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I Drove Around Iceland In 6 Days

A selection of photos made during a trip around Iceland.


Nuclear Power Will Be an Undeniable Power Source In The Future

Nuclear power has long been controversial, and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 cemented its image as risky and dangerous.<p>But the U.S.—and the …

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive

KINCARDINE, Ontario — If there was an off-key moment during the otherwise flawlessly executed trip to the U.S. Capitol this spring by the new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, it might have come when he was cornered by Rep. Debbie Dingell.<p>“We never want to see nuclear waste in the Great …

Justin Trudeau

Oklahoma City cop convicted of rape sentenced to 263 years in prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Daniel Holtzclaw, the ex-Oklahoma City officer convicted of rape and other charges after he preyed on African-American women over six months, was sentenced Thursday to 263 years in prison, as recommended by the jury, according to his attorney.<p>The sentence comes just over a month after a …


I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day

I’m not a paranoid person, but my experience making a film about human rights in China gave me a sense of fear that I think westerners don’t comprehend<p>Last December, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, was put on trial for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a …


Spain exhumes civil war victim as calls grow for truth commission

As volunteers dig for the remains of Timoteo Mendieta, Spanish politicians are being urged to open an investigation into the civil war<p>When volunteers start digging for the remains of Timoteo Mendieta on Tuesday, it will mark the first exhumation of a civil war victim to take place under a court …


Afghan woman has nose cut off by husband

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday.<p>Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday having …


Anatomy of a Photobook: 'Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality' by Myles Little

Kamiah, Idaho, 2008.<br>Alec Soth—Magnum<p>1 of 14<p>The job of a curator is often one of subtraction: it took TIME's senior photo editor Myles Little roughly …

Ai Weiwei Courts Danger, Cognitive Dissonance at Paris’s Le Bon Marché

Ai Weiwei is in a windowless VIP shopping suite talking about the refugee crisis, which he witnessed firsthand when he spent the holiday period on the Greek island of Lesbos. “They come to this land and this land doesn’t care that much,” he says. “They’re seen as potential criminals or very …

Human Takes His Dog On Epic Adventures, Proves That Dogs Are The Best Travel Buddies

This is Aspen, a Golden Retriever from Colorado who proves that not only are dogs man’s best friends, they also make the best travelling …


5 Absurd Sleep Inventions That Somehow Got Patented

Everyone needs to sleep, and necessity is the mother of invention, so of course there are like a million sleep-related patents granted in the United States.<p>Everyone needs to sleep, and necessity is the mother of invention, so of course there are like a million sleep-related patents granted in the …

Are your opinions really your own?

The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.<p>The downstairs room of a central London pub is not where most psychologists would choose to stage an experiment in decision-making, but for Daniel Richardson it is ideal. A researcher at …

Critical Thinking

Consciousness Is Not Mysterious

It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.<p>When Isaac Newton was 17 years old, he performed a series of experiments with prisms and light beams. Within weeks he discovered the scientific explanation for color, invented the reflecting telescope, proposed the particle theory of light, and …

Isaac Newton

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint<p>• Share your own photos on Twitter and Instagram using #guardiancolourfulcities

Buenos Aires

Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis

The pontiff condemns the impoverishment of developing countries by the world economic order and apologised for the church’s treatment of native Americans<p>Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity …

Santa Cruz

China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea


The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> An army general on Wednesday attempted to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, but the coup does not appear to have been successful and it's unclear who is in charge.<p><b>2.</b> At least five people, including foreigners, were killed in a seven-hour siege on a popular hotel in Afghanistan's …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Nature Photography

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal has climbed above 4,310, Nepalese authorities said Tuesday.<p><b>2.</b> Multiple fires ravaged Baltimore, Maryland, on Monday amid violent riots and looting over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after his spine was somehow …

15 Presidential Campaign Ads From the Past

A look at old campaign posters and flyers before television and social media dominated America’s presidential elections.

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.


Surreal Photography by Logan Zillmer Explores the Fantastical

With images shrouded in mystery, Logan Zillmer's work will leave you wondering how the story will unfold. The minimal landscape of his home in the midwest provides the perfect backdrop for his surreal photos. His journey into photography started in high school shooting film, but as an adult he …

Street Photography

10 Attractions That Are Eye-Candy for the Color-Obsessed

These attractions are where technicolor dreams come true.<p>These places are where technicolor dreams come true.

Environmentally Friendly

Articles about 7 modern american houses on - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted …

American Cities