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All aboard the Super Savari Express: an armed tour bus for crime-ridden Karachi

It takes six gun-toting guards and a special bus in order for the wealthier residents of Karachi to see the sights of their own city<p>Dubbed “the world’s most violent megacity”, armed muggings, carjackings and extortion are part of everyday life in Karachi, where political and criminal forces vie for …

Pakistan

How a doctor’s words can make you ill

A good bedside manner can help heal the body, but if doctors don’t choose their words carefully, they can also make you unwell.<p>Have you ever visited a doctor, and come away feeling they weren’t much help? Listen to the following audio clip, and you might start to understand why.<p>During a role-play …

Medicine

The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

People across the world are eating pies and celebrating the circle this Saturday — and this year's Pi Day is particularly special. The full date, 3/14/15, is pi to the first four places. At 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds, you can even celebrate pi to <i>nine</i> places: 3.141592653.<p>NPR's Math Guy, Keith Devlin …

Mathematics

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein

Born on this date in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter – launched modern physics – and became a household name.<p><b>March 14,</b> …

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world around us.<p>It’s about rivers. Or more precisely, the bendiness of rivers.<p>As you will know, some rivers are relatively straight while other rivers twist and turn …

Mathematics

Pi Day Isn't Just Magical, It's Mathematics. And There's Pie!

We bring you this story in case you want to get baking.<p>That's because Saturday is Pi Day — but it's not just any pi day.<p>It's March 14<b>*</b> of the year '15, or 3-14-15 — the first five digits of the number pi. It's a confluence that won't happen again for a hundred years. Math geeks are excited.<p>"Pi has …

Mathematics

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Anglesey-born William Jones was the first person to use the Greek letter π for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But who was this little-known figure?<p>In 1706, William Jones – a self-taught mathematician and one of Anglesey’s most famous sons – published his seminal work,</i> …

Mathematics

This is what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Penn., “Chocolate Capital of the World,” doesn’t help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can’t say that I’m …

Neuroscience

Abu Dhabi events

Expert guide to Abu Dhabi<p>An insider's guide to the best festivals and events in Abu Dhabi, including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Art. By Rosemary Behan, Telegraph Travel's Abu Dhabi expert.<p>Calendar of events and festivals 2017/18<p>A calendar of Abu Dhabi’s events is available online …

Motor Racing

Chinese man charged with hacking into US fighter jet plans

Su Bin accused of breaking into computers at Boeing and elsewhere to steal files on F-22, F-35 and the C-17 carrier<p>US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of companies with large defence contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Friday the 13th air fares 'cheapest'

The average price of a domestic return flight during June was £233, according to the flight booking website Kayak, but, for those brave enough to travel tomorrow, this fell by £52, with tickets on June 13 costing just £181 on average. The website claims it is the cheapest day to fly this month.<p>The …

The best things to do in London this weekend

The weather in London this weekend<p>Expect sunny but cold weather on Friday. A cloudier day awaits on Saturday and some rain is likely on Sunday.<p>Follow the Kew Gardens Christmas trail<p>Now that Kew Gardens’ Christmas trail has opened, visitors will find some of the royal botanic gardens’ most majestic …

Glamping holidays: Devon's house in the treetops

Paradoxically, one of the very best things about being a parent is getting to be a great big kid again, with the added perk of wine and setting your own bedtime.<p>Take trees for example; after a certain age it’s not quite the done thing to clamber up and linger among the branches, however enticing. …

Expert guide to Croatia

If you are not tied to school holidays, the best time to visit Croatia is during the “shoulder-season” months of May and June and September and October. Then you can expect pleasant sunny days ideal for swimming in the sea and sunbathing, with all the tourist facilities up and running but no …