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Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher: 'I always felt sorry for her children' The actor and comedian recalls a bizarre recent encounter with the Iron Lady, and how it prompted him to think about growing up under the most unlikely matriarch-figure imaginable Photograph: Keystone France

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …

Pritzker Prize Winner Toyo Ito’s Architecture Masterpieces (PHOTOS

Seventy-one-year-old Toyo Ito just won the Nobel Prize of the architecture world. See his best work.<p>James Brittain/View, via Getty

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini | Colossal

<p>Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini shoots some phenomenal long-exposure photographs of trees. The strong perspective and foggy atmosphere …

Surreal World of Igor Morski

Igor Morski is a Polish illustrator & graphic artist with quite a style. I love surreal style artwork and nn this post you will see some pieces from …


28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Yellowstone National Park

'Game of Thrones' chair made from melted keyboards

The Throne of Nerds embodies the angst and struggle of ruling the kingdom in a chair crafted from the keyboards of fallen foes.<p>Take "Game of Thrones." Stir in a high level of geekiness. Add a dash of Salvador Dali. Mix well. Apply heat. Congratulations, your name is Mike DeWolfe and you've just …

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London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …


Dubrovnik attractions: what to see and do in spring

<b>Why go?</b><p>During peak season, between July and August, <b>Dubrovnik</b> is over-run by tourists - hotel prices rocket and restaurants and beaches are packed. But the low season, from November until April, can be lovely.<p>For most people, the best months to go are from May to June or September to October - think …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 248

Pictures: Green Walls May Cut Pollution in Cities


To speed the naming of 101 new beetle species found in Papua New Guinea, scientists used DNA sequences ... and the telephone book.

Amsterdam attractions: what to see and do in spring

Popular songs have it that spring’s the time to come tulip-plucking. Here are my recommended events for the season.<p><b>Parks and gardens</b><p><b>Vondelpark</b><p>Amsterdam’s "green lung" is a pleasing profusion of forested patches, formal gardens, abundant shrubberies, open lawns, lakes and ponds. There are …

Walking in Yosemite

Are you on Tumblr?<p>If so, add your link below so others can find you! 🙂<p>Upgraded my Tumblr Page<p>I decided to put a little more love into my weak Tumblr …

Trees in Yosemite

I’m still enjoying Pinterest too!<p>I go to Pinterest almost every single day to pin a few things. I think my ratio there is I pin about 20% my own work …

TripAdvisor has revealed the UK's top ten islands in its 2013 Travellers Choice Awards - and they're a feast for the eyes. From the craggy tip of the Hebrides to the golden shorelines of Jersey, these were voted into the top ten. Have a

TripAdvisor has revealed the UK's top ten islands in its 2013 Travellers Choice Awards - and they're a feast for the eyes. From the craggy tip of the …

Baseball Spoiled by Nature: Top 10 Moments

The natural world is sometimes too strong an opponent for baseball teams.<p><b>A new Major League Baseball season starts with opening day in April and ends in October or November with the World Series. Between those bookends, the 30 teams each play 162 regular-season games.</b><p>That's a lot of baseball.<p>That's …

Map shows London in different light

The map, published on the Londonist website, which covers news and events in the capital, shows each of the city's boroughs according to the first coherent result in Google’s auto-complete options.<p>The outcome of the research seems to suggest many boroughs are less than desirable places to live, …