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A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Delhi Police

The Most Beautiful Places in France

The Cliffs of Étretat in Normandy. The lavender fields of Provence. Paris. So much of Paris. If you're looking for inspiration for your next trip, look no further this than collection of 20 of the most beautiful places in France.<p>Sénanque Abbey, Provence<p>The seemingly endless stretches of lavender …

France

Space Is Full Of Planets, And Most Of Them Don't Even Have Stars

Here in the Solar System, we can watch our star’s eight planets orbit with confidence, knowing full well that we’ve discovered at least the majority of round, orbit-clearing worlds around our Sun. But there’s a 4.5 billion year history that we can’t fully know from our vantage point today. All we …

Universe

New star described in a model combining relativity and quantum mechanics

A new kind of star is reported in a study by SISSA postdoctoral researcher Raúl Carballo-Rubio. In a paper recently published in <i>Physical Review</i> …

The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup …

Italy

Fresh raw imagery from NASA’s Juno orbiter puts Jupiter’s fans in 11th heaven

NASA’s Juno orbiter has sent back its 11th crop of close-ups from Jupiter, and that means it’s time for another eye-opening, jaw-dropping photo album …

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Psychology

Close Encounters With a Komodo Dragon

See how photographer Stefano Unterthiner captures these giant reptiles.<p>Heading to the remote Indonesian island of Rinca to photograph a modern-day dinosaur was all Stefano Unterthiner’s idea. A zoologist as well as a photographer, he says, “I have always been fascinated by working with the Komodo …

#MeToo movement exposing generational divide between millennial and older women

Where there has been solidarity and safety in numbers in the #MeToo movement, there is now also an increasingly apparent generational divide. And …

White Chocolate Tiramisu with Berries

This white chocolate tiramisu with berries or Italian<i>: tiramisù al chocolate bianco con frutti di bosco</i> is so creamy, so fruity, and very delicious! …

Dessert

Samantha Bee explains how Aziz Ansari fits into the #MeToo backlash

Samantha Bee unleashed a fiery takedown of the backlash to the #MeToo movement, while explaining how the Aziz Ansaris of the world fit into all of …

Comedy

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

Astronomy

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

Universe

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

India

Best patios for brunch in Vancouver

Vancouver has plenty of brunch-friendly cafes and restaurants that encourage you to sit back and relax in their open air seating areas.<p>If you want to …

Texas

Survey: One-in-four Canadians has left a job due to stress

It’s a competitive workforce out there, and stress has become a regular experience in many working professionals’ careers.<p>So much so that one-in-four …

Shaun T Will Make Your Abs Shake in 8 Minutes and All You Need Is a Chair

We have a special treat for your core from directly from Shaun T. He's a Beachbody super trainer and creator of Insanity and Shaun Week, and he knows how to strengthen and sculpt abs. This workout is short but specific, and the only equipment you need is a chair. Yeah, leave it to Shaun to find an …

Fitness

Christie Blatchford: What if they modernize the sexual assault laws and nobody cares?

As someone very much smarter than me said recently, the federal government’s purported modernization of Canada’s sexual assault laws may make lucky …

These images of alien worlds are not as they seem

Adam Makarenko wants to change the way we look at space – so he creates miniature exoplanets in his living room in Toronto, Canada. Makarenko, 43, …

Planets

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Hiking

These 14 Boozy Poke Cake Recipes Will MAKE Your Day

Sheet cake is always a tasty treat — especially when you need to feed a crowd. But nothing WOWs like a poke cake, and they’re easy-peasy to make. Just bake as usual, poke holes in it, then pour syrup over the top. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this unless, wait for it, that syrup has a bit of …

Dessert

peanut butter swirled brownies

Heat oven: To 350°F (175°C).<p>Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment and coat the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray or butter.<p>Make …

Dessert

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Dessert

7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed

For nearly the entire 4.5 billion year history of our Solar System, the Earth hasn’t been alone while we revolve around the Sun. Our giant lunar companion is larger and more massive than any other moon when compared to the planet it orbits. When it’s in its full phase, it brightly illuminates the …

Astronomy

The 20 best French recipes: part 4

Richard Bertinet’s tarte tatin<p>I’m sure everyone knows the story of how this tart is supposed to have been created accidentally by <i>les demoiselles</i> Tatin, the Tatin sisters, but in case you haven’t … One of the sisters is said to have been softening apples in butter and sugar for an apple tart, then …

Baking

11 mermaid cakes that are our new under-the-sea birthday cake goals

Mermaids, though they’ve always been one of our favorite mythological creatures, are really having a moment right now. Everything from mermaid socks …

Dessert

Fancy sleeping in a sphere suspended from a tree in the Pacific Northwest?

Modern treehouses are a playful alternative to standard accommodations, and here’s another one to add to your travel bucket list. Situated in the coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, Free Spirit Spheres offers an adults-only retreat in one of three orbs suspended from …

British Columbia

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Brilliant Galaxy-Inspired Ceramics Are a Stellar Way to Drink from the Stars

You can now drink from the universe by way of Sublime Pottery‘s handiwork. Artisan Amanda Joy Wells has created a series of galaxy ceramics whose luscious surface design is inspired by the cosmos. Using a mix of glazes, the brilliant, intermingling colors are reminiscent of faraway stars and …

Ceramics