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Running around Waimapihi Reserve in the dark my headtorch revealed hidden treasures

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I’m scared of getting lost in the bush. This is unusual for an essayist. Most of us like to go for a walk in disorienting landscapes and get completely lost so that we can write about it. Rebecca Solnit wrote that ge...

Hidden sketch revealed beneath Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

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A hidden sketch by Rembrandt has been discovered beneath the thick paint of the Dutch master’s most famous work, The Night Watch, revealing for the first time the artist’s original vision for the vast canvas. The prep...

Wild horses and car-free islands: four of Germany’s hidden eco-travel gems

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How many German cities can you name, outside Berlin, Munich and Hamburg? What about the country’s 16 regions, or any of its 14 national parks? While many of us can discuss the merits of Puglia, Andalucía or the Algarv...

The hidden climate costs of America’s free parking spaces

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The street space occupied by parked cars may not seem like much, but it adds up. The US has an estimated 3.4 spaces for every car. In New York City, the amount of road space reserved for parking is roughly the size of...

Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’

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Fidel Strub was three when the inside of his cheek started to itch. After a few days, it felt like it was burning, then it began to smell as if it was rotting. A splitting headache came next before his whole body star...

Dark sky parks and car-free islands: four of Germany’s hidden eco-travel gems

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How many German cities can you name, outside Berlin, Munich and Hamburg? What about the country’s 16 regions, or any of its 14 national parks? While many of us can discuss the merits of Puglia, Andalucía or the Algarv...

UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia

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They are hidden religious treasures that have been in the British Museum’s stores for more than 150 years, never on public display – with members of the public strictly forbidden from seeing them. Now hopes have been ...

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

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An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The arti...

King of Jordan hidden property empire worth more than $100m, Pandora papers reveal

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Jordanian security forces arrived unexpectedly at Moayyad al-Majali’s home one day in October 2019, detaining the lawyer, confiscating his laptop and phones and accusing him of one of the kingdom’s most serious offenc...

Pandora papers reveal hidden riches of Putin’s inner circle

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In September 2003, a secret transaction took place. The location was Monaco, a tax haven associated with the international rich. Specifically, an exclusive block just beneath its lavish casino. An apartment changed ha...

China owed $385bn – including ‘hidden debt’ from poorer nations, says report

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Researchers have identified debts of at least $385bn (£286bn) owed by 165 countries to China for ”belt and road initiative” (BRI) projects, with loans systematically underreported to international bodies such as the W...

Hidden idylls and stunning sunsets: late summer breaks in Europe, chosen by readers

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The north of the island of Lanzarote is a hidden idyll where sunsets burn golden orange and surf pounds the wild shores. Famara Beach is a surfing paradise for families looking for winter sun and a relaxed beach commu...

Ikea Symfonisk picture frame review: Sonos wifi speaker hidden by art

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The latest device from Ikea’s novel partnership with the wifi-speaker maker Sonos is a bit different: a speaker hidden in a picture frame. The Symfonisk picture frame costs £179 ($199) and joins Ikea’s other unusual s...

‘Hidden pandemic’: Peruvian children in crisis as carers die

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When Covid-19 began shutting down Nilda López’s vital organs, doctors decided that the best chance of saving her and her unborn baby was to put her into a coma. Six months pregnant, López feared she would not wake up,...

‘It was like: people from Aberdeen shouldn’t rap!’ Scotland’s hidden hip-hop scene

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“Here’s a golden oldie,” Nova laughs, breaking into her 2019 single 3am. The crowd scream like she’s just won Olympic gold. This is Hang – Scotland’s first hip-hop conference – and it’s the Edinburgh rapper’s first IR...

The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures

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It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, get...

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