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UK ivory trade ban to help end 'shame' of elephant poaching

Current UK law allows trade in ‘antiques’ carved before 1947 but government bows to campaigners and will ban sale of ivory regardless of age<p>The UK government has bowed to campaigners and will ban the sale of ivory regardless of age, according to a new consultation.<p>The UK is the biggest exporter of …

Wildlife

The time-saving exercises which you can do anywhere

There are the Anna Wintours and Michelle Obamas of the world who get up at 5am to play tennis or pound the treadmill. And then there are the rest of us, who book a gym class at the beginning of the week only to cancel it two hours beforehand because we’ve had a tough day and would rather have a …

The damage to Samantha the sex robot shows male aggression being normalised

These problematic dolls invite abusive treatment.<p>According to reports today, a sex doll called “Samantha” – on display at Linz’s Arts Electronica …

Robotics

All dolled up: making art from Barbie and sex toys – in pictures

Sex dolls have many uses – including recreating The Last Supper and subverting the male gaze. Grace Banks’ new book showcases the artists using feminine figurines to explore politics, gender and identity

Laurie

12 Breathtaking Wildlife Photos from David Yarrow's New London and Paris Exhibitions

Two separate exhibitions in Paris and London will showcase the iconic portraits of wild animals taken by wildlife photographer David Yarrow, globally renowned for capturing the beauty of the planet’s endangered wild animals, remote landscapes and cultures.<p><i>The Untouchables</i> at the Maddox Gallery in …

Art

Mahouts and elephants

Photos of Naked Men Doing Yoga. You're Welcome.

Yoga is all about self-love and feeling free, vibrant, and full of light. Maybe sometimes you want to feel even more free, and that might mean stripping down and Down Doggin' in just your skin. Not into trying it yourself? That's OK. Seeing these photos of naked men doing yoga is just as freeing, …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

NIght Blooming Flower

Stairway to heaven. Ripon Cathrdral #architecture #photography #stairs #architecturelovers

360°

Vietri sul Mare: An Amalfi Coast treasure to behold | CNN Travel

Italy

Spectacular Portraits of Ballet Dancers by Alexander Yakovlev

<b>Alexander Yakovlev</b> is a superb talented self-taught photographer and artist currently based in Moscow, Russia. Alexander received his degree in Law …

Photography

Run downstairs

Royal feeding time at the zoo as Queen tries her hand at zookeeping by giving bananas to elephant

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh tried their hand at zookeeping as they fed bananas to an elephant at Whipsnade Zoo today.<p>The seven-year-old elephant, named Donna, was only too keen to whip her favourite treat from the royal couple's hands at the official opening of the Bedfordshire attraction's …

Ornithology

Futuristic Nightmare Creations Come To Life In Fantasy Portraits by Stefan Gesell

<b>Stefan Gesell</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and digital artist currently based in Munich, Germany. Stefan focuses on portraiture, his dark …

Photography

Meet Moma the baby elephant, Cologne Zoo's newest arrival

The elephant herd at Cologne Zoo has a new addition. Young bull Moma already has parents, but now he's been adopted by two German broadcasters eager …

Ornithology

Goodbye John. Happy hunting. #johnwick

Library doors are a gateway to anywhere

16 Modern Spiral Staircases Found In Homes Around The World

Spiral staircases are a popular choice because they can take on so many different looks. They can be tall and narrow and perfect in small spaces, but …

Architecture

Hiking Stairway to Heaven

The World's Most Daring Staircases Are In This European City Photos

"Time Machine," a new photo series by Hungarian photographer Balint Alovits, preserves the beauty of Budapest’s Bauhaus and Art Deco staircases. Alovits centered his spiraling images on stairwells from the 1930s and '40s, revealing space and time in the process, as well as movement and supreme …

Infinite spiral

AF1

A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.<p>Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for the presidency in June 2015.<p>Now that the man is actually in the White House, …

Streetwear

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Untold story of the English village that raised a gorilla as a boy that drank tea, made its bed and washed up

The extraordinary life of an English village's resident gorilla that had its own bedroom, went for walks with schoolchildren and could do its own washing-up has been revealed.<p>The ape - called John Daniel - played with children, ate roses from gardens and even enjoyed drinking tea and …

Penthouse revamp features wavy walls and steel-cage staircase

It’s located in the Wadi Abu Jamil neighborhood in Beirut<p>This stylish, trippy home located in the Wadi Abu Jamil neighborhood in Beirut’s Central District is characterized by wavy walls and a striking staircase encased in a cage of white steel that is suspended from the ceiling. Refurbished by …