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Diving for gold 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:17:03 EDT 

    The whiskies selling for six figures 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:35 EDT 
      The whisky glows like a candle in the bottom of the glass. Its aroma is rich, deep, musky, inviting. But dare I take a sip?

    The stray dogs that conquered space 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:23 EDT 
      She couldn't read and she couldn't write. She was remarkably bad at public speaking. Yet mention the name "Laika" to any Russian of a certain age, and their eyes will light up with patriotic fervor.

    Fashion's surrealist photographer 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:09 EDT 
      This is the photographer who brought surrealism to the pages of Vogue.

    America's most epic churches 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:56 EDT 
      Photographer Christoph Morlinghaus takes us on a grand tour of the very best Modernist religious architecture in Form/Faith.

    World's most frustrating objects 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:29 EDT 
      Wait, what? These bizarre household items need a double-take

    Astonishing cardboard contraptions 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:16 EDT 
      Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue. But from that humble toolkit, he makes sculptures that are mind-bendingly complex. For the past 10 years, the Melbourne, Australia artist has been building intricate cardboard sculptures in the form of whimsical flying machines and rickety roller coasters. They look like pencil sketches brought to life, and with good reason.

    Communist-era houses covered in art 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:02 EDT 
      There's a children's book from 1977 called The Big Orange Splot. In it, all the houses on one block look the same. Until one day, when a pelican drops a bucket of orange paint on one roof. Instead of painting over it, and returning to the status quo, Mr. Plumbean decorates the roof—and then the facade, and then the yard—with wild, rainbow patterns. His neighbors think he's lost his mind. But one by one they see the beauty in individual expression, however weird and wacky it may look at first.

    How the Biennale is taking over Venice 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:36:48 EDT 
      Public transport in Venice is like an endless sightseeing tour, and not only for the amount of tourists on the central vaporetto routes.

    AC/DC/s Malcolm Young 'has dementia' 
      Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:12:47 EDT 
      The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band.

    Rescuers save 'solidified dog' 
      Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:16 EDT 
      A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.

    35,000 walruses 'haul out' on beach 
      Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:57:06 EDT 
      Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before.

    Is this what a model should look like? 
      Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:31:58 EDT 
      South African talk show host Refilwe Modiselle is causing a stir on the runway as Africa's first albino model.

    Meet the social-savvy 6-figure bloggers 
      Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:41:33 EDT 

      Tennis glitterati bid goodbye to a great 
        Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:03:57 EDT 
        It was the long goodbye as China bid farewell to its sporting heroine in a tearful ceremony.
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