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5 Places That Have Defined Protest In England's History And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them

Where people power helped shape our nation.<p>A 300-year-old tree, regarded as the birthplace of the trade union movement, and Bristol bus station, the …

Civil Rights

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Mining

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

How Skilled Copyists Leave the Louvre with a Masterpiece Every Year

Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas. These artists are not only some of the most famous painters in art history, but they also share a common experience—copying the works of Old Masters in the Louvre. A long tradition dating back to just after the French Revolution, each year …

Art

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.<p>It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the …

Russia

Rome unveils 'museum' metro station packed with hundreds of ancient artefacts found during construction

For Romans, the daily commute will never be the same again. The city on Friday unveiled a brand new underground station that boasts a trove of archeological treasures that were found during its construction.<p>They range from iron spearheads and gold coins decorated with emperors’ heads to a delicate …

After Going to Jail for Vandalism, a Virginia Muralist Keeps Painting

Mickael Broth was convicted of vandalism in his 20s. The experience made him appreciate the power of artistic expression.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Though he's now a celebrated muralist, Virginia-based artist Mickael Broth's work used to get him into trouble. More than a decade …

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.<p>Most artists make a living by painting what they see, but Melissa McCracken paints what she hears. The 26-year-old from Kansas …

A short history of ‘stealing’ in contemporary art

Is appropriation stealing, borrowing, or manipulating creative license? Artists have been taking ideas and inspiration from other artists, or even cultures, for centuries. If you’re working with commercial imagery, does that belong to the corporation, the brand, the artist, even the model? The line …

TRAPPIST-1: NASA releases video of recently discovered ultra-cool neighbour [VIDEO] - IBTimes India

NASA releases video of planet-rich Trappist-1 star system which was recorded by the Kepler space telescope on February 22.<p>Remember the seven planets …

The 10-a-day diet tested: 'I feel like a sentient composter'

New research suggests that we ought to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day. Stuart Heritage plies himself with the good stuff, and Guardian cook Felicity Cloake judges his efforts<p>Like everyone else in the world, my blood ran cold when I heard that we are now expected to eat 10 portions of …

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

Seven decades of classic photography from the Observer

As the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper celebrates its 225th birthday, we bring you a selection of its award-winning photojournalism – from the 1950s to the present

Euan Ferguson: best television of 2016

From Victoria to Happy Valley, there was almost too much good drama to choose from, with comedies such as Fleabag and Mum providing equally rich pickings<p>What do you want first: the good news or the good news? The first is that this was a storming year for television, on both sides of the Atlantic …

This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security's ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp's "Portrait of a Lady." She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw.<p>Unsure if these gentlemen were …

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

<b>EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: Staff at The Queen?s Gallery at the Palace of Holyrood view The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by Caravaggio on November 12, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The painting is one of two lost works which were discovered in the Queens collection, it hangs along</b> …

Caravaggio

Star

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Call of Duty (Video Game)

This Photographer Has Amassed the World's Largest Collection of Climate Change Images

For the past 13 years, award-winning environmental photographer Ashley Cooper has traveled across seven continents, amassing the world's largest …

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process

Trial will attempt to change levels of proteins in older blood, believed to hamper growth and maintenance of healthy tissues<p>In what could be a fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth, scientists are to tinker with people’s blood in the hope of slowing down the ageing …

Protein

Donald Trump says he believes there is ‘some connectivity’ between humans and climate change in major U-turn

It is hard to keep up with the pace of change in the mind of Donald Trump.<p>Just hours after announcing he was not going to pursue an investigation of …

The landscape architect who helped invent modern city parks

The roots of today’s awe-inspiring urban spaces can be found in the work of Lawrence Halprin<p>An urban public park that runs above a highway; a master plan for an oceanfront community that’s both sustainable and resilient: these typify today’s progressive contemporary visions for landscape …

Urban Design

That Massive Earthquake Really Just Ripped New Zealand Apart

A drone captured the huge gash created by the magnitude 7.8 quake.<p>Stunning new video taken by a drone shows just how powerful the magnitude 7.8 …

J.K. Rowling Just Confirmed 'Fantastic Beasts' Will End in WWII

F<i>antastic Beasts</i> is leading the <i>Harry Potter</i> universe into war, and the new series’ plot will conclude with the greatest conflict in the magical and …

The Contradiction of Inclusivity at the Heart of Harry Potter

Magic is only for those born into it.<p>Five years on, and Harry Potter still isn’t dead. Eddie Redmayne can now be seen pulling various eccentric poses …

21 insanely difficult 'Harry Potter' trivia questions even die-hard fans have trouble with

Do you consider yourself to be an expert on all things "Harry Potter"? There are many internet hubs perfect for putting that knowledge to the test, from discussions on the /r/harrypotter to user-submitted quizzes on Goodreads.<p>In order to track down the toughest "Harry Potter" trivia questions, we …

The 'Fantastic Beasts' Courts Are Terrifying Gulags

It's official: The justice system in the Harry Potter world is just as horrific as the real world.<p>For all the warmth and fun of the <i>Harry Potter</i> …

Astronomers Have Discovered an Unexpected Object Orbiting Our Galaxy

Surprise!<p>Scientists have discovered a hidden dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way - and it could change our understanding of how dark matter holds …

A Mysterious Structure Occupies Up to 47% of Every Chromosome, Study Finds

There's more to chromosomes than just DNA.<p>In high school, we’re taught that in the nucleus of every cell, DNA molecules are tightly packed around …

Brexit vote wiped $1.5tn off UK household wealth in 2016, says report

Oxfam criticises rising inequality as Credit Suisse finds about 400,000 Britons have lost their status as dollar millionaires<p>The UK saw $1.5tn (£1.2tn) wiped off its wealth during 2016 after the Brexit vote sent the pound tumbling and the stock market into reverse, according to a survey by Credit …

Tracking the presidential debate zingers

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign is underway. The zingers are flying, the truths are being told, the spin is being spun and the dubious assertions are piling up. I am tracking all of that with my Presidential Debate Zingometer!<p>Following along as I post the results throughout the …