British study suggests surgeons, boxers and tennis players might benefit from watching films in stereoscope before taking on challenging tasks
A minority of filmgoers complain of dizziness and headaches, and previous studies have found that viewing in stereoscope offers no measurable improvement in enjoyment. But a new British study suggests that you may just improve your brain power by watching movies in 3D.
Mad Men’s costumes and styling might have changed the way women think about vintage dressing, but for men, it was all about the power suit
Once most men have dried their tears of compassion for the end of the journey for TV’s own Odysseus – AKA Don Draper – they will be wondering about the suit types worn by the different characters. Of course, the entire series spanned a decade, so looks and styles varied. But while Roger Sterling’s style evolved, he was forever a rake, and never more so than the last series, set in 1970. You can’t underestimate the Mad Men effect – between 1998 and 2014, sales in suits doubled in the US, and the bespoke pieces, created by costume designer Janie Bryant, had a domino effect on the industry. Here are five looks from the last series that will soon be gone from the Sterling Cooper advertising agency, but must not be forgotten.
The inspired transformation of a highway in Seoul, rooftop parkour in Paris and 1,050km worth of cycling improvements in Istanbul
This week’s roundup of the best city stories from the web takes a look at plans for an elevated park in the South Korean capital, the issue of heritage preservation in Calcutta and the death-defying leaps of urban explorers on the rooftops of Paris.
Artists are flocking from New York and heading west—but despite cheaper rents and more space, LA isn't the Xanadu it's touted as
Take a quick survey of any major art capital over the last 100 years and it won’t be long before a basic recipe begins to emerge. Whether it’s Picasso’s Paris, De Kooning or Basquiat’s New York, Hirst’s London or Christian Jankowski’s Berlin, at their artistic zenith each city boasted a perfect confluence of wealth, ideological cross-pollination, a robust media, a deep pool of artistic talent and, of course, relatively cheap spaces to rent. But as traditional art capitals have become prohibitively expensive in recent years, the topic that has increasingly bubbled to the surface for the creatively inclined is: where to next?
Every struggling post-industrial city has the same idea: hire a star architect to design a branch of a famous museum, and watch your city blossom with culture. It worked for Bilbao ... didn’t it?
Tomasz Kacprzak, chairman of the city council of Łódź, the third-biggest city in Poland, was telling me about the time he met David Lynch.
Elon Musk claims two billion of the batteries could provide all of world’s energy needs
The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing piece,” it said, in the transition to a sustainable energy world.
Karlie Kloss and Lily Cole are inspiring girls to shake up a tech world dominated by male enthusiasts
What is it about models and coding? American supermodel and coding advocate Karlie Kloss has joined a growing list of high-profile female stars urging young women to take up coding, reflecting a determination to shake up the disproportionately male world of coders and tech enthusiasts.
Wearable tech is one thing. But a sleeping bag with armholes or a suit you can surf in is another entirely. Here are some of the most heinous hybrid fashions around
Not for the first time, fashion has found itself in direct comparison to Jurassic Park. In order to evolve, the franchise, which rolls on this summer with its fourth instalment 22 years after the first came out, initially mooted the winning idea of dino-humans: hybrid dinosaurs with the primal urge to bake as well as eat children. Thankfully, the need for a wide release prevailed and the idea was dismissed. Sadly, the same is not true of hybrids in fashion, and for every pair of jeanos, for every jegging, skort and slimmy – legit, all of them – there’s a new and unimaginable fashion hybrid, the best and worst of which is below.
Data is the oil of the 21st century. It can fuel society and the economy, but the way in which it’s collected and implemented needs refining
The development community is waking up to the need for a data revolution but there is a recognition in some quarters that there’s still some way to go. The Global Nutrition Report published last year showed that 27 developing countries had adequate data on nutrition, and within those countries, an averaged of 15% of children aged 6-24 months were receiving minimally acceptable diets (ranging from 3.1% to 54%).
Kids encouraged to use videogame to visualize their dream park, with $8.9m allotted to winning design's execution
Parents may be looking for reasons to coax their square-eyed offspring away from the flicker of the computer screen but the South Australian government is taking a more entrepreneurial approach to young gamers.
In the Russian Space Gecko experiment, a loosely fastened collar turned into a toy as geckos would bat it around the ship until bored
They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a capacity for playfulness. Now, a space experiment has overturned the view that geckos are entirely serious creatures, showing that they are open to a spot of fun after all.
Chef Dan Barber is unflinchingly proving that food waste can be deliciously repurposed
Few things in life are more shaming than poking around in the crisp box of your fridge (though one might be using the prissy and somehow very 70s term “crisp box” in the first place). For isn’t there always a heart-sinking moment at some point in the month when you reach down and pull up a stinking bag of yellowing kale, a too-bendy carrot, a tomato whose youthful blush has turned unaccountably to grey?