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Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series 'Ballet Beautiful'

The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted …

Pregnancy

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Batkid saves the day in San Francisco, the 49ers are safe

In case anyone was scared that the Riddler would ruin the city of San Francisco and keep the 49ers from being able to play football, don’t worry …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20s

Your 20s compose undoubtedly the most pivotal time in your life. While there are plenty of temptations and distractions, the decisions you make here …

So Apparently, We've Been Eating Apples All Wrong [VIDEO]

This is the story of how I found out <b>the right way to eat an apple</b>, essentially learning that my mother has <i>yet again</i> failed me in every day eating and drinking routines. First it was dispensing Tic Tacs, using ketchup cups, eating cupcakes, then shucking a strawberry, then drinking soda, then …

Eating

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Fantasy Football Week 10: Buy-Low Targets to Acquire Before Trade Deadline

The fantasy trade deadline is approaching fast (varies from league to league), and it’s time for owners to check the availability of buy-low targets before Week 10.<p>With injuries and bye weeks wreaking havoc on lineups, now is the time to move any players you aren’t committed to for the rest of the …

Fantasy Football

Week 10 Waiver Wire: Top Fantasy Football Pickups to Carry You into Playoffs

Even the best fantasy football plans are laid to waste by injuries and crushed expectations, but savvy owners find ways to overcome these difficulties with smart waiver-wire pickups.<p>Some injured players who are close to coming back 100 percent healthy have gone under the radar. Scouring sites like …

Fantasy Football

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

30 Great Songs by Terrible Artists

Pretty much every good band has written its fair share of bad songs — for every “Eleanor Rigby” there’s an “Octopus’s Garden”; for every “Famous Blue …

Music

Andre Ellington would like your attention

Just in case you missed it on Sunday, <b>check this clip</b> of Arizona rookie Andre Ellington doing bad things to Darrelle Revis, en route to a 25-yard …

Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2015

Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2015<p>Since the 2011 revolution, old photographs of Egypt and classic films showing an elegant and prosperous …

Why You Should Go All-in on Bilal Powell as Your Fantasy Football Running Back

During the summer when fantasy football drafts were in full swing, Bilal Powell was not seen as much more than a backup to oft-injured Chris Ivory. But after three weeks, it's clear that Powell is much more than a backup. He's a legitimate fantasy football running back who you should start every …

Fantasy Football

49ers Safety Donte Whitner Makes Insane Play for Interception

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner has been in the league for eight years now, but his interception on Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams was one of the craziest plays of his career.<p>Here's a closer and slower look at his sick pick:<p>With his team clinging to a four-point lead and the …

Football (U.S.)

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Photos: Vladimir Putin

Solid Proof That Patrick Kane Is A Stickhandling God

We're not worthy. We're not worthy.

Patrick Kane

Andre Ellington's Versatility Makes Him Valuable to Fantasy Football Owners

Arizona Cardinals rookie Andre Ellington's versatility will make him a dynamic playmaker in the desert, so fantasy football owners should look to add the running back to their team.<p>The rookie didn't see much action in the opener, but he made quite an impact in Week 2.<p>Ellington had only one catch …

Fantasy Football

Toothless Man Bites Neighbor’s Penis “Like a Sandwich”

Jason Martin, 41, has been found guilty at the Canterbury Crown Court in Kent, UK for biting the penis of his neighbor, Richard Henderson, 39, during …

Judiciary

The Right’s Sickening Syria Spin

The Syria arms deal struck between the U.S. and Russia isn’t perfect, but hardly anything in.<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m not very interested in …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Week 2 Pickups: Must-Add Players with Ideal Matchups

There are a number of players in Week 2 with excellent matchups, and a few of these players should be available for you to pick up and add to your fantasy football team.<p>These are not only players who will be playing teams with clear weaknesses, but also players who are available in most leagues. …

Fantasy Football

Nasa's best Instagrams - in pictures

Light-years away from mind-numbing selfies and smug yoga shots, Nasa has launched an Instagram account, posting a series of pictures that are actually worth sharing. From supermagic black holes to the eerie image of an ­illuminated Earth rising from the surface of the moon, the space agency …

Listen to a full recording of Dave Chappelle’s comeback concert in Chicago

When Dave Chappelle took the stage at Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre last Saturday (8/31), he unleashed a kiloton of verbal napalm against …