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13 Money-Saving Hacks for Visiting London

When you think of London, "cheap" is a word that very rarely springs to mind. Beer can cost over £5 a pint, coffee is regularly £3 or more, and a night in a decent hotel will run upwards of £150. Basically, London is not on the top of the budget traveler's list. But like any city, there are ways to …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Pictures of the Week 10.1.15

World Records

Pope Francis Spends a Day in New York City: Pictures

Sustainable Development

First supermoon of 2015 – in pictures

The sight of a perigee moon happens when the moon is full and makes its closest approach to Earth. The next supermoons will be on 28 September and 27 October

Supermoon

Be Your Own Barista! Brew The Best Pour-Over Coffee At Home

Pour-over coffee is a brewing method that’s a great introduction to specialty coffee*. It’s simple and familiar, and it doesn’t require plug-in …

Coffee

LG Shows Off 'Wallpaper' TV No Thicker Than a Sticker

If you thought TVs couldn't get any thinner, think again. LG Display's "wallpaper" panel is 55 inches wide, but less than a millimeter (four-hundredths of an inch) thick. It's so thin and light (just over 4 pounds) that it can be attached to the wall with a simple magnetic backing and then peeled …

Gear & Gadgets

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

14 Awe-Inspiring Images of Shooting Stars

The night sky is a canvas of innumerable wonders; granted, some people look up at night and don’t have much interest in what they’re seeing, …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

The Far Side of Paradise

One of the things I like best about Hana is that there is nothing to do. This is intentional on my part. It's a small town on the far eastern end of Maui, with one general store and not much else. But for us city folk who are wedded to our iPhones and iPads and computers and all the connectivity in …

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in San Francisco

<i>by Chaney Kwak, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo by Ron Koeberer/Getty Images<p><i>With these tips on how to dress, what to avoid, and where to eat, you'll be right at home in San Francisco -- just don't call it San Fran.</i><p><b>WHAT TO WEAR</b><p><b>Always layer.</b> Don't wear one of those ill-fitting sweatshirts emblazoned with …

Pictures of the Week 1.15.15

Aerial

Milky Way over Todd Lake Basin, Oregon

Here in the midst of our northern winter, a beautiful shot of the summer Milky Way.<p>Jason Brownlee captured this view last August of the Todd Lake …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

Sri Lanka

The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr’s website doesn’t have a leaderboard — the best …

European Space Agency

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

Flowerwork by Sarah Illenberger Combines Flowers & Fireworks

Late last year, The Plant Journal tapped multidisciplinary artist Sarah Illenberger for a unique<p>Late last year, <i>The Plant Journal</i> tapped multidisciplinary artist Sarah Illenberger for a unique contribution to its latest issue. Shot by photographer Sabrina Rynas, the resulting series — aptly dubbed …

APOD: In the Arms of NGC 1097 (2015 Jan 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Steve Mazlin, Jack Harvey, Jose Joaquin Perez; SSRO-South, at PROMPT/CTIO http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150109.html Explanation: Spiral galaxy NGC 1097 shines in southern skies, about 45 million light-years away in the chemical constellation Fornax. Its blue spiral arms are mottled with pinkish star forming regions in this colorful galaxy portrait. They seem to have wrapped around a small companion galaxy below and left of center, about 40,000 light-years from the spiral's luminous core. That's not NGC 1097's only peculiar feature, though. The very deep exposure hints of faint, mysterious jets, most easily seen to extend well beyond the bluish arms toward the left. In fact, four faint jets are ultimately recognized in optical images of NGC 1097. The jets trace an X centered on the galaxy's nucleus, but probably don't originate there. Instead, they could be fossil star streams, trails left over from the capture and disruption of a much smaller galaxy in the large spiral's ancient past. A Seyfert galaxy, NGC 1097's nucleus also harbors a supermassive black hole. http://www.starshadows.com/aboutus/ http://user.physics.unc.edu/~reichart/promptteam.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150109 #APOD

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

<b>(Maksim Shmeljov via Shutterstock)</b><p>The age-old question is finally answered<p>Larry Schwartz<p>November 10, 2014 9:37pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King …

English National Ballet's Swan Lake: Alina Cojocaru fits the bill – in pictures

Alina Cojocaru dances the roles of Odette and Odile opposite Ivan Vasiliev as Prince Siegfried in ENB’s production at the Coliseum in London. All photographs: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

Swan Lake

APOD: Stars and Dust in Corona Australis (2015 Jan 08) Image Credit & Copyright: CHART32 Team, Processing - Johannes Schedler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150108.html Explanation: Cosmic dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit this telescopic vista, less than 500 light-years away toward the northern boundary of Corona Australis, the Southern Crown. The dust clouds effectively block light from more distant background stars in the Milky Way. But the striking complex of reflection nebulae cataloged as NGC 6726, 6727, and IC 4812 produce a characteristic blue color as light from the region's young hot stars is reflected by the cosmic dust. The dust also obscures from view stars still in the process of formation. At the left, smaller yellowish nebula NGC 6729 bends around young variable star R Coronae Australis. Just below it, glowing arcs and loops shocked by outflows from embedded newborn stars are identified as Herbig-Haro objects. On the sky this field of view spans about 1 degree. That corresponds to almost 9 light-years at the estimated distance of the nearby star forming region. http://chart32.de/index.php/group http://panther-observatory.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150108 #APOD

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on five continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, insightful and thought-provoking.

By The Way — Australia - Photographs and text by Chris Bowes | LensCulture

<i>By The Way</i> is a series of photos taken throughout Australia capturing many different environments from the side of the road. Although often trivial, these are the places between places, hidden down back roads or on the sides of busy high ways and overlooked by the travelers passing through them. …

Australia

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Vietnam is at once crazy and serene, thrilling and relaxing.<p>There are …

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