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Garry Winogrand: the man who defined street photography

In the decades following the Second World War, Garry Winogrand, a towering figure in the history of street photography, portrayed New York – and the rest of America – in an innovative and widely influential new way<p>During the 1950s and 1960s the photographer Garry Winogrand stalked the sidewalks of</b> …

Street Photography

Thousands of people are already signing up to ResearchKit medical studies

ResearchKit is the reason nobody can argue that Apple’s not doing its bit to help democratize technology.

Digital Health

Bread in a flat cap? The Campaign for Proper Crockery starts here

Twitter account @WeWantPlates crusades against the trend of serving food on bits of wood and roof tiles. Keith Miller is delighted the people are finally taking a stand<p>It had to happen. The whimsical substitution of things that weren’t designed to put food on for things that were probably reached …

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Consciousness

MI5 and MI6 must recruit spies from Mumsnet, says watchdog

Spy chiefs should target middle-aged women and mothers to boost breadth of skills in tracking down terrorists and criminals, parliamentary report concludes<p>Britain’s spy chiefs need to recruit from <b>Mumsnet</b> to break through the “permafrost” of middle-aged men that is hampering the work of the …

This Is What A World Map Looks Like When Scaled According To Population Size

Where in the world did Australia go?! A new cartogram by Redditer TeaDranks rescales the world’s countries according to population size instead of …

Geography

Google has figured out how to stop people from telling lies on the internet

Basically, researchers at the company believe they can clean up the internet and make veracity a rankable priority in search terms. After all, the web is full of falsehoods. Here is a list of some of them.<p>And BuzzFeed has a list of 35 "news" stories from 2014 that got serious clicks, but weren't …

AdWords

I Spent $500 Trying to Stump the Magic Delivery Service

By now, you've probably heard about Magic, the "we will bring you whatever you want" service. Send a text to the company saying what you desire—food, …

Embracing the Wild World of Wearables

A look at what's ahead for design when the worlds of technology, fashion and wellness collide.<p>There’s something about the current design buzzword, …

The Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Shortlist

A sampling from the finalists for the Sony World Photography Awards.

Why is Meerkat Suddenly Popular, and Can it Last?

Meerkat, the mobile live video-streaming service that we first wrote about three days ago, had something of a viral growth bump yesterday. Seriously, my iPhone lock screen was busy with notifications all day as new people signed up to the service and tried it for the first time.<p>Let’s take a look at …

Social Media

Apple adds 300 racially diverse emojis to iOS 8.3

Apple paved the way for racially diverse emoji to come to the Mac two week ago, and now with the release of iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple has added access to 300 new emoji for iPad and iPhone users.<p>With iOS 8.3 beta 2 Apple now allows users to choose between five different skin tones for 60 different …

iOS

Readers’ recipe swap: stewed

Your comforting stewed recipes are the perfect fortification against the wintry weather.<p>We had to wait a bit longer for the skies to turn grey and the leaves to crispen this year. Now I feel positively ready for the cold weather, particularly when it brings with it the likes of your hearty, …

NEW WEBSITE

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Golden garlic orecchiette alle vongole with pangrattato recipe

A twist on the classic spaghetti alle vongole, given sweetness and depth by the addition of whole browned cloves of garlic.<p>It’s good to have the pasta ready and cooked, as you want to have it at hand to add at just the right time.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Olive oil<p>5 garlic cloves, unpeeled<p>2 handfuls of stale bread, …

Mary Berry’s cappuccino coffee cake recipe

This is a really deep luxurious coffee cake – very impressive and delicious<p>If you are worried about cutting the cakes in half, you can just sandwich the two together with half the icing in the middle and half the icing on top.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>225g (8oz) very soft butter, plus more for the tins<br>• 225g …

Dessert