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20 Iconic GIFs From Beyoncé's Flawless Coachella Performance

Isn't it crazy how Coachella will be known as Beychella from now on? That's how iconic Beyoncé's Coachella performance was on Saturday night. As a towering, writhing pyramid of dancers and musicians got their lives on stadium bleachers behind her, Bey slayed each and every minute of her …

GIF Animations

This Jay-Z fan has analysed all the different ways the rapper mentions Beyonce in his music

Ben Carter spent 25 hours putting the project together.<p>A writer and Jay-Z aficionado has broken down exactly how many times the rapper references …

The Mapping of Massacres

In Australia, historians and artists have turned to cartography to record the widespread killing of Indigenous people.<p>From New York to Cape Town to Sydney, the bronze body doubles of the white men of empire—Columbus, Rhodes, Cook—have lately been pelted with feces, sprayed with graffiti, had their …

58,000 miles and 46 flights: a week in the extraordinary life of a modern aircraft

As you sink deep into your window seat in anticipation of jetting off somewhere exotic, spare a thought for your poor plane (and the flight attendants serving you drinks).<p>It is entirely likely the aircraft you are on has already flown that day, perhaps as many as three or four times, and that week …

Air Travel

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

University of Washington

What Writing “Freedom” With Beyoncé Was Really Like

British hitmaker Carla Marie Williams tells the story behind Lemonade’s Grammy-nominated rallying cry.<p>With its marching drums and vivid message of …

The Business of Being Beyoncé: Everything It Takes to Be the World's Greatest

On the surface, Beyoncé is perfect. She has a perfect daughter, perfect hair, perfect music, perfect performances, the perfect Instagram. Even when …

Met Gala

Black Atheists Explain What It's Like to Be a 'Double Minority'

We talked to five black atheists about what it's like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.<p>A study cited by the American Psychiatric Association states that 85 percent of African Americans consider themselves "fairly religious" or "religious." Like many things concerning …

Religion

The best read travel stories of 2015

The stories that you loved the most this year showed that you’re keen to explore all corners of the globe, from Scotland to Alaska – and to skip the obvious<p>Going to Greece: a guide to the country, its islands and the best deals<p>Despite the economic storm, the sun shines on in Greece, and the …

European Travel

“Master of None” Co-Creator And “Parks and Rec” Writer Alan Yang On Breaking a Story

One term you’ll hear a lot in the world of TV writing is “breaking the story.” Master of None‘s Alan Yang breaks down how it’s done.<p>The opening credits on most TV shows often come with a side order of lies. The main offender is the “written-by” credit. It’s a suspiciously narrow designation that …

Comedy

Alert the Beyhive: Coldplay Posts Teaser of New Song With Beyoncé

These few seconds will be the best of your entire week.<p>Oh, happy happy joy joy! Christmas has come a little early, in the form of this teaser of brand new music featuring Beyoncé.<p>The Beyhive is on full alert waiting for new music from Coldplay, because the band's new album, <i>A Head Full of Dreams</i>, …

Dispatches from Australia's Domestic Violence Crisis

Is there a health penalty for living outside a major city? We asked Australians to tell us their stories.<p>In September this year we called out to you …

Sociology

It’s a baby-planet! Scientists watch new planet being born from dust (VIDEO)

Scientists have witnessed an unprecedented space miracle: They saw a new planet being born right before their eyes. The phenomenon, which even …

Beyond Half Dome: Five Yosemite Secrets

<b>Yosemite National Park</b> is about as big as the state of Rhode Island (both are roughly 1,200 square miles). Despite the park’s size, most people who visit make a beeline for one place, the Yosemite Valley, and confine their exploration to this mile-wide, 7-mile-long canyon cut by the Merced …

National Parks

Michael Keaton Provided A Simple Reason Why Batman Will Always Be Better Than Spider-Man

Michael Keaton is a delight at all points and this appearance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> is no different. Not only does he kick off his appearance by doing a dance that gives Sam Rockwell a run for his money, but he drops one of the better “I’m Batman” stories you’ll ever hear. It …

What It Takes to Be a Master Sommelier

Each year, approximately two hundred sommeliers from around the world submit themselves to a gruelling three-part test of wine expertise known as the Master Sommelier Exam. They must first pass an oral test of wine theory, in which examinees are expected to show encyclopedic knowledge of …

The Norwegian army may have the answer to reducing sexism at work

Changing attitudes towards sexism in the workplace is hard enough. What about if the workplace involves rappelling down a wall, covered in mud, while being screamed at by a drill instructor?<p>A group of behavioral economists, from the Institute for Social Research and University of Oslo, set out to …

Armed Forces

6 Painful Lessons Learned While Hiking the Grand Canyon

These hard-won tips will help you tackle the Grand Canyon's trail-free wilderness.<p>I guess you can call it a grand beat down. I knew it would be hard, but not spirit-crushing hard. Our plan to walk the Grand Canyon as a sectional thru-hike would be a lengthy, logistical monster of sorts. Our food …

Watch Beck, Fiona Apple Cover California Classics at Tribute Concert

Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, Regina Spektor also honor Byrds, Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield at Echo in the Canyon gig<p>Beck, Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan and …

Kirsten Dunst Performs a Bring It On Cheer 15 Years Later

There were some Toros in the atmosphere last night.<p>Believe it or not, it's been 15 years since everyone's favorite campy cheerleader movie, <i>Bring It On</i>, debuted. Kirsten Dunst, aka captain Torrance Shipman, appeared on <i>The Late Late Show With James Corden</i> last night and talked about her first major …

The 25 best-performing CEOs in the world, according to the Harvard Business Review

To compile the ranking, HBR considered total shareholder return and the change in each company's market capitalization. This year, HBR also added a measurement of each company's environmental, social, and governance performance (using ESG scores from investment research firm Sustainalytics). …

Stephen Hawking Envisions the Worker Robot Apocalypse

In his Reddit AMA, the scientist forecasts potential doom and admits he missed Wayne's World 2.<p><i>Theory of Everything</i>, the Academy Award-winning biopic about Stephen Hawking, took an elegant look at the life of the world-renowned genius. But it left a few things on the cutting room floor about …

A Bright Spot in Tunisia

Pope Francis, Secretary of State John Kerry, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among those said to be likely to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Few prognosticators could have heard of the civil-society groups that make up the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, let alone have imagined …

How Artificial Intelligence Is Finding Gender Bias At Work

Several companies are now using language-and-image-processing tech to spot what we humans can’t–or won’t.<p>California recently enacted a strict gender-equality law, the Fair Pay Act, which puts the burden of proof on a company to show that it has not shortchanged an employee’s salary based on gender. …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Singularity

An Unintentional Scottish Masterpiece

It is an occupational hazard of poets laureate that, however far they flee the public, rustic local books will be shyly pressed into their hands. But when the British laureate Robert Southey was passing through the Scottish Highlands in 1819, literary discovery came from the simplest act of any …

Paths to reflection: From sea to sea across Scotland, on foot

Two ridges of heather and grass rose up on either side of a narrow lake, like weathered hands scooping a drink of water. The blue sky was furrowed …

Hiking

Marion Cotillard Turns 41 Today: See the Star's Changing Looks!

See Her Transformation<p>Happy birthday, Marion Cotillard! The Oscar-winning actress, whose effortlessly cool French-girl style translates both on and …

Mecca Then and Now, 128 Years of Growth

In the late 1880s, the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar carried cumbersome equipment to the desert city of Mecca, capturing scenes of thousands of Muslim pilgrims camped in the surrounding hills and valleys during the Hajj. Today, more than 125 years later, more than two million Hajj pilgrims …

The Magic of The Telegraph’s World War II Obituaries

As the last wave of Allied heroes fades away, their stories offer a connection to almost unimaginable courage—and to the heyday of British colonialism.<p>Here are a few things Brian Stewart did:<p>Landed at Normandy right after D-Day and led a unit that destroyed 12 Panzer tanks. “They had a bad habit of …