Graham Crumb

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You can rent a private island in Croatia for less than $200 a night

With a chilled glass of white (it's much too hot for red) and salt on my skin from the sea, tonight is one for the books.<p>I'm in the region of Istria just off the coast of Pula. While others chase <i>Yacht Life</i> along the Adriatic Sea, pursue the National Parks of Dalmatia's Coast, or go hard in Hvar, I …

Police announce arrest in shooting death of Charlotte protester

<b>DEVELOPING:</b> Charlotte police arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 26-year-old Justin Carr, who was hit during protests earlier in the week, Police Chief Kerr Putney said Friday.<p><i>Previous story below...</i><p>Protesters flocked to Charlotte for a third straight night Thursday in the latest sign of …

Surrey farmer Robert Fidler's 'no regrets' over 'hidden castle'

<b>A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning consent and hid it behind hay bales says he has no regrets after following orders to demolish it.</b><p>Robert Fidler, who built the house at Salfords in the Surrey greenbelt, was ordered to tear it down or face jail.<p>Reigate and Banstead Borough …

Judiciary

Step inside the Large Hadron Collider (360 video) - BBC News

EU referendum date: Scottish politicians promise strong and positive campaign

<b>Scotland's politicians have been arguing the case for and against the UK remaining in the EU, as the date for the referendum was announced.</b><p>David Cameron has said the vote will take place on Thursday 23 June.<p>Nicola Sturgeon said she believed the timing of the referendum was wrong but said it was now …

European Union

Horsetail Fall | Yosemite National Park

Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades - CNN Style

Written by John McIlroy, CNN<p>John McIlroy is Deputy Editor of Auto Express and Carbuyer.<p>It is a vehicle that enjoys as much affection as other motoring icons, like the VW Beetle, the Ford Mustang or the original Mini -- but this week, Land Rover is finally turning off the production line for the …

One in five home insurance claims rejected

<b>More than one in five home insurance claims is unsuccessful owing, in part, to the complexity of policies.</b><p>Confusion about what is covered by insurance policies is one of the reasons that policyholders fail to receive a payout.<p>Wear and tear, as well as damage caused by a lack of maintenance in homes …

England's unclaimed dead and the people trying to give them a name

<b>Without a name, they are referred to by the clothes they died in or some other distinguishing feature. The lady in the Afghan coat and a woman who may have been a sex worker known as The Duchess are just two of the hundreds of unidentified body cases reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA) each</b> …

Crime

The last Defender: Is Land Rover's off-road heyday over?

<b>The last of Jaguar Land Rover's classic Defenders will roll off the production line this week, ending 68 years of production - does this mean the carmaker's best off-road days are behind it?</b><p>Picture a Land Rover and you might imagine a box-shaped green vehicle etching desert sand or surging through …

Dad's Army to set tourists marching to Yorkshire seaside town

Bridlington set to become latest must-visit destination as the film set for the new Dad's Army film<p>Until now it has been best known for its exemplary fish and chips, the faded glamour of its seaside resorts and the 600-year-old claim to fame of being visiting by Henry V.<p>As of 2016, the modest …

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

Forestry

RAF bomb raids in Syria dismissed as 'non-event'

Since MPs voted for war over Syria RAF Tornados and Typhoons have mounted only three strike missions<p>Britain's controversial air campaign in Syria has been branded a “non-event” after it emerged that the Air Force has carried out only one attack on the country in the last four weeks.<p>Since MPs voted …

Kirsty Mitchell’s Intricately Adorned Goddesses of Wonderland

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

<b>A study of 153 brain scans has linked a particular furrow, near the front of each hemisphere, to hallucinations in schizophrenia.</b><p>This fold tends to be shorter in those patients who hallucinate, compared with those who do not.<p>It is an area of the brain that appears to have a role in distinguishing …

Nature Communications

Bicester Village: top UK tourist attraction and shopping Shangri-la

Bargains, glamour and its own railway station – no wonder Bicester is one of Britain’s top tourist attractions, says Eva Wiseman<p>I’ve long dreamed of Bicester Village. I pictured it as some sort of heaven. It’s the word “village”, I think, the suggestion of rural bliss, green and sweet, filtered …

Bloodhound Diary: It's rocket science

<b>A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the</b> <b>vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h).</b> Bloodhound <b>will be run on Hakskeen Pan in Northern</b> …

Aviation

Large Hadron Collider: how Cern's atom-smasher works

The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause - but what exactly does it do and why?<p>After discovering Higgs boson with their first run in 2013, physicists at CERN, in Switzerland, are hoping to make more breakthroughs after carrying out a <b>two-year upgrade</b> …

Face Recognition Security, Even With A 'Blink Test,' Is Easy To Trick

As Alibaba and others increase reliance on it, is it safe?<p>Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese retail giant Alibaba--that country's answer to Amazon--announced at the CeBit conference in Germany this week that the site would soon let you purchase goods and authorize payment using facial recognition.<p>Which …

Machine Perception

Blazing Fast 3D Printer Makes Objects in Just 6 Minutes

Closer to replicators every day<p>In the past few years, 3D printing has gotten better and better. Now it just needs to get faster.<p>Gizmo 3D claims it can build a 6-inch x 3-inch x 1-inch object in just six minutes with the new GiziMate printer. CEO Kobus Toit calls the process "animated printing," and …

Watch a CD Spin So Fast It Explodes Into Shrapnel

Four seconds is an eternity at 170,000 frames per second<p>In this video from the Slow Mo Guys, we learn a couple things. First, a vacuum cleaner motor can tear up a compact disc like nobody's business, shattering it in a matter of seconds. Second, if you record the carnage in incredible slow-mo, you …

Watch These Guys Put Out a Fire Using Only Sound

The sonic firefighter separates fire from its fuel source<p>Will the fire extinguisher of the future be a big speaker? It's possible. Work by Seth Robertson and Viet Tran shows that you can use sound waves to put out flames.<p>The George Mason University engineering students rigged up a sonic fire …

George Mason

Holy Hotness! Bombshells Who've Still Got It

RAQUEL WELCH, 73<p>Some things never change! Nearly 50 years after kicking off her career playing the siren in 1966’s <i>Fantastic Voyage</i> and <i>One Million</i> …

Red Carpet

Muhammad Ali's biggest fight comes to life in style Richard Williams: http://gu.com/p/3ja5h A compelling new film documenting Ali's battle against the Vietnam war draft shows the fighter's ongoing relevance