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The winner of the 'Nobel Prize of Architecture' was just named — here are his stunning buildings

On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize— the biggest award in architecture.<p>The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities …

Architecture

The best films of 2017 … that you didn't see

From an electo-punk mermaid musical to an under-appreciated trek through the Amazon, the year has thrown up a number of films that didn’t receive the audience they deserved<p>Uncertain<p>Given the documentary’s evolution in recent times from niche arthouse prospect to the thing everyone watches about …

Yukon Territory

Match #398Details at Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 | The Tree of Crows (detail) by Caspar David Friedrich, 1822 More matches here

Match #398<p>Details at Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 | <i>The Tree of Crows</i> (detail) by Caspar David Friedrich, 1822<p>More matches here

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Everyone looked at me like I was a ghost’

As Facebook’s chief operating officer, she is one of the most powerful women in the world. How did she cope with the sudden death of her husband?<p>• Scroll down for an exclusive extract from Sandberg’s new book<p>Sheryl Sandberg’s last words to her husband, like all last words, assumed a haunting …

Sheryl Sandberg

We dedicated a year to self-improvement: here’s what it taught us

On 1 January last year we began a new research project called “Optimised”. We had published a book called The Wellness Syndrome the year before, questioning the growing pressure to become fitter, smarter and more productive. While sympathising with the desire for self-improvement, we were concerned …

Weightlifting

Animal photos of the year 2016

Downing Street

Best New Manga of 2016 You Should be Reading

8. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World)<p>This story revolves around a class who has been …

The Best Weather Photos of 2016

Storm clouds dramatically illuminated by the setting sun on a corn field in Petersdorf, Germany, Aug. 21, 2016.<br>Patrick Pleul—EPA<p>1 of 28<p>From …

Weather

Supermoon to light up sky beginning Monday morning

BEIJING (AP) — The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe.<p>The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the South …

Astronomy

The Internet Was Made For These Kittens Photographed Mid-Pounce

Ah, cats. One rule is universal on the Internet: it is made of cats. They’re photogenic. They’re silly as all get out. They are also God’s perfect little killing machines, ready to slice and dice any who cross them, but they’re going to look cute doing it, as this new photography series can attest …

Cute

The dazzling anime epic that’s setting Japan alight

<i>Warning: The idea for Your Name came from a single image, which director Makoto Shinkai envisaged as the film’s ending. We don’t think revealing that image will spoil your enjoyment of the film, but if you’d rather not know, we’d advise you to watch the trailer instead.</i><p>Hollywood has built a …

5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

Graphic and Colorful Illustrations by Ray Oranges

Déja connu pour avoir illustrer la couverture de la <i>Norme e Tributi MESE Il Sole 24 Ore</i>, Ray Oranges est un illustrateur basé à Florence en Italie. …

5 Delightful & Frightful Anime Shows Based on Fairy Tales

Fairy tales inspire tribute, parody, and radical reinterpretation. They’re building blocks of culture and storytelling.<p>If you have your own take on a …

Cat Exercise Wheel Comes with Fitness Tracker

(Image: Jasper Ruben)<p>Jasper Ruben did more than build an exercise wheel for his cats. That's fun for the cats, but fun does not equal data. And if …

What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

Cats

10+ Cats Who Got Stung By Bees And Wasps

Our cats can look funny after they've been stung by bees or wasps, but it's important to know how to help them out as well. Depending on where your …

The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has a Lego crew on board

To get kids interested in science<p>When the Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter earlier this week, it carried with it three tiny passengers: Lego figurines of the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno, and Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.<p>The three figurines were installed on the spacecraft as part of …

Astronomy

Japanese Theater Poster: Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan. Good Design Company. 2015

Japanese Theater Poster: Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan. Good Design Company. 2015

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Japanese Photographer Documents The Many Faces of Tokyo’s Stray Cats (10+ Pics)

With his pictures, Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki captures the individual personalities of the many otherwise anonymous stray cats that live in …

12 beautiful apps that just won Apple design awards

Apple is all about style, so to win a design award from the company is a pretty big deal indeed. A total of 12 Apple Design Award winners were …

Lara Croft

A Harvard philosopher’s argument for not loving yourself just as you are

The importance of loving yourself is a common catchphrase among feel-good gurus and the subject of countless self-help books.<p>But Harvard University’s Michael Puett argues that loving yourself—and all your flaws—can actually be quite harmful. Puett, who earlier this year published a book on what …

Harvard