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Black magician Aleister Crowley's early gay verse comes to light

In 1898 the Wickedest Man in the World was feeling thoroughly sorry for himself. The occultist Aleister Crowley's first great love affair, with fellow Cambridge undergraduate Herbert Jerome Pollitt, was in ruins, and he took to poetry as his only solace.<p>"When my sick body in his love lies drowned/ …

Edinburgh: A fashion lover's guide

Fashion blogger <b>Rosie Steer</b> shares her favourite Edinburgh shops, events and markets – and champions the local designers who are drawing attention …

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0 Comments<p>Highland Games and Highland Gatherings 2018 From the months of May through to September, society across Scotland partakes in these games, …

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Alan Bennett: 20 witty quotes

Benedict Cumberbatch to appear at Hay Festival

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and comedian Lee Mack are among the new acts announced for the 2014 Hay Festival<p>Benedict Cumberbatch, the award-winning star of Sherlock, is one of the new names announced for the 2014 <b>Hay Festival</b> line up.<p>The actor, who appeared in the film 12 Years a Slave and …

John Burningham's animals – in pictures

John Burningham has created some of the sweetest characters in children's books over the past 50 years. Here we celebrate some of his most beautiful animals, from Courtney the dog and Malcolm from It's a Secret! to the many fabulous animals in his new book, The Way to the Zoo.<p>Plus, win the …

Enter the Guardian first book award 2014

The Guardian first book award was established in 1999. It is awarded annually to first-time authors writing in English, or translated into English, across all genres. Now in its 16th year, the award is unique in judging debut works of fiction alongside those of non-fiction and is the only literary …

How to create... a masterpiece

Are you curious about how to create your very own work of art? Helen Hancocks gives you a step-by-step lesson with help from William the international cat of mystery, feline star of William and the Missing Masterpiece

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This spiral galaxy, M101, is like our Milky Way, but about 70 percent bigger. It is located about 21 million light years from Earth. X-rays from Chandra reveal the hottest and most energetic areas due to exploded stars, superheated gas and material falling toward black holes. Infrared data from Spitzer shows dusty lanes in the galaxy where stars are forming, while optical data traces the light from stars. This image is part of a "quartet of galaxies" collaboration of professional and amateur astronomers that combines optical data from amateur telescopes with data from the archives of our missions. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Detlef Hartmann; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech #astronomy #nasa #space #science #galaxy

Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer on assignment for @NatGeo — The old souk area in Nablus. I’ll be teaching an iPhone workshop May 18, 2014, in Washington, DC, during the @VIIPhoto event. This will only be a small group of 12. Here are the registration details: http://viiphoto.com/event/vii-photo-dc-2014/ Will also be giving the keynote address during the #VIIPhotoDC event on May 17. Hope to see you there with my other colleagues from the VII Photo agency in DC. @ThePhotoSociety #iPhone @Hipstamatic #WattsLens + #DTypePlate #WashingtonDC #DC #Nablus #market #HolyLand

Saturn's moon Titan! Titan's south polar vortex mimics the moon itself, creating an elegant crescent within a crescent. Situated above the surrounding polar atmosphere, the raised walls along the sunward side of the vortex just catch the grazing sunlight, creating a crescent of its own. Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers across) is Saturn's largest moon and possesses a dense and dynamic atmosphere. The image, obtained at a distance of approximately 108,000 miles (174,000 kilometers) from Titan, was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on December 2013 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 939 nanometers. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #nasa #titan #saturn #moon #cassini #spacecraft #space #planet #science


Intern Libby Errickson took this really cool photo of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron in J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida!

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New York City, NY | May 7, 2014 The End

Wonderful dangerous night...!

Robinson Cano of the #mariners gets ready in the dugout before today's first game of a doubleheader against the #athletics in #Oakland. #instantbaseball

Photo @ladzinski / A male cheetah in the African veld showing his fangs, pointing out the obvious and letting me know who's boss. Photographed from a land rover (thankfully) after seeing the beautiful cat cross the road to take shelter in the undergrowth. @3stringsproductions @natgeocreative

Dispatch from @nicksullivanesq "Washington Square, Cincinnati #esqxc"

Photo @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) A bird's eye view of the #grandcanyon, a 280-mile section of the Colorado River. Floating through the depths of this magical abyss on a dory on assignment for @natgeotravel. #offthegrid #water #nofilter #nationalpark @thephotosociety

Nice shot! High-speed #photography requires a trained eye and an incredible sense of timing. Dutch photographer Alexander Augusteijn specializes in high-speed photography and even designed his own equipment to capture bullets piercing colored water droplets. Check out more of Augusteijn's work on our site.

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Photo: @randyolson | Flamingos take flight in the waters of a crater located on Central Island in Lake Turkana. Writer @neilshea13 and myself are currently on assignment for @natgeo in the Lake Turkana region of Kenya. @thephotosociety @geneticislands #africa #kenya #turkana #flamingo #wildlife #latergram

Photo by Ian Nichols @fnordfoto. Katy is often described as the worlds most beautiful orangutan, and she knows it. She grew up in the entertainment industry and loves the attention of men. On many occasions Azy has displayed at construction workers due to Katy's constant flirting. She doesn't seem to care much for orangutans politics, and the result of that is her being at the bottom of the hierarchy. Katy is Rocky's biological mother, but they were separated at birth. #indyorangutans #indyzoo #indianapolis #orangutan #ape #greatape #zoo @thephotosociety

We've got to Pray, just to Make it Today (mute swan)