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Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 1

Photo Credit: Martin Bailey<p>We are restless people. Over the last 100,000 years, a mere flutter of the eyelid in geological time, we have wandered the whole world. We have become physically planetary. Indeed our presence and actions on six of the world's continents in a fractional blink seem to be …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

9 of the best trips for under £700

Travel budget looking tight? Sign up to one of these great-value trips – and go further than you ever thought possible for £700<p>1. Discovering</b> …

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Ancient people conquered the Arctic at least 45,000 years ago | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The frozen carcass of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia with unmistakable signs of spear wounds is providing evidence that people inhabited Arctic regions thousands of years earlier than previously known.<p>Researcher Sergey Gorbunov is shown working on the excavation of a …

Anthropology

Plane grounded on Aberdeen runway for two hours after traffic cone incident

A British Airways flight from Aberdeen to London was delayed for almost two hours after a traffic cone became wedged beneath the aircraft.<p>Engineers could remove the item to inspect the damage only by disembarking all the plane’s passengers and luggage. Claire Buckley, a passenger on the flight, …

Airplanes