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At home with Kamixlo, the gentle soul behind London’s hardest club tracks

Brixton has changed a lot since Kamixlo was younger. While recent media reports have focused on local gang violence and linked it to the emergent ‘drill’ sound, preying on racial anxieties that have existed since the Brixton riots of the 1980s, for many Londoners the area is synonymous with rapid …

Siblings

BBC iPlayer - Ben Zand: Cults, Gangs and God - Searching for Nature Boy

In the jungles of Costa Rica alternative communities have removed themselves from Western life attempting to create their paradise on earth. Ben Zand heads to meet some of these groups, and to search for a controversial cult leader called Nature Boy. Nature Boy runs a group called Melanation and …

Costa Rica

Watch hundreds of Kate Bush fans re-enact the ‘Wuthering Heights’ video

On Saturday (June 14), hundreds of Kate Bush fans around the world gathered in public spaces to recreate the artist’s iconic “Wuthering Heights” video. ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2018’ saw Bush fans hit up spots from Sheffield to San Francisco, Brussels to Berlin, to perform the video’s …

BBC

Microsculpture: Macro Photographs of Iridescent Insects Composed of 10,000 Images by Levon Biss | Colossal

<p>Photographer Levon Biss (previously) shoots highly detailed images of insect specimens for his continuing series <i>Microsculpture</i>, combining 8,000 to …

Insects

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

The best signs spotted at the Trump protest in London

You don't want to make Brits angry because, much like The Hulk, you won't like them when they're angry. And yet, anger — along with strong dislike and even stronger disappointment — was present on the streets of London as hundreds of thousands came together to make it known that U.S. President …

Donald Trump

The killing of a blue whale reveals how disconnected we are from nature | Philip Hoare

Charismatic megafauna​e​ – whales, elephants, rhinos, lions – are the ammunition on the front line of eco​-​politics<p>They might as well have shot a giant panda. This week an Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur hf, caused uproar when it was revealed that it had killed a blue whale. Hvalur has killed …

Blue Whale

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay nearly $4.7bn (£3.58bn) in damages to 22 women who claim the company’s talcum powder contributed to them developing ovarian cancer.<p>Mark Lanier, the lead counsel for the women, six of whom have died from ovarian cancer, said Johnson & Johnson had covered up …

Cancer

Ash Sarkar yelling ‘I’m a communist, you idiot!’ at Piers Morgan is heaven

Ash Sarkar, a political journalist, commentator, activist, and gun fingers baddie, has done what so many of us aspire to do: completely thrash Piers Morgan on live TV.<p>Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the UK (July 13), Sarkar joined the <i>Good Morning Britain</i> show to discuss why she would be …

Donald Trump

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

It was a striking sight: a huge iceberg looming over a tiny Arctic village. Ice is ubiquitous along Greenland’s coast, but this giant has put the inhabitants of the village, Innaarsuit, population 169, on edge.<p>Locals fear that a chunk of the iceberg might tumble into the ocean and unleash an …

Global Warming

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

‘There’s No Diploma in the World That Declares You an Artist’: Watch Kara Walker Lay Out Her Advice for Art Students

Art World<p>As part of a collaboration with Art21, hear news-making artists describe their inspirations in their own words.<p>,<p>When Kara Walker moved to …

Columbia University

Canada’s Ultimate Plant Mom Will Take Your Unwanted Shrubs

And your irises, rosebushes, and spruce trees, too.<p>Earlier this year, a woman in Calgary, Canada, planted a blue spruce tree near her house. It …

Canada

The Hidden Cropmarks of Wales, Revealed by a Drought

These unmistakable squares and circles are the remnants of settlements from as far back as the Bronze Age.<p>For farmers in Wales, an ongoing drought …

Archaeology

The ex-postie whose paintings are loved by Noel Gallagher and the north

The only way you could believe the working class are ignorant and intolerant is if you’ve never been around them<p>In the 13 years since he sold his first painting at the age of 39, Pete McKee – a former supermarket shelf-stacker and postman – has achieved a lot. His exhibitions have attracted 15,000 …

Arctic Monkeys

Being Outside Changes Your Brain In These 5 Unexpected Ways

It's a bit of a no-brainer that being outside is pretty good for your health; whether it's a park, a forest, or a tree-lined path to the corner …

Humanity

This photo of people taking photos haunts me

We’re increasingly living our lives through, not just with, our phones<p>A music festival took place in London’s Finsbury Park this weekend, and the organizers, perhaps confusing me for a writer for <i>Verge Magazine</i>, sent me photos from the event. One of those images has stuck with me, haunted me, since …

Rae Sremmurd

'I am the old and the new': the stories behind the masterworks of John Mawurndjul

• Turtle (1986)<p>This is komrdawh, the northern snake-necked turtle. It lives in the waterways and in among the water pandanus trees. The northern snake-necked turtle with cross-hatching. I cut this turtle from a water-bearing melaleuca tree called djidjerok. I cut the trunk and the water came …

Nature

Explore this huge online library of all your fave cult film scripts

Whether you’re a Kubrick megafan who’s watched his oeuvre back to front or a student of crime filmic classics, reading a movie’s script can give new dimension and perspective to a medium you love.<p>Shore Scripts, an organisation of film industry professionals, has just released 45 screenplays …

Die Hard

Illustrations by Kazuki Okuda

Intricate illustrations of animals, humans, machines, architecture and nature all coexisting together in a fantastical way by Kyoto-based artist …

Art

The 12 Best Subreddits for All-Day Binge Reading

From retail worker horror stories to GIFs you can't stop watching.<p>If you’re looking for a way to unwind and laugh at strangers on the internet, …

Social Media

The man who paves India's roads with old plastic

At 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly as old as the mass production of plastic. But that is not the reason why the chemistry professor has a soft spot for the much-maligned material.<p>“Plastic isn’t the problem,” the venerable scientist says in his office in the southern Indian city of Madurai. …

Pollution

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

unearthedvideo

Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action

The rescue operation to save a Thai youth soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non caves in northern Thailand began in earnest on Sunday, with an experienced team of divers rescuing four of the 13 people trapped. On Monday, rescuers retrieved four more boys, bringing the total freed so far …

Elon Musk

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

The Harder They Come: The Iconic Reggae Soundtrack That Still Packs A Punch

One of the greatest reggae compilations ever released, the <i>The Harder They Come</i> soundtrack was one of the albums that took the reggae various-artists …

Universal Music

Van Gogh Watercolor - Watercolor, Watercolor Painting & Watermedia, History, Contemporary, Exhibitions

<b>Van Gogh Museum Unveils New Acquisition</b> <b>of Van Gogh’s ‘Pollard Willow’ Watercolor</b><p>On Thursday May 10th, The Van Gogh Museum revealed the watercolor, …

Museums

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

What is that saying about life and art again?<p>Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts …

Tesla

Heat Maps Reveal Record-Breaking Temperatures Across the Globe

This week was brutal.<p>Cities across the Northern Hemisphere witnessed exceptionally high heat this week, with records breaking in North America, …

Global Warming

Katie Hopkins called out in true Glasgow style with explicit graffiti message

A graffiti message calling out Katie Hopkins has appeared on a billboard in Glasgow.<p>The explicit notice has been painted on an advertising board in …

Graffiti