Megan Murphy

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Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

In pictures: Isis destroys Iraq shrines

<b>Thousands of people from the Yazidi religious community have sought refuge on the arid heights of Mount Sinjar, close to the Syrian border.</b><p>Some of the displaced Yazidis managed to escape across the Syrian border by foot, fleeing violence from the Islamic State militants who have taken over their …

Yazidis

Harry Potter park expands as Universal adds Diagon Alley – in pictures

Diagon Alley officially opens to the public on Tuesday, an addition to Universal Orlando Resort's already popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It joins Hogsmeade Village and as real-life versions of the locations made popular in the Harry Potter books and films – well, as real as you can get in …

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

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Saul Leiter obituary

Photographer with a painter's eye for composition and abstraction<p>Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was …

Photographer Gordon Parks - a picture from the past

Gordon Parks was one of the most important figures of twentieth century photography. His work focused on civil rights, urban life and poverty and he became the first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine. His photographic essays published in Life brought the experience of being an …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Cerebral spinal fluid found to pump around the brain of sleeping mice, flushing out waste products like a biological dishwasher<p>Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in …

Moth: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop | Colossal

<p>Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth over at Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop just announced a new woodcut print titled Moth. Shown in production here, …

New Zealand Town Powers Down for Spectacular Astrophotography

While city dwellers look up at the night sky and are left staring at a nearly blank atmosphere, occasionally featuring the moving lights of a distant airplane flying by, the Earth and Sky Mt. John Observatory in New Zealand gives stargazers some truly spectacular views of celestial bodies. Located …

New Zealand

Dark Fairytale Photos of Women Stranded in Nature

Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi produces eye-catching images with elements of surrealism that seem like scenes from a dark fairytale. Each photo in her growing collection of work features its own imaginative narrative, leaving the viewer to decide what happened to lead each subject into the eerily …

Photography

Scientists Are 95% Certain Humans Are Responsible for Climate Change

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A United Nations climate panel has released its latest report on the state of our planet, and is now …

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DIY Log Slice Display Dome

i just want to say that i envy all of you out there with a working fireplace. i have very fond memories of sitting around a crackling fire in maine, …