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50 of the World's Most Remarkable Photographs

Some you've seen, some you have not. None you will forget.<p>Pictures serve as keepers of history, as evidence, and as storytellers of the human experience. Pictures have the power to inspire, to anger, to soothe, to heal, and ultimately to effect change.<p>While it is nearly impossible to choose the …

World Trade Center

James Bond's drinking habits through the decades

As the conjecture over new twists in the <b>latest Bond film</b> fizzes, fans will be reassured that some things never change. Bond might be a more modern man, but the gadgets, the cars, his behaviour towards women and, of course, the habitual martini will remain. <b>The martini</b> is synonymous with the world’s …

James Bond

Sony's $840 augmented reality glasses are real, just not pretty

Sony has toyed around with ideas like a clip-on headset to compete with Google Glass, but its initial entry into augmented reality wearables is this pair of glasses. It's not a consumer product yet, but the SmartEyeGlass SED-E1 Developer Edition previewed a few months ago is coming to 10 countries …

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary

A recent article in Nature suggests that biologists ‘now think’ the idea of two sexes is inaccurate; in fact, says Vanessa Heggie,for decades biologists have been at the forefront of campaigns against this simplistic understanding of sex<p>A recent article in <i>Nature</i> claims that biologists ‘now think’ …

International Olympic Committee

Ultimate Tuna Burger | DJ BBQ

Jack White's very angry letter

Jack White has written an open letter to the press, in which he explains his 'diva-ish' dressing room demands<p>Musician Jack White has responded to claims of his "diva-ish" dressing room demands by writing an open letter to the US press.<p>Earlier this month, <b>details of White's contract to appear at the</b> …

Jack White

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Angelina Jolie

Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

There’s no argument that digital photography has become standard to our modern way of living, with smaller, more compact cameras that deliver amazing …

Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

Gift of hearing birdsong and trickling water is being lost to a process of ‘learned deafness’, says US scientist, as people screen out background noise<p>The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a …

National Parks

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

10 to 12 Servings<p>April 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped<p>2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 3/4 cups boiling water<p>2 3/4 cups all purpose flour<p>1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda<p>1/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1 1/3 …

Dessert

Steak and Eggs Korean Style

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>STEAKS<p>1/4 cup mirin* (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>2 tablespoons finely grated cored peeled Granny Smith apple<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>2 tablespoons light corn syrup<p>1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (white and pale green parts)<p>1 tablespoon (scant) Korean hot pepper …

Eggs

7 Ways to Ruin an Omelet—or to Cook It Perfectly

Omelets are theoretically an easy breakfast staple—but they are too easily ruined with these seven common mistakes<p>Omelets come in many shapes, sizes, and iterations. Your classic diner omelet is army-sized, studded with visible fillings and semi-browned. A French restaurant will serve you a small, …

Breakfast

Curried Egg Salad in Mini Pitas

Makes 16 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons scallion, thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon shallot, minced<p>1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard<p>1/2 teaspoon (heaping) curry powder<p>1/4 teaspoon ground cumin<p>4 large …

Eggs

Southern Comfort Food in Mississippi

Comfort Food

The foodie traveller … at breakfast with the faithful in Varanasi, India

For pilgrims to India’s holy city, the day begins in delicious fashion with kachoris – stuffed pastry balls fried at street stalls and served with vegetable curry • Delhi’s new breed of independent restaurants, bars and clubs • A walking and culture tour of Kolkata<p>From the acrid smell at the …

Golden Globes

People Try Foie Gras for the First Time

<i>Foie gras</i>, French for "fatty liver", is a food many people go their entire lives without trying.<p>Some people avoid it because it's fattening, some …

France

Cocktail of the week: Strawberry Crumble

If you are planning a Valentine's night in, this pretty pink cocktail will set the scene for romance<p>If the idea of going to an expensive restaurant on Valentine's Day fills you with horror, fear not: most of us would agree that a having a delicious meal cooked for us at home is infinitely more …

Audio Mixing

Nighthawks at the takeaway - in pictures

Laura Barton travels from Wigan to Brixton in search of the tastes, sounds and people that make up the great British weekend.<p>Photographs by Sarah Lee

Great British Bake Off

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Study on drug’s long-term neurological impact suggests initial increases in brain wiring to compensate for loss of grey matter<p>Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of …

How Taylor Swift's Blank Space video redefines music, politics and everything else ever

1 Taylor redefines the role of the horse in music<p>Twelve seconds into the video for Blank Space, a black-clad Taylor sits on her bed, clutching a white cat. Flanking the bed are two white horses. Previously horses have had been best known in music for their metaphorical role – the Wild Horses that …

Google Genomics is a cloud service just for DNA data

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch: Have genomes? Store them with us.<p>The search giant's first product for the DNA age …

John Postgate obituary

John Postgate, who has died aged 92, was a microbiologist whose research provided the basis for new practical uses of microbes. His findings contributed to the production of industrially important sulphuric acid, and to converting atmospheric nitrogen into fertiliser for plants. In his book …

Sony's rugged SmartWatch 3 now available from Google Play for $249.99

After first appearing at Google Play more than a month ago, Sony's SmartWatch 3 can now be purchased for $249.99. Prior to today, the Android Wear smartwatch showed only a "coming soon" message on Google's storefront, though it's been available from Verizon Wireless for a couple weeks now. It's not …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Unusual varieties of soul butterflies

The father of modern neuroscience had a sharp eye and an even sharper mind, but he evidently overlooked something rather significant about the basic structure of brain cells.<p>Santiago Ramón y Cajal spent his entire career examining and comparing nervous tissue from different species. He observed the …

Top five makeup hacks – as chosen by Guardian fashion

<b>How to stop slippy lippy</b><p>This one from Guardian fashion’s Morwenna Ferrier: “Apply three coats of lipstick, dusting pressed powder with an eyeshadow brush on your lips in between each layer. It stays on for about eight hours.”<p><b>How to paint your left hand if you’re a lefty, and vice versa</b><p>Fashionista …

L'Wren Scott mental health history to be examined in Rolling Stones $12.7m insurance dispute

Insurance underwriters involved in a legal battle with the Rolling Stones over a $12.7m claim have won permission to seek evidence in Utah about the mental health of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend before she took her life in March.<p>A federal judge in Utah last month allowed the 12 underwriters to gather …

A Day In The Life Of Nature Photographer Marsel Van Oosten

Photography—it’s all about passion, skill, and commitment. Ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional photographer is like? Every week, …

The latest fashion & beauty trends, opinion, celebrity news | Marie Claire

Fashion<p>SS18 Trend Report: All the trends you’ll be wearing in 2018<p>News<p>Why it’s time to join the #PayMeToo movement<p>Beauty Videos<p>Pai: the organic …