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Maps have ‘north’ at the top, but it could’ve been different

Why are almost all modern maps the same way up? Caroline Williams explores the intriguing history that led to this orientation – and discovers why it shapes how we see the world in more ways than we realise.<p>Imagine looking at the Earth from space. What is at the top of the planet? If you said the …

9 ways you can use your smartphone to reduce stress

However, there are some ways your smartphone can reduce your stress.<p>These are some of my favorites, accompanied by the psychological rationale behind why these smartphone features are stress reducers.

Spain’s cursed village of witches

This tiny village has been excommunicated, and cursed with a spell so powerful that only the Pope can lift it.<p>How does a tiny Spanish village of just 62 souls come to be excommunicated in its entirety and cursed with a spell so strong that only the Pope can lift it?<p>To find out more about this …

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'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall

<b>Abu Anis only realised something unusual was happening when he heard the sound of explosions coming from the old city on the western bank of the Tigris as it runs through Mosul.</b><p>"I phoned some friends over there, and they said armed groups had taken over, some of them foreign, some Iraqis," the …

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North Korea’s Best Building Is Empty: The Mystery of the Ryugyong Hotel

Nearly 30 years—and an estimated $750 million—after its construction began, the empty and unused Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang remains a glorified …