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Five of Scotland’s best bothies

In some of Scotland most spectacular wildlands and best long-distance trails, bothies are often a challenge to reach, but they’re a joy to stay in. The days when bothies – ancient cottages, longhouses and mountain huts – had a reputation of being cold, drafty places to spend the night, are long …

Whales

Top 10 Paris jazz clubs – chosen by musicians and experts

Paris has swung to the rhythms of jazz for nigh on a century. With legends Bud Powell, Chet Baker and Miles Davis woven deep in its history, and pioneers Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli providing the backdrop to its cafe society, jazz is as much a part of the capital’s cultural heritage as …

France

Here's How We Can Power 100% of the World With Renewable Energy

By Jeff Masters<p>Here's a 2017 New Year's resolution I'd like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a …

Renewable Energy

Rocket men: why tech’s biggest billionaires want their place in space

The explosion could be felt 30 miles away. At 9.07am on 1 September, a SpaceX rocket containing 75,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene ignited into a fireball that could be seen from orbit, billowing black smoke into the gray sky around its Cape Canaveral launch pad.<p>On board was …

Space Travel

Chernobyl Is Going to Become a Solar Farm

Two Chinese companies have put forth a plan to build a 1 gigawatt solar farm in the area around the abandoned reactor.<p>Two Chinese solar companies have announced a plan to build a large solar farm in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The solar farm is expected to output over 1 gigawatt of power.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Google Connects Display Ads To Store Visits And TV Ads To Brand Searches

As the mobile phone has become nearly ubiquitous, consumers paradoxically have become harder for marketers to reach, at least in a coherent way. Now consumer attention is split among innumerable apps, websites and devices that still include computers, television and, of course, physical stores.<p>On …

Digital Advertising

Sweet beams: a lighthouse stay in Northern Ireland

The country road narrows towards the end of the peninsula, trees disappear, and as we curve around the last bend, the lighthouse comes into view, a tall yellow-and -black striped tower watching over the sea. St John’s Point lighthouse is on a rocky headland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It’s …

Ireland

Poldark country: the glories of Penzance

There are no pirates in Penzance, but there is David, on loan from London. None of us are quite sure what David does; he used to be the lead singer in a band called Tribal Nation; now he lives on Berkeley Square in the capital. He spends 18 weeks of the year in the south of France and four weeks …

England

10 of the best UK campsites for last-minute bank holiday trips

Inver Coille, Invermoriston, Inverness-shire<p>Overlooking Loch Ness – though views are splintered by the forest – tents-only Inver Coille is beside the Great Glen Way and popular with walkers and cyclists. There are 20 level pitches, 20 not-so-level pitches and a modern shower and toilet block …

Yorkshire Dales

Seven alternative wonders of London

Who hasn’t marveled at the interweaving roads of the M25? The unspoken beauty of Westfield? Okay, maybe it's just us. But next time you're stuck in …

10 of the best alternative city tours in Europe

PolaWalks, Warsaw<p>Instagram has fuelled our lust for instant travel photos, but this tour draws on actual cameras, arming walkers with a vintage Polaroid camera and a pack of film as you snap away in the Polish capital. The three-hour tour starts by meeting in the old town square and makes its way …

European Travel

The Swiss hotel that’s just a bed on a mountain

It looks like a publicity stunt for a hotel chain. Stick a bed on a Swiss mountain, get the attention of the world’s media and – boom – viral marketing. A couple of days later, bung the first ad on TV and let Lenny Henry take over. “You can really breathe in a Premier Inn,” he’ll say in his purple …

Hospitality

Burning coal for gas in UK seabeds would flame pollution, says report

Plans to set fire to coal under the seabed at up to 19 sites around the UK would cause significant climate pollution, groundwater contamination and toxic waste, according to a report by environmentalists.<p>The UK government’s Coal Authority has granted licences for underground coal gasification (UCG) …

Scottish Government

UNESCO's World Heritage Sites for 2016 | CNN Travel

How a single word sparked a four-year saga of climate fact-checking and blog backlash

In May 2012, my colleagues and I had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, showing that temperatures recorded in Australasia …

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Ozone

30 incredible cycling holidays to add to your bucket list

Cycling is green, cycling is healthy, cycling is good. Everyone’s at it, in events around the country in celebration of Bike Week and the bone-shaker’s 200th birthday. Cyclists have come out of the gutter and refuse to give up their space on the road. The wheel has come full circle.<p>Cycle paths and …

Costa Rica

Articles about greatness restored 2016 modernism america awards on Dwell.com - Dwell

After World War II, Chicago’s design elite flocked to Aspen for ski and summer holidays, galvanizing the then-sleepy alpine...<p>For more than 20 years, Folio:’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all...<p>New York–based designer Todd Bracher …

Graduate School

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

Climate Change

Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discovering a destination that should be but isn't. While it's great that this means you'll have the place all to yourself, half the fun of travel is being …

A 'black and smelly' job: the search for China's most polluted rivers

One sunny morning, Shi Dianshuo sets off for China’s River of Happiness.<p>“It’s not very happy right now,” the 24-year-old environmentalist admits as he drives north from Beijing to inspect the poetically named waterway.<p>Driving 26 miles (42km) out of town, Shi’s car pulls up beside a putrid, …

China

Scientists moot 'green fracking' technique

Adding CO2 instead of water to the cocktail used in fracking, could boost oil and gas extraction and help fight global warming at the same time, …

Scientists Successfully Convert Waste Plastic Into Fuel

The oceans are full of garbage. One of the most depressing facts about humanity’s degradation of the natural world is the presence of the Great …

Pollution

Popular Montenegro resort on 'lockdown' after deadly gang violence

With its sun-drenched beaches, medieval-built hotels and rugged Adriatic coastline, the Montenegro town of Kotor is popular with travellers seeking sun and solitude on their summer adventures – but its tourism industry is being threatened by a wave of gang-related crimes, according to government …

Here Are The World’s 50 Best Restaurants For 2016

Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, came in at number one.<p>It's official: 2016's list of World's 50 Best Restaurants is out, and, for the first …

Warming climate causing extensive greening in Canada, Alaska: study

A new study by NASA has found that parts of Canada and Alaska are greening as a result of climate change.<p>NASA used 87,000 images from its Landsat …

Send us a Lisbon tip for the chance to win a £200 travel voucher

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>What have you enjoyed about Lisbon? Its high hills or tiny alleyways, cafes, shops or galleries … We’re looking for your highlights beyond the obvious guide book sights.<p>Send us your specific tips via GuardianWitness, including as much detail as you can in <b>around</b> <b>100</b> …

Guide Books

A campervan yoga tour of Ibiza

It’s hard to be inconspicuous when you’re driving a psychedelic orange-and-yellow 1970s VW campervan around the sun-soaked lanes of Ibiza. Schoolchildren wave, boys hoot, strangers want photos and, while eyeballs might roll when the van stalls on a steep slope, the general VDub love more than makes …

Travel

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …