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Russia’s Feared ‘Night Wolves’ Bike Gang Came to Bosnia. Bosnia Giggled.

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle gang known as Putin’s Angels and widely feared as agents of meddling and mayhem beyond Russia’s borders, provoked more bemusement and giggles than awe on their latest outing, a nine-day tour of the Balkans designed to show …

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Sport<p>Nigeria on Tuesday edged closer to a possible showdown with FIFA after a judge adjourned a long-running court case over the disputed …

The Best Things to Do in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France

Although ever-popular Provence gets all the attention, the neighbouring French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is where the smart money goes to avoid …

‘A cat in hell’s chance’ – why we’re losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C

A global rise in temperature of just 2C would be enough to threaten life as we know it. But leading climate scientists think even this universally agreed target will be missed. Could dramatic action help?<p>It all seemed so simple in 2008. All we had was financial collapse, a cripplingly high oil …

7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty.<p>Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and …

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Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

How Sleep Loss Affects Your Heart

Getting too little sleep has been shown to have bad effects on the heart, and many studies have linked it to hypertension. Now, a small new study …

Elegant Flowers Sculpted Into Unexpected Minimalist Arrangements

<i>Postures</i> is an elegant photo series that features minimalist floral sculptures held up with thin pieces of wire. Created by Sweden-based conceptual photographer Carl Kleiner, the collection conveys emotions through the positions of still objects. A flower hanging upside-down with the bud pressed to …

Urbex: Urban explorers reveal the beauty of the abandoned

<b>Known as urban explorers, a group of photographers have been entering abandoned buildings in Northern Ireland to document their decaying last moments, producing both stark and affectionate images.</b><p>The activity, known as urbex, is carried out around the world, and often entails illegally trespassing …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …