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The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'

When they were first reunited at age 19, the triplets quickly discovered how much they shared in common. Though they’d been separated at birth, David Kellman, Bobby Shafran and Eddy Galland had all individually grown up loving many of the same things: Marlboro cigarettes, wrestling, the same type …

Los Angeles

In Cape Breton, some homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them

In Cape Breton, some homes are worth less than cars.<p>The area is among the most beautiful places in Canada, known for dramatic Atlantic shorelines and …

CBC News

By Margaret Evans<p><i>This story is part of our series Water at Risk, which looks at Cape Town's drought and some potential risks to the water supply</i> …

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

in collaboration with<p>“Because that's what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging. "When in doubt, go to the library.”<p>– Harry Potter and the Chamber of …

Yukon Arctic ultra-race under fire as Italian competitor awaits amputation of hands and feet

Roberto Zanda was hauling a sled loaded with life saving gear — a tent, sleeping bag, cooking stove, food, spare clothes — on a trail in the middle …

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.<p>His death was …

Billy Graham

Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

From highways carved through thriving ‘ghettoes’ to walls segregating black and white areas, US city development has a long and divisive history<p>It’s a little after 3pm in Detroit’s 8 Mile neighbourhood, and the cicadas are buzzing loudly in the trees. Children weave down the pavements on bicycles, …

Urbanism

Flintu’s SideKick is an everyday carry which could save you and your smartphone

As Australia’s startup ecosystem experiences a resurgence, its hardware startups are getting in on the act. Despite Sydney being around the same flight time from Shenzhen (in China, the hardware capital of the world), as San Francisco, it’s handily in the same time zone. This means Australia’s …

Startups

Astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely in space, dies

Bruce McCandless, the Nasa astronaut who was first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died aged 80.<p>He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a spacewalker’s jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above the Earth. He travelled more than 90m (300ft) away from the space shuttle …

Space Exploration

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

TV

The Flat-Pack, Can-Do Opener: 38+ Uses for the “Best Army Invention Ever” [ARTICLE]

The P-38‘s creator probably never imagined that the little can opener he devised during World War II would go on to become one of the 20th century’s …

Baked Alaska

The smoked capital of the world is in small town New Brunswick

Cap-Pelé, N.B., is a small town, but it's known as the smoked herring capital of the world.<p>Making smoked herring is an enduring tradition in New …

Watch as fire burns inside hollow tree

Matthew McDermott was scoping out potential wildfire escape routes when he came across this tree with a blaze burning inside in Schellville, California.

Burns

Hiding a Mic in Plain Sight

Griffin shares his hidden microphone trick—how to place a mic blatantly in a locked-down shot, and use masking to hide it in Final Cut Pro X.

Photography Tips

Revisiting Star Trek’s Most Political Episode

In 1995, the Deep Space Nine installment “Past Tense” stood out for its realistic, near-future vision of racism and economic injustice.<p>“It’s not that they don’t care. It’s that they’ve given up.” This was how Commanding Officer Benjamin Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, described early 21st-century …

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

The Golden Record is basically a 90-minute interstellar mixtape — a message of goodwill from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial passersby who might stumble upon one of the two Voyager spaceships at some point over the next couple billion years.<p>But since it was made 40 years ago, the sounds …

SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

The success of last year's NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-have gift of the holiday season. Now Nintendo has given its SNES the Classic Edition treatment and …

BBQ Brisket with Crunchy Coleslaw & Sweet Potato Wedges | Gordon Ramsay

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

Why You Should Add a Macro Lens to Your Arsenal

Do you have a macro lens in your camera bag? If you don’t, is it because you don’t shoot macro photography? If you do, are you limiting the use of …

Photography

Mug Shots: The 10 Craziest Coffee Cups for Caffeine Fiends

It’s no surprise the world drinks an average of 2.25 billion cups of coffee a day​​, with 54% of Americans over 18 drinking coffee 7 days a week. …

Coffee

The Dehaze Tool: A Simple Tool That Can Make a Big Impact

When it comes to processing your digital images, there are so many tools available to you and sometimes the process can seem a bit convoluted. …

Tutorials

Los Angeles Photo Walk!

Tokyo Lane

BBQ time

Do’s and Don’t’s for Landscape Photographers

While capturing landscapes may seem straightforward to the inexperienced eye, it often takes years of practice to truly perfect. Finding the gear and …

Fire-Grilled Steak with Steakhouse Butter

Procedure<p>For the steakhouse butter, stir all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.<p>Place a piece of plastic wrap on your work surface. …

Recipes