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Are These Baby-Shaped Pears Creepy Or Adorable?

Have you ever been eating a pear and thought it could be improved by being shaped like a fat, sleeping baby? Well, if so, you’re in luck: Suzhou, China-based company Fruit Mould makes plastic baby-shaped molds that it fits around budding pears, so that once big and ripe, the fruits resemble little …

Weekend readers' best photographs: sunrise

From first light to break of day: your best pictures on this week’s theme, sunrise.<p>The next topic is order (to appear 23 August). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo to by noon on Wednesday 13 August …

Original Observer photography: June 2014

The conflict in Gaza, the Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France are all covered here, as well as stunning portraits of Conchita Wurst, Sinéad O'Connor, Jennifer Hudson and many more in this month's showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer in July

Our favourite images of the week

From a 600-year old underwater city to India’s majestic hidden Himalayas of Ladakh, these are some of the world’s most stunning travel photos.


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City beaches: 9 of the best urban shores around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stressed colleagues, traffic jams, pollution.<p>We're all familiar with the undesirable qualities of city life.<p>So thank the gods of urban planning for the occasional sandy edge.<p>There are some cities where worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy a …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Bagpipes and snail hunting: Greece tourism shifts gears | CNN Travel

Traveling the World in Search of Recipes

Forks<p>Author Allan Karl wanted an adventure. So he got on his motorbike and took off. Five continents, 35 countries, 40 recipes, and three years later, he ended up with one book.<p><i>Forks: a Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection</i> is his bound collection of the culture, cuisine, and experiences he …

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Japan Photos

See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.


Hiker's fall down Eaton Canyon cliff caught on video

A hiker's fall down a rocky mountainside in Eaton Canyon was caught on cellphone video, authorities said Thursday.<p>Video footage shows the 19-year-old woman losing her footing and screaming as she tumbles down the cliff, eventually catching herself on a tree. It then shows her being rescued and …


27 Looks That Prove Diane Kruger Sets the Trends

See 27 looks that show the German actress is quite the futurist.<p>The preternaturally stylish actress seems to get it right every time, but even more than that, her early-adopter status has made her one to watch in the trend game. See 27 looks that show Diane Kruger is quite the futurist in fashion.

The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Inside Flipboard / May 30, 2014<p>Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles …

How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …


Tyson Fury pulls out of heavyweight fight against Alexander Ustinov after uncle taken seriously ill

The heavyweight fight in Manchester will not take place after Tyson Fury's uncle, Hughie, is taken to hospital<p>A disastrous week for Tyson Fury has been compounded after he withdrew from Saturday night's hastily-organised heavyweight bout with Alexander Ustinov following news his uncle, and first …