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What on Earth happens to lost luggage?

It’s one of a traveller’s worst nightmares - being the last person at the airport conveyor belt and coming to that slow realisation that your bag isn’t coming.<p>Such a sensation was felt by hundreds of holidaymakers departing Gatwick Airport last weekend, after a system problem meant a number of bags …

New Zealand: Five ways to see the world's best country

For the fourth consecutive year, New Zealand has been named the world's best country by readers of Telegraph Travel.<p>If you are planning to visit soon but are confused by the vast array of tours on offer, we've handpicked some of the best itineraries which take in the country's most beautiful stops, …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

Crafting

Make Some DIY Flexible LED Panels for Your Photography Lighting Kit

If you’re looking for a great way to light your photo and video shoots, this DIY super bright LED panel can be molded to shed light anywhere you need …

LED Lighting

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

18 3D DIY Valentine’s Day Cards That Will Make Cupid Jealous

Whether your relationship or dating life is official or not, February 14th is right around the corner. The good news is it’s never too late to DIY a gift for your boo — even if it’s an anti-Valentine’s Day card. If you’re short on time and don’t want to grab a clever Valentine’s Day gift, don’t …

Chemicals

This is what banks in Singapore really pay their accounting and finance staff

Does your pay meet the mark?<p>If you’re a banking sector accountant in Singapore searching for a new job or looking for a promotion, it’s useful to …

17 Simple Habits That Will Make You Look More Professional

<i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's a story from about 15 years ago. I was traveling from Seattle to Yakima for work, …

Self-awareness

China sell-off: time to worry or a chance to buy?

Tumbling markets in China have led to claims of a buying opportunity, but warnings of worse to come mean it could take a strong stomach<p>Investors lured by rapid growth in China are having their nerves tested following dramatic stock market falls and even predictions that the country is facing its …

Stock Markets

This interactive 3D map of every object orbiting Earth is absolutely engrossing

Ever since the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 1 in 1957, the human race grew an immense infatuation with shooting just about anything it could …

Space Exploration

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we …

Landscape Photography

The ultimate USA road trip

Nowhere delivers the thrill of the open road quite like the USA – but where to start? And where to find the routes less-travelled? Here's how to plan …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …