mercedesfreed

23 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Follower | @mercedesfreed | Keep up with mercedesfreed on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mercedesfreed”

Seville | Henri Cartier-Bresson

In 1932, Henri Cartier-Bresson set out on a tour of Southern Europe and the Maghreb; this journey with his 35 mm Leica was to be his formative tour …

French museum makes bid to recover lost paintings of first world war

The tranquil scene, a young boy about to bathe at the bend of a river, hangs in the museum of a small town in northern France as if nothing more upsetting than an occasional duster had ever happened to it. Almost a century ago, as the trenches of the first world war snaked ever closer, it was …

Sexually explicit Japanese art challenges Western ideas

An exhilarating new exhibition at the British Museum features over 150 works of Japanese erotic art. But is it art, or pornography? Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>It is one of the most salacious images in the history of art: deep underwater, a gigantic pink octopus drags a naked young woman into a …

Will Sotheby's $80-Million Warhol Break Auction Record? - Art in America

The seasonal battle for trophies between New York’s two main auction houses is on, with both Christie’s and Sotheby’s offering works by Pop master …

Fine Art

7 Classics Every Doctor Should Read

A reminder to think beyond textbooks and journals; to always be a student of the human condition<p>As the odds against future physicians learning everything about the human body have climbed toward absurdity, the need to concentrate on the essentials of medical education has intensified as never …

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

10 Things to Know About Gravity

Director Alfonso Cua­rón’s latest film, <i>Gravity</i>, hits theaters today. The sci-fi flick is receiving rave reviews from critics and other filmmakers …

Spider web, soybean field, sunrise

Unique perspective on an ordinary spider web, shot on the edge of a soybean field at sunrise.<p>Ken Christison, who has shared many wonderful sky photos …

Tech and Science

For unlimited access to expert opinion and unrivalled insight from The Telegraph, join Premium today. <b>Free for 30 days.</b>

Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

Surprise! Conspiracy Theorists Are More Likely To Disavow Vaccines, Climate Science And GM Foods

A new study examines how well belief in conspiracy theories predicts science skepticism.<p>Welcome to Crazy Town, where the moon landing was staged, 9/11 was a hoax, vaccines and teeth-strengthening fluoride are poisons distributed by the government, Barack Obama isn't really a citizen, and the Earth …

Conspiracies

Environment: News & features

Failure on immigration will cost the Tories dear

The Government's ambition on immigration is welcome - but the public will punish it if it cannot deliver what it has promised<p>After all the speeches comes the action – and following some big promises made at the Conservative Party conference, the Government seems genuinely determined to tackle …

Yemen attackers try to kidnap German diplomat

Armed men have shot dead a German security guard in an apparent attempt to kidnap the German ambassador to Yemen.<p>The security guard was killed on Sunday outside a supermarket in Hadda district in Sanaa as attackers tried to seize Carola Mueller-Holtkemper, who escaped.<p>Embassy employees in Sanaa and …

Associated Press News

Ups and downs of the Honister Rambler

"Best bus route in England, the Honister Rambler," said the walker, snapping off some Kendal Mint Cake. "No wonder the bus is full." Full? It was bursting at the seams – like a Stephen King creation, greedily devouring the queue stretching from the Fish Hotel with Sourmilk Gill cascading behind. …