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Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

French election 2017: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to presidential run off

• <b>Who is Emmanuel Macron, the centrist frontrunner?</b>• <b><br>Why does the French Presidential Election matter to the UK?</b>• <b><br>Le Pen celebrates victory but warns 'survival of France at stake'</b>• <b><br>Gallery: ​French presidential elections 2017 - in pictures</b>• <b><br>How the world reacted</b>• <b><br>Euro surges towards six-month high on election</b> …

Read Jeff Bezos's Inspiring Letter to Shareholders on Why He Keeps Amazon at 'Day 1'

'Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.'<p><i>The following is the latest letter to shareholders from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.</i><p>"Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?"<p>That's a question I just got at …

How to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself (and yes, it's just as effective)

The Heimlich manoeuvre, a short sharp burst of pressure to the abdomen to clear a blockage in the throat, is just as effective when performed by the person who is choking, experts have found.<p>Doctors from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London warned that too often people were embarrassed when they …

Spotify Premium Director Robert Lamvik leaves company for meditation app Headspace

Meditation app Headspace recently brought on Robert Lamvik, Spotify’s now-former director of its Premium service, and Dr. Megan Jones Bell, former chief science officer at mental health startup Lantern. Their respective roles at Headspace are head of growth and chief science officer — two new roles …

Post-Brexit trade deal with India 'worth extra £2 billion to British economy'

Britain will be able to increase its exports to India by more than £2 billion per year after Brexit by cutting EU red tape, a new analysis has found.<p>The UK currently faces significant tariffs on its trade with India because of the European Union's failure to agree a free trade deal.<p>The deal has …

Syria crisis: Russia raises prospect of war if it is given G7 ultimatum as it mocks Boris Johnson's no-show

Russia and Iran have threatened military retaliation against the US, 
accusing Donald Trump of crossing “red lines” by ordering a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base.<p>The two military allies of Syria said the US bombardment had violated international law and, in a statement, added: “From now …

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

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The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

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Ask Ethan: What's The Difference Between A Fermion And A Boson?

There are only two types of fundamental particle known in the entire Universe: fermions and bosons. Every particle — in addition to the normal properties you know like mass and electric charge — has an intrinsic amount of angular momentum to it, colloquially known as spin. Particles with spins that …

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

Zinedine Zidane Responds to Gerard Pique's Comments on Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has shrugged off Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's comments on the "values" of Real Madrid.<p>The Spanish international told reporters of his frustration at state attorney Marta Silva Lapuerta being at the forefront of court cases against Lionel Messi and Neymar …

Sir Richard Branson buckles up for a turbulent ride ahead on Virgin Atlantic

On Monday night, Sir Richard Branson was holding court. In the stunning surrounds of the arched greenhouse in the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum on the site of Seattle’s 1962 World Fair, the billionaire was reminiscing about life before Virgin Atlantic.<p>The great and the good of the West Coast …

SpaceX, In Another First, Recovers $6 Million Nose Cone From Reused Falcon 9

On Thursday, SpaceX successfully launched a previously-used rocket, a historic first that puts the company firmly on the path towards its promise of …

How to Tell If Someone Will Succeed

At hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, thousands of students are in the midst of the fall semester, trying to manage the …