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Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Genetics

John Steinbeck Has a Crisis in Confidence While Writing The Grapes of Wrath: “I am Not a Writer. I’ve Been Fooling Myself and Other People”

In a 1904 letter, Franz Kafka famously wrote, “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us,” a line immortalized in pop culture by David …

Literature

First-Ever Photos Show Wild Lion Nursing Leopard Cub

While the photos are undeniably cute, an expert says the strange pairing might not end well.<p>African lions and leopards are not what you'd call friends. In fact, lions have a habit of killing leopards.<p>So it was quite surprising when a five-year-old lioness was seen nursing a weeks-old leopard cub …

İstanbul’daki Nordik Kafeler

İskandinavya’ya gidip yedikleri tatlıları, içtikleri kahveleri özleyen ya da daha henüz gitmese de Kuzey deneyimini İstanbul’da yaşamak isteyenler …

Winking Is One of the Weirdest Things You Can Do With Your Face

If you’re a famous person who wants to make some headlines, winking seems like a pretty low-effort, high-payoff way to do it. Sarah Palin did it …

Inside the Real-Life Experiment That Inspired 'Stranger Things'

The hype surrounding Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is proving harder to kill than that creepy Demogorgon monster, and it's only going to grow now that …

World War II

Sokak sanatına yepyeni bir gerçeklik katan ustalık gerektiren çalışmalar

Sokak sanatları bulundukları çevrelerden sıyrılıp dikkatleri üzerine çekerken, sanatçılar tarafından uygulanan değişik teknikler izleyenleri kendine …

Visiter un anus géant – Une nouvelle exposition WTF s’installe à Tokyo

Escalader une crotte géante, entrer dans une paire de fesses surdimensionnées ou parcourir le tube digestif en toboggan, Tokyo accueille aujourd’hui …

Kadıköy Plak Günleri 24 Eylül’de başlıyor

Bu sene ilk kez düzenlenecek Kadıköy Plak Günleri, bir diğer adıyla ‘PlaKadıköy’, 24-25 Eylül tarihlerinde Kadıköy Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi …

Dünya Tarihinin Gördüğü Gerçeğe En Yakın Ufo Olayı: Roswell

en çok bilinen ufo olayıdır...<p>cenaze levazımatçısı glenn dennis'in istenen çocuk tabutlarını new mexico roswell havaüssü'ne götürmesiyle meşhur ufo …

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

It’s easy to spot the Venetian Island of Burano from the sea. The jewel-colored homes act like a beacon, which is what they were intended to be. …

Cities

50 Things That Happened Because of Star Trek

As Gene Roddenberry’s franchise boldly soldiers into its sixth decade, we pick out half a hundred things that wouldn’t exist without his greatest enterprise.<p>It was half a century ago, in Earth years, that pop culture and real science were first struck by the bold, influential rays of <i>Star Trek.</i> When …

Science Fiction

The Surprising Way a Supermarket Changed the World

Picking up a basket while grocery shopping may seem second nature now, but the idea was once groundbreaking. And that was far from the only thing …

Prince Philip

Renovated Istanbul’s Historic Library with a Rare Book Collection

Turkish firm Tabanlioglu Architects attended to renovate the Beyazit Public Library of Istanbul, full of rare book collections. This historic …

Istanbul

20 Miniature and Modern Circle Tattoos by Eva Krbdk

8.4K Shares<p>Comments<p>Eva Krbdk is a Turkish tattoo artist based in Istanbul; among many other amazing and creative tattoos, she decided doing miniature …

Istanbul Day And Night Project

I’m Bektash Musa and I’m Turkish photographer. Recently i came Istanbul to discover the city and take lots of pictures.<p>Istanbul or with ancient name …

North Africa

Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls

Whitney Curry Wimbish speaks to the author about his latest novel that describes parallel cities.

Middle East

Turkey: Istanbul rally demands justice for murdered LGBT activist

On Sunday, hundreds of people rallied in Istanbul to demand justice for murdered LGBT activist Hande Kader.<p><b>When we asked three experts ‘Is it safe to</b> …

The Turkish Designer And His Evil Eyes

In a bloody season where Turkey's vibrant summer has given way to the turbulent environment caused by frequent terrorist attacks -- including this weekend's IS bombing near a wedding in Gaziantep as well as the July failed coup attempt -- there are still those who passionately continue to believe …

The Arts

An 1890 Photochrom Tour of Istanbul

These color views of late 19th century Turkey features the Bayezit Mosque, Yeni Cami, the fountain of Sultan Ahmet III, the Galata Bridge, Eyüp …

Tracing Istanbul's Roman, Ottoman roots back to 7 hills

Glamour is what all great empires of the world used to show off their power, intimidating enemies by designing ravishingly beautiful buildings and …

Competition: win tickets to the Istanbul Design Biennial 2016

<b>Competition:</b> Dezeen has teamed up with the Istanbul Design Biennial to offer 20 readers the chance to win a free guided tour of this year's …

Istanbul

Bridge, mosque, airport – can Turkey afford Erdoğan's mega-monuments?

With Turkey beset by a host of crises, President Erdoğan is pushing ahead with a grand list of mega-projects that project an image of success. The …

South Asia

Istanbul’s FiLBooks Cafe is a Photography Lover’s Dream

Situated in Karaköy, a cool upcoming neighborhood in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, FiLBooks specializes in art and photography, creative …

Sandwiches

Unleash your inner nerd at Istanbul's comic book stores

Avid comic book fans are always on the look out for the latest issue of their favorite comic book. Just the smell of the glossy pages will hype all …

Turkish Artist Creates Amazing Minimalist Tattoos

2.0K Shares<p>Comments<p>Mentat Gamze is an extremely gifted tattoo artist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She does an amazing job by creating minimalist …

Designing The Best Monster In Sci-Fi History

H.R. Giger’s xenomorph design articulates primal fears each of us has at the intersection of sex, death, and monstrosity.<p>After nearly four decades of exposure, the ichor-dripping design of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror classic <i>Alien</i> is the the rare monster concept that hasn’t had its …

H. R. Giger

Architects Design Giant Honeycomb Building Made of Staircases

British architect Thomas Heatherwick recently unveiled plans for a giant staircase, composed of 154 intertwining flights with 80 landings, for New York's Hudson Yards. Dubbed <i>Vessel</i>, Heatherwick's honeycomb design seems like one of MC Escher's mind-blowing drawings come to life. The architect's …

Abandoned Buildings