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Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women

Actor may be first leader to face punishment for involvement in Nxivm, a group that forced members to conform to sexual demands<p>As she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in the TV series Smallville, had entered a plea …

Crime

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed …

Shopping

Meet Daisy: the Apple robot that takes apart your dead iPhone

The world has a problem with waste and mobile phones are no different, with tonnes of glass, plastic and rare metals going into our smartphones and ending up dumped on landfill sites.<p>Which is why Apple has launched a new robot, affectionately known as Daisy, as its latest iPhone-recycling bot to …

Robotics

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

Watch the Canon 5D III vs. the Sony A7 II During a Swimwear Shoot at the Beach (VIDEO)

Julia Trotti is one of our favorite photographers for swimwear photography tips videos and she’s back with another one, which features a shootout …

Cameras

Your Body is a Teeming Battleground

It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.<p>I went to medical school, at least in part, to get to know death and perhaps to make my peace with it. So did many of my doctor friends, as I would find out. One day—usually when you’re …

Immune System

15 Facts about Ralph Waldo Emerson

Born in Boston in 1803, Ralph Waldo Emerson was a writer, lecturer, poet, and Transcendentalist thinker. Dubbed the "Sage of Concord," Emerson …

Literature

Underemployment and George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier

Ten years from the onset of the Great Recession, the American economy has evolved into a complex gig economy, which currently employs a third of the …

Economics

Remembering Astrid Kirchherr, the Woman Who First Photographed the Beatles—and Gave Them Their Moptops

The Beatles will forever be known as the original boy band, a status they achieved only a few years after forming in Liverpool in 1960, when fangirls started fawning over John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. But before Starr joined the group in 1962, when Stuart Sutcliffe …

Guitar

How Women See How Male Authors See Them

On Easter Sunday, the writer and podcaster Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to “describe yourself like a male author would.” The responses—of which there are now thousands—don’t so much display a unifying theme as a …

Literature

How Joan Didion Became Joan Didion

"Didion was one of the boys, clearly, in the sense that men had noticed her writing and wanted to publish her. But she also couldn’t quite fit into their regime." An excerpt from Michelle Dean's new book, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion.<p><b>By 1964, just three years</b> after she …

Literature

Food photography tips: adding human interest

<b>Food photography is much more than close-ups of beautifully lit and styled food, or restaurant interiors. As award-winning food photographer Mark</b> …

Landscape Photography

Scientists Are Probing The Biggest Mystery in Physics, And The First Results Are In

Why does the Universe even exist?<p>Experiments searching for a solution to one of physics' most perplexing mysteries have recently been delivering …

Physics

‘Cows carry flesh, but they carry personality too’: the hard lessons of farming

They may be crucial products in a vast industry – but abandoning our relationship with the cattle we keep would mean throwing away something valuable. By John Connell<p>I’ve got my arms in her passage and I’m trying to find the new calf’s feet. As a farmer’s son, I’ve birthed calves aplenty, but …

Agriculture

“I Can’t Stomach It”: State Staffers Roll Their Eyes as Tillerson Takes a Final Swipe on His Way Out the Door

“This can be a very mean-spirited town.”<p>Early in what would become a controversial tenure as America’s top diplomat, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> telegraphed that he was unwilling to play the Washington game, let alone participate in the backstabbing and power-jockeying culture that has come to define the <b>Donald</b> …

Donald Trump

Tiny Mummy’s ‘Alien’ Appearance Finally Explained

Researchers hope their new research will settle debate over the origins of Ata, a naturally mummified infant found in the Chilean desert.<p>Ata is just six inches tall, with a conical-shaped head and unusually hard bones for her size. Some have claimed that she’s an alien. But a new study published …

How to Beat Russia and China on the Battlefield: Military Robots

Victory in the future requires a force consisting of the many, small and smart.Thinking of robotic systems coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

Former Apple Employees Reflect on Siri's 'Squandered Lead' Over Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

<i>The Information</i> has published an in-depth look at how Siri has transitioned from one of Apple's most promising technologies into a "major problem" for the company. The article includes interviews with a dozen former Apple employees who worked on the various teams responsible for the virtual …

4 Surprising Lessons I Learned by Trying the Keto Diet

The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low-carb, medium-protein, and high-fat diet. It was first developed in the 1920s as a way to treat children with severe epilepsy. As a small side effect, it also helped with losing weight. Being on the ketogenic diet, and therefor being in ketosis, teaches your …

Nutrition

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants

AI will create more jobs than it destroys was the not-so-subtle rebuttal from tech giants to growing concern over the impact of automation technologies on employment. Execs from Google, IBM and Salesforce were questioned about the wider societal implications of their technologies during a panel …

Artificial Intelligence

Is the British establishment finally finished?

Aeron Davis has spent 20 years researching Britain’s elite, interviewing more than 350 leaders in business and politics. His conclusion? Their failings are not only damaging society, but undermining the foundations of the establishment itself<p>In his 2014 book The Establishment, Owen Jones explained …

United Kingdom

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Why The Last 'Wild' Horses Really Aren't

A Mongolian horse that has long been hailed as the last truly wild horse species in existence isn't really all that wild.<p>It turns out that Przewalski's horses are actually feral descendants of the first horses that humans are known to have domesticated, around 5,500 years ago.<p>What's more, the …

Anthropology

The new stone age – how crystals became a magical style trend

Wellness is taking over the world. The latest figures from the Global Wellness Institute – a not-for-profit organisation that unpacks where we are at with health, wealth and self – values the industry at $3.7tn (£2.6tn) globally.<p>On one hand, this is not suprising. The tentacular reach of Goop, …

Spirituality

Can We Change The Past?

Who has no regrets about things done in the past? Wouldn't it be nice if, somehow, we could go back to tweak a couple of bad decisions?<p>This sounds (and as we will see, <i>is,</i> to a certain extent) like science fiction.<p>The laws of physics prohibit traveling backwards in time for many reasons. If we did …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Shoot Split Shots (Half-In, Half-Out of the Water)

Split shots (also called half-in, half-out or over-under) are universally loved for bringing life above and below water together. Think an island of …

DSLR Camera Precision Level PLV-001

Photographers looking for a compact levelling system to make sure their camera is always precisely horizontal, may be interested in a new piece of …