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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.<p>Happily, each incident …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

47 brilliant family party games for Christmas and New Year's Eve

<b>Party games: from musical chairs and blind man's buff to consequences and pin the tail on the donkey. Here is the Telegraph guide to fun games for the family.</b><p><b>1. Adverb Game</b><p>Person A leaves the room. The rest choose an adverb (eg 'joyfully', 'lazily', or 'gloomily'). Person A returns and has to guess …

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

British interest in Borussia Dortmund no surprise to the men who make the Yellow Wall work

Up to 1,000 British fans travel to Germany to experience the Borussia experience at every home game, and Dortmund claim they are attracted by the unique ambience of one of Europe’s last great romantic clubs.<p>Hans-Joachim Watzke, the chief executive of <b>Borussia Dortmund</b>, was struck by an extraordinary …

Russell Brand: we deserve more from our democratic system

Following his appearance on Newsnight, the comedian explains why he believes there are alternatives to our current regime<p>I've had an incredible week since I spoke from the heart, some would say via my arse, on Paxman. I've had slaps on the back, fist bumps, cheers and hugs while out and about, …

Direct is Best

15<p>Aug<p>The Direct Booking Summit is bigger and better than ever before! The Summit continues to attract more and more hoteliers from around the world. …

Pie and mash – the fast food that built London

Will listed-building status bring new shine to Britain's pie and mash shops? William Langley hopes so<p>Taste, allure, a feast for the senses – and that was just the view through the steam clouds rising from a plate of L Manze’s prize pie and mash. The tiled walls gleamed in full art-deco finery, the …

When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us

Fruits and vegetables are unquestionably essential to a healthful diet.<p>But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxins within them. The minute amounts of poison found in many seeds, leaves and roots are the result of the …

Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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Ravel Morrison may have seen the light and can be England's secret weapon at the World Cup

The game was perhaps too easy for Ravel Morrison growing up, causing him to form bad habits. But now he is playing brilliant, young, fit and cocksure<p>Arriving at Manchester United, I was immediately interested to know who the club’s young guns might be. I remember posing that question to Sir Alex …

Ten of the world's weirdest restaurants

Magic Restroom Cafe, Los Angeles<p>The idea of sitting on a toilet in public is the stuff of nightmares but that hasn't stopped the Magic Restroom making loos the focus of its new themed restaurant in LA. In fact toilet-themed restaurants are nothing new – Taiwans' Modern Toilet where chocolate …

What if boxing had one champion for every weight division? Queensberry Rules: http://gu.com/p/3jhfn/fb A group of writers frustrated with the current system of ranking boxers, which has 17 weight divisions and 35 champions, created a method to judge the best fighter at every weight

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

On the Red Couch with Cinemagraph Co-Founder Kevin Burg

Inside Flipboard / October 10, 2013<p><i>Kevin Burg remembers his first animated GIF. He was in high school and it was the 1990s—a time when the Internet</i> …

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Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …

Love trains? Revisit the golden age of trai travel on one of the most luxurious rail journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon Orient Express: http://bbc.in/19qll6x

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Best places to get married - and best places to go after a break up!

From the giddy heights of romance and commitment to the best places to be miserable and alone, we've got places to suit, taken from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences.</i><p>1. Leh, India<p>From the town of Leh in the northern Indian region of Ladakh you can depart for a two-day trip (from mid-July to …

Europe's cheapest holiday cities

Fancy a city break that won't strip your savings to the bone? Head east, to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is the cheapest place in Europe for a short break, according to holiday rental site Housetrip. It found that a two-night trip could cost as little as £139, including flights, a few basic …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from capital Oslo to the historic port of Bergen. Venture on to sail the unspoilt islands of Solund, before gazing in wonder at the awesome views of the mighty Aurlandsfjord and Hardangerfjord: http://bit.ly/15ukEOy