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Things could have looked very different for New York City’s famous park, had this recently unearthed design gotten the go ahead 160 years ago.

Jack was paid 20 cents a day and half a bottle of beer every week.

Stormscape Time-Lapses

Monday November 19, 2018

If this video doesn't arouse any awe, then clearly you need to go to the awe store.

The little fellas can survive in deep space and have ties to white-supremacist groups. A mixed bag, all in all. 

Kashmir's Forgotten Boat Hotels

Saturday November 17, 2018

These photos capture the former grandeur of Kashmir's floating hotels.

The Art of Imaginary Cities

Friday November 16, 2018

What the cities of the future might look like, according to the world’s artists and architects.

Starward Two-Fold Whisky: Giveaway

Friday November 16, 2018

The innovative distillers at Starward have come up with a new, double-grained concoction – and we have some bottles to give away. 

Armed with garlic, gallbladders and a very old book, this crack team of historians is looking to the past to solve our modern-day health problems.

The time travellers’ party was poorly attended. Which was exactly of the point. 

The Watercolour Deserts of Utah

Monday November 12, 2018

That’s no mirage: these pastel-coloured pools in the Utah desert are actually used to make fertiliser. (We could have sworn they were making crayons.)