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The Appeal of the Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Why write dark versions of children’s stories? Why retell or reimagine those stories at all? I’ve written three books based on classic children’s novels now – <i>Alice</i> and <i>Red Queen</i> were dark reimaginings of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> and <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i>, and <i>Lost Boy</i> is an …

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Books are the gift that keep on giving.<p>Not only are the stories within them capable of transporting you to far off lands and through thrilling tales, …

Books

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

Consciousness

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

The definitive list of books every art-lover needs to own

Trace India’s journey through art. From books on Buddhist painting to anthologies on Modern art, <i>Vogue</i> picks 12 essential tomes

Art

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New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

Consciousness

The Invisible Catastrophe

‘It just seems like a beautiful day in Southern California,” Bryan Caforio said.<p>It was late January in Porter Ranch, an affluent neighborhood on the northern fringe of Los Angeles. Caforio and I sat at a Starbucks overlooking an oceanic parking lot crowded with shoppers. The air was still, dry, 70 …

The world's largest railway exhibit is on Google Maps — and trust us, you'll want to see this

More than a million people visit the quirky, high-tech Minatur Wunderland — the world's largest, tiniest-scale model railway exhibit — in Hamburg, …

Maps

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

The long-misunderstood philosopher, a hater of nationalism but supporter of independent thought, disliked trends in higher education that are very evident today<p>Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of …

Higher Education

10 Filmmaker Apps You Should Own

<b>Film production can be a gruelling task. Pre-production, on-set, in the studio; all environments have 100s of challenges unique to there own.</b> …

Chris Hadfield on the great space discoveries of 2015

It has been an astonishing 12 months for space exploration. Chris Hadfield, the astronaut, discusses the awe-inspiring discoveries on Pluto, Mars and Saturn.<p>A year ago – almost to the day – Philae, a spacecraft the size of a washing machine, landed on Rosetta, a comet 316 million miles from home. …

Chris Hadfield

The Hero’s Journey: The idea you never knew had shaped “Star Wars”

Joseph Campbell believed a single archetypal story lay at the heart of all stories — George Lucas was listening<p>The opening of the Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s proposed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, <i>Dune</i>, would have been the most ambitious single shot in cinema.<p>It was to begin …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Relics of the Cold War

Project info<p>The Cold War is over — yet signs of it still exist. For forty years the Iron Curtain divided the countries of Europe into East and West. The arms race was unleashed, nuclear fallout shelters were constructed, and everyone braced for the worst. Martin Roemers has spent ten years in …

Cold War

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

European Travel

Canadian physician wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced today at an awards ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum. Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 by a panel of international judges for …

Cyclist descends faster than motorcycles, wins race

In his native Sicily they call him lo Squalo, or the Shark.<p>The Shark of Messina.<p>And on Sunday he was on the attack.<p>In the last major race of the European pro cycling season, Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team won Il Lombardia after a grueling 245km ride from Bergamo to Como.<p>A favorite going into …

Norway's fjords by kayak: Stunning Scandinavian landscape photographs - Telegraph

10 Common Bird Photography Mistakes and Their Solutions

Do you commit mistakes in photography? I bet you do. I have made mistakes. As a matter of fact I have committed many. But we all learn from our …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

8 Camera Shots and Angles From Cinema That Can Help Improve Your Photos

‘Sallie Gardner at a Gallop’ is sometimes considered to be one of the earliest films ever produced when it was released on June 15th, 1878. …

Framing

Here's how well an AI scored on the math section of the SAT

Now, scientists say they have created an AI that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student.<p>Researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle created a program called GeoS, which uses computer vision to see, uses language algorithms …

Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Book Review: Hear the wind Sing/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

<b>Book:</b> HEAR THE WIND SING/PINBALL <b><br>Author:</b> Haruki Murakami<b>Publisher:</b> Harvill Secker<b>Pages:</b> 330<b>Price:</b> Rs 699<p>There's this lovely story that Haruki Murakami …

New documentary weaves together a history of Indian cinema through objects and fragmented memories

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s documentary ‘The Immortals’ assembles key moments and memorabilia from India's rich film past.<p>A few months ago, filmmaker …