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The Evolutionary Reason Why We Love Sitting By A Crackling Fire

Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scientists know why.<p>Watching a fire lowers blood pressure, according to new University of Alabama research. Our enjoyment of gazing at fire may be rooted …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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How to Achieve a Rustic Style

Although rustic style started out not as a style, per se, but as a way of life, it has certainly become a primary décor style in recent years. It is …

Asian Britain: A Photographic History - in pictures

A new book charts the Asian contribution to Britain through historical photographs. Examing the broad range of migrants from the Indian subcontintent to this country, it examines their social, cultural and political influence. Asian Britain: A Photographic History, by Susheila Nasta, is published …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors fear violence amid chaos and gunfire

Desperate scramble for ever scarcer resources and atmosphere of lawlessness leads to upsurge in violence in storm's aftermath<p><b>Typhoon Haiyan latest <br>In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan</b><p>WEARING just one broken rubber flip-flop on his feet, Marcel Stutz, a farmer from a small village outside Tacloban, led his …

Scenes From the Wreckage

One of the largest typhoons ever recorded tore through the Philippines on Friday, killing thousands as winds ripped away roofs and waves washed away …

Typhoon Haiyan rolls into Philippines – in pictures

Storm billed as biggest ever to make landfall sends 195mph winds and five-metre waves slamming into islands. Haiyan is believed to be stronger than the world's previous strongest tropical cyclone, hurricane Camille, which was recorded in the US at 190mph in 1969

The Week in Pictures | November 4 – 10, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. More photos<p>Los Angeles: Bagpipers play in …

Awesome scale of Typhoon Haiyan seen from space

American Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg shot this terrifying view of Typhoon Haiyan from aboard the International Space Station on Saturday. The death toll from one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall could top 1,200, the Red Cross said Saturday after fierce winds and flooding from Typhoon …

In pictures: Qatar's construction workers

<b>Doha, Qatar -</b> Tens of thousands of migrant labourers - mostly from Nepal, India, and the Philippines - live and work in Qatar. However, criticism regarding the treatment of these workers is growing, with labour groups and human rights organisations condemning the government and employers for low …

Confiscated toys – in pictures

Paper aeroplanes, makeup, trading cards, yo-yos: these are just some of the objects of distraction that fill school uniform pockets and sneak their way across classrooms when sir's back is turned. Until they become confiscated, that is, and end up on display in a museum several years later. …

In pictures: Tacloban in ruins

The death toll is rising in the eastern Philippine city of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan tore through on Friday.

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Pictures: Typhoon aftermath

A huge rescue operation has begun after the strongest storm to hit land since records began smashed into the Philippines.<p>Thousands of people are believed to have died. Houses have been flattened and communications to many areas cut off, making it difficult to estimate the devastation.

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Only in England: Photographs from a bygone era

Before his death at the age of 30, photographer Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England trying to capture a disappearing way of life.<p>His distinctive take on English eccentricity had a profound influence on a young photography student at the time - Martin Parr - …

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Aerial view of Philippines disaster

Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

Officials are now estimating that as many as 10,000 deaths may have been caused in the Philippines by the landfall of one of the most powerful storms on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan. Wind gusts were measured up to 195 mph, and the storm's reach extended over a thousand miles as it approached the …

Typhoon survivors in the Philippines - in pictures

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, with coastal towns and the regional capital Tacloban devastated by huge waves

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

Super Typhoon Haiyan's cataclysmic destruction seen from above

In pictures: Haiyan's havoc

<b>Ormoc, Philippines -</b> The second-largest city in the Philippines' Leyte Province has been levelled by Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the island nation this weekend and has now made landfall in Vietnam. The storm, whose winds gusted to as fast as 300 kilometres per hour, tore roofs from homes, …

In pictures: Philippines struggle for survival

Images from the Philippines where relief efforts are under way to bring aid to hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need after Typhoon Haiyan.

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Fallen soldier: Statue commemorating MacArthur's Philippines landing toppled by typhoon

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In pictures: Typhoon relief

The president, Benigno Aquino, has declared emergency measures to get aid to the many millions of people left destitute by the superstorm, and promised them that "help will reach you faster and faster".<p>An international relief effort began in earnest on Monday, with a host of countries and …

Typhoon Haiyan: five days on - in pictures

Five days after typhoon Haiyan devastated regions in the Philippines, thousands of survivors are left without shelter, food and power, and await evacuation to Manila

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

Typhoon Haiyan - before and after

These before and after images from the typhoon-struck region of the Philippines reveal the full extent of the catastrophic destruction Follow live updates on Typhoon Haiyan aftermath Click here to find out how you can help

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