Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, a Brazilian marathoner who was famously tackled by a spectator as he was leading …

'A good wander unveils the wonder of a city': readers on urban walking

As reports show that walking reduces stress, anxiety and depression, we asked readers for their stories of the joys of city wanders, from Glasgow to Damascus<p><b>London</b> at first light is amazing. There is time to appreciate the architecture, to watch the river, to revel in the nooks and crannies and …

Thieves have figured out a crafty way to break into locked iPhones after stealing them

Enterprising thieves have now figured out a way to break into stolen iPhones after they've been locked if the owner isn't careful.<p>It requires duping the target, so it's possible to detect and block — but you need to know what you're doing.<p>We heard about the trick from Joonas Kiminki, who wrote a …

Europe's wild places: landscapes alive with the spirit of adventure in pictures

The Great Wide Open photography book by Gestalten showcases the work of a new generation of adventurers. These explorers have journeyed across mountains and lakes, forests and rivers, documenting the beauty of these places along the way. We’ve picked out some of their most striking European …

Giant walking crocodile terrorised Earth before dinosaurs

A terrifying walking crocodile which stood 9ft tall and has been dubbed the 'Carolina Butcher' preyed on mammals before the rise of the dinosaurs<p>A terrifying crocodile which walked on its hind legs may have been the most deadly creature on Earth before the evolution of the biggest dinosaurs.<p>The …

Apple Watch: Britons still not convinced by wearable tech

Britons are yet to be convinced that wearable tech will change their lives for the better, with one-in-10 people thinking that it will make their day-to-day existence more difficult<p>Britons are opening their arms to a new wave of technologies but have yet to be won over by wearable technology, …

Astronomers Puzzled By Cosmos' Largest Known 'Supervoid'

Astronomers have detected the universe’s largest known cosmological supervoid in the Southern constellation of Eridanus. Spanning some 1.8 billion light years, the team remains mainly baffled as to why such an extensive void — in which the “density of galaxies is much lower than in the known …

Emma Watson 'denies' she is dating Prince Harry

Emma Watson warns fans not to believe everything they read after rumours she is dating Prince Harry<p>Emma Watson, the actress, has issued a cryptic denial following rumours she had been dating Prince Harry.<p>Watson, the star of the Harry Potter franchise, posted a light-hearted message on her personal …

Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

Photo // @jimmy_chin @deanpotter walking the walk on a high line swaying a few thousand feet above Yosemite Valley. The art of high lining has progressed over the years, getting longer and higher each season. Only the imagination seems to be the limiting factor. Shot on assignment for @natgeo @thephotosociety

Heartwarming Before-and-After Photos Show the Difference a Day Makes in the Life of a Pet

To pets who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or deprived of love and affection, nothing means more than finding their forever homes. After months or even years of living on the cold, wet streets or in the stressful environment of a crowded shelter, an animal may bear physical as well as …

Flares are ridiculous. Pity the desperate designers who bring them back into fashion

Designers are constantly on the search for something different. But flares are just disgusting<p><b>So, apparently flares are back this season. Can we now all officially laugh at the fashion industry?</b>

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

Global Warming

Gucci’s menswear collection defies expectations after Giannini exit

Photograph: AP<p>Return of the pussy-bow blouse.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/19/1421687382517/588d8044-0170-48e9-baa1-3a07f30928c8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>Return of the pussy-bow …

Menswear

China to start 'toilet revolution'

Chinese toilets are widely considered to be the pits. In many cases, they actually are a row of pits, separated by nothing but low walls – no cubicles, no doors, no privacy.<p>Going to a public toilet in China, especially one located at the side of a motorway, essentially means squatting above a …

UK’s first big Yves Saint Laurent exhibition brings Paris to Co Durham

The first major UK exhibition devoted to the design genius of Yves Saint Laurent is coming not to a London museum but to the Bowes Museum, housed in a magnificently improbable French-style chateau purpose-built as a museum in the late 19th century in the small market town of Barnard Castle in …