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Ballet Is Served Two Ways in Flesh and Bone and A Ballerina’s Tale

In ballet, there are always two sides to every coin: onstage stoicism and backstage pain; the prosthetic perfection of a foot en pointe and the gory toes hidden by the shoe; the angelic innocence of leotards and tights and the gritty reality of company politics. Aside from perhaps <i>The Nutcracker</i>, …

McDonald's Debuts a Wedding Dress Made Out Of Its Trash and It's Not Hideous?

Turns out, Big Mac boxes make decent bras.<p>During Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach, Florida, McDonald's served up some McCouture made entirely out of McTrash. Because McWhyNot? In what looks like a <i>Project Runway</i> challenge gone very wrong (or very right), the fast food mega-chain dished out some …

Double Exposure Animal Portraits by Andreas Lie

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie blends verdant landscapes with photographs of animals, creating a subtle double exposure effect. Snowy mountains and …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

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Ben Carson: If You Accept Evolution, "You Dismiss Ethics," Can't Believe In God And Evolution

"You have no reason for things such as selfless love, when a father dives in to save his son from drowning."<p>Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a noted creationist, once said those who believe in evolution "dismiss ethics" and believe you don't have to abide by a …

Oregon shooting: Gunman was student in class where he killed 9

<b>Roseburg, Oregon (CNN) —</b> The man who gunned down nine people at an Oregon community college was enrolled in the class where the fatal shootings occurred, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday.<p>At an earlier news conference, Hanlin identified the nine dead, who range in age from 18 to 67:<p>-- …

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Tall vs short: Which is it better to be?

Is bigger better, or do the best things really come in small packages?<p>Your height is a simple biological fact that you can do little to change, yet it may be influencing your destiny in ways you didn’t realise. BBC Future combed through the evidence to size up its impact on everything from your …

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