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Pictures of the Week 3.3.16

Winter Sports

INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC's High Line Park

1/14<p>James Corner<p>NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces …

'It Doesn't Matter Where You Go to College': Inspirational, but Wrong

Here's an uplifting college meme that's right: The person you've become by the time you're 18 matters more than any decision by an admissions board you'll never meet.<p>This is an advice column about getting into an elite college. And, like every column about the anxiety of getting into an elite …

College & University

Where tectonic plates meet in Iceland

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

Create an HD Fly-Through Video Tour in Google Earth Pro

In January, Google decided to make Google Earth Pro free for everyone—that means we can all make use of features that previously cost $400 a year, …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

In photos: Undocumented Picassos and the handyman

Pierre Le Guennec had stunned the art world in 2010 when he revealed that he and his wife were in possession of a trove of 271 undocumented Picassos. The trial underway weighs whether Picassos were stolen or gifts.

The world’s most beautiful markets

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in beautiful covered halls and markets. Jonathan Glancey describes the best.<p>When it comes to fresh food, there has long been a dividing line between Britain, the United States – or English-speaking countries – and much …

Los Angeles

Archaeologist happens upon Roman bone fragments – at the end of his road

Mike Heyworth, president of the Council for British Archaeology, was trudging home after a long, hot day in the office when he was startled to find fragments of Roman bone and pottery lying on a heap of soil at the end of his road.<p>The trench dug by a utilities company in York, which had sliced …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Pictures of the Week 1.15.15

Pope Francis

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Libraries

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

Top 10 Oceanfront Cities

Mountain Lions Versus Porcupines

Changing Planet<p>F99, an orphaned cougar kitten, caching an elk carcass she discovered. Photograph by Mark Elbroch / Panthera<p>What did F99, a subadult female mountain lion followed by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, think when she encountered a North American porcupine in early November? A small, …

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Revolutionary garment soon to go on show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is a shift away from mass production, writes <b>Edward Helmore</b>

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NYC Holiday Window Displays

From The Oval Office To The Great Wall Of China: A Look At The Best White House Photos Of 2014

Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza and his team follow President Barack Obama and the first family into the Oval Office and around the world, giving Americans a glimpse into the day to day life of our nation's leader.<p>Below, take a look at some of the best White House photos of …

New Pictures of Hollywood Cougar Show Sleeker, Healthier Cat

The famous urban dweller looked sickly in March, but he's back to looking like a star.<p>Since making his Hollywood debut two years ago, P-22 has kept a low profile, avoiding the cameras and surfacing only at night.<p>But this private celebrity is no movie star or pop icon—he's the resident mountain lion …

World's Most Ambitious Re-Creation of Prehistoric Cave Art to Open

After three years of effort, a precision replica of a French cave and its 36,000-year-old art will open to the public in April.<p>On a September afternoon in 2013, Gilles Tosello sat sipping a cup of American-style coffee in his Toulouse studio, pondering the talents of cave painters who lived in …

8 of the best history fiction books of 2014

<i>BBC History Magazine</i>’s regular fiction reviewer, Nick Rennison, offers a guide to eight of the best history fiction books of the year: eight eras, …

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

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5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …