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3 passages from children’s books that capture the warmth and melancholy of the end of summer

There are few seasons that elicit quite so much lyricism from children’s writers as late summer, when the days are just beginning to shorten. Maybe it’s a symbolism thing: The end of summer means the end of childhood and innocence, so late summer leaves you right on the bittersweet precipice.<p>As …

Children's Books

Wire Sculptures Resembling Energetic Line Drawings Capture Animals’ Graceful Movements

Artist Candice Bees creates elegant animal sculptures from bound wires, capturing graceful movements of both winged and four-legged creatures. Originally trained as an illustrator, she found its two dimensions hampering her creative spirit. “Since finding wire as a medium,” she tells us in an …

Historians locate King Arthur's Round Table

Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people.<p>Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in …

Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur.<p>The palace discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall is believed to date from the sixth century - around the time that the legendary king may have lived.<p>They believe the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are …

16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.<p>Have any favorites we missed? Send them to</i> …

San Diego Zoo

Top 12 films based on classical mythology

There's Something in Space That's Ruining Astronauts' Vision

Weird.<p>Space does plenty of whacky things to astronauts' bodies, like deteriorating their muscle mass and making them on average 5 centimetres (2 …

5 Tips For Taking Amazing iPhone Photos

What does it take to create amazing iPhone photos? Apps can help with editing and special effects, but you can produce beautiful images using just …

The Dawn War

Following the offensive of the jihadist Islamic State organization and the siege of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, on the 10th of June 2014, as well as the declaration of the Caliphate ruled by an rigorist and extremist vision of Islamic law - by Abu Baker Al Baghadadi, the self-declared Caliph …

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

Unprecedented temperature levels mean more heatwaves, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes as experts say global warming is here and affecting us now<p>May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible …

Climate Change

Here's Why There Are No Monkeys Native to North America

Damn.<p>North America has its fair share of awesome creatures roaming around, but there’s one group of animals that never took root: monkeys. There are …

Monkeys

The Untold Story of the Badass First Female Tattoo Artist in the United States

What comes to mind when you think about tattoo artists in the early 20th century? Probably a Sailor Jerry looking fellow, right? Has a mustache? Is …

The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone

"She died in front of my office door. Her head just slumped back in her wheelchair. She was 24 years old."<p><b>Freetown, Sierra Leone -</b> When 20-year-old Memunatu Kamara fell pregnant, she wasn't sure what to do. She knew she wanted to concentrate on her education, but abortion is illegal in Sierra Leone.<p>…

Sierra Leone

EU leaders praise Turkey for its treatment of refugees

German chancellor and EU officials travel to Turkish-Syrian border in effort to bolster controversial refugee-swap deal.<p>European leaders say a new deal with Turkey to stop refugees and migrants from making dangerous journeys is working.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Union officials …

Turkey

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

Scientists grow human stem cells with genes of only one 'parent'

Special cells have a single copy of genome, like eggs and sperm, but can divide and form tissues in step towards pinpoint diagnosis of genetic disorders<p>Scientists for the first time have generated a type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome rather than the usual …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and More Speak out in Support of Kesha

A court ruled that the singer must stay in her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke.<p>Kesha has received support from a stream of celebrities after Friday's court ruling, which said the singer must remain in a contract with Sony and Dr. Luke, the producer she accuses of sexual and emotional abuse.<p>It's a …

(Single) Palestinian Women - Photographs and text by Antonio Faccilongo | LensCulture

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary portraiture. Enjoy!</i><p>One of the dramas involving the Palestinian people, in addition to the difficult socio-political situation, is that a very large number of …

Chris Packham photographs the impact of litter - in pictures

TV presenter Chris Packham has unveiled a series of images exploring the impact of litter on wildlife and the natural environment. The pictures were commissioned by the supermarket chain Lidl UK, which will be donating £500,000 from the proceeds of its single-use carrier bag charge to a new …

United Kingdom

Taylor Swift donates $250k to help Kesha

Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to help Kesha in her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke. Swift’s spokesperson confirmed the donation late last night in a statement to E! News, saying “<i>In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs</i> …

Artist Photographs Geisha In Blackface To Address Changing State Of Race And Gender

"Art has the power to make a statement that invites us to look at things from a different perspective."<p>A geisha is a traditional female Japanese performance artist and hostess who entertains customers, often male, with various skills and artistic pursuits. Since the late 600s, her conventional …

Quotes on Writing: Robert Frost on Emotions and Poetry

<b>“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ― Robert Frost</b>Emotions are fickle. Sometimes they’re clear and …

Grants for the arts don't get to the heart of theatre

Are applications for funding judged by criteria that overlook the real reasons that people make art in the first place?<p>I’ve been hearing of lots of artists and companies getting turned down for funding through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme, with even highly established and …

Behind Glass: A Poignant Look at Captive Primates

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Anne Berry has an innate connection to animals. She attributes this to growing up with dogs and riding horses when she was young. For the past few years, it’s been primates that have captured her attention. While accompanying her husband on a business trip to Europe, …

Colorized Photos From Ellis Island Reflect the Timeless Struggles of Immigrants

Portrait of a Ruthenian woman at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, 1906.<br>Augustus Sherman, From The New York Public Library<p>1 of 30<p>Nearly 1 million …