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Magnificent $48M Manhattan Mansion Is Our Most Expensive New Listing

Located next door to the former Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, this week's most expensive new listing on realtor.com® could be …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

New Zealand

Long Before Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins, Thomas Browne Made Science Popular

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We are living in a golden age of popular science. Multiple …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Nude Models Covered in Body Paint Blend Into Patriotic Landmarks

Body paint artist Trina Merry constantly wows us with her work, which manages to flawlessly camouflage her models. In her series <i>Sweet Land of Liberty</i>, Merry poses her subjects in front of iconic patriotic landmarks. From the White House to the Freedom Tower, these historic pieces of architecture …

Woman Captures Rare Sight of a Perfectly Spherical Cloud Floating in the Sky

We’ve all seen clouds that seemingly resemble real things, but what about a fluffy orb that just hangs in the sky? <i>That</i> is truly unusual. Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx (aka Poppy) recently witnessed this incredible sight and captured the spherical cloud as it hovered above houses in Fujisawa, a city in …

Paraglider Captures Beautiful Aerial Photos of Poland’s Snowy Countryside

Photographer and paraglider Kacper Kowalski soars above his native Poland, creating incredible aerial photos in the process. His obsession with flying led him to abandon an architecture career to pursue his passion, a move that’s resulted in numerous awards and accolades.<p>With his new series <i>Over</i>, …

14 great coffee-table books to give as gifts to your favorite design enthusiast

Audible and books on tape are great, but they don't satisfy the escapist quality inherent in a good coffee-table book. Here, we've assembled a list of 14 recent releases that are worthy of gift wrap for the design buff on your list:<p><b>Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and</b> …

Helsinki's sign for 'badasses' could be the greatest tourism poster ever made

The temperature in Helsinki is currently hovering just above zero, but is set to drop to as low as -8C next week, with clouds and drizzle to boot. Finland’s winter sometimes sees the mercury fall to -50C.<p>So it’s a fitting show of admiration for travellers to the region that a sign hoisted high …

London Ends: the city's forgotten neighbourhoods – in pictures

German photographer Philipp Ebeling left behind familiar landmarks to travel to the forgotten locations where the city ceases to be the city<p><i>The book London Ends is launched with an exhibition and weekend of events at Fishbar, Dalston Lane</i>

England

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Capture London’s Kaleidoscopic Landscape

These aerial photographs reveal the English capital's kooky architectural past.<p>London has accumulated a variety of building styles over the centuries, transforming into a miscellaneous, collage-like landscape where high rise flats exist around the corner from 18th-century buildings. For more than a …

England

Body Double: why Brian De Palma's pornographic fiasco is worth another peek

<b>When it was released in 1984, Brian De Palma's follow-up to Scarface was dismissed as exploitative trash. And that's exactly what he wanted, says Robbie Collin</b><p>Few directors seize an opportunity like Brian De Palma. In 1983, riding high on the success of Scarface, De Palma was offered a three-film …

The 10 greatest cycling holidays on Earth, chosen by David Millar

I first started road cycling at the age of 15 – in Hong Kong, where my father and I moved in 1990. I used to love riding around the New Territories pretending I was in the Tour de France, imagining I was at the front of the race being chased by the peloton (the main pack of riders in a bike road …

14 photographs that reveal the beautiful symmetry of life on Earth

Expert guide to Rome

Essential information<p><b>British embassy:</b> Via 20 Settembre, 80a, 00187 Roma; 0039 06 4220 0001 www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-rome<p><b>Tourist office & information:</b> there are Tourist Information Points all over the city. As well as the two airports, you'll find useful ones at …

17 fascinating early photographs of Rome

Watch This Stunning 4K Timelapse of San Francisco That Was Three Years in the Making (VIDEO)

Three years ago photographer/filmmaker Matthew Maniego created quite a stir with a timelapse video of San Francisco entitled Paradise x SF. Now he’s …

Kubrick by candlelight: how Barry Lyndon became a gorgeous, period-perfect masterpiece

In the early Seventies, Stanley Kubrick was enjoying one of the most extraordinary positions the film industry has ever given a director/producer. His last three films – Dr Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971) had been, in their different ways, global …

The strangest film and TV memorabilia

TV

Gamers Are Justifiably Calling Out The Mainstream Gaming Press For Being Inept

Following the insane situation where one of Polygon’s reviewers couldn’t play the new <i>Doom</i> properly, it seems similar issues have surfaced with <i>Overwatch</i>. With much of the gaming populace taking a step back and realizing that many of those in mainstream gaming publications no longer represent the …

The Misguided YouTuber/Fan War Against 'Bad Games Journalism'

I was going to stay out of this one, but sure enough, here I am. This past week, YouTuber The Black Hokage made headlines with a new video called “Gaming Journalism is a Joke.” Naturally, it blew up among fan communities like NeoGAF and reddit who make a pastime of lambasting the games press for …

Timberleaf teardrop trailer keeps one eye on design

Being compact and light doesn't mean the Timberleaf is poorly equipped. The cabin is fully insulated and fitted out with what the company calls a …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

20 Recipes So Good No One Will Have to Tell You to Eat Your Spinach - One Green Planet

What do Popeye and the Catherine de Medici, the queen of France have in common? They both loved their spinach and would be thrilled that March 26th …

A Colourful Collection of Images from The Holi Festival

Holi is a spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. It’s a wonderful festival for …

'Why Won't You Take Me Seriously?' Is The Question That Is Slowly Killing Gaming

While making games is an inherently difficult and complex process, one of the main issues facing gaming in current times is cultural. An issue that is arguably irrelevant as well and is imposed by those that wish to see gaming eradicated.<p>As someone that grew up in Britain playing games, one of the …

B-Authentique

Carolina by Vitor Sá[[MORE]]Discover this sweet and delicate series captured by the brilliant photographer Vitor Sá, starring the gorgeous Carolina. Enjoy it! “This was the first time that I shoot...

Discover this sweet and delicate series captured by the brilliant photographer Vitor Sá, starring the gorgeous Carolina. Enjoy it!<i><br>“This was the first</i> …

DC Comics celebrates classic covers from five whole years ago | Polygon

Whether or not we're seeing the end of the New 52 as we know it, DC has announced that the controversial reboot will be getting a nice little homage in the form of 11 variant covers in May.<p>May 2016 is the month that every title that launched at the start of the New 52 will hit its 52nd issue. Of …

DC Comics

This is the best Batman comic ever

A look at a comic that touched on everything that makes Batman great<p>I've read a lot of Batman comics over the years.<p>If you sort my personal collection of more than 1,000 comics alphabetically by title, you'll be nearly halfway through before you make it past the 'B's. It's one of the first things …

Detective Comics