Ivan Storey

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9 Awesome Literary Maps Every Book Lover Needs To See

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff goes on sale in October.

Literature

The mystery of Jonah, the giant whale who toured the UK in the 1950s

No one would ever forget the smell. As extraordinary as the sight of a 70-ton finback whale aboard a 76ft lorry would have been in 1950s England, the overriding memory, the thing that brings this strange story flooding back to those who were there, was the dreadful stench of sea mammal …

Natural History Museums

Climbing On Mount Denali

Mapping the History of L.A.’s Notorious Sprawl « Another Word For It

From the post:<p>(Apologies for the distortion, the map really needs a full page and to be seen when interactive.)<p>From the post:<p><b>THE SPRAWLING BUILTSCAPE</b> …

Los Angeles

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

National Parks

New amazing species caught on camera

Our oceans hide so many breathtakingly beautiful species that don’t look like they’re from our planet that I sometimes wonder if the aliens have …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Non Dual Path

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Lake Superior

Artistic Portraits of Famous Athletes

The French artist Caroline Blanchet created some amazing portraits of some very well known athletes. All portraits follow the same cool style, with …

Your Daily Dose of Graphic Art

Visit The Online Library of Babel: New Web Site Turns Borges’ “Library of Babel” Into a Virtual Reality

Jorge Luis Borges specialized in envisioning the unenvisionable: a map the same size as the land it depicts, an event whose possible outcomes all …

Lunar maps paved way for moon exploration

<b>By Jessica Daues, Office of Corporate Communications</b><p>In 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to the world: Americans would put a man on the …

Sandra E. Barreiro on Twitter: "Max Pechstein, Monterosso al Mare, 1924 #painting http://t.co/FHzMWxFOym"

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

<i>“The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism,”</i> Haruki Murakami reflected on the power of a daily routine. <i>“Rhythm is one of the most powerful of pleasures, and when we feel a pleasurable rhythm we hope it will continue,”</i> Mary Oliver wrote about the secret of great …

Record Store Day 2015: The Ultimate Guide

This weekend, Record Store Day will be flooding music outlets around the country with new releases, reissued classics and thousands of fans looking …

Vinyl Records

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

Cosmology

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. Found, WFMU tells us, “in the ancient Syrian city of …

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Wendell Berry on Our Contempt for Small Places and the Perils of Our “Rugged Individualism”

“The extent of our knowledge will always be… the measure of the extent of our ignorance.”<p>Novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental activist <b>Wendell Berry</b> (b. August 5, 1934) is the closest thing our era has to Thoreau — a magnificent writer whose poems and essays remind us, over and over, what it …

Property Rights

25 Incredible Band Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Good Music

Pictures would appeal you greatly about any band or group even before you see or hear them perform. Most of the widely successful bands in the world …

5 Unpopular Things that Can Make You More Creative

Do you ever secretly wish you were just a little more creative? Maybe inventing a life changing gadget is your unrealized childhood dream or perhaps …

Creativity

The artists serving up surrealism on a plate

Back in our Autumn/Winter 2014 issue, we invited the twisted twosome behind the hallucinatory ToiletPaper magazine (pop art renegades Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari) to take over Dazed’s back pages art space. From a leather daddy in straps and chains to a woman relaxing with a giant …

Art