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10 Really Controversial (and Super Awesome) Banksy Pieces

EditorDecember 29, 2015Lifestyle<p>It’s pretty much impossible not to have heard of the name Banksy is at this point. The mysterious British street …

Streetwear

This teenage photographer shoots the natural beauty of one of the world’s densest cities

Kelvin Yuen, a 19-year-old university student from Hong Kong, first picked up a camera seriously in 2014, and has been taking photos of the city in his free time ever since. But unlike many photographers who shoot Hong Kong’s manmade attributes like skyscrapers and trams, or the city’s seven …

Hong Kong

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Women's Makeup Throughout History

A 21-year-old painter has captivated the internet with her unusual body art

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel told INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

Social Media

A Day at Banksy’s Dismaland

A large billboard of David Cameron sipping champagne overlooks a scene of desultory neglect.<p>It is hard to imagine a scene more drenched in gloomy …

Mickey Mouse

Dive Into The Art Of Underwater Photography

Zena Holloway<p>Zena Holloway is a self-taught artist and director specializing in underwater photography. Working for companies like GQ, Sony, and …

Photography

Why Modern Architecture Came Back, and What It Looks Like Now

Last year, the Kansas City-based firm Hufft Projects completed their challenging and intricate restoration of the Snower House, designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer in 1954. Located in the upscale neighborhood of Mission Hills, the 1,900-square-foot home is a Modernist gem. With its flat roof, …

Iceman's Stomach Bug Gives Clues To Humans' Spread Into Europe

Also reveals that he was at risk for ulcers<p>Some 5,300 years ago, high in the Italian Alps, an ancient crime scene unfolded. Having fled high up into the mountains from mystery attackers, a man, aged 40 or 50 years—quite old for the time—was shot through the shoulder with an arrow. The sharpened …

Anthropology

FBI Will Track Animal Abuse, Because It's Linked To Potential Human Abuse

It’s not a perfect indicator, but it’s helpful<p>This year, the FBI will start tracking incidents of animal abuse as part of its National Incident-Based Reporting System, with which it tracks other major crimes like arson and assault. This is the culmination of a trend over the past several years in …

Animal Abuse

Endangered: the police unit that protects wildlife from human cruelty

The National Wildlife Crime Unit has tackled badger baiting, hare coursing and tiger-teeth jewellery. But after March it may no longer exist<p>There is a crime wave cascading through Britain that the government doesn’t appear much to care about. In Lincolnshire alone, police have arrested or reported …

Wildlife

Anthropocene Epoch: Humans May Have Pushed Planet Earth Into A 'New Geological Era'

Humanity's irreversible impact on Earth may have pushed it into a new geological era, scientists have said.<p>The question of "whether humans have …

Climate Change

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?<p>To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology <i>The Early Modern Child in Art and History</i>. But really, just how ugly are these babies?<p>Ugly might be too weak a word for medieval …

David Lynch

How Would Humanity Handle Illegal Aliens in a Galactic Refugee Crisis?

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>With NASA predicting that we're likely to discover aliens in the next 20 years, it's probably a good idea to mentally and morally brace ourselves for contact. If the instinctual tribalism of the human race has resulted in morally hazardous …

Cape Town

Banksy Has Painted A New Picture Of Steve Jobs To Celebrate Refugees

"We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant," the anonymous artist said in a statement.<p>His full statement reads: "We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of …