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Ed Miliband has got the reaction he wanted to his speech on the private rented sector, which he used today to launch Labour’s local election campaign. Landlords and nasty right-wingers hate this latest stage in his ‘cost-of-living contract’.<p>The Residential Landlords Association said rent controls …
155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal
<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …
<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …
The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …War
Affordable and easy, straw bale planters are seeing renewed popularity with gardeners today.<p>Photo: strawbalegardens.com<p>Straw bale gardening is an old …Gardening
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"What a beautiful day that was, alone on a wee island, surrounded by glassy seas and befriended by comical puffins in tuxedos...” National Geographic Photographer Jim Richardson describes shooting this stunning image - which features in an exhibition as part of a partnership promotion of Scotland (including the Outer Hebrides ) as a first class destination for nature-lovers in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013... For more info see: http://www.scotsman.com/news/arts/national-geographic-boost-for-scottish-tourism-1-2843200
Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.