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Climate Change

King Tut: The Teen Whose Death Rocked Egypt

Famous for his tomb full of golden treasures, the boy pharaoh was a pivotal figure in shaping the future of Egypt.<p>Nearly a century after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, archaeologists are once again crowding into the crypt of the boy pharaoh.<p>Recent scans of the tomb reveal that it might have yet …

Ancient History

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. Back in 2010, the Star Trek legend unveiled an eye-opening portrait show at Mass MoCA called Secret …

Leonard Nimoy

Articles about first class cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished sensibility.<p>In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural …

White Devil Kingpin: How John Willis Became a Chinatown Overlord

Early one morning in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Willis Junior gently lifted his girlfriend's daughter, Mai Linn, from her sleep. Willis, a burly …

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

Paris Review - Heinrich Böll, The Art of Fiction No. 74

Interviewed by A. Leslie Willson<p>Issue 87, Spring 1983<p>After riding a streetcar through the green fields and meadows south of Cologne, the interviewer got out at the small station at Merten and gave a taxi driver an address: “Oh, you're going to see Böll,” was the immediate comment. The address was a …

2015 Ram ProMaster City: Little Van, Big Potential

When you’re an automaker approaching 5 consecutive years of month-over-month and year-over-year growth you’re well past the realm of “timing the market right” or “executing on some critical launches.” That kind of sustained momentum requires consistent design, engineering, product planning and …

Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season

I love the snow, but maybe you don't. Maybe you'd rather be indoors looking at art in rooms with sophisticated humidity and temperature control than out enjoying the formal and experiential brilliance of a radically transformed landscape. If so, here are some possibilities:<p><b>"Ground Floor":</b> Everybody …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

Audrey Hepburn

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they're not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn't a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that'll change next year.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>We've …

In Ireland, hiking for ancient relics hidden by fog

Few others have been devoted enough to traverse the grey, barren Maumturk mountains.<p>When most people think of Ireland, they imagine bucolic green fields dotted with fluffy sheep, or cobblestone streets lined with signs advertising Guinness. But I was looking for a lesser-known side to the Emerald …

How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

High-end organic fare, or McD's? <i>(Click "settings" to enable English subtitles.)</i><p>We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle …

New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Collage artist Travis Bedel (previously) continues to make intriguing collages with imagery acquired from field guides, textbooks, and vintage …

Top 10 Art Shows This Fall

<i>Mariam Suhail, "Vase Of Flowers," 2014.</i><p>Now that the fall art season is well underway, we've picked the Top 10 global art shows to see this season.<p><b>1. Alexandre Singh, "The Chorus" Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, September 6-October 18</b><p>"The Chorus" is part of a larger, three-act theatrical project that …

German guardians of Jews' treasure searching for heir

A silver cutlery set lies in a safe place in the Olsen family home in Hamburg, Germany. These knives and forks are not used, not even by the most …

Israel

Rudolf Hess plane wreckage hidden by Scottish farmers, letter reveals

The wreckage of a Messerschmitt, flown by Hitler’s right-hand man to Britain in an attempt to broker a peace deal in May 1941, was secretly hidden by farmers, it has emerged<p>Farm workers in Scotland squirrelled away parts of the fuselage of Rudolf Hess’s plane after it crashed into a field during …

15 only-in-America sights you’ll see on a Route 66 road trip

Historic Route 66 is the most famous road in America, thanks to Nat King Cole. The road, which stretches from Chicago to LA in a broad, meandering …

Pinterest Cofounder Evan Sharp Talks Guided Search and Promoted Pins

Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp is cool, calm and collected. He talks in a softened tone and all of his responses are carefully considered.<p>Pinterest is exactly the same. Since the company launched its visual bookmarking service in 2010, it’s blossomed as an effortless way to capture, organize and …

Ireland bailout exit forecast a relief for EU

European finance ministers meet at the start of the week, for once not weighed down with urgent bailout matters following Ireland’s announcement that it expects to leave its programme in December.<p>The Prime Minister Enda Kenny told his Fina Gael party conference in Limerick at the weekend that …

Hamas blamed for tunnels beneath Gaza borders

Israel is to freeze the transfer of building materials to Gaza after discovering what it described as a Palestinian “terror tunnel”.<p>The 1.7 kilometre long underground excavation reinforced with concrete supports ran along its fortified border with the enclave.<p>Israeli intelligence has blamed Hamas …

Two million pilgrims taking part in Hajj at Mecca reach Mount Arafat

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims have been arriving at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for the end of the Hajj pilgrimage.<p>Arriving on foot, by bus and by train, they came from from nearby Mina where most had spent the night following in the footsteps of Prophet Mohammed 14 centuries ago.<p>There …