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Love Over Biology: Jennifer Finney Boylan on What It’s Like to Be a Transgender Parent

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and along with it history’s finest letters of motherly advice as well as witty wisdom from women who have chosen not to have kids. But what, exactly, does it mean to be a mother? Surely, it can’t be the mere checklist of certain biological givens and processes — for, …

Weekend Box Office: 'Monsters University', 'World War Z' Scare Up Huge Debuts

<i>Monsters University</i> was the top film of the weekend, as expected, and its massive $82 million weekend total was at the high end of expectations as well. At this point, Pixar is so bloody consistent that there isn’t really that much to say about this debut. <i>Monsters, Inc.</i> debuted with $62 million …

Photo: Hubble Spies Galactic Penguin and Egg

Wildlife<p>This newly released picture postcard from Hubble Space Telescope, taken in both visible and infrared light, shows two galaxies interacting.<br>Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p><b>The Hubble Space Telescope has spied a pair of giant galaxies that bear a striking</b> …

Albino Gorilla Was Result of Inbreeding

Both of Snowflake's parents had a rare gene that causes albinism.<p><b>Snowflake the gorilla gained notoriety for being the only known albino of his species. Now the late ape is making headlines again over the recent postmortem discovery that he was inbred.</b><p>Snowflake, a western lowland gorilla, was born …

Using your mobile phone in Europe

<b>FAQ</b><br>I want to use my mobile phone while on holiday in Europe this summer, but don’t want the hassle of buying a local SIM when I get there. What are the easiest ways to keep my bill down?<p><b>Donald Strachan, a specialist in travel and technology, replies</b><br>EU price caps have made it much cheaper to use a …

U.S. Pet Poll: Most Prefer Dogs, 18 Percent Want Dinosaur

A fifth would rather spend time with their pets than with people.<p><b>Americans love their pets—and a new poll shows just how much we dote on our critters, while revealing some curious attitudes toward animals (and people).</b><p>Six out of ten voters interviewed have a pet, with a third reporting that their …

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …

Trails

California, Peru, Vancouver, Kyrgystan: this week's favourite images come from all over the world. Where would you most like to travel? http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130620-our-favourite-images-of-the-week?OCID=fbtvlimg

STK: restaurant review

<b>336-337 Strand, London WC2 (020 7395 3450). Meal for two, including wine and service: £150</b><p>Vowels are useful little blighters. With them the word …

How to see Italy by train

Here are a few complications that may occur if you take the 18.36 Regionale Veloce on a Sunday evening from Verona (Porta Vescovo) to Milan (Centrale). Your underlying problem is that this is a small station where the fast through trains from Venice to Milan don’t stop.<p>You could get a local to …

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"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

GYRE Expedition – Day 5- Bearing Witness; Witnessing Bears. Act 2 (Wednesday, June 12)

A mile down the beach and a mile out on the flat more-or-less, another mother trails three cubs from clam-hole to clam-hole. When she spots a big dark male headed her way from half a mile away, she moves off, in a hurry and a worry, frequently glancing over her shoulder and occasionally breaking …

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Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

The Mighty Trees at Glen Oaks Big Sur

Stuck On Earth in Big Sur<p>I was able to use Stuck On Earth to find a lot of great places in Big Sur! By the way, don’t forget that you can now get it …

Release the Google Internet Balloons!

4 AM, a week ago…<p>I get a strange email from Google. Just sign the paperwork they say. We can’t tell you anything. I sign, assuming it’s gotta be cool …

Coral Reef, Honduras

Photos

The hottest French city of 2013: Marseille

This summer, Eurostar is running a Saturday service right across France to Aix-en-Provence. This is the farthest a direct train has ever travelled …

Why the new Google server farm could displace Adobe Lightroom

Are you taking more photos per week in 2013 than 2012? How about 2010? My guess is yes. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or just a casual …

Share tips: three UK companies to buy

Richard Plackett, of the BlackRock UK Special Situations fund, picks out three of his favourite stocks.<p>Richard Plackett is a favourite among financial advisers. His BlackRock UK Special Situations fund features on many "buy" lists - including Chelsea Finanial Services.<p>Juliet Schooling Latter, of …

Investing

OECD warns of zero growth in eurozone this year

Pier Carlo Padoan, chief economist at the OECD, says there will be no growth in the eurozone in 2013 and warns of high unemployment in the EU.<p>The recession in Europe risks threatening the world's economic recovery, a leading international body warned on Wednesday.<p>In its bi-annual update, the …

Economy

Business news and markets: as it happened - May 29, 2013

The European Commission has warned that France's economic resilience is diminishing as it grants a raft of extensions for members to meet budget deficit targets.<p><b>Latest</b><p><b>17.25</b> And that is where we are going to close the blog today.<p>As always you can follow all of the news <b>here</b> and we will be back bright …

Economy

Boris Johnson unveils plan for £1bn Chinese business district

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has unveiled a £1bn project to turn the capital’s docklands into a Chinese business district, creating 20,000 jobs and strengthening UK ties with one of the world’s largest economies.<p>The 35-acre site at Royal Albert Docks will be transformed by ABP China Holding …

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The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

Go Fish (Somewhere Else): Warming Oceans Are Altering Catches

Climate change is gradually altering the fish that end up on ice in seafood counters around the world, according to a new study.<p>"The composition of the [global] fish catch includes more and more fish from the warmer areas, and cold-water fish are getting more rare, because the temperatures are …

It's not sexist to accept that biology affects behaviour | Simon Baron-Cohen

Natasha Walter suggests women are invisible in public life because of "boxing them up into tired old stereotypes" and because of a "resurgence of …