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The World in the 1890s Through 12 Glorious Photos

Photochromes are vibrant and nuanced prints hand-colored from black-and-white negatives. Created using a process pioneered in the 1880s, these images …

Black & White Photography

20 Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color (Part I)

Most often the color palette that we associate with history is limited to black and white only. But have you ever imagined what did people, their …

Architecture Student Bought a School Bus and Turned It Into Cozy Mobile Home

As a graduate architecture student, Hank was tired of seeing architecture projects that never left the drawing board. So when it came time to come up …

Prefab Homes

24 Of The Most Creative Watches Ever

The advent of the now nearly ubiquitous smartphone is slowly making watches and clocks obsolete, which is a crying shame because these both have a …

The maddest 58 seconds of football you'll see this week

There’s more action in this 58 seconds than there is in an entire episode of Match of the Day. Possibly an entire season.<p>AMAZING: The final minute of …

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Self-improvement

Lionel Messi, Neymar Receive Threats from ISIS in Photoshopped Execution

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Barcelona star Lionel Messi have been depicted in new Islamic State (ISIS) propaganda threatening the 2018 FIFA World Cup.<p>As noted by <i>AS</i>, the latest threat includes a photoshopped image of Neymar awaiting execution by a jihadist. Messi can be seen lying on the ground …

Fstoppers Interviews Limor Garfinkle on Her Upcoming Photo Gallery Exhibition, 'The Comedians'

Photographer and Fstoppers alum Limor Garfinkle has been working on a very interesting project for the last two years: designing and shooting …

The Story Behind the Phrase "Kilroy Was Here"

For a few years during and after World War II, he was ubiquitous: a doodle of a big-nosed man, peering over a wall, accompanied by the inscription …

What it’s Like Living on the Green Border: On Dreamers and Deportation – BLARB

1.<p>A tailor and his wife cross the border at night, leaving behind their families, their friends, most of their possessions, and what they’ll wind up …

What actually happened at Dunkirk?

<b>Many historians say it was the battle that cost Germany the Second World War.</b><p>Dunkirk, directed by the acclaimed Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar), tells the epic tale of the chaotic evacuation of British and French Allied troops from Northern France in 1940.<p>Ahead of its …

'Hell on Earth': Last Surviving Veterans Tell What the Battle of Dunkirk Was Really Like

Trapped on a French beach as German warplanes attacked, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops thought they were doomed.<p>Many were. But in …

The Greatest Library Before Alexandria

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>Much has been written about the Islamic …

What Is ‘Dunkirk’? Everything You Need To Know About the World War II Battle

Christopher Nolan is back with a brand new film this weekend and it’s already earning rave reviews from critics. <i>Dunkirk</i> is a tightly constructed ode …

A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Some of the Main Events Leading to the End of the Western Roman Empire<p>Rome, according to tradition, was founded in 753 BCE. It wasn't until 509 BCE, …

Ancient History

Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found

While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location to remain a mystery.<p>This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink …

Archaeology

How to Overcome Your Fear of People

BASQUIAT X ERICKIMDear friend,If you ever get scared by people — this letter is for you.To start, the world is a bit of a fucking scary place. Or so …

Fleeing Dunkirk: A 1940 holiday in hell

<b>Christopher Nolan's World War Two thriller Dunkirk hits the screens in the US and the UK this month, dramatising the daring rescue of 300,000 Allied troops from the approaching German army.</b><b>But as they escaped across the English Channel, thousands of civilians were left to fend for themselves. This</b> …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Man checks single can of beer for flight, becomes internet hero

Everyone knows you can’t bring large containers of liquid on airplanes. 100 milliliters (3.4 ounces) is the limit. Which raises the question: What do …

Beachgoers Form Human Chain To Rescue Family Caught In Rip Current

An estimated 80 people waded into the water to rescue nine others that became trapped.<p>A family has dozens of strangers to thank for their lives after the do-gooders reportedly formed a human chain to save them from the grips of a rip current off Florida’s Gulf Coast.<p>Remarkable photos snapped along …

“These Aren’t Men — They’re Demons!” — The French Foreign Legion’s Desperate Defence of Camarón

“As the Mexicans charged, the legionnaires fired volleys into the onrushing horde.” By Frederick J. Chiaventone IN 1861, MEXICO was in a state of …

Greatest Charges of the Civil War

<i>The manner in which Civil War soldiers fought seems foolish today. Advancing in large, tight formations toward well-fortified positions appears</i> …

From stunning skylines to architectural marvels, here are some of the entries for the magazine’s 2017 competition

Photography

Everyday Italians and their guns – in pictures

From wedding beds to religious rituals, from a vet’s trophy room to SS impersonators, photographer Mattia Micheli scoured Italy to make Friendly Fire, a series about the country’s gun-lovers

Italy

This clever diagram shows what would happen if we designed homes like city streets

We're so used to big, multi-lane roads snaking through our cities that we don't even think about how inefficient it all is.<p>Taras Grescoe, author of the book "Straphanger," illustrated the absurdity of the situation with the diagram below.<p>We often push all the amenities that make urban living …

How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, …

Education

10 Facts: Gettysburg

<b>It is the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one of the most visited places in the United States, but Gettysburg is still plagued by</b> …

China expanded the Great Wall to keep this female warrior out

<i>With more than 5.4 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or</i> …

Why African fans love European football - a Senegalese perspective

Casillas throws the ball to Thuram, standing on the edge of his penalty area. The big defender passes to Zidane, who turns and dribbles past two …