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Stonehenge isn’t the only weird rock formation littering the English countryside. Known as “sound mirrors”, these concrete structures once played an important part in Britain’s air defence.

Most of us dream of running away from modern life, from time to time. Photographer Alec Soth spent five years documenting the people who have done just that, and the places they've sought refuge in.

They mightn’t make it the nicest place to live, but Jupiter’s monstrous, Earth-sized cyclones sure look pretty. 

It took 10 years, but a hospital receptionist who didn’t know how to use Photoshop has finally finished what might be the most painstakingly produced graphic novel of all time.

Every year, thousands of sheep descend upon the streets of Northern Italy as they retrace their centuries-old migration paths and navigate new obstacles. Stefano Carnelli’s photos capture the stampede in all its bleating glory. 

Blood, sea snails and a whole lot of urine went into some of your favourite paintings. This brief history of colour explores the strange alchemy of paint making.

Take a virtual tour of the coastal town of Yuasa, Japan – the birthplace of soy sauce and a darn sight for sore eyes.

Hold on to your seat: Aydın Büyüktaş’ digitally altered landscape photos make the world look like one giant roller coaster ride.

Historians say there should be a lot more shipwrecks on the bottom of the ocean than there currently are. So who, or what, is taking them?

Here’s how you can make your own fantasy maps in a spare afternoon (or just get a bot to do it for you).

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