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10 Ukrainian Castles

Ukraine is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe that was once a key centre of East Slavic culture within the federation of ‘Kievan Rus’ – forming some …

Amsterdam’s enclave of peace and tranquillity

In Amsterdam’s busy centre, on the northern side of the square called the Spui, an unassuming timber door is a portal into one of the city’s most magical spots: a 14th-century enclosed courtyard where tiny gabled houses – all different – wrap around green lawns. Traffic noise vanishes and the …

European Travel

Inside Pyongyang, the Loneliest City in the World

Eddo Hartmann spent four years photographing North Korea. Now, as tensions rise with the United States, he finds a city on edge.

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than a mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world — exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the …

Exploring Deep-ocean Trenches

The Deepest Regions on Earth<p>There are places deep beneath the waves of our planet's oceans that are as far away from us on the surface as the upper …

Vintage Amsterdam Through an Artist's Eye

George Hendrik Breitner was a Dutch Impressionist painter, a contemporary of Van Gogh, who he painted alongside in France for a while. Breitner began …

Art

Fall Cocktails

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether …

Apple Desserts

From iconic apple pie to more inventive granita, these incredible apple desserts are fresh, comforting and impossible to resist.

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Variations on a Theme: Pasta

With chefs across the city elevating their pasta craft, there’s never been a better time to carbo-load.<p>By ·<p>Photographs by Toan Trinh<p><i>From …

Italy

Interview: Powerful Portraits of the Different Indigenous Cultures Found in Asia

Scottish travel photographer Daniel O'Donnell is embarking on a journey to discover local cultures through India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. Setting foot on these areas of the world for the first time, O'Donnell is focusing his work on capturing life in mountainous, rural areas.<p>Currently in …

Central Europe

A Poetic Reminder of What Korea Used to Be Like

Described by ICP curator Christopher Phillips as “the long-lost Korean cousin of Magnum photographers such as Henri-Cartier Bresson” is the lesser …

North Korea

The Avant Garde Art of Yayoi Kusama at Her Museum

Attention Economy

Photo Archive Lets You Download 4,300 High-Res Photographs of the Historic Normandy Invasion

In the mid-20th century, theorists like Roland Barthes and Pierre Bourdieu exploded naive notions of photography as “a perfectly realistic and …

Normandy Campaign

Zierikzee, Zuidhavenpoort

De Blikken - West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Here's what it's like inside the bunkers Ukrainian troops are living in every day

Ukrainian soldiers stationed near the village of Luhanske were in their bunker on the night of July 31st when an 82mm mortar shell landed directly on top, according to the Kyiv Post.<p>Their fortification did its job: No one was injured.<p>The war in eastern Ukraine started shortly after Russia annexed …

What I Learned About War From the Parents Who Lost Their Son

ZAPORIZHIA, Ukraine—The last time Marina Kasyanenko saw her son, Daniel, she begged him not to return to war.<p>“It was hard for him,” she later says of …

Russia

Leche de Tigre

Makes about 3 cups<p>This is Lil' Deb's Oasis's take on "tiger's milk," a Peruvian drink traditionally made from the citrusy marinade of ceviche. Their version features the energizing combo of fresh citrus juice, ginger, and turmeric.<p>September 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups fresh orange juice<p>1 cup fresh …

Hubble Hits Jackpot: Images Capture Ultrabright Galaxies via Cosmic Magnification

A glittering jackpot of ultrabright galaxies bursting with star formation has been revealed in a series of stunning images taken by the Hubble Space …

How Classical Cryptography Will Survive Quantum Computers - Facts So Romantic

<b>Quantum Lab:</b> Scientists are fabricating quantum photonic circuits—consisting of waveguides and other elements—to manipulate single photons for future …

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Evolved During the Dinosaur Age

Penguins that walked the Earth 61 million years ago might have been giants, growing to nearly 5 feet tall, according to the oldest penguin fossils …

The One Swedish Mine That Gave us Seven Chemical Elements

Seven elements, one mine.<p>One of the most unheralded sites of scientific discovery in history is a rock quarry on the outskirts of the small Swedish village Ytterby. The site opened in the 1700s to feed European porcelain fads, but soon reports began to circulate of strange materials coming forth …

Elvis’s Forgotten Gospel Masterpiece

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll self-identified as a hard-charging gospel singer, too. The proof is in the majesty of his gospel masterpiece, How Great …

The Bolbochan raid: How Ukrainian troops captured Crimea 100 years ago

Article by: Dmytro Syniak<p>In the spring of 1918, Ukrainian troops under the command of Colonel Petro Bolbochan captured several Crimean fortifications …

Is it time to separate the news from the Facebook newsfeed?

The last thing we need — and the last thing we should want — is a “personalized newspaper.”<p>Social media scholars talk a lot about “context collapse,” the term that describes what happens when, on a platform like Facebook, users find that they can’t communicate freely with their friends while their …

Social Media

Harlem Transformed: the Photos of Camilo José Vergara

The year is 1990. In the foreground, a man dressed in a blue work shirt and denim overalls poses amid corn and vegetables planted on a patch of …

Coney Island, baby! The romance of mid-century New York – in pictures

With their carefree joy tempered with moments of poignancy, Harold Feinstein’s shots of ordinary New Yorkers helped kickstart the street photography boom