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Trump: 'I Never Realized How Big It Was'

An interview with the Associated Press shows President Trump slowly coming to terms with the size of the government he now runs, and the challenges he must tackle.<p>Every president faces a steep learning curve when he enters the presidency. There is, as John F. Kennedy reportedly said, no school for …

Liebestod

<b>The Springthorpe Memorial at Boroondara General Cemetery</b><p>‘ … Wagner uses the metaphor of day and night … in which the lovers must smother their mutual …

Inside the disused tunnels of St James Station in Sydney

Some 13,000 commuters use Sydney's St James Station every day, but few would pay attention to the simple green door that stands alone against a white …

Hyde Park

50 Years After His Death, Architect's Buildings Are Still Shaping History

Credit: Sebastien Bozon/Getty Images<p>Le Corbusier, the pioneering modernist architect who is lionized for his ideas as much as his buildings, got …

The App That Wants to Simplify Postal Addresses

A British startup is assigning a unique name to every meter of Earth’s surface. Should addressing systems be universalized—and privatized?<p>There is a city in central Florida where two homes have adjoining backyards. One of the houses sits on Anna Catherine Drive; the other faces Summer Rain Drive. …

Royal Mail

Laser-Scanning Tech Reveals Hidden Cities in Cambodia

It’s crazy what a bunch of lasers can discover.<p>In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, archaeologists in Cambodia said they uncovered previously …

Bookhouse: 52 Robe Street, St Kilda

Martha Needle: 110 Cubitt Street

Weird Object Falls Out of Woman's Chimney, Internet Tries to Help [Update: Mystery Solved]

Our homes are our safe places. We don’t really expect to find mysterious objects in our homes, but one London woman took to Twitter to figure out …

Archaeology of the Undead

The many precautions people have taken to keep corpses in their graves<p>Twenty-seven thousand years ago, in a stone-age village fenced in by mammoth bones, three young people were buried together, their bodies covered by burnt spruce logs and branches. A woman, disfigured perhaps by some congenital …

Archaeology

Climbing the Eye of God | by Matt Donovan | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Stendhal is said to have treated the Pantheon as a kind of aesthetic litmus test, judging its visitors by their level of ravishment when exposed to …