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Touring Turkmenistan's Mary Museum, home of presidential propaganda 

Art & Design

Space, Not Spikes is reclaiming the city's doorways

Turkmenistan, Twitter rows, torrenting music and turning anti-homeless spikes into art


Gold statues and macho stunts are all the rage for Turkmenistan's dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Little Atoms reports from one of the world's most secretive states

Extremism in the aftermath of 7/7, the plagiarism plague in poetry, new literature and Ancient Greek references explained

What’s actually happening with Greece, naming Islamic State, being raised by Jurassic World, our love hate relationship with London, seeing elves on DMT and the literary phenomenon Nell Zink.


An extra second has been added to the day on 30 June. Vincent Meens of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale explains why

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Mali, Bali, Glastonbury, Banksy: the best of this week's Little Atoms

Film & Music

A new film reveals that since 2011, £45 million has been spent on new programmes with “a military ethos” in schools