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The Wolf of Wall Street – review

If you can imagine the honey-gravel of Ray Liotta's voice in Goodfellas saying: "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a stockbroker" you'll get some idea of Martin Scorsese's new movie The Wolf of Wall Street. It's a raucous, crazily energised, if occasionally slightly shallow epic …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

Element of the week: livermorium

What do ununhexium, eka-polonium and nottingium share in common?<p>This week's element is livermorium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Lv</b>, and atomic number, <b>116</b>. This is the last of the elements that we'll meet that has a permanent formal name (at this time). This element originally was given the …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Black Holes

19 Photos You Need To See If You Care About Celebrities

Celebrities have their own special quirks, whether it be their hidden talents (Taylor Swift), awkward goofiness (Jennifer Lawrence) or funny facial expressions (George Clooney).<p>And nothing makes us fans happier than to see photographic evidence of our favorite stars acting just like they do in our …

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Carbon Dioxide

Beautifully Detailed Photoshop Paintings by James R Eads

I came across the works of artist James R. Eads and was blown away not just by their sheer beauty but by the level of detail in each of them. While, like many artists, his process begins with a sketch, Eads creates these pieces, not with traditional tools like paint and paintbrushes, but with …

Art

Hypnosis: You are getting sleepy ... and calm, and thin, and ...

Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.<p>But that ability is atypical; most of us, at one time or another, are …

Mindfulness

The 8 Greatest GIFs Of BigDog In Action

Our favorite shambling robotic pack mule has come a long way over the years.<p>The BigDog family of robots, developed by Boston Dynamics, has come a long way since it was first created in 2005. To celebrate some of the headless robot's coolest technological achievements, I made these eight GIFs. Enjoy.<p>…

Robotics

Eight films to watch in December 2013

Tom Hanks

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to …