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30 Exclusive First Look Photos of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Movies

A Harvard nutrition expert tells us why we should eat more fat

We've been told for decades that we shouldn't eat too much fat. Remember how it was on the top of that food guide pyramid you probably saw in elementary school?

For "bad" fats, like trans fats, this is true.

But scientific evidence has been growing that this advice was misguided, and that low-carb, …

Healthy Eating

25 Vintage Photos Of Celebrities BEFORE They Invented Photoshop

Celebrity life is not the same. Long gone are the days when fans barely knew anything about their favourite artists and getting a glimpse into their …

Photoshop

Early human ancestors' jaws show their diet wasn't as varied as we thought

Scientists have concluded early human ancestor jaws were not built for a diet of hard food - contradicting long-held theories about the evolution of …

7 surprising facts about the history of medicine

Maintaining a comfortable state of health is a goal shared by much of the world's population past and present, thus the history of health and …

Medicine

Johnny Depp gives Donald Trump the Funny or Die treatment in surprise biopic

The Ron Howard directed "Art of the Deal" 50-minute spoof also stars Patton Oswalt

Without warning the creators of Funny or Die welcomed Donald Trump’s first place finish in New Hampshire with the release of a new 50-minute film starring Johnny Depp as Trump.

“With Donald Trump somehow still in …

Donald Trump

The Exquisite 19th-Century Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural World 

"Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of the Sea"–from Black's General Atlas, engraved by …

Infographics

Fossil record disappears at different rates, study finds

Statistical analysis by University of Wyoming researchers shows wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas …

Biology

Watch: Report Finds 35% of Restaurant Lobster Is Fake

On Valentine’s Day, consider this before ordering the lobster bisque: An investigation by Inside Edition found that many restaurants are serving cheap lobster substitute in place of the luxe crustacean.

After visiting 28 restaurants across the country—including national chains and small mom and pop …

Restaurants

7 Tips for Using the Gestalt Theory for Better Composition

Andrew’s newest ebook Mastering Composition is now on special for a limited time only at Snapndeals.Gestalt theory evolved in the 1920’s to explain …

What is Fine Art Photography and How to Do it?

Digital photography has changed the way people take photos, and how many are taking them. Anyone with a camera can be a photographer these days, and …

Fine Art

Meta - a new Forum Theatre play from Cardboard Citizens

Climate change may have caused the fall of the Roman Empire

No matter how humans may struggle to separate ourselves from the natural world, we are inevitably subject to its rule. The Byzantine Empire, also …

Roman Empire

Research shows weight loss and improved cholesterol levels with walnut-rich diet

Folsom, Calif., (February 9, 2016) - A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a diet containing unsaturated …

From Junkyard To Museum: The Journey Of A JAWS Shark

Call it a happy ending to a fish-out-of-water story.

Today, a one-of-a-kind, fiberglass shark cast from the same mold as the iconic, mechanical sharks used in the 1975 classic movie, JAWS, is leaving home.

After more than twenty-five years keeping watch over Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, a junkyard …

Museums

More than 9,000-year-old decapitated head discovered in Brazil

A human skull found in a Brazilian rock-shelter represents the oldest known case of decapitation in the Americas, researchers report September 23 in …

Radiocarbon Dating

Do the Easter Island Heads Really Have Bodies?

An email containing photos of a startling excavation project has inundated inboxes in recent weeks. According to the email, the mysterious Easter …

Easter Island

3 Proven Ways Genuine Leaders Build Trust

There is no gray area when it comes to trust. Either you have it or you don't.

Have you ever had a boss who betrayed your trust? It is a sucker-punch to the gut that stirs up conflicting emotions: confusion, embarrassment, anger. Everything you believed about that person is thrown into question. …

Leadership

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

John* was doing his best to be calm, but his frustration was palpable. Jeanine was explaining that there was little chance her group was going to make the numbers for this quarter. “Honestly?” she said. “The numbers weren’t realistic to begin with. It was really unlikely that we were going to make …

Harvard Business Review

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart

Leadership skills that worked in the past won't carry you into the future.

Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many …

Leadership

Why You Can't Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

The insects are miniature transformers that can compress to half their size and still run really fast.

Cockroaches get everywhere. There they are, somehow, against all odds, in that room that looked to be totally sealed from the outside world, in that cupboard you swore was tightly shut. Now, Kaushik …

Robots

How do you Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker?

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my own struggle as a filmmaker.

About three years ago I started working on my debut feature documentary called The Pearl Of Africa. Making it seems to be …

Movies

The First Dambusters

By the beginning of 1941, the war in the Mediterranean was going badly for Italy. Despite some early successes, particularly in Somaliland, in Libya, …

Climate change likely to persist for the next 10,000 years

A group of international climate scientists warning that if carbon pollution continues at its current rate, it will wreak havoc on the global climate …

Mavis - the new filmmaking app for shooting video with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!

Here’s another application for all filmmakers that’s worth noticing. Mavis had placed all professional tools into your iPhone and thanks to this …

Apple News

How to Use Your TV or Receiver Remote to Control Your Apple TV

The Apple TV remote works well enough but many people detest having multiple remote controls and prefer to control their entire media center …

TV

This Map Reveals Exactly What People Think About Your State

This map shows what people wonder about your state according to Google. What Mental Floss did was go into Google's Incognito Chrome window and …

Maps

FBI arrests nearly all of the top officials of Crystal City, Tex.

The FBI have arrested five of the six top officials of the town of Crystal City, Texas, accusing them of taking bribes and allowing an illegal …

FBI

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses are able to discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

In an experiment using photographs of male human faces, scientists from the University of Sussex showed that domestic horses "responded negatively" to angry expressions.

The scientists say …

Emotions

US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

The US intelligence chief has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to increase their surveillance capabilities.

As increasing numbers of devices connect to the internet and to one another, the so-called internet of things promises …

Intelligence