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The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell’s fiction our reality?

Talks on a code of practice for facial recognition technology have fallen apart in the US. So, who is watching us and why?<p>Smartphones can track our movements, credit cards have a record of our purchases, and now, thanks to advances in facial recognition technology, companies and governments will …

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Dianna Agron

Elena Cattaneo

Finbarr Notte & Eelus

Gary Alford

Art of Tehani Farr

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P!nk Arte: Maíra Poli Tamanho original: A4/21x29cm Grafite em Papel Fabriano 4 Finalizado: Setembro/2014

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

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Arte de Desenhar

Desenho de uma mão com apenas alguns detalhes.. Artista desconhecido, deixe nos comentários se o conhece.<br>~Gabriel<br>|Draw or Die|<br>A hand just with a …

Art by Rodrigo Pascoal ~Gabriel |Draw or Die|

A giant in New York. Lonesome George returns from the dead

When I first met Lonesome George, I will admit he didn’t leave much of an impression. But there was a story about him that did.<p>Lonesome George is famous for being the last giant tortoise from the Galapagos island of Pinta. My genial guide had told a story about a beautiful woman who had come to the …

Arrow Season 2.5: Details on the Suicide Squad Backup Revealed

The <i>Suicide Squad</i> backup story that will play as a B-plot in Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu and Joe Bennett's <i>Arrow Season 2.5</i> will resolve itself in an …

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Proof that Superman is Faster Than The Flash

Who's faster: Superman, or The Flash?<p>There have been too many instances of the pair racing for us to go into here, but a new video from Dorkly tries …

F.O.C.U.S

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>F.O.C.U.S. 2,696 likes · 1 …

Scientists Discover How to Produce Clean Drinking Water From an Unexpected Source

<b>The news:</b> Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink? Try mixing sunlight and graphite.<p>That's the new, mind-blowing solution coming out of MIT …

The animal that never gets cancer

The naked mole rat may not be pretty, but it doesn't feel pain, get dementia, osteoporosis, or cancer. Dr Karl gets under the skin of this very …

10 things you should know about the supermoon

Topics<p>The moon<p>Space<br>• Astronomy

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

Why our Milky Way galaxy has fewer satellites than expected

European cosmologists and particle physicists come together to tweak an accepted model of how cold dark matter helps build galaxies in our …

Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene

Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans' unique ability to produce and …

Curiosity rover reaches long-term goal: a massive Martian mountain

A little over two years after landing, Curiosity has reached a milestone. NASA recently announced that the rover has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp, a 3.4-mile-high mountain that Curiosity has been heading towards since July of 2013. The initial landing was in Gale Crater, and the total journey …

If You Give a Mouse a Human Speech Gene, It Learns Faster

Scientists watch what happens when they give mice the human version of FOXP2, a gene associated with speech and language.<p><b>Mice that receive a human version of a speech</b> and language gene display accelerated learning, according to a new study. Don't expect these findings to lead to a rush of smarter, …

Neuroscience

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …