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New Images From The Deep Ocean

On May 1, NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw.<p>We spent much of April glued to a livestream of the deep ocean, filmed from a remotely operated vehicle piloted by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer. The expedition …

Liverpool's tribute to Hillsborough victims epitomises English football's class on most poignant of weekends

This was a ceremonial occasion to do English football proud, Manchester City showing as much class off the field as their players would on it, even in defeat<p>It is an understatement to suggest Anfield is playing host to mere football games at the moment. Should <b>Liverpool</b> complete the most unlikely of …

Fascinating Photos of New York City in the Early 1980s

<i>New York Up & Down</i> is a fascinating series by now octogenarian Frank Horvat that shows us what a major metropolis looked like back in the early 1980s. Shot between 1982 and 1986, the street images, all taken with a Nikon SLR camera with Ektachrome, captures New York City in a raw and gritty way. …

Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

VW camper van: farewell to the symbol of 60s freedom

The last ever Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi van has rolled off the production line. We bid a fond farewell to the much-loved, multipurpose shed on wheels<p>It was the defining image of nomadic hippydom, gracing Bob Dylan album covers, hauling surfers and their boards in search of killer waves and serving as …

Photographer Captures Astonishing Images of Southern Right Whales

Justin Hofman's stunning photographs of southern right whales showcase their beauty and gentleness—and their enormity.

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6 Lessons In Creativity From James Cameron

You don’t have to plumb the Mariana Trench for tips on terminating your creative slump. James Cameron surfaces here to share his methods of getting inspired and getting the work done.<p>From <i>Terminator 2</i> to <i>Avatar,</i> James Cameron has become known for pushing technological innovation in filmmaking. When …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, often – as with Obama this week – during the memorial services for other politicians. You're probably only half concentrating on this now, because you're too busy pouting into an iPhone in a …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

Life On Mars: How The Red Planet Might Have Looked When It Was Habitable

NASA is now almost certain that life either once existed or at least could have existed on Mars. Readings from its two rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, show traces of water and important minerals, such as nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus. Mars today may be an acid and dreadfully dry …

The Landscape of Murder – Antonio Olmos's photographs of London murder sites

Should you live in London for any length of time, you will come across one of the city's countless unofficial mourning sites. They have a similar iconography: wilted flowers tied with fading ribbons to a lamppost; an untidy array of cards and scrawled messages fixed to a fence; polythene-covered …

Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

More than 5 million people in the UK are paid less than the living wage

The number of people who are paid less than a "living wage" has leapt by more than 400,000 in a year to over 5.2 million, amid mounting evidence that the economic recovery is failing to help millions of working families.<p>A report for the international tax and auditing firm KPMG also shows that …

Shoppers' faces to be scanned in advertising push at Tesco petrol stations across the UK

Supermarket giant Tesco is installing hundreds of hi-tech screens that scan the faces of shoppers as they queue at the till to detect their age and sex for advertisers.<p>The store giant has signed a ground-breaking deal with Lord Alan Sugar's Amscreen in a move which tonight sparked fresh concerns …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate? http://gu.com/p/3jtve/fb There are other, equally valid but decidedly more grizzly explanations to account for those microscopic fragments of herbs and plants found in Neanderthal teeth. Photograph: Corbis

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

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Could A Daily Dose Of Red Wine Reduce One's Risk Of Depression?

An enticing new study from <i>BMC Medicine</i> reports that people over 55 who drink a little alcohol, averaging about a glass – generally of wine – per day, are less likely to be clinically depressed than those who drink more and those who don’t drink at all. The study comes in direct contrast to many …

Johnson: A deeply conservative appeal

JOHNSON feels some trepidation writing this column. What more can be said about what some consider the greatest speech of all time? On August 28th …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

Name That Elephant: How to Identify Elephants in the Wild

National Geographic<p>Elephants are some of nature’s most majestic creatures. But how do scientists know who’s who in the wild?<p>To think like an elephant scientist, it’s important to look at key characteristics, said elephant biologist and National Geographic Explorer Joyce Poole. These traits include …

3 Ways To Be An Ideal Coworker

If you’d like to have a job in the future, you need to form connections now. Here are strategies for forming enduring bonds.<p>Is every office an extension of high school?<p>If people think the ultra-progressive Valve can be, then anywhere can have elements of the lunch room, as Brazen Life writer Laura …

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