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Forget Hastings - here are six other British battles you should know more about

There is good reason why the phrase "1066 and all that" exists in the English lexicon. That fateful year, all nine-and-a-half centuries ago, was a pivotal moment in the history of Britain – the context, as it was, for the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest.<p>But while William of Normandy’s …

How to Make Japanese Soft-Cooked Eggs (Onsen Tamago), No Hot Spring Required

Long before sous vide and immersion circulators, before instant-read digital thermometers, before temperature-stable combi ovens, before any of the modern gear and techniques that we use to cook something as simple as an egg at consistent sub-boiling temperatures, there was Japanese <i>onsen tamago</i>.</i> …

archatlas: Double Triangular Prism House in Quebec FAHOUSE by Jean Verville architecte is a 1900.0 ft2 single family house in Québec,Canada. In the words of the architect: Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism perfectly illustrates childhood characterizing the whole development of this project. Images and text via (via archatlas)

Telescope captures ‘happy face’ galaxy

And it’s smiling down on us.<p>In what has quickly become a delightfully quirky interstellar tag on Twitter, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has …

Witness a Drone's Eye View of Chernobyl's Urban Decay

Filmmaker Danny Cooke offers an aerial perspecive on 30-year decay of Chernobyl.<p>You don't have to be a history buff to be fascinated by Chernobyl, the radioactive city in Ukraine that was abanoned by its inhabitants because of a catastrophic nuclear disaster in 1986. The 14,000 citizens in the …

Crazy Soviet Brutalist buildings from the mid-20th century

Mid-20th-century architecture is rarely remembered fondly anywhere in the world.<p>And that's especially true in former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where it seems like architects following a passing fad were allowed to do whatever they wanted.<p>The result was some bizarre and …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Modern house in Mumbai is collaged with recycled doors & windows

Many people may have trouble imagining that beautiful buildings can be built from recycled materials. But as we've seen in a number of striking …

Dining Rooms

Vietnam’s One-Way Rental Motorcycle Adventures

<i>PHOTO: Without driving a motorcycle around, you miss out on some spectacular sights you wouldn’t see otherwise. (photos by Shannon Wolf)</i><p>With the wind …

Vietnam

The best headphones you can buy

Headphones are everywhere, invading our ears in a conquering horde. And like hordes, they come in every style, color, and configuration you can …

Google introduces Resizer, an interactive web design tool

The newly-announced Resizer by Google allows website creators to test how digital products respond across various screen sizes.<p>Google’s new tool is …

A black director, a white author, and their differing accounts of rebel slave Nat Turner

A black filmmaker puts his acting career on hold, raises nearly $10 million and makes a movie about the rebel slave Nat Turner. His film receives a rapturous reception at a major festival, a bouquet of awards and praise from Hollywood's elite.<p>A white novelist writes a bestselling account of Nat …

Black History

Psychedelic history of Japan turns learning into an acid trip

The best way to learn about the history of any country is from a history book or, at the very least, a history documentary. But if you're too slacker …

How to draw… from your imagination

Ever seen something in your head that you struggle to get right on paper? Richard Collingridge has some great tips on how to do it

Illustration

Watch this Woman Capture 100 Years of Beauty in Japan in 2 Minutes

Including Harajuku.<p>The 16th episode of Cut Video's fascinating 100 Years of Beauty series brings us the stunning evolution of makeup and hair trends in Japan over the last century. Watch model Mei take you through each distinct look, from the the painted face and Edwardian pompadour of the 1910s, …

Oscars 2016: Nominated foreign films weave tales of war, betrayal and youth

The movies nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign film are tales of history, betrayal and adventure set against the<p>Afghan war, the Colombian Amazon, the deserts of Jordan, a Turkish village and the mud, ash and corpses of the Holocaust.<p>The films are at once sweeping and intimate, offering …

Palm Springs

Virgin Galactic unveils new high-fashion flight suits

Virgin Galactic is adding a new spaceship to its fleet next month, and plans to unveil the craft at an event attended by Stephen Hawking. But before Virgin shows off the future look of its suborbital space plane, today the company revealed prototypes of some new flight suits and boots.<p>Instead of …

Virgin Galactic

This Photo Of People Falling Over On New Year's Eve Is Being Compared To Renaissance Art

"It's very well-weighted, like a Caravaggio."<p>"It's a lovely and flattering comparison, especially in the context of a category of photography that's too often derided," he said.<p>Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed anything could be considered art.<p>"There are street …

Art

Conservation through Competition

We are back! With a vengeance and with a super dazzling new look thanks to the team at Amazing Internet.<p>Once again you have the chance to WIN the …

Wildlife

Various artists: Senegal 70 review – West African gems unearthed

(Analog Africa)<p>In the early 1970s, Dakar was the crucible for a unique fusion of Cuban salsa, American soul and West African rhythms. Hammering talking drums fused with strutting funk and fiery Cuban brass – James Brown and Celia Cruz were among the visiting stars – and came topped with melodious …

West Africa

Lost in music: the world of obsessive audiophilia

Jonathan Margolis is listening to a £3,159 portable sound system. His wife says that high-end hi-fi is like anti-wrinkle cream: it’s expensive with dubious results. But, compared to some, his set-up is modest. He meets the people for whom hearing is believing<p>I am listening to music at my desk. The …

Audiophile

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

Middle East

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Pivot Shelf

Made from a steel circle that has been cut and folded, <i>Pivot</i> is a series of four shelves with multifunctional mount. It can fit into a corner or onto …

The secrets of social media's most successful sharers

People are brilliant and amazing.<p><b>I’ll often run across an incredibly cool social media strategy or format or tool or link and think to myself, “Whoa, how’d they do that?”</b><p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>There are things like …

Social Media

I remember the day... I confronted Boko Haram

Doha - Jefferson* (not his real name) jumped off the truck and flung his bulky frame onto the sand and shrubs beneath him. He raised his head and …

Africa

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

Cooking

Architizer

Tech's Biggest Names Unite to Create a New Video Format

The list, with a few notable exceptions, is a roster of some of the biggest names in tech: Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and …

Meet the Artists Who Play With the Rules of Documentary Photography

Valley View School, Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya.<br>James Mollison<p>1 of 20<p>Perched on a vantage point that offers him a sweeping view of the playground, …