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Anti-war activists battle to get their voices heard in WW1 centenary events

Campaigners challenge 'glorious conflict' narrative and plan to highlight treatment of conscientious objectors<p>Anti-war activists, pacifists and others are challenging the narrative of the official programme marking the centenary of the first world war with an alternative range of activities, some …

Oyster Launches Netflix For Books

More and more we are transforming into a society of subscribers. Netflix gives us endless, on demand movies and TV. Spotify does the same trick for music. And even though libraries have done this for books, for free, for more than a century, so far there hasn’t been a digital, all you can eat …

20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry

We’ve been thinking about poet Meena Alexander’s incredible address to the Yale Political Union, in which she refers to Shelley’s 1821 essay, <i>A</i> …

Literature

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Lewis Hine’s Photography and The End of Child Labor in the United States

It’s hard to imagine it, but in the early 1900s, child labor was still extremely common in the United States. All across the nation children would …

National Geographic Magazine

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New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Packing List: Antarctica

It took Ernest Shackleton years to prepare for his expedition to Antarctica. Modern-day travelers will need to plan in advance as well.<p><i>Here are a few practical tips to get you started:</i><p><b>When to Go</b><p>Cruises to the continent run during the southern summer, from November through March, when pack ice is …

Sky-Watchers' Guide: Moon Joins Venus Sunday

Two brightest objects in evening skies join together.<p><b>Anyone looking west soon after the sun sets on Sunday, September 8, will be treated to a stunning close encounter between two of the brightest objects in the evening skies: the moon and the planet Venus.</b><p>In what's called a conjunction, the waxing …

Don't Judge Me, Madden

An annual reminder that you aren't as awesome as your mom always said you were.<p>NFL football players are insecure. Thus, it should come as no surprise …

'True Blood' Is Ending In 2014 After Seven Seasons

Two thousand and fourteen is an important number for <i>True Blood</i>. It’s the number of plot holes on the HBO series that have made no sense, pairs of boobs we’ve seen, AND times someone has put their life on the life so they could save Sookie for some reason. It’s also the year of the show’s final …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a legend that time and many moviegoers forgot. And it's …

Movies

Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to shine on slow moviegoing weekend

Vin Dieselhelped steer "Fast & Furious 6" toward the top of the box-office chart this summer, but can his new film, "Riddick," get the fall season started on the right track?<p>"Riddick," the third entry in writer-director<p>David Twohy's sci-fi series, is the only film hitting theaters on what is …

Box Office

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

John Hurt: "I thought Doctor Who fans would be loonies but they're charming." http://gu.com/p/3tfz5/tw