Valerie Rawlings

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7 Maximalist Interiors That Prove Minimalism Is on Its Way Out

Humor and Horror: Printed Propaganda during World War I

Propaganda in the form of posters, postcards, and trade cards flourished during World War I due to developments in print technology that had begun in …

Art

Lost Rubens portrait of James I's 'lover' is rediscovered in Glasgow

Painting of George Villiers, first Duke of Buckingham, thought to have been a copy, is identified as original after 400 years<p>A long-lost portrait of perhaps one of the most famous gay men in history by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been found in Glasgow.<p>The portrait showing George …

National Trust

End of the postcard as country's oldest publisher closes due to rise of selfies

Britain's oldest postcard publishers is closing after almost 140 years because of the rise of the selfie.<p>J. Salmon which has been a family-run business since it was founded has announced to its customers that it proposes to publish its last traditional postcards - and calendars - in December.<p>It …

Postcards

The History Of The Orgasm

For something that takes so little of our time, the orgasm occupies a grossly outsized portion of our economy, science, and cultural imagination.<p>If a …

Tiny food art sends SAM's fans on city-wide scavenger hunt

She steals her way through Ottawa neighbourhoods, leaving her curious mark in hidden places, careful to evade witnesses and avoid revealing her true …

'Don't take the Bible literally' says scholar who brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels

The earliest Latin interpretation of the Gospels has been brought to light by a British academic – and it suggests that readers should not take the Bible literally.<p>Lost for 1,500 years, the fourth-century commentary by African-born Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia interprets the Gospels as …

Theology

Why it's becoming cool to live in your car – or a 150-sq. ft. apartment

High housing costs have prompted some in the middle and upper classes to rethink what they value – and be willing to give up the rest.<p>August 21, 2017 …

10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Glacier View Cabins, northern British Columbia</b><p>Simply one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited: remote, barely known, a hidden gem, this is Lake Atlin. The view from the deck of the cabin is so stunning you can only stand and stare in awe at the lake dotted with forested …

Hiking

10-year-old spots a dino-sized mistake at the Natural History Museum in London

A 10-year-old aspiring paleontologist has a thing or two to teach the prestigious Natural History Museum in London.<p>Charlie Edwards, from Canvey …

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

Meet the Female Street Artist Painting Larger-Than-Life Feminist Goddesses

Julieta XLF paints whimsical figures, often entwined with nature, that seem larger than life.<p>The moment you see a giant woman painted on a wall surrounded by nature, it might seem like you've jumped headfirst into a mythical world. But these are the works of Julia Silla, a.k.a. Julieta XLF. Her …

Swimming Lessons

• <b>Author:</b> Claire Fuller<p>In this spine-tingling tale Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but she never sends them. Instead she hides them within the thousands of books her husband has collected. After she writes her final letter, Ingrid …

11 Social Media Apps You Should Be Using in 2018

If your 2018 social media goals have anything to do with saving time, being more productive, or improving the ROI of your marketing efforts, then the …

Apps

Artist hides giants in the wilds of Copenhagen, luring seekers into nature

<b>Part treasure hunt, part real-life Pokémon Go, the hidden giants (which are made entirely of scrap wood) can be found by treasure map or riddle poems.</b><p>…

Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski is a polish artist who creates amazing satirical illustrations. When you first look at the illustrations you think they are funny. On …

Satire

In pictures: The men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

<b>How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival.</b><p><b>Pictures and words by Tariq Zaidi.</b>

Brides

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

Mildred Dresselhaus, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry, died on Monday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.<p>Her death, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Medicine Hat unveils proposal to assist residents dealing with poverty

The race to eradicate poverty has moved to the forefront of issues confronting Alberta's cities, large and small. The provincial capital has End Poverty Edmonton, a 10-year plan to address the more than 100,000 people living in poverty. In Calgary, Enough For All: The Calgary Poverty Reduction …

Homelessness

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves - Futurity

New research shows that surrender didn't spare many Native Americans from enslavement by English colonists during King Philip's War in 1675-6.

Canadian professor discovers what could be only footage of Marcel Proust

A Canadian university professor claims to have found the only existing moving picture of French writer Marcel Proust.<p>The black-and-white footage of a wedding cortege filmed in 1904 shows a brief glimpse of a man in his 30s with a neat moustache, wearing a bowler hat and pearl-grey formal suit, …

Literature

The weekend cook: Ken Yamada’s recipes for Japanese salads and side dishes

W hen you run a small restaurant group, the cooking often takes a back seat. But the part of my job I enjoy the most is developing new dishes. After all the tasting and tweaking, that unanimous nod from every chef in the kitchen gives me a high every time. My working hours are irregular at best, so …

Side Dishes

Time crystals realize new order of space-time

Two teams of experimentalists have created exotic patterns, repeating in time, that represent a new order of space-time previously thought impossible.<p>…

10 of the best new family attractions in the UK

Treetop Trek, Manchester<p>Forest playground company Treetop Trek will open its third centre this spring in Manchester’s Heaton Park, following on from courses at Brockhole in the Lake District and Ripon, North Yorkshire. The Manchester branch will be its biggest, with giant trampolines, and more than …

National Parks

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

Ancient History

Before photographs, these amazing illustrations showed us what deep space looks like

Meet Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, the French dilettante artist who gave us Jupiter<p>In the 19th century, science was still an amateur’s game. Any …

Art

Power plant

20 Female Instagram Artists You Should Follow Immediately

Instagram is usually categorized as a social media network. This isn't really incorrect — we do go there to post photos of nights out, see what …

Boil Christmas veg? Don't sprout nonsense

It is the age-old method for cooking Brussels sprouts, handed down the generations and put into practice at least once a year.<p>But it now seems that by cutting a small cross in the base of each sprout all this time, we have all simply been doing it wrongly.<p>And instead of boiling them, we should be …

Cooking