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A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Hiking

How Harry's Became the Warby Parker of Shaving | Inc.com

Dissatisfied, they finally tried to track down the Croma, an elusive European blade they had read about on shaving blogs. "We started Googling around and discovered it was produced by this factory in Germany called Feintechnik," says Raider. It was one of the few places in the world that had …

Startups

Australia tests mail delivery drones

If you needed any further proof that drones can be mail couriers, you just got it. Australia Post has successfully field-tested a drone system that would deliver small packages, particularly time-sensitive goods like medication. It was only a closed test this time around, but the move clears a path …

National Geographic Travel

Van Morrison: 30 essential songs

One Day: 'I bought a £2,000 wedding dress. Then my fiance jilted me'

It was my fairytale wedding dress – ivory, 1950s-style and covered with the most exquisite beads. At £2,000, it was also vastly over-budget. I handed over my credit card anyway.<p>I justified splashing out by telling myself that it was the most important thing I would ever wear. I couldn’t have been …

Weddings

Frank Miller talks Darren Aronofsky's aborted Batman: Year One movie

Before Christopher Nolan relaunched the <b>Batman</b> franchise with <b>Batman Begins</b>, Warner Bros. had enlisted Darren Aronofsky (<b>Requiem for a Dream</b>) for an …

Comic Books

Suicide Squad sequel reportedly in the works, David Ayer returning

In a story mostly centered on David Ayer’s next movie after this summer’s super-villain team up extravaganza <b>Suicide Squad</b> (<b>Bright</b>, a film apparently …

Comic Books

Tim Cook: Unlocking terrorist's iPhone would be 'bad for America' (updated)

Apple has been in an ongoing legal fight with the government regarding the iPhone of terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook. While the United States has filed motions compelling the company to help it circumvent the passcode of the device, the company and CEO Tim Cook have publicly refused via an open …

See Inside the Himalayan Villages That Grow Cannabis

The plant is native but illegal in India, and mountain farmers rely on its cultivation.<p>In the Himalayas of India, small villages thrive by growing cannabis.<p>This is one of them. The village, perched on a mountain at 9,000 feet (2,700 meters), is only reachable on foot. The hike takes three hours. …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Dawn Finds Evidence for Salty Spots, Morning Mist on Ceres

The largest world in the asteroid belt is sprinkled with bright, enigmatic spots, could have craters that fill with haze each morning, and may even be a transplant from far, far, away, scientists report today in <i>Nature</i>.<p>These preliminary conclusions are based on data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, …

Could Unfriending A Co-Worker On Facebook Land You In Trouble?

The minefield of Facebook friendship just got even trickier to navigate.<p>A work tribunal in Australia has found that unfriending a co-worker …

Who works the hardest in fashion?

Does fashion move too fast? It’s the question on everyone’s lips right now, brought dramatically to the fore after Raf Simons’ shock exit from Dior and Alber Elbaz’s subsequent departure from Lanvin. Both designers had expressed a sense of frustration with the pace of the industry, and the constant …

‘You’re the Worst’ Star Aya Cash on Tackling Depression in a Rom-Com

As ‘You’re the Worst’ wraps up its second season, Aya Cash talks about her character’s depression and who she wants to play her psychiatrist in …

The Legend of Tarzan Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2016) - Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie Movie HD

Harrison Ford Strikes Back at Donald Trump

Harrison Ford is striking back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who the "Star Wars" actor accused of not being able to tell fact from fiction.<p>Trump told the New York Times last week that he enjoyed movies with heroic presidents — specifically 1997's "Air Force One," in which Ford …

Donald Trump

Putin casually floated the idea of using nuclear weapons against ISIS

It's important to remember that military involvement in Syria, and the harsh statements that regularly accompany it, serve a dual purpose for the Russian government.<p>On the international front, Russia is busy expanding its comparatively limited sphere of influence and seizing whatever opportunity it …

Russia

Color Film was Built for White People. Can Film Be Racist?

Vox has a fascinating history of color film and how the chemical formulation of film was biased towards highlighting white skin tones. According to …

Kodak

Plastic fantastic: the Detroit teenager with his own vinyl record label

Jarrett Koral, 17, maybe the youngest entrepeneur in America capitalising on the increasing popularity of vinyl records<p>One of Detroit’s more unconventional record label owners is a big fan of vinyl, uses the money he generates to get new records pressed and isn’t all that concerned with the bottom …

Vinyl Records

Star in the making? Not if 'Tomorrowland's' Britt Robertson has her way

Britt Robertson does not want to hear that she's the Next Big Thing.<p>"Do you know how many times people have said that about me?" the actress said one afternoon last month near her home in Toluca Lake. She let the question hang in the air a moment, then answered, deadpan, "Like, four."<p>That may well …

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met.<p>She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani …

Europe

The forgotten land of colours: a trip through Iran's Persian Gulf

“This rock is a dragon, left here before the last great war.”<p>“Look at the top of the cliff. We call that rock Ferdowsi, as it looks from afar like the great poet.”<p>Locals have stories for the rocks and cliffs that resemble birds, animals or mythical creatures. “We grew up with our grandparents …

South Asia

Body on New Zealand glacier returned to family after nearly 42 years

The body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen wasdiscovered at the foot of Tasman glacier in January and police have now confirmed his identity<p>The body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen has finally been returned to his family, nearly 42 years after he went missing during an Aoraki/ Mt Cook …

National Parks

Tony and Cherie Blair named in secret terror trial as potential targets

Terror suspect was carrying the address of Tony and Cherie Blair and may have been planning "Mumbai-style" attack, Old Bailey jury hears.<p>A property belonging to Tony and Cherie Blair was named today as a potential terror target.<p>Erol Incedal may have been planning to target a prominent individual or …

Osama Bin Laden

Nurse Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Patients Because They 'Got on her Nerves'

Italian police have arrested 42-year-old nurse Daniela Poggiali on suspicion of murder and believe she may have killed up to 38 patients.<p>Police were …

In This Week’s Grazia: Katie Holems Secret A-List Love Affair Revealed

Life<p>by Emma Calder | 13 11 2014<p>Latest issue<p>Get Your Issue Now!<p><!--[if gte mso …

In the world of Ebola, no room for error

They work in two-person teams, always. Their temperature is monitored four times per shift. Safety meetings take place daily.<p>In “Ebola world,” there’s no margin for error for the doctors, nurses and others taking care of people with the deadly virus.<p>“You must bat 1000 every day,” said Ken Isaacs of …