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Shock horror: why art's so obsessed with the grotesque

Diabolically grotesque art – from Jonathan Payne’s sprouting finger sculptures right back to Hieronymus Bosch – has staying power because our lives have not radically changed. As long as we have bodies, we will experience body horror<p>Warts, growths and misplaced body parts abound in the bizarre …

Is this the unhealthiest burger ever?

The Double Donut burger - described as a 'heart attack in a bun' - contains 2,000 calories and 53g of saturated fat<p>British pub chain Hungry Horse has a heart-stopping dish on its menu: the Double Donut burger, which consists of two beef burgers topped with cheese, four bacon rashers and BBQ sauce, …

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Diabetes and obesity linked to number of nearby fast-food outlets, study finds

Researchers find there are nearly twice as many fast-food outlets within 500 metres of homes in socially deprived areas<p>Diabetes and obesity rates in inner cities can be linked to the number of fast-food outlets near people’s homes, a study has found.<p>Scientists based their conclusion on a study of …

I Can’t Stop Playing This Incredible Horror Game, Even Though It’s A Free Demo

Three months ago, a free downloadable game called "P.T." showed up on the PlayStation Store — and the horror genre has never been the same.<p>People didn't know it at the time, but the game, seemingly built by a completely unknown developer called "7780s Studios" (it's actually from Konami, more on …

12 Stunning Pictures Of The Ceramic Poppies Outside The Tower Of London

"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" is a stunning way to remember those who died in World War I.

London

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

Jean Shrimpton the Style Icon

In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from the era which she helped define.<p>The '60s and '70s fashion scene was dominated by Jean Shrimpton for her ultra mod and glam look. In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from …

Microsoft had to blindfold me so I could hear the future

Microsoft blindfolded me and led me around several streets before leaving me on the ledge of a freezing cold canal in London yesterday. Not in the interest of torturing me, or product secrecy; it was simply the best way to transport me to a reality that 39 million people face daily: blindness. For …

100-day-old panda cubs each 11 pounds with 2 teeth

BEIJING (AP) — The world's only surviving giant panda triplets were doing well as they turned 100 days old Wednesday.<p>Each weighs more than 5 …

Vatican Slams Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard's Decision To End Her Own Life As 'Reprehensible'

A Vatican official has described the assisted suicide of a woman suffering from terminal brain cancer as “reprehensible”.<p>Newlywed Brittany Maynard …

Sharp Aquos Crystal: The future of smartphones looks like this

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review<p>Futuristic Style on a Budget<p>The Sci-Fi Display Hollywood Promised<p>Do Yourself a Favor, Upgrade<p>Not for Selfie Fanatics<p>Its …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

Germany

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

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Ashura 2014: Shiite Muslims Commemorate Islamic Date With Mass Flagellation Ceremonies

<b>WARNING: Graphic images, viewer discretion is advised</b><p>Devout Shiite Muslims have commemorated the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson with …

After 10 years, Rosetta and Philae are ready to rob a comet of its secrets

The £1bn European spacecraft will seek answers to questions such as the origins of life on Earth. But anxious scientists know the mission faces perils in its final manoeuvres<p>Within a few days, scientists will manoeuvre Europe’s £1bn Rosetta spacecraft directly above a massive ball of ice, dust and …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Guardian Hits Back After Backlash Over Tower Of London Poppies Article

The Guardian has hit back after a fierce backlash for publishing an article that branded the Tower of London's display of ceramic poppies as a …

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

Sorry, Glass, no popcorn or giant sodas for you<p>One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far …

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