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India's 'last prince' dies in obscure poverty in a mud hut

Mahapatra, the Raja of Tigiria, was once known for his playboy antics, but his fortune swiftly declined after signing over his princely state in 1947<p>He was one of the playboy princes of colonial India - a Raja who lived in a fine palace, hunted big game and travelled by elephant when he wasn’t …

India

Secrets of 'lost cities' under the sea revealed, from taxes to goddesses

The secrets of the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, underwater for 1,200 years, are to showcased at the British Museum<p>It is the stuff of legend: the lost city under the sea discovered in tact, revealing a submerged world forgotten for 1,200 years.<p>But the <b>British Museum</b> is stage a major …

These ‘Fat-Shaming’ Cards Surfaced On The London Subway And People Are Disgusted

This story sounds all kinds of hoax-y at first, but <i>The Guardian</i> has (at least somewhat) confirmed the existence of “fat-shaming” cards though ongoing communication with the London and British Transport police. The relevant images have been shared thousands of times online and also stem from the …

Schadenfreude

Deep Space Disco

"Urban Wildlife" Photo Assignment

Once again I am overwhelmed by the huge response to this assignment and the appreciation that has been shown. It has been highly gratifying to see so many of you engaging so keenly with this challenge. A lot of the questions in the discussion section have been regarding zoos and why they're part of …

Can you identify the world cities from their 'naked' metro maps?

Artist and urban planner Neil Freeman of Fake is the New Real has been updating his geographically accurate maps of city subway systems, all drawn to the same scale. We’ve used a selection of his maps below: can you identify the cities?

Cities

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Steal This Look: A Belgian-Inflected Guest Bedroom, 100 Square Feet Small<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>June 05, 2018<p>6 Picks from Schoolhouse, …

Sammy Slabbinck: a modern Magritte

Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck raids old copies of Paris Match to make works that tease - and terrify<p>Sammy Slabbinck began buying midcentury magazines in his teens. It was the early Nineties and every weekend he would scour the flea market in his home town of Bruges.<p>The best art exhibitions on …

Tenants could ski out their front door at new flats in Kazakhstan

A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000ft ski slope, running from the roof to the ground.<p>The proposed project was devised by a group of architects, led by Shokhan Mataibekov, who were inspired by Kazakhstan's exceedingly long, cold winter.<p>The city of …

Jamie Hewlett's First Art Exhibition Is a Tribute to 70s Sexploitation, Tarot and Trees

The creator of Gorillaz and 'Tank Girl' talks us through it.<p><i>This article was originally published on VICE UK</i><p>Having created both Gorillaz and Tank Girl during almost 30 years as a graphic artist, Jamie Hewlett has finally been tempted into a gallery for his debut art show. He was inspired, like so …

Moss walls: the newest trend in biophilic interiors

It’s been a long week, and here you are, still frantically thinking of all the things you need to do with the time you don’t have. But then, gentle …

Miniature

Earth may have ‘hairy’ dark matter around it, new study suggests

It looks like Earth might have “hair” – mysterious dark matter that’s sprouting around it, a new NASA experiment has shown. The discovery might be …

Be Mine

I Won’t Complain

The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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Ancient History

Animated: A Day On The London Underground

Will Gallia has created this fascinating animation of over 500,000 tube journeys from TfL Oyster data. Each point represents a person and their …

Inner City Odyssey

Inner Cities

Samsung announces BRITECELL image sensor

Speaking at its 2015 Investors Forum, Samsung has revealed details about its new BRITECELL camera technology. The technology is expected to appear in future smartphones, possibly even the Galaxy S7.<p>BRITECELL is designed to improve performance in low light environments, as the name implies, by …

How an Entrepreneur from Alaska Built the Biggest Hip-Hop Drum Sample Business in the World

When you think of Alaska, usually you think of pristine landscapes, ice-capped mountain tops and grizzly bears.But there's another important cultural …

In fast-changing Brooklyn, a colony of cats and their king stay constant

It's hard to stand out in a city like this, with its abundance of wealth and poverty, beauty and brutality.<p>But Eshete Woldeyilma commands attention as he sits in a cast-off chair beside a weedy field, swaddled in scarves and eyeing the changing world around him.<p>It's not just his flowing garb, his …

Grace Jones' first three LPs reissued as The Disco Years box set

<b>A new look at Jones’ pre-Compass Point disco phase.</b><p>Before her turn towards reggae-meets-new wave, <b>Grace Jones</b> made her name with a trio of disco …

Britain First: Public Can't Stop Laughing Over Far-Right Party's Plans To 'Ban Racism'

Britain First have been slaughtered online for approving a policy to ban the media using the word "racism" - something the party is regularly accused …

Britain First

Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Art Collections

Iran Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Collections of Modern Art<p>We went to Tehran to see the secret Warhols.<p>By Peter Waldman and Golnar …

The Long, Strange Trip of the Chemists Behind the Legendary LSD 'Orange Sunshine'

'The Sunshine Makers' is a new documentary that shares the untold story of the chemists-turned-criminals who altered the psychedelic world.<p>Everyone who has taken LSD remembers their first time. It's as pivotal as losing your virginity—the walls of the mind are broken open, Humpty Dumpty-style, and …

World Peace

Parish boundary #Hereford

'We Didn't Wanna Be Anybody Else': A Tribe Called Quest Reflects On Its Debut

Twenty-five years ago, the first album by A Tribe Called Quest hit record stores — and as soon as it dropped, it stood out. Even the title, <i>People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm</i>, felt like an iconoclast's mission statement.<p>It was the short life's work of four guys from Queens who got …

TIL: That's No Moon. It's Aliens. (Maybe.)

<i>UPDATE: 11/6/2015 The SETI Institute reports that after observing the star with its Allen Telescope Array for more than two weeks, it has found no clear evidence for a signal in either narrowband transmissions, which might be used as a hailing signal for a society to announce its presence, or</i> …