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This entry into our #photography competition last year is from Philip Braude and was the winner in the 'Urban' category. He chose a well-known #London cityscape to make the image familiar, while using two flashes to highlight the natural landscape. The photo has many temporal relationships: people in coats frozen in the scene, and the leaves of late Autumn; as well as the whiteness of the silver birches and the stone of St Paul’s. It’s set at night to bring out the brightness of the city’s lights and reflections. #travel #NGTUK

The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.<p>To taste a watermelon is to know “what the angels eat,” Mark Twain proclaimed.<p>The angels, however, would have gagged if they had eaten the watermelon’s wild ancestor—a bitter fruit with hard, …

NASA: Rumors Of Impending Doom Are Greatly Exaggerated

Have you heard that a giant asteroid is due to strike Earth sometime between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28?<p>If so, you probably thought it was a hoax. And you'd be right.<p>But some people who read "numerous recent blogs and web postings" about impending doom from space weren't sufficiently skeptical. NASA on …

Bruce Willis

Chrome can now spellcheck multiple languages simultaneously

Polyglots of the world rejoice: Google developer François Beaufort has revealed that the company has added support for simultaneous multilingual spellcheck in its latest experimental Chrome Canary build.<p>So, next time you’re sending a message, email or blog post out into cyberspace in more than one …

Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on border | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece ferried hundreds of refugees to its mainland on Friday to relieve the pressure on outlying islands that have been overwhelmed by thousands of people arriving by boat to flee Syria’s civil war.<p>A woman reacts to the police at the border line dividing Macedonia and Greece …

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Like a local: Turin

Turin is an overlooked city; not just by the Alps that bookend its boulevards like a movie backdrop on a clear day. This city sits woefully low on …