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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Mark Hamill wishes that Disney followed George Lucas' original outline for the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Mark Hamill has never been shy about his hesitance over Disney’s new <b>Star Wars</b> trilogy. While there is clearly no bad feelings between the Luke …

Mark Hamill

Mont St Michel Trails

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Lee Harvey Oswald

19 Surprising Facts About The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to make sequels. As the director of hit thrillers like <i>Memento</i> and <i>Insomnia</i>, his personal style never seemed to mesh …



Oh what a ceiling

Star Wars at 40 | 5 Ways Star Wars: A New Hope Changed Everything

<i>This article is part of a special StarWars.com series in honor of</i> Star Wars<i>‘ 40th anniversary on May 25</i><i>.</i>With <i>Star Wars</i> enjoying one of its greatest …

Star Wars

Angry Ocean

Jurassic World


Last Light

The Dome

The Lights In The Mosque

Magic light

Iceland Sunset

Ligurian's Pearl

Second thoughts: readers' photos on the theme of reflect

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of reflect via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites<p>Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘small’ by clicking the button below

Living Rooms

Moraine Lake and the valley of the ten peaks"..

In The Beginning


Another World

Karyn Kupcinet -- Supposedly Mysterious JFK Assassination-Related Death

Dead in the Wake of the Kennedy Assassination<p>Hollywood Homicide<p>If conspiracists are right about there being a "cleanup squad" that went around …

Twisted Dance

The Matterhorn