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The real reasons your phone battery is rubbish - and how to solve them

How to solve rubbish battery life<p>Battery life is the bane of smartphone owners everywhere. It's lovely being able to browse the net, play games, …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

How to increase your iPhone’s battery life on iOS 7

With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a ton of new and exciting features to your iPhone. However, in order to show off all of these new …

Heartwarming Portraits of Newborn Babies by Alicia Gould

Doting parents are eager to commemorate the birth of their children and New Jersey-based photographer Alicia Gould is right there with them, capturing heartwarming photos of their newborn babies. The photographer's precious subjects, anywhere from three days to two weeks old, are adorably serene in …

Visualizing Race, Identity, and Change

A feature in <i>National Geographic</i>‘s October 125th anniversary issue looks at the changing face of America in an article by Lise Funderburg, with portraits of multiracial families by Martin Schoeller, that celebrates the beauty of multiracial diversity and shows the limitations around our current …

Gered Mankowitz, rock photographer, explains his rarest photographs - Telegraph

How Not to Feel Hungry When You're Fasting for Yom Kippur (or Anything Else)

Fasting, whether for religious or health reasons, can be difficult—even for Bon Appétit editors. Here's how Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer make it through<p>Between Yom Kippur and the impending holiday meal season, there are many reasons to consider fasting. Some find it a good way to recalibrate …

Giant pandas are well known for being rather different from other bears. Having a diet composed almost entirely of bamboo is one of the things that sets them apart. It is also what attracted the interest of Ashli Brown of Mississippi State University, in a search for more efficient ways to make biofuel http://econ.st/1aHn1Qj

Meet Blobfish: voted the world's ugliest animal http://t.gu.com/oNVU1 (Pic: Greenpeace/Rex Features)

A Look Back at Karl Lagerfeld (PHOTOS)

Milestones<p>The legendary designer turns 80 on Tuesday. From his early days in costume to recent appearances on the runway, see pictures of Lagerfeld …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Nature

Tired of Gogo’s pokey in-flight internet speeds? Next year it’s going to get faster

Expensive and slow Wi-Fi connections may be the norm when you’re stuck in an airplane cabin, but in 2014 Gogo(s gogo), the country’s largest provider …

Incredible Hyperrealistic Drawings of Everyday Objects

Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi creates hyperrealistic drawings of ordinary objects that boggle the mind. It's hard to believe that the artist uses a standard set of art supplies to reproduce the likeness of everyday items, including anything from a bag of …

When and How to Say "Enough!"

Shortly after World War II, executives at Japan's Toyota Motor Company made a decision from which, I believe, we all can benefit. They decided to …

US President Barack #Obama has held a televised address to the nation to explain US policy on #Syria's chemical weapons http://bbc.in/15Pihk5 He said the Syrian government was clearly responsible for the use of chemical weapons that killed more than 1,000 people last month. He said the US would work with Russia on its proposal to persuade Syria to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile but would maintain the threat of force should diplomacy fail. Live text: Obama speaks to the nation & reaction http://bbc.in/15PihjY Videos key in online battle for support http://bbc.in/15Pihk2 Syria's chemical weapons stockpile http://bbc.in/15Pijse

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Japan

Delhi rape: how India's other half lives

It was a Sunday evening routine: heavy drinking, some rough, rustic food, and then out in the bus, cruising Delhi's streets looking for "fun". This particular Sunday, 16 December last year, was like many others for Ram and Mukesh Singh, two brothers living in a slum known as Ravi Das Colony. The …

Common food poisoning cause targeted

<b>A strategy aimed at cutting the number of people getting ill from Britain's most common cause of food poisoning has been launched by an industry watchdog.</b><p>Every year campylobacter is linked to about 460,000 poisoning cases, 22,000 hospital admissions and 110 deaths.<p>The Food Standards Agency (FSA) …

Spectacular Crystal Opal Looks Like a Handheld Aquarium

Crystals and gems are revered and collected for their physical beauty and monetary value and this Opal Butte crystal with contra luz color is no exception. The stunning gemstone, like many opals, features a varied spectrum of colors, but what separates it from the others is its spectacular visual …

Top 10 budget hotels, hostels and apartments in Bangkok

From design hotels and slick boutique hostels to eccentric budget stalwarts and funky serviced apartments, Bangkok's eclectic accommodation offers plenty of bang for your baht<p>Hidden at the back of one of Chinatown's Buddhist temples, this one-of-a-kind B&B is a winsome example of a growing trend: …

Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.<p>09.09.13 5:00 PM ET

Interview with Serena Williams on Food, Cooking, Family

US Open champion Serena Williams talks about her mom's chicken recipe, cooking healthy for her sister Venus, and the carbs she eats before a match<p><b>Serena Williams</b> just won the U.S. Open—her 17th Grand Slam singles title. Ever wonder how she fuels those powerful serves? So did we, which is why we …

Genes, Germs and Girth

We have, it seems, moved on from acknowledging it takes a village to raise a human being. We are well into the realm of realization that it takes a village just to be one. More and more studies are demonstrating the importance of the germs that outnumber our cells by an order of magnitude at least, …