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No Bullsh*t—VS Models Tell Us What They Really, Truly Eat in a Day

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimised by a celebrity's diet. I have on two separate occasions: once by Bella Hadid, the second …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 67 – Household Education by Harriet Martineau (1848)

This protest at the lack of women’s education was as pioneering as its author was in Victorian literary circles<p>Harriet Martineau’s story offers the parable of a certain kind of literary endeavour that’s never far from the experience of quite a few writers in this list, ie contemporary success, and …

Jen Gloeckner - Vine

Ambient-psych virtuoso <b>Jen Gloeckner</b> has come forth with her first new material in seven years. ‘Vine’ is a decidedly hazy affair, with glitchy, …

Drums

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Astronomy

Man Booker International Prize 2017 – the shortlist in pictures

Man Booker international prize 2017,Man Booker International prize,Fiction,Amos Oz,David Grossman,Fiction in translation,Awards and prizes,Books,Culture<p>Israel’s Amos Oz and David Grossman lead a shortlist of six with contenders from France, Norway, Denmark and Argentina

Books

This object has been sprayed with the world's blackest material — and it's unnerving

Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as prophesied by Loony Tunes' the Roadrunner. Who wants to try driving a (very small) truck right through that gaping void circle?<p>In all seriousness, what you're looking at isn't actually …

Surrey

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

13 Fresh New Spring Perfumes That Smell So Good It's Insane

From Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu<p>From Calvin Klein's moody Obsessed Intense and Dior's Poison rollerball, to Glossier's solid version of the now legendary …

Scientists ‘discover’ more than 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd to release full quarter-hour version

Instrumental track that Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed in 1966 will go on sale as one-sided vinyl record<p>The British rock band Pink Floyd will put out a version of Interstellar Overdrive that has never before been released.<p>Out on 15 April ahead of Record Store Day …

Vinyl Records

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: winners show the art of science

Black Hole to Be Photographed in 2017

Here’s an interesting photography first that is set to happen in 2017: scientists are planning to capture the first ever photo of a black hole’s …

Black Holes

Turkish Delight: can the sexually explicit Dutch classic still shock?

On the school syllabus in the Netherlands, Jan Wolkers’ novel – that will offend some – reads wonderfully, but leaves uneasy questions about its treatment of women<p>It begins with an epigraph from Tintin, in which two villains argue over who is “wickeder”, then opens proper with an unnamed narrator …

Professional wrestling saved me from depression. Hell yeah! | Clem Bastow

What I needed to lift my depression was to find something that gave me such an extreme amount of joy that no low mood could survive in its presence<p>One of the cruellest things about being depressed is that the things that used to bring you joy suddenly ring hollow. Favourite albums turn to muzak. …

Jupiter looks like an abstract painting in NASA Juno image

NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter in the middle of 2016 after launching back in 2011. It's still in the middle of its mission to collect data on Jupiter and its moons. Lucky for us, some of that data comes back in the form of stunning images of the fascinating planet. One of the latest is a …

Child sex abuse inquiry to hold first public hearings after controversy

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold its first public hearings into the child migration programmes on Monday morning.<p>The child migration programmes were large-scale schemes in which thousands of children, many of them in the care of the state, were migrated to parts of the …

The Large Hadron Collider has proved that ghosts don’t exist, Brian Cox claims

To most of us, the Large Hadron Collider is just an incredibly expensive building in Switzerland which found the Higg’s boson – whatever that is.<p>But …

Image of Saturn

W00103928.jpg was taken on 2017-02-23 19:33 (PST) and received on Earth 2017-02-24 11:18 (PST). The camera was pointing toward Saturn, and the image …

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Coming—How to See It

Find out how to safely watch a stunning annular eclipse that will appear this week in the skies over South America and Africa.<p>On February 26, lucky sky-watchers across South America and Africa will witness the sun turn into a dramatic ring of fire due to an event known as an annular eclipse.<p>A solar …

reDiscover Steely Dan’s Grammy Hall Of Fame Entry ‘Aja’

The recordings of <b>Steely Dan</b> are so superbly crafted that it’s no surprise they have won honours for their studio engineering as well as their …

Music

Bay of punks: remembering when punk rock invaded San Francisco

The scene in the Bay Area was never chronicled in the same way as New York or Los Angeles. Now a new crop of photography books and projects are bringing San Franciscan punk into focus<p>In early 1979, photographer Jim Jocoy attended an auction at the Peoples Temple in San Francisco. More than 900 of …

The Seven New Earth-Like Planets Discovered By NASA, Ranked

Big news, folks. NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets orbiting a star outside our solar system. A new record! And according to the scientists who released the report, three of them are even located in what they refer to as “the inhabitable zone.” New planets, here we come! Maybe. …

Pointe break: ballet's destructive power laid bare in Sergei Polunin documentary

Steven Cantor’s intimate film about the rebellious dancer exposes the pressures heaped on young prodigies – and has vital lessons for the industry<p>In Dancer, Steven Cantor’s new film about Sergei Polunin, there’s heartbreaking footage of the dancer when he was eight years old. Wide-eyed, …

Ballet

10 incredible photos of Mongolia's nomadic tribes

Photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar spent eight years journeying with nomadic tribes across Mongolia and documenting their lives. Here are 10 of …

Vegetarian risotto recipes

This collection of vegetarian risotto recipes contains a plethora of veggie delights for hungry herbivores. Paul Heathcote keeps things classic with …

Cooking

NASA Scientists Have a Plan to Make Pluto a Planet Again

“It’s bullshit,” Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, has said about the demotion of Pluto from the ranks of …

Liam Gallagher teases new album: ‘Noel’s fans are gonna have nowhere to run or hide’

'L FUKIN G IS ON HIS WAY'<p>Liam Gallagher has teased fans that music from his upcoming debut solo album is coming soon – saying that ‘Noel’s fans are …

Former U.S. Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused by Team Doctor

Three former members of the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team say they were sexually abused by the longtime doctor for the sport’s governing body.<p>…

The 100 best British films

Here you have it, the 100 best British films as chosen by a panel of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers, critics and other industry bigwigs. …