Angel Nicholson

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Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Gigantic Light Beams in the Netherlands Mimic the Aurora Borealis

The artist who brought us the swirling, Van Gogh-themed lighted path is back with another dazzling creation that illuminates the night. Daan Roosegaarde recently created a light installation that mimics the aurora borealis. The galactic beams of <i>Waterlicht</i> crisscross dramatically in the skies above …

Sea Level

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

Archaeology

Will Self reviews Charles: The Heart of a King by Catherine Mayer

Self, a lifelong republican, warms to the heir to the throne, and asks: is he the king we deserve?<p>Years ago some rather dissolute aristo- acquaintances of mine, who were friends in turn with some other dissolute aristos (they tend rather to run in packs) whose lands marched with the Prince of …

Prince Charles

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

Forgotten Moon Camera Found Tucked Away in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away in 2012, his widow contacted the National Air and Space Museum. Carol Armstrong had …

Portrait attributed to Leonardo found in Swiss vault

Swiss authorities have seized a portrait of a woman attributed to Leonardo da Vinci from a private bank vault to return it to Italy, where police will seek to determine its ownership and art historians its authenticity.<p>The portrait of a Renaissance-era noblewoman, Isabella D'Este, first emerged in …

Leonardo Da Vinci

In photos: Undocumented Picassos and the handyman

Pierre Le Guennec had stunned the art world in 2010 when he revealed that he and his wife were in possession of a trove of 271 undocumented Picassos. The trial underway weighs whether Picassos were stolen or gifts.

Fine Art

Duhatschek: Kessel, Phaneuf model conundrum of the uncoachable player

The firestorm began in early January, when former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson went on TSN radio and, in a rambling assessment of Phil Kessel's performance and personality – some of it positive, some negative – concluded that "you can't rely on Phil." Wilson went on to say that some of the …

Ice Hockey

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men and more pay tribute to Joel at his Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize tribute concert<p>Billy Joel was …

Kevin Spacey

A timeline of the mass murder in Edmonton

Dec. 28<p><b>2 a.m.</b> – Thuy Tien Truong finished work.<p><b>3:45 a.m.</b> – Ha Troung (Ms. Thuy’s sister’s) was texting someone.<p><b>3:45 - 8 a.m.</b> – The seven victims in the North-end home were likely murdered by Phu Lam, within a short amount of time, according to police. It is unclear if all the victims were in the …

Your 2015 horoscope: What’s in the stars for you?

Taurus, deal with those unresolved issues. Aquarius, be ready for upheavals that rock your world. Astrologist <b>Sally Brompton</b> offers her predictions for the year ahead, with illustrations by <b>Nate Kitch</b><p><b>ARIES</b><p>March 21 to April 20<p>Mars in the most sensitive area of your chart early in the new year suggests …

Homebase

Far-fetched driving facts, laws that surprised us in 2014

Sometimes people tell you things that sound a little far-fetched. Such as U.S. border guards can ask if you've ever smoked a joint — and make you turn around if you say yes.<p>But it's true — and you'll be banned from crossing for life. Here are a few more facts that surprised us here in</b> …

Autonomous Cars

Billy Corgan Talks 'The End': 'I'm Over Rock & Roll'

Smashing Pumpkins frontman examines his legacy, says his fanbase "is gone" in new interview<p>With the Smashing Pumpkins' new album <i>Monuments to an Elegy</i> …

U.S. reviewing whether to put North Korea back on terrorism sponsors list

The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.<p>Obama described the …

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Canada draws challenging group for Women’s World Cup

Canadian coach John Herdman left the Women's World Cup draw with a confident smile after being grouped with China, New Zealand and the Netherlands.<p>The Canadians are ranked eighth in the world while China is No. 14, the Netherlands No. 15 and New Zealand No. 19.<p>"Positive," was Herdman's assessment …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Wonder Woman: the feminist

Her creators were ‘sex radicals’ and she was designed to represent the suffragist as pin-up. Jill Lepore draws on newly discovered private papers to tell the secret history of the world’s most famous female superhero<p>Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

The fight of their lives: After years of neglect, Canadian thalidomide survivors make a plea for help

Johanne Hébert, now 52, in a childhood photo: Her pregnant mother took a single thalidomide pill because she felt nauseous.<p>Johanne Hébert survives an ordinary day at home through a series of acrobatic acts. She opens drawers with her toes. She brushes her blond hair by leaning over and running it …

Philae settles in dust-covered ice

<i>Before going into hibernation in the early hours of 15 November 2014, the Philae lander was able to conduct experiments and return its data to Earth.</i> …

America’s dark imperial legacy: It goes much deeper than George W. Bush

While our 43rd president rightly takes blame for his disastrous failed wars, there’s much more blame to go around<p>The United States unique today among major states in the degree of its reliance on military spending and its determination to stand astride the world, militarily as well as economically. …