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Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

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Things You Never Knew About Sweden

From music to food and fashion, it seems like Swedish culture is everywhere. But only some of the country's ideas have managed to catch on overseas. …

Britain’s 10 unmissable stops

Few places pack so much variety into such a tiny space as Britain. The cities tempt with top-class shops and restaurants, and some of the world’s finest museums, while cutting-edge clubs and world-famous theatres provide endless nights to remember. Next day, you’re deep in the countryside, high in …

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …

India's first transgender mayor – is the country finally overcoming prejudice?

Photograph: Eesha Patkar<p>Madhu and her transgender assistant Kunti attend to business at city hall.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425043044885/69191111-7fae-43f0-a2bc-9128bf7de885-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Eesha Patkar<p>Madhu and her transgender assistant …

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First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

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Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Best free things to do in Brisbane Australia

Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, daytime temperatures in Queensland’s capital rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush …

The Oscars in charts and graphs

Which nominee is worth the most? What was everyone doing while Boyhood was being made?<p><b>During the 12 years Best Director nominee Richard Linklater spent making Boyhood...</b><p>...his rival nominees achieved the following:<p>- <b>Morten Tylden</b> made his feature film debut (Buddy, 2003) and three more, including …

Buenos Aires: readers' travel tips

Fascinating street art, a stunning book shop and a wealth of restaurants, bars and clubs are just some of our readers’ highlights from the Argentinian capital<p>There are stunning bookshops in the world and then there is El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Once a theatre and cinema, it opened in 1919 and became …

25 ways to save money when you travel

Travel isn’t the cheapest hobby – but be savvy and you can conserve your cash. Here are our top wallet-friendly tips on where to go and how much …

Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic's February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts.<p>"Healing Our Soldiers," the cover story of the February issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury …

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

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How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Affordable New Zealand: Family Style

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> columnist <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.<p><b>Here’s her latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> We’re visiting <b>New Zealand</b> for two weeks. What should we see without spending a fortune?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Stick to one island to make the …

What is Spectre and who is Ernst Stavro Blofeld - 60 seconds

As the first footage from the 24th James Bond film is released, The Telegraph explains what the title of the movie, Spectre, actually is<p>In the new film Daniel Craig returns as <b>007</b> alongside Ben Whishaw (Q), Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory/M) and Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny).<p>The film is named after …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

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How mitochondrial donation involved in three parent babies works

The debate for allowing IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people is entering a critical stage<p>MPs will tomorrow decide whether mitochondrial donation allowing IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people should be made legal.<p>The technique involves replacing DNA in an …

Animated movie Nowhere Line gives Manus asylum seekers a voice

Photograph: Lukas Schrank<p>The decision to animate the film was inspired by an Australian-government produced comic book distributed in Afghanistan as a deterrent to potential asylum …

Top places to feel like you’re in the future

As <i>Back to the Future</i> turns 30, let these locales sweep you in for a peep at how the present might appear several decades from now…<p>1. Tokyo, Japan<p>Tokyo has long been regarded as a bastion of state-of-the-art, from its fine dining (more Michelin stars than London and New York combined) to its toilets …

Your guide to New Year celebrations throughout the year

Love New Year's Eve but don't want to wait another 12 months until the next one? Here's an annual guide to the different New Year's celebrations …

14 strange phrases from around the world and what they mean

Why old cows are best left in the ditch. Words of wisdom, strangely phrased, from the four corners of the globe<p>One of the most enjoyable aspects of …

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other …

What to Do in Hong Kong

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Travelers keep two kinds of lists: the bucket list and the “wanted” list. <b>Hong Kong</b> should be on both, particularly when traveling with children.<p>The striking contrast of the city’s modern skyline against the lush greenery of Victoria Peak certainly qualifies as a …

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

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The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

Stimulating hot drinks to break your coffee addiction

Forget your favourite latte. Quaff some global culture with this array of mouth-watering hot drinks from around the world.<p>1. Masala chai, India<p>Fashion-forward Mumbaikars, frazzled Delhi commuters, roadside marigold sellers – they all cock their ears at the call from a <i>chai wallah</i> (tea seller). …