Mike Broom

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'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

How can it be that private property – the car – occupies the public space? César Mosquera<p>People don’t shout in Pontevedra – or they shout less. With all but the most essential traffic banished, there are no revving engines or honking horns, no metallic snarl of motorbikes or the roar of people …

Pontevedra

Incredible map designs from around the world – in pictures

Every two years, a new volume of The Atlas of Design is released, showcasing some of the world’s most intriguingly designed maps. In the latest edition, a new set judged by an expert panel is unveiled, with each accompanied by author commentary

Maps

Flipboard

Why spend £1,000 on a smartphone when you could get one for less than £150?

How do you find the best-value smartphone deal? If you are anything like me, you can be easily overwhelmed by the range of deals on offer – Carphone Warehouse alone lists 77 different pay-monthly plans. But if your old mobile phone has died, or you just dropped it one too many times, don’t be …

Waste incineration set to overtake recycling in England, Greens warn

England is on the brink of burning more of its rubbish in incinerators than it recycles for the first time, according to a new analysis.<p>The amount of waste managed by local authorities and sent to incinerators, or energy-from-waste plants, tripled between 2010-11 and 2016-17. By contrast, household …

National portal makes it easier to submit action camera footage to police

<b>Nextbase has launched the service and Cycling UK says it'll help forces to be more efficient amid spending cuts</b><p>A not-for-profit platform has been …

Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, This Is The Oldest Temple On Earth

"Gobekli changes everything."The post Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, This Is The Oldest Temple On Earth appeared first on All That's …

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Proton

<b>READING LIST:</b><p>Jon Butterworth, <i>A Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics</i> (William Heinemann, 2017)<p>Frank Close, <i>The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe</i> (CRC Press, 2017)<p>Frank Close, <i>The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe</i> (Basic …

The sadism of white men: why America must atone for its lynchings

The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice – along with the related Legacy Museum – aims to shine a light on America’s history of enforcing white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching<p>Vanessa Croft was driving home after work in Gadsden, Alabama last month when she noticed …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Social Research

A wreck on Blyth beach

14/04/2018 | Andy Sherman<p>This year’s winter storms have uncovered significant quantities of archaeology on England's coast from World War Two …

How Did the First People Get to Australia?

The First Australians were among the world’s earliest great ocean explorers, undertaking a remarkable 2,000km maritime migration through Indonesia …

D7200 Overview Training Tutorial (also for Nikon D7100)

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

<b>Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.</b><p>They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of 20-year-olds.<p>Prof Norman Lazarus, 82, of King's College …

Reality Check: Where in the world is snow getting rarer?

<b>Cities across Europe have been hit by a Siberian snow blast this week - also known as "the Beast from the East".</b><p>Even Mediterranean islands such as Corsica and Capri haven't escaped; parts of Spain and Italy have seen their first snowfall in years; and in the UK, there has been widespread disruption …

Britain’s national parks are a farce: they’re being run for a tiny minority | George Monbiot

Dismal, empty and burnt to a crisp – these spaces are not for the benefit of the nation. We need to reclaim and rewild them<p>Visit any national park in Britain and ask yourself what you are seeing. Is it the “wild”, “unspoilt” landscape the brochures and display boards promised? Or is it eerily …

Lake District

Veal & Olive Stew - Recipes

Dust the veal pieces with flour and season them with salt and pepper. Heat a tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan and sear the veal on …

Recipes

The origin of 'us': what we know so far about where we humans come from

The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.<p>…

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob Mikanowski<p>The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the …

Natural History Museum