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Nasa unveils first pictures of Jupiter's poles: 'It's like nothing we've seen before'

With a mass of violently rotating storms swirling around its two poles the majestic greatness of the solar system’s largest planet appears, in the words of once scientist, “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”.<p>The storms – similar to Earth’s hurricanes – were captured twisting clockwise and …

Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties payouts to reflect how much readers actually read the books they downloaded as part of the Kindle Unlimited service writers have gone into an absolute …

Writing

Learn To Read Like A Writer – Read What You NEED

I don’t mind admitting I’m a selfish reader. I’ve always read exactly what I want for no other reason than, I felt like it. So I never paid much …

Writing

10 No-Cost Tools to Help You Conquer Writer's Block

Writer’s block happens to everybody. Whether you’re filtering content ideas or just sitting down to type, writer’s block can get in the way. A few …

The end of the world is just the beginning in NEAL STEPHENSON's new novel

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, known for Anathem (the Locus Award winner for Best Science Fiction Novel that the New York Times called …

Books

Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2015

Top Gear Innovations Outdoor gear doesn't just improve, it keeps getting dramatically better. For our biannual Gear of the Year awards, we celebrate the insights, breakthroughs, and leaps forward in new products that make our time in the outdoors safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Here are our …

Top Gear

The 52-Storey Treehouse comes out on top at Australian book industry awards

Bestselling children’s fantasy series recognised, David Walsh beats Julia Gillard to biography prize, while fiction winner Brooke Davis also picks up new writer award, established in honour of the late publisher Matt Richell<p>A children’s book has taken home the top prize for the first time in …

Books

The best and worst of public art in cities – readers' pictures

From sculptures and graffiti to performances and installations, readers shared their favourite examples of urban art around the world – as well as some of the more questionable works<p>See the full gallery on GuardianWitness here

Streetwear

Astronomers see supernova crash into star - Futurity

On May 3, 2014, astronomers observed a supernova crash into a companion star. The resulting data lend support to a theory about how these explosions …

Universe

Pompeii restoration begins on the entombed bodies from Vesuvius eruption

Arms outstretched, a terrified mother and child before they were entombed by ash: Restoration work begins on bodies of those who died when Vesuvius …

Archaeology

Wild 'space weather' may threaten chances for alien life

Earth regularly endures violent ejections of material from the sun, but could similar eruptions in other solar systems make alien planets …

The apocalypse is coming — is the human race even worth saving? Neal Stephenson ponders the big questions in “Seveneves”

In the SF master’s new post-post-apocalyptic epic, humanity is reduced to eight women after the moon explodes<p>Every post-apocalyptic tale is a utopian dream in disguise, which makes our current cultural obsession with the theme — from TV series like “The Walking Dead” to literary fiction like …

Books

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

10 great US activity holidays

<b>Explore the Civil War battlefields</b><p>Events in the US marking the 150th anniversary of key chapters in the American Civil War (1861–65) reach their climax this year. April 14, 1865, for example, was the date on which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (visit nps.gov and civilwar.org for details of …

Book Cover Drawings by Tamypu

Diverse book cover drawings by Vietnamese artist and illustrator Tamypu.<p>Tamypu is the name of an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Ho Chi …

The birth of soft matter physics, the physics of the everyday

Sir Sam Edwards, who died last week, was a founding father of this still rather unfamiliar sub-discipline of physics<p>Many of the objects in the everyday world around us are squidgy when squashed, flow easily, or are very sensitive to changes in temperature. These sorts of materials – ranging from …

University of Cambridge

Swing Low: The 7 Best Camping Hammocks | HiConsumption

Traditional camping – where you pitch a tent on a flat piece of ground that turns out to be sloped like K2 the minute you lie down, cook meat over a …

Camping

Writing Should Be a Continued Exploration

Mark Z. Danielewski discusses how the interplay of words and images can open up new ways of perceiving both literature and the world.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy</b> …

Technological Change

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: That Girl! Knitted Tank

<b>By Nikol Lohr</b><p>With an empire waist, relaxed styling and seed-stitch details to match the summer jacket of the same name, this quick-knitting linen/cotton blend knitted tank is an excellent warm-weather project. Wide straps for bra coverage, extra increases, and short row shaping for bigger bustlines …

Knitting

Hiking The Routeburn Track in New Zealand

The Routeburn Track is a 32km traverse through New Zealand’s Southern Alps that links Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Park. The trail weaves …

New Zealand

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

14 Incredible American Hikes You Need to Take this Summer

Summertime is marked by long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and—if you’re like us—some incredible hikes.<p>There’s nothing more liberating than …

Hiking

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

“You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around.”<p>In the fall of 2012, Lisa Potts discovered a cassette tape behind her dresser. On it was a long-lost interview she had conducted with <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, …

Literature

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

Game of Thrones