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Learning to Learn as a New Coder

How do you get better as a new coder? The desire and the motivation to do so are prerequisites, but once you have these things (and even if you have …

London's Night Tube 'will start running in August'

London Underground's long-awaited new Night Tube is set to be launched in August - almost a year later than planned.<p>Transport for London (TfL) has not officially named dates for the delayed 24-hour weekend service to finally start, but sources have revealed that plans have been drawn up to roll it …

England

Feed me English: Commensality and Learning Foreign Languages

When I was 16, I traveled by myself for the first time. I took the train from Rome to London and spent three weeks with a local family to improve my English. The whole experience was life-changing, as it forced me to deal with a strange environment, behaviors that at time did not make much sense, a …

Language Learning

Qatar commuters startled as escaped tiger appears on Doha motorway

<b>Commuters on a motorway in Qatar's capital, Doha, were astonished to see an escaped tiger on the loose and walking through three lanes of traffic.</b><p>Photographs and videos posted on social media showed the confused animal apparently trying to get off the road after falling out the back of a lorry.<p>The …

Commuting

23 Places You Won't Believe Are In England

It's not all just green and pleasant.

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

Self-improvement

The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.<p>The Argentine pontiff is due to spend about two hours in private conversation …

Christianity

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

Charles Bukowski

The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

The 18 greatest hotels in Europe

A guide to Europe's best hotels, featuring the most incredible places to stay in destinations including Barcelona, Budapest, Venice, Paris and Lake Garda, for honeymoons, luxury escapes and city breaks, as selected and reviewed by Telegraph Travel's team of editors and destination experts<p>Les Fermes …

Only one city in the world gets more tourists than London

The UK capital is the second most visited city in the world, according to Euromonitor, but one resilient residence pips it to the post<p>London has grown its tourist count to become the second most visited city in the world, overtaking Bangkok and Singapore.<p>However, the British capital could not catch …

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language

As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go<p>Linguists call it collocation: the likelihood of two words occurring together. If I say “pop”, your mental rolodex will begin whirring away, coming up with …

Linguistics

10 facts about Stonehenge

It is possibly the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. But how much do you know about Stonehenge? Here are 10 important facts...<p>1) Built …

Palace of Westminster refurbishment could see MPs and peers relocated

‘Full decant’ option would see oldest part of the Palace of Westminster entirely vacated for six years at a cost of £3.52bn<p>The House of Commons may have to relocate beyond its historic home at the Palace of Westminster to a temporary home in a nearby Whitehall courtyard as part of plans to …

United Kingdom

The big questions of ancient Egypt

From pyramids to mummies and Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher reveals some of the discoveries and controversies surrounding the …

The German prisoners of war who harvested US potatoes

In 1944, farmers across the state of Maine were struggling to cope with the annual potato harvest. The young men who normally worked on the farms had left home to fight in Europe.<p>Kay and her newlywed husband faced a difficult choice that year. Would they allow the harvest to rot in the fields, or …

History

British film industry fails on race, too: Tone-deaf remarks from Charlotte Rampling and Michael Caine are symptoms of deeper problems

If the Oscars’ record on recognizing minority talent is bad, the BAFTAs are worse [UPDATED]<p>It was a bad week to be a white British film actor. On Friday, Michael Caine—beloved for diverse roles from the titular swinger in “Alfie” to playing Alfred in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy—was asked …

Race & Ethnicity

Schengen states seek to extend internal border controls

European Union countries have asked the bloc's executive to prepare for the extension of temporary border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for up to two years, the Dutch migration minister said.<p>Klaas Dijkhoff said on Monday that the move was necessary as Europe was struggling …

North Africa

Video: A physicist puts his “life on the line” for the love of science

Explaining complex theories of physics to the average person is tough, so physicist Andreas Wahl took another approach: performing a death defying stunt.<p>Wahl wanted to explain Newton’s second law of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force (which compels them to travel in a curved …

Physics

The best way to text with someone you want to date, according to Aziz Ansari

Dating in the 21st century is confusing. We have complicated ways of connecting that didn't exist 20 years ago, and much of our conversation with romantic partners happens over text message.<p>Comedian Aziz Ansari is here to help us out. For his new book, "Modern Romance," Ansari worked with …

Aziz Ansari

11 things you (probably) didn’t know about Sherlock Holmes

From his first appearance in 1887, in <i>Beeton’s Christmas Annual</i>, to Benedict Cumberbatch’s already iconic television incarnation, Sherlock Holmes and …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

The Brain

How To Fix Your Life In 3 Simple Steps

By now, most of us know that New Year’s resolutions rarely, if ever, work. And yet, year after year, we’re compelled to try for a fresh start in some …

Health

Getting A Massage Shifted My Relationship With My Body

Letting my body be seen and touched seemed like the scariest thing I could ever do — but a massage turned out to be a necessary step in my recovery.<p>Lying facedown and naked on the table, I became more and more convinced I was making the biggest mistake of my life.<p>An old injury, a pinched nerve in …

Mind

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

Machine Learning

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Pompeii

Lost for centuries after being buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, Pompeii is today one of the world’s most famous – and fascinating – …