Katrina Wilk

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How The World Marked International Women's Day

In pictures: Six places to add to your Scotland bucket list

As we continue to pledge our New Year’s resolutions and frantically search for countries all over the world to add to our ever-growing travel bucket …

European Travel

Top 10 - Britain's Best Beaches ft Purbeck Beaches, Fistral & more

You don't have to leave the country to enjoy sandy beaches, water sports, coastal wildlife and seaside fun this summer. We've put together a list of …

Beaches

10 Destinations in Scotland To Put On Your Bucket List Right Now

Scotland is a beautiful country, full of history, legend and lore. From stunning, wind-swept highlands to vibrant, bustling cities – Scotland is a …

A Long Weekend in Cornwall, England—Pets Included

Contributor Amanda Brooks spent a weekend writing, eating, and hiking with her dog Ginger along England's southern coast.<p>I had a deadline for my upcoming book just before the holidays, and the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas always passes so quickly, so I thought best to get all of my …

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

<b>A "clear signal" of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being.</b><p>In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important to humans.<p>More than half …

Book explaining gender diversity to primary school children sparks furore

CJ Atkinson, author of Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?, calls fury over book from Mail on Sunday and Tory grandees a ‘trans-panic’<p>“My name is Kit and I’m 12 years old. I live in a house with my mum and dad, and our dog, Pickle. When I was born, the doctors told my mum and dad that they had a …

Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

Oaken hall where the barn owl flies

<b>Chalton, Hampshire</b> In the morning we find a carpet of shining black pellets brimming with skulls and rubbery tails<p>At the highest and darkest point of the South Downs escarpment, an Anglo-Saxon hall stands beefy and lumbering under a black sky dusted with stars. Built with hand-hewn oak timbers and …

Guide Books

City life: Prague

The two castle guards march rigidly across the cobbles on a 35C summer’s day in Prague. Hundreds of heat-baked tourists look on from the shade. The …

How To Build A Passive Solar Heater

Living off the grid means living resourcefully and efficiently. You will need to be creative in order to save energy and to heat and cool your home. …

Let Brexit Happen. Let People Learn

I voted remain in the Brexit referendum, but I don't want a re-run. I don't want MPs to reject it. I don't want a High Court ruling to stall it. I …

Great Britain

World's shortest flight celebrates its millionth passenger

Two-minute hop – 47 seconds on a good wind day – takes travellers between Westray and Papa Westray in Orkney islands, off Scotland’s north-east coast<p>The world’s shortest flight, a tiny hop between two remote British islands, celebrated Monday taking its millionth passenger on the route.<p>The 2.7km …

Scotland

The 79-year-old King of Norway just gave the most powerful speech about sexuality and religion

'Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and boys and girls who love each other. Norwegians believe in God, Allah, everything and …

Solar Shingles — Looking Back & Looking To The Future Of Rooftop Solar Power

Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product - the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. …

16 Places In The South of England That Are Definitely Worth Seeing On Your Road Trip!

You’ve seen our complete guide to planning your own Great British Road Trip and you’ve probably even seen some of the places we visited on our …

EU finds Poland lacking on rule of law, demands changes

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union says Poland's government is not following the rule of law as required by the bloc's membership and has taken …

The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Let's say you're an environmentally motivated eater. You want your diet to do as little damage as possible to our planet's forests and grasslands and wildlife.<p>But how do you decide which food is greener?<p>Take one example: sugar. About half of America's sugar comes from sugar cane, and half from …

12 Nature Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

You can learn so much without ever leaving your couch.<p>Binge-watching comic-book shows and savoring prestige dramas are fine pastimes, but sometimes you need to sit back, relax, and look at animals walking around in scenic vistas. If you pay close attention, you might even learn a weird fact about …

Mysterious Graves Discovered at Ancient European Cemetery

Archaeologists in Germany have uncovered the bodies of children and of one adult man who was buried, strangely, standing upright.<p>One of the oldest cemeteries in Europe has recently been discovered, with graves dating back almost 8,500 years. Two of the most intriguing finds are the skeleton of a …

Clothing Insulated With Aerogel Promises To Keep Out The Most Dire Cold

The incredible material is now wearable<p>Aerogel is the material of the future— if you can make it work for you. The substance, a foam made of mostly air and either silica or carbon, is great for insulating, but it’s traditionally been brittle and difficult to work with.<p>Lots of companies like The …

Where to Backpack in 2016

Our editors have scoured the globe to bring you the top destinations to visit with a backpack in tow. Whether you're hoping to get the biggest bang for your travel buck or just looking for an epic adventure, we've got you covered.

Variations In A Gene Provide Clues About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia might be linked to a gene that tells the immune system to destroy too many connections in the brain, according to the results from a massive gene-focused research effort.<p>Scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute studied the genomes of 64,785 people around the world and …

Bullying is a real threat to gay and bisexual teens

“Sexual-minority” youth are at higher risk of bullying than heterosexual peers, and may, as a result, score low on several key indicators of positive …

LGBTQI

Tesco to be censured by supermarket watchdog over conduct with suppliers

Groceries Code Adjudicator to report on investigation into allegations that company broke code of practice on treatment of suppliers<p>Tesco is to be reprimanded by the supermarket watchdog over its treatment of suppliers, dealing another blow to the reputation of Britain’s biggest retailer.<p>The …

EU chiefs backtrack on citizens' petitions after alarm at anti-gay marriage proposal

Jean-Claude Juncker calls for review of initiative to let voters suggest new EU laws after campaigners lobby for marriage to be defined as strictly heterosexual<p>Jean-Claude Juncker wants to review a scheme that lets the public suggest new laws after campaigners called for gay marriage to be …