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The 20 Mediterranean islands you must visit in your lifetime

Is it the sea, the strange sense of security, or just that wonderful feeling of escaping from life on the mainland that makes an island break so special? Whatever the exact chemistry, islands make brilliant holiday destinations, and nowhere more so than in the Mediterranean in summer. With the help …

Top 10: cities and places to visit in Scotland

1. Edinburgh<p>Linda Macdonald, Telegraph TraveI’s Edinburgh expert, writes: “It is not difficult to understand how local boy Robert Lewis Stevenson came to write Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, growing up as he did in a city of such extraordinary variety. From the history-soaked medieval Old Town to the …

Scotland

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

<i>By: Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Škocjan Caves, Slovenia | iStock.com/Gremlin</i><p>Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about the scenario …

10 beautiful canal towns (that aren't Venice)

When it comes to a romantic punt along a canal, Venice, Italy is always top of mind. But plenty of other cities around the world are built around …

Six Swiss Mountain Villages for the Ultimate Escape

Our picks for mountain villages guaranteed to help you hit the rest button.<p>The Swiss Alps are popular for a lot of reasons, but what about a …

How the banks ignored the lessons of the crash

Joris Luyendijk spent two years talking to hundreds of City insiders. They revealed how close we came to disaster – and how quickly finance went back to business as usual<p>Ask people where they were on 9/11, and most have a memory to share. Ask where they were when Lehman Brothers collapsed, and many …

This 1985 RAND Paper on the Future of Email is Still Relevant Today

<i>Never say anything in an electronic message that you wouldn’t want appearing, and attributed to you, in tomorrow’s front-page headline in the New</i> …

Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Naturopathic Medicine

Tree Tombs & Cliffside Coffins: 13 Unique Cemeteries

In America we have a seemingly endless succession of near-identical cemeteries, filled with orderly rows of bland stones that tell us nearly nothing …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Big History

Retro-Future: Glorious Urbanism

"QUANTUM SHOT" #328(rev) <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>When living in mega-cities was considered a privilege...</b><p>See that gleaming Metropolis on the …

Can the multiverse explain the course of history? – Andrew Crumey

Andy Murray’s unexpectedly strong start against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2012 final put the <i>Daily Telegraph</i> columnist Matthew Norman in a …

How Poverty Taxes the Brain

Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.<p>Human mental bandwidth is finite. You’ve probably experienced this before (though maybe not in those terms): When you’re lost in concentration trying to solve a problem like a broken computer, you’re more likely to …

Are some people born creative?

New research suggests that the extent to which creativity is heritable may be greater than previously thought<p>Since the evolution of <i>Homo sapiens</i>, our world has been driven by flashes of inspiration, the process we call creativity. But while creativity may appear to be a spontaneous burst of new …

Don’t count on STARTTLS to automatically encrypt your sensitive e-mails | Ars Technica

TLS stripping and DNS attacks allow eavesdropping on protected messages.<p>Researchers have some good and bad news about the availability of secure …

Halloween Special: The Scariest Things in Space

Halloween brings out the zombies and vampires here on Earth, but these and other monsters are a constant presence in the heavens above our …

5 Things Businesses May Not Know About Military Spouse Employees

I recently participated in the Department of Defense sponsored annual meeting for the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The MSEP mission is to connect military spouses with employment opportunities through their network of employer partners. The …

Hidden Planets, Ten Times the Size of Jupiter

A new theory says ginormous worlds may be hidden in the massive spiral patterns that can collect around newborn stars.<p>When a star is born, it is the result of immense pressure on hydrogen atoms until fusion reactions begin. And for many stars, a pancake-shaped glob of gas and dust particles—a …

Universe

UCL: Historic Space Pictures Published Online for the First Time

Unidentified space object will burn up in our atmosphere next month

Earlier this month, astronomers in Arizona spotted an unidentified space object that will fall to Earth on November 13th. The object, appropriately dubbed <b>WT</b>1190<b>F</b>, is only a couple feet in diameter and not very dense. That means it's probably man-made — likely a leftover piece of a rocket that …

Space

Newly-Discovered Geoglyphs Are So Big, NASA Is Helping Study Them From Space

Turgai, Kazakhstan might not look like much besides wide, sweeping plains. But over the past few years, archaeologists have revealed more than 200 …

21 Frightening TV Episodes You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

Netflix isn't just for chilling... it's also for <i>chilling</i>, as in scaring yourself silly. Here are some of the scariest episodes of our favorite shows featuring creepy clowns, headless witches, bloodthirsty ghosts, serial killers, and spooky hitch-hikers.<p>Many of these work great as standalone eps, …

TV

How to Desalinize Water Using Half the Energy of Traditional Methods

In the next ten years, Earth’s population is expected to increase by one billion, and only 3% of our planet’s water is fit for drinking or farming. …

Electrified Skeleton Animals Worthy of an Iron Maiden Album

Watch a snake digest a rodent in graffiti artist Nychos the weird's solo show.<p>In a style similar to traditional Japanese tattoo artists, with a splash of heavy metal cover art from the 80s, Nychos the weird draws radiographed creatures. The urban illustrator demonstrates his passion for anatomy and …

Art

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

How To Make All Natural Toilet Cleaning Tablets

Plop plop, fizz fizz — oh how easy it is! Whip up a batch of these fizzy-fresh toilet tablets and say goodbye to the harsh chemical cleaners.<p><b>What You</b> …

10 Tips to Help You Master Layering Rugs

Rugs are tricky things. You want to be sure that you buy the correct size and the best color, all in a pattern that won’t go out of style next year. …

Home Decorating

Awesome DIY Halloween Ideas on Flipboard

It’s October already and if you haven’t decided on a Halloween costume yet, don’t fret! With Flipboard, you have tons of awesome DIY Halloween ideas at your fingertips. When someone asks where you got your costume, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of saying, “I made it myself.”<p>Here’s the …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings