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The larger-than-life, exuberantly patterned wallpaper by the Paris studio Minakani Walls makes me want to decorate my house like...<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.<p>Warm nights spent sitting outside with friends are …

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3D Sidewalk Murals Invite Pedestrians to Interact with the Illusive Art

Artist Nikolaj Arndt continues to dazzle pedestrians with his remarkable sidewalk chalk abilities. Since 2009, the designer has created 3D works of sidewalk art that transform flat, grey pavement into a dynamically colorful canvas. “I use chalk and pigment. The pigment is the same as chalk, only in …

Snow in the Canyon

On Way to New World, First Americans Made a 10,000-Year Pit Stop

The first human settlers of the New World may have spent ten millennia on the landmass that linked Siberia and Alaska.<p>Sediment cores from Alaska and the Bering Sea support genetic evidence that the first human settlers of the New World spent thousands of years inhabiting Beringia, the region that …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

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Umeå 2014: a year of highlights for the European Capital of Culture

Looking at Umeå, it’s easy to see why this likeable town, the capital of Västerbotten County and part of Norrland – Sweden’s northernmost province – has been granted the title of European Capital of Culture for 2014. Its attractive riverside setting, year-round outdoor activities, abundance of …

Explorer Returns to Emperor Penguin Colony in Search of a True Count

Alain Hubert relies on ground truth to aid satellite-based research at a newly discovered penguin colony in Antarctica.<p>Alain Hubert counts penguins as a hobby. His day job is collecting climate data as a summer resident at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station. For someone needing a …

March 2014

Kangaroo Island, Australia: A wildlife quest

The Telegraph's cricket analyst Simon Hughes escapes the hardship of following the England cricket team with a trip to Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia<p>As an England cricket fan, Simon Hughes had to endure a lot of disappointment during the recent English cricket tour of Australia, …

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Name the famous lakes – quiz answers

<b>Image one:</b> Lake Como, Italy<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> How to do the Italian lakes on a budget<p><b>Image two:</b> Windermere, Lake District, England<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Find places to stay, eat, drink, the best walks and attractions in our interactive guide to the Lake District<p><b>Image three:</b> Lake Baikal, Russia<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> A …

Picture quiz – name these famous lakes

We've picked 10 beautiful lakes, from the tropics to the frozen north. How many of them can you identify? Give yourself one point for the country, and one for the name of the lake. Answers here

Visiting Chinese pandas threaten to open old wounds in Di Rupo's Belgium

French-speaking PM accused of favouritism by picking Pairi Daiza as host zoo for rare pandas, snubbing Flemish Antwerp<p>A red carpet welcome awaits two distinguished Chinese visitors to Belgium on Sunday. Arriving at Brussels airport in a chartered Boeing 747, the couple and their entourage will be …

Madagascar rainforests: at home with the lemurs

Marojejy national park was for decades open only to botanists but visitors can now trek into the mountains in order to see the fabled silky sifakas<p>It was dawn, deep in the jungle of Mount Marojejy, when my guide and I first caught sight of the family of silky sifakas – six snow-white, metre-high …

Hawaii's hot spot: viewing the Kilauea volcano

Hawaii's volcanoes attracted tourists long before its beaches and surf. And the sight of lava spewing out of active Kilauea certainly puts the island's more conventional pursuits in the shade<p>"Right now, it's erupting in two places," says Jessica Ferracane. A lifelong resident of Hawaii, she is now …

Indonesia Announces World’s Largest Sanctuary for Manta Rays

Changing Planet<p>In this Oct. 18, 2011 photo, a manta ray swims off Raja Ampat islands, Indonesia. Photograph by Herman Harsoyo, AP<p>One of the world’s largest fishes gets a super-size sanctuary thanks to a decision by the Indonesian government to ban fishing for manta rays within the country’s …

Mother Nature at her most powerful

From stunning rock formations to spectacular light shows, these eight rare natural phenomena rival even the most impressive manmade attractions.

March 2014

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Five days in Russia's Ring of Fire

After being all but off limits, Russia’s strictly protected Kronotsky Zapovednik opens to travellers, revealing 650kg bears and the world’s second-largest gathering of geysers.<p>We had left the brown bears below us in the Valley of the Geysers, where they ambled among purple orchids, emerald grasses …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Walking Along the Edge of Utah

Renting RVs<p>I feel like I’ve accidentally become kind of an expert in renting RVs for photo adventures! I never thought I’d be one of those …

The Amazing (Mis)Adventures of the Olympic Torch, Past and Present

The iconic torch has a life of its own. The Sochi model even went to space.<p>The Sochi Olympic torch song—the traditional relay of the Olympic flame from Greece, site of the original games, to this year's venue in Russia—hit a few flat notes along the way.<p>The torch suffered multiple flame-outs, …

View of the Greenstone River Across Lake Wakatipu

Fine Dust off the Dart<p>Just down the lake is where the Dart River empties out into the lake. Like most old glacial outlets, there is a huge delta …

Wildcats in Spain: in search of a natural-born killer

She has 18 retractable claws, each complete with a razor sharp tip. Wrists that rotate for climbing trees and gripping prey. And when needed, she can sprint at 30mph to bring down her dinner. Only this cat isn’t a hungry lioness prowling the sun-baked African savannah; she’s a European wildcat, …