Agnes Smith

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No more 'elitism' on the BBC, pledges James Purnell

The BBC has pledged to eradicate “elitism” from its documentaries to help a new generation understand them, as it says its new version of Civilisation will be the “opposite” of the original landmark series.<p>James Purnell, director of strategy, said the BBC would now be a “trusted friend” to guide …

Fake News

Woman forced to remove burkini on Nice beach by armed officers

French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach on Tuesday while another was fined in the resort of Cannes for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.<p>The cases have fuelled the debate over the Islamic swimsuit ban, which has been implemented by a number of towns around France in …

Product Design: The Lifesaver Backpack

Following up on previous product design feature, we would like to share another product that genuinely combines safety and playfulness for children. …

Product Design

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Oxford University

20 Reasons You Suck Because You Don't Have A Trident

Statistically speaking, you don't have a trident. You've probably never even considered having a trident. And, as is the case with every other damned …

Cheaper than chips: really cheap packed lunch ideas

For most people, trying to cook things that are cheap and cheerful is part of everyday life. Buy one shoulder of lamb, make 30 meals out of it, somehow squeeze the rest into your freezer etc. But there are some depressingly frequent times when we haven’t a sausage – literally and figuratively – so …

Food Preservation

Batman Goes Metal In This Mashup That Literally Murders Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons

Animator ArhyBES has given life to a sequel to his Death Metal Batman, combining the calming sounds of Dethklok’s “Mermaider” — from the Adult Swim series <i>Metalocalypse</i> — with The Dark Knight, his sidekicks, and a fine selection of classic cartoon characters being viciously murdered by the Bat-crew. …

Dad Writes Hilarious Notes Explaining Why His Kids Are Always Late to School

This father definitely doesn't spare his kids the embarrassment.<p>Seth King, a doting dad of five from Salt Lake City, Utah, got fed up with how often his kids were late to school. Whether it was because the young ones slept in too late or because they took too long to get dressed, King had had it …

Parenting

5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies | Inc.com

Over the last 13 years of writing about tech companies, I've picked up a few things about what it takes to start a company--and build one that lasts.<p>Often entrepreneurs initially are motivated by pure adrenaline and the insatiable desire to start something from nothing. The ones that last, however, …

Entrepreneurship

Mexican novela star Kate del Castillo talks Spanish language revival of 'Vagina Monologues'

Kate del Castillo, a soap opera star with a string of hit telenovelas that have made her a household name in Latin America, might just be the most …

RED Collective – Asgeir Helgestad

• Instagram<br>• Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• YouTube<br>• Snapchat<br>• Flipboard<br>• RSS<p>The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine …

Here’s What Will Happen To Earth 100 Quintillion Years From Now

It’s the end of the world, galaxy, and universe as we know it in this BBC-generated infographic of the future.<p>Those Brits, they just can’t get enough of their time travel. As if laying claim to H.G. Wells and Doctor Who weren’t enough, the editors at BBC Future have decided to kick off 2014 with a …

Universe

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Learn how to make simple video edits using Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 in this tutorial.<p>Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's …

Which Albums Are Perfect From Start To Finish?

An album that’s genuinely perfect from start to finish is rarer than a Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat. The common garden album worth listening to …

Socratic gets $1.5M from top investors to build a StackExchange for education

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Online learning sites are popping up across the web, from massive open online course (MOOC) providers like Coursera to the …

England's young people near bottom of global league table for basic skills

OECD finds 16- to 24-year-olds have literacy and numeracy levels no better than those of their grandparents' generation<p>England is the only country in the developed world where the generation approaching retirement is more literate and numerate than the youngest adults, according to the first skills …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

The 80 Best Books Every Man Should Read

An unranked, incomplete, utterly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published. How many have you read?<p>An unranked, incomplete, utterly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published. How many have you read?

Literature

Stansted baggage staff threaten holiday disruption

Families flying out of Stansted Airport over the late August bank holiday are facing the threat of disruption because of a strike by baggage workers.<p>Staff who scan bags before they are loaded onto the aircraft are ready to stage a series of two and a half hour stoppages twice a day from Friday week …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

The Pirate Bay’s censor-free browser hits 100,000 downloads in three days

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Within three days of its launch, infamous torrent website the Pirate Bay’s new censor-free browser has already been …

Portraits of Toddlers Reacting to Tasting a Lemon for the First Time

Most of us can agree that having a toddler is a lot less fun than being one, but photographing one… well that can fall closer to the latter given the …

3 Hyperloop details you might have missed

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Elon Musk<p>Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk owned the news yesterday when he released the initial design for the …

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures

The passport photograph is the most universal and democratic form of portraiture ever invented. Everyone has to obey the same rules: eyes forward, no grinning. But, as these passports of the stars reveal, even the brutality of the photo booth cannot dim true glamour

If The Game of Thrones Cast Was Born In The 90s...

Then they'd probably look a little like these stereotypical 80s/90s characters, which are illustrated by the ever-talented Mike Wrobel.<p>Why these …

Game of Thrones

More Game of Thrones Characters As Bad 90's Stereotypes

Last time around, we showed you what some Game of Thrones stars would look like in stereotypical 90's fashion. The artist, Mike Wrobel, has returned …

Game of Thrones

Game Of Thrones Characters Are Bad 90s Stereotypes

French artist Mike Wrobel has recast the stars of Game of Thrones as stars of sterotypical 90s fashion, with wonderful results.<p>Joffrey's Zapper might …

Game of Thrones

Tom Blake was a Badass

Tom Blake was a man’s man, a jack of all trades and one of modern surfing’s most decorated forefathers. This book, <i>Tom Blake: The Uncommon Journey of</i> …

Why I Support My Son's Decision To Put College On Hold ... To Surf

<i>In our LV Moms’ Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money and parenthood. These views are theirs, not ours, but we look forward to opening the floor for discussion.</i><p><i>In the past we’ve featured writers with ideas on everything from how to earn cash while</i> …