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Iran's Most Wild and Beautiful Places

Travel<p>Discover the breathtaking landscapes that make up this captivating nation.<p>Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, where turquoise-domed mosques, glittering palaces, and the tombs of long gone poets reveal the mysteries and intrigues of the ancients. Yet beneath the …

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and the 20 other best power ballads

Rio Ferdinand talks of pain and helplessness after wife’s death

Rio Ferdinand has opened up on the helplessness and pain he felt after the death of his wife, Rebecca. The former Manchester United defender revealed that without his wife or a football club to lean on, he “didn’t have a clue” how to make a doctor’s appointment.<p>Ferdinand has also spoken of how …

Smartphones are ruining skills and awareness, claims England rugby coach

• Vision specialist Sherylle Calder speaks of ‘decline across different sports’<br>• ‘We develop visual motor skills by climbing trees, walking on walls’<p>Sportsmen and women who spend half their lives glued to their smartphones should look away now. According to the expert hired to improve the hand-eye …

Two weeks in Iran

With travel restrictions easing, Iran's sites and valleys are opening up to visitors. We glimpse a country that may be on the verge of change<p>The …

Ministers suppressed damaging fracking report until after crucial vote

Campaigners have accused the Government of “dirty tricks of the highest order” after an investigation found a report on fracking was deliberately …

7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

Travel<p>These spots might not have been crafted by extraterrestrials, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out of this world.<p>Planet Earth is home to some spectacular relics from bygone eras, constructions that seem to defy the technological capabilities of their time either because they’re too big, too …

Ten Places That Deserve More Travelers

Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.<p>Armenia<p><b>The Situation on the Ground:</b> Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with conflict. The country’s Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan over a …

West Ham news: Blame Seb Coe and Boris Johnson, not the club, for the scandalous waste of £752m stadium

There are many reasons for rage about £752m being casually tossed away on a stadium to accommodate a London football team currently larging it in the …

The world's 5 best destinations to get tattooed

More and more people around the world are getting 'inked'. Tattoo expert Anna Felicity Friedman gives the lowdown on the 5 best places in the world …

Witches' marks: public asked to seek ancient scratchings in buildings

Historic England keen to track markings typically found around old windows and doorways, used to ward off evil spirits<p>The public is being encouraged to help map Britain’s historic obsession with the paranormal by searching for ancient scratchings in old buildings, used as charms against witchcraft …

Best Fall Trips 2017

Let your wanderlust heat up as temperatures cool down.<p>Summer’s winding down, and that means cooler weather and new possibilities for the perfect getaway. Here are our top 10 fall trips this year, inspired by our own National Geographic Expeditions and Lodges.<p><b>SEE SACRED BIRDS AND RITUAL DANCES:</b> …

Summer camps for kids – budget and free ideas

Holiday adventure playgrounds can keep the children occupied during the long school holidays – and many of them are affordable and offer discounts<p>The summer holidays will soon be here – and this year, following the collapse of the pound, family trips abroad promise to be even more expensive than …

Avebury: Mysterious circles and ancient stones

The truck driver behind me was probably fuming as my car meandered along the narrow lane, fields of golden wheat and barley swaying on either side. …

Discovery of Philistine Cemetery May Solve Biblical Mystery

An unprecedented find in southern Israel may finally reveal the origins of one of the Hebrew Bible's greatest villains.<p>An unrivaled discovery on the southern coast of Israel may enable archaeologists to finally unravel the origins of one of the most notorious and enigmatic peoples of the Hebrew …

Children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder show unique handwriting patterns: Integrative education system should consider this factor, say experts

Integrative education system should consider this factor, say experts<p>The new study found that children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder …

Autism

Hidden beauty spots in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Lake District holidays,Yorkshire holidays,England holidays,United Kingdom holidays,Walking holidays,Swimming holidays,Travel,Food and drink<p>Wonderful, secluded places are still to be found in the well-trodden Lakes and Dales, as we reveals in an excerpt from the Wild Guide to the area

Yorkshire Dales

Proof of the Soul

I was brushing my teeth yesterday when it suddenly occurred to me that proof of the soul--the much maligned intangible essence that far too many scientists, materialists and behavioral psychologists like to marginalize as "brain epiphenomenon"--was staring me right in the face.<p>In fact, my face had …

Physics

Exorcist director says Vatican allowed him to film real ceremony

William Friedkin recalls witnessing ‘astonishing’ scenes of demonic possession similar to those in 1973 horror classic<p>The director of The Exorcist has revealed that he was allowed to film a real exorcism at the Vatican.<p>“I was invited by the Vatican exorcist this month to shoot and video an actual …

Dave Grohl told us the story behind Foo Fighters ‘Everlong’ and its unforgettable music video

Don’t pretend it doesn’t put a lump in your throat, a tremble in your lip. Eighteen years after it first blared on college radios, accompanied by a …

How Chris McCandless Died

An update to ‘<i>Into the Wild’</i><p>The debate over what killed Chris McCandless, and the related question of whether he is worthy of admiration, has been …

How to have a holiday adventure in the UK

You don’t need to travel to exotic lands for a journey of discovery. Five professional adventurers provide inspiration for exploring the UK’s glorious islands, mountains, coast – and even the M25<p><b>Where’s your favourite place in the UK for exploring? Let us know in the comments below</b><p>One of my best …

The 10 best ruins in Britain

Britain is rightly known for its great stately houses, castles and churches – and its ruins are also worthy of celebration

These are the podcasts you need to be listening to

Podcasts are a delicious addition to the 21st century, and one that we can all join in with. These are our favourite podcasts for right now<p>The podcast is a delightful thing. Tucked away on your phone, with your headphones plugged in, it's a delicious little entrance into whatever world you …

Podcasting

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet …

Mount Sinai Hospital

Hole in the Earth: Giant crack that formed in Africa that will become an ocean

In 2005, a giant 35-mile-long crack opened up in the Afar desert of Ethiopia in just a matter of days. Theories began to spread quickly that the …

Adventure holidays: the seven wonders of Wales

At some point in the late 18th century, an English tourist penned a piece of doggerel about the Seven Wonders of Wales:<p>Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple,<br>Snowdon’s mountain without its people,<br>Overton yew trees, St Winefride’s well,<br>Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells.<p>His was a gentler, more …

Britain's 18 best waterfalls for wild swimming

There's no denying that it's hot in the UK right now. If you live in a city, it's likely that it's all getting a bit too much. So throw your swimming costume in a bag, run away to the country and cool off in one of Britain's great wild swimming spots.<p>Cornwall<p>1. St Nectan’s Kieve, Tintagel<p><b>Swimming</b> …

Hitler's Olympics: Jewish runners 'betrayed' by U.S. Athletics

<b>(CNN) —</b> He had defeated Jesse Owens and the world was at his feet.<p>Except there was one snag: Sam Stoller was Jewish.<p>Stoller and fellow Jewish-American athlete Marty Glickman arrived at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin with dreams of glory -- but they left chastened in an episode which still …

World History