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Use this secret trick to find thousands of great Android apps recommended by Google

With more than 1.4 million available apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, it can be difficult to find the best of the bunch. Things are even more difficult …

Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

<i>This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.</i><p>Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos …

Apps

What does a British Member of Parliament actually do?

When we use the term Member of Parliament (MP) in the UK, we mean a Member of the House of Commons, the elected chamber of Parliament (as opposed to …

Star Wars Archaeology

If your social media feed is anything like mine, a bunch of punning <i>Star Wars</i> fans have already exhorted “May the fourth be with you!” today. Since the original film was released the year I was born, I have grown up with the movies… although I confess the last one I saw was <i>The Phantom Menace</i> one …

Archaeology

Fashionable Vikings loved colours, fur, and silk

The Vikings were skilled warriors, traders, and explorers, but a more fashionable side might also have existed.

Archaeology

Cnut: England’s Danish King

By Susan Abernethy<p>There is very little historic information on King Cnut even though he was the most powerful king in northern Europe in the early …

Ragnar Lothbrock - Scourge of England and Normandy

Ragnar Lothbrock - Legendary Viking Leader<p>As featured in the History Channel series "Vikings", is a farmer who believes there is land west of …

Great Science Fiction Stories That Can Help You Make Sense Of Economics

We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman<i>.</i> But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach …

Economics

​If you like Skyrim you’ll also like…

The classic RPG question is ‘who do you want to be?’, and here The Elder Scrolls games have always been on strong ground. In the case of Skyrim, it’s …

How to make a boardgame, from one of the best designers in the world

Inside a classroom of a French games school twenty students are prototyping their boardgame projects. They are in the middle of a workshop given by …

Board Games

Free Android apps connect to thousands of tracking and ad URLs, research shows

Worst offenders include volume-control app that connects to 2,000 websites for advertising and tracking websites, according to France’s Eurecom<p>The average free Android app silently connects to more than 100 different web addresses to serve adverts and track users, according to a paper from French …

Apps

Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch

Aggressive tactics from the music giant have garnered scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission<p>The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking closely into Apple’s business practices in relation to its upcoming music streaming service, according …

10 UK landscape features that you’ve probably never heard of

Do you know what a meol or a zawn is? How about a gryke or a glyder? Dominick Tyler, author of Uncommon Ground, takes us on a topographical tour of Britain, revealing lesser-known landforms and the right words to describe them<p>UK wilderness adventures<p>Rhaeadr<p>Wales’ weather and topography have …

Scotland

Chile's quest to save melting mummies

For thousands of years, the mummies lay buried beneath the sands of the Atacama Desert, a volcanically active region along the northern Chilean coast with virtually no rainfall.<p>When the first ones were discovered 100 years ago, archaeologists marveled at the ancient relics, some of them fetuses, …

Archaeology

Front garden guide: Design ideas to suit terraced, semi-detached and detached houses

<b>Create a warm welcome to your home and neighbourhood by making the most of your front garden.</b><p>Even before your house comes into view, visitors will …

Archaeologists Find Clues to Viking Mystery

For years, researchers have puzzled over why Viking descendents abandoned Greenland in the late 15th century. But archaeologists now believe that …

Pre-Viking tunic found on thawing glacier

3/23/2013 05:00:00 PM<p>A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon …

Game Jam: Archaeology

On April 28, 2015, Shawn Graham (aka @electricarchaeo) wrote a post on his <i>Electric Archaeology</i> blog: “<i>Ludi Incipiant!</i> A Call for #Archaeogames?” It’s …

Archaeology

Prehistoric man with shield found in UK dig

5/01/2015 08:30:00 PM<p>An archeological dig in Pocklington has unearthed a prehistoric man buried with a shield. The skeleton was found in one of the …

Megalith Culture

<b>Megalitt kulturen</b><p><b>Portasar – Gobekli tepe – Noahs (Nakh) ark</b><p><b>Megalitt kulturen:</b><p>Megalithic culture (8th to 2nd millennia)<p><b>Dolmens = tombs resembling</b> …

Inside Tutankhamun's Tomb: Photos from the day archaeologists opened the burial chamber

On the 92nd anniversary of the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen, here are pictures from the day it happened (and beyond)<p>One of only two images …

Archaeology

Enormous new terracotta army find

The excavation, which began last Thursday, is centred upon a 200sq/m patch of the 56sq/km underground mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Emperor …

Neanderthal jewelry was much more sophisticated than previously believed

Recent archaeological and anthropological research showed that Neanderthals weren’t the mindless brutes we once thought they were – they were smart, …

Finnish Archaeologists find Wreck of 15th Century Ship Laden with €50m Worth of Treasure

An archaeological diving team in Finland said they have found the wreck of the <i>Hanneke Wrome</i> , which sank with valuable cargo and some 200 passengers …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

Extreme Sports

The most important part of self-driving cars will be human control

Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology include safer, faster and more eco-friendly transportation.<p>Until now, the public dialogue …

Automation

The UK's most charming seaside cafes and restaurants

Fancy a road trip this bank holiday weekend? Our food experts pick their favourite places to eat by the sea, from sandy crab shacks to smart fish restaurants<p>Whether it’s tucking into crisply battered fish at a sandy picnic table, or knocking back a lemon-spiked oyster in a waterside bistro, there …

Ice Cream