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Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

The Best Street Style from Tokyo Fashion Week

Street style cliques in New York, London, Milan, and Paris run the gamut, from the models off duty to the bloggers in freebies, and the editors who prowl the pavement between shows. But we dare you to find a place where people wear their sartorial heart on their sleeve more than Tokyo: Here is …

Japanese Street Fashion

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

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Beaches

Understanding vodou in the Caribbean

All too often, the Caribbean’s default tourist mode is its carefree picture of beaches and rum. Rinse and repeat: it’s a staggeringly successful formula. But it doesn’t leave much scope to get to grips with the region’s rich cultural history. The islands’ local religions – from vodou in Haiti to …

Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

She's trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash.<p>An odd thing happened last month when, stumping just before the midterms, Hillary Clinton came in close proximity to the woman who has sometimes been described as the conscience of the Democratic Party. …

Flores shakes off Bali’s shadow

The Indonesian island of Flores used to get by on Bali’s overflow alone, and the trickle of travellers that landed in the sleepy west coast town of Labuanbajo often used it as a spring board to the epic Komodo National Park (<i>www.komodonationalpark.org</i>), then quickly left. But Labuanbajo is sleepy …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

Los Angeles art museum receives $500 million in rare paintings

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art received the biggest gift in its 49-year history, transforming the institution's collection of nineteenth and …

The Best Graffiti Art Inspiration

Graffiti is a type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Spray paint and markers are …

Where Do Genitals Come From?

Scientists discover the embryonic origins of the phallus<p>Whence your phallus? You probably have one—the term includes clitorises as well as penises—and, until now, scientists had never examined which cells in an embryo make it.<p>In biology, that's unusual. Tracking which embryonic cells become what …

Biology

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

You might have to plant the flowers in your backyard to see some green action, but plants will grow from just about anywhere if you give them enough …

Recipe Roundup: 5 Favorites to Bring to a Holiday Potluck Party

We’re simmering. In a good way. We’ve been in the kitchen, adding to our repertoire of quick and easy, no-fail dishes, perfect to bring the next time …

Jason Bateman's Mid Century Hollywood Hills Home for Sale

Jason Bateman is selling his Hollywood Hills home of 12 years for $2.25 million. The spacious open mid-century inspired home has walls of windows …

Hollywood Hills

House Tour: A Global Eclectic Brooklyn Paradise

<b>Name:</b> Shelley Worrell and Janluk Stanislas <b><br>Location:</b> Flatbush — Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 2,600 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 5 years; Owned<p>Shelley and …

West Indies

Modern Rustic Wall Art

How to make Crochet Flower Granny Square

Seagrape House / Traction Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Seagrape House is a weekend retreat on the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on a barrier island, the shape …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Body Art

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

Beautiful Tattoo Designs In Over 60 Categories - Tattoo Flash

Member Login | Artist Portal<p>#1 Rated Tattoo Gallery Website In The World:<p>Are you looking for your next tattoo design?<br>Search the #1 rated Tattoo …

Tattoos

A Tongue Eating Parasite That Becomes The Fish’s Tongue

Photograph by Matthew R. Gilligan<p>Certainly one of the more disgusting species I’ve come across, the <i>Cymothoa exigua</i> or Tongue eating louse (louse …

Admiralty express #hongkong #ontheroofs

Portrait of Stephan, one of the elderly residents at the Roma settlement in Moldava nad Bodvou located in eastern Slovakia. The settlement is about two kilometers behind the village and he lives there "longer then everybody else can remember", as I was told. Image by @rischaard #bjoernsteinz #kosice #moldavanadbodvou #slovakia #roma #socialissues #settlement #minority #documentary #longtermproject #panos #portrait #awallrunsthroughit #photography

Texas Doesn’t Want to Reveal Where Its Execution Drugs Come From

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two weeks ago, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice obtained a new supply of pentobarbital, a …