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‘I see colours you cannot perceive or imagine’

Some women are born with hyper-sensitive eyes that can see the world in ways most of us cannot even imagine. What’s it like to live with this gift?<p>A few years ago, the artist Concetta Antico discovered that she was carrying a genetic mutation that gave her astonishingly sensitive perception of …

Mutations

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Read latest news, trendy and fun stories on the lock screen. You know what’s better? It lets you earn that extra buck!<p>Slide App helps you earn …

What makes The Neon Demon so outrageous?

The most shocking thing about Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film is not its scenes of horror but how underwhelming it is, writes Nicholas Barber.<p>In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn won a best director award at Cannes for his glacially stylish yet ultra-violent thriller, Drive, the film that turned Ryan …

Mad Men

An eerie sight on the ocean floor

Some 400 sculptures make up the most recent installation from British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Get a sneak peek before it opens to the public.<p>Off the coast of West Africa, the Spanish island of Lanzarote sparkles in the bright midday sun, with azure Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against its …

Sculpture

The colossal cost of ancient Rome

Italy’s new budget puts 300m euros toward cultural conservation. But with an archaeological heritage so vast, will the funds be enough to save Rome’s ancient world?<p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <i>sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter</i><i>, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked</i> …

Italy

The cowboys who lasso ice

Every year, giant icebergs float down the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Meet the “iceberg cowboys” who hunt and harvest these bergs to make vodka, beer and wine.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical</i> …

Travel

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

Royal Air Force

The city of 187 different countries

Home to more international organisations than any other place in the world, Geneva has a decidedly global feel, with more than 40% of residents coming from outside Switzerland.<p>A haven for expats and loved by locals, Geneva attracts people from around the world for its economic opportunity, lakeside …

European Travel

The sugar daddy of alcoholic drinks

After centuries of adding maple syrup to virtually everything, Quebecois have finally figured out how to make maple drinks worthy of a spot on international menus.<p><i>If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked</i> …

Maple Syrup

Where people were sent to disappear

With venomous snakes and shark-infested waters, this desert island had no hope of escape.<p>Panama's Isla Coiba bears all the hallmarks of a perfect desert island: gin-clear water, powdery white sand, a fringe of palm trees against a backdrop of dense, unexplored rainforest. When I arrived on the …

Costa Rica

Special delivery for Yoan Moncada: big-league wheels

The Yoenis Cespedes Car Craze has hit Boston Red Sox camp.<p>A few weeks after Cespedes made headlines by driving into New York Mets spring training in …

This is What It Takes to Photograph the Arctic Fox During a Winter Storm

What would you endure for the perfect shot? For Australian photographer Joshua Holko, the answer is “freezing blasts from a winter storm in the …

Remember When Floppy Disks Were 1.44MB Memory Cards for Digital Cameras?

If you were into photography in the early days of digital cameras, you probably remember the “revolutionary” Sony Mavica line, which used 3.5-inch …

Arizona Mine Poses Biggest Threat to Climbing Access in U.S. History

Manny Rangel, a captain in the Phoenix Fire Department, has been climbing and developing routes in the area around the Oak Flat Campground, about 50 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, since the climbing-rich resource was first discovered by climbers in the 1970s. It's since become a proving ground for …

Forests

Maria Sharapova is one of nearly 100 athletes caught taking meldonium this year

Maria Sharapova isn't the only one who has been caught taking meldonium.<p>In the two months since the drug was added to the international banned list on Jan. 1, the number of athletes testing positive has grown rapidly.<p>"There have been 99 adverse analytical findings for meldonium recorded," said Ben …

Tennis

Add catcher Yasmani Grandal to the list of injured Dodgers

The Dodgers training room is getting a little crowded. Joining infielders<p>Howie Kendrick,Justin Turnerand Alex Guerrero on the shelf this week is catcherYasmani Grandal, who suffered a right forearm bruise in Wednesday’s game against theAngelsand is not expected to play again until Monday.<p>Grandal …

Baseball

NASA Camera Captures Total Solar Eclipse from 1 Million Miles Away

During the total solar eclipse on March 8th and 9th, NASA had a camera documenting it from a very special perspective — one that’s 1 million miles …

NBA free agent Nate Robinson intends to try out for NFL teams

NBAfree agent Nate Robinson is trying to do what no NBA player has done in 75 years.<p>The 31-year-old three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and former Clipper announced Thursday in a YouTube video through the Lead Sports that he wants to try out for NFL teams.<p>"Somebody give me a real opportunity, …

NFL

On Pleasure Grounds

Project info<p>The series On Pleasure Grounds depicts scenes at a fictional amusement park – people are shown in a moment of leisure but the space they inhabit is bleak and slightly threatening.<br>Military weapons and wild domesticated animals populate this landscape and as viewers we are unsure what is …

Fish

United Makes Peace by Reinstating Fired Crew, Qatar Not So Much

Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing for expressing concern about the security of their aircraft, 13 United flight attendants have been reinstated.<p>You may recall from a previous post on …

Aviation

10 Filipino Lifestyle and Travel Bloggers You Should Follow on Snapchat

Since the new millennium touched down, technology has upped its game and from then on the internet, social media and various smart-phone apps hav taken the world by storm and communication between people has become more entertaining than ever. From Twitter to Instagram and now to Snapchat - they …

Social Media

5 fundamentals for a strong travel brand

1. Decide what your brand is and isn’t.<p>Every successful travel brand needs a consistent voice and style that complements its creator’s goals and …

A 77km hike that could inspire miracles

With Spain’s Camino de Santiago becoming a victim of its own success, Matthew Hirtes chose to walk this less-crowded, less-known version of the pilgrimage, 1,750km to the south.<p>Everyone’s heard of Spain’s Camino de Santiago, the 100km-plus Way of St James route that leads pilgrims to Galicia’s …

Hiking

Paris like you’ve never seen her before

The latest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks is nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>Bonjour, Paris!, the newest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks, is certainly nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>For both admirers of Paris and the …

France

Louisiana reels from days of pounding rain

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Roads were submerged, bridges washed out, and cars abandoned in rivers and streams as Louisiana struggled Friday from days of …

Weather

Password Boss secures your logins with bank-grade encryption

There are just too many passwords to remember in our daily routine. Computers, phones, email, bank details, social logins – the list goes on and on, and staying secure while attempting to remember them all is tricky at best.<p>Help has arrived from <b>Password Boss</b>, which securely helps manage your logins …