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England’s chief medical officer warns of ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Efficiency of antibiotics falling as deaths in EU and US hit around 50,000 annually from infections drugs can no longer treat<p>The “antibiotic apocalypse” may already be upon us. According to Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, 50,000 people are dying every year in Europe and the US …

Antibiotics

Cold calling: a wild swimming adventure in the Lake District

Richard Nelsson takes a unique opportunity to lose himself in England’s stunning watery wilderness on a swimming-and-hiking journey<p>Shivering, but on a cold-water high, we were all congratulating each other on a fine early morning swim across Windermere when Simon dropped the bombshell. “Guys, I’ve …

Ljubljana, Slovenia: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

Slovenia’s – and now Europe’s – green capital is a laid-back charmer of a city. Easily walkable, it boasts striking architecture and a vibrant outdoor eating and drinking culture<p>As capital of one of Europe’s most forested countries, it’s perhaps fitting that Ljubljana is this year’s European Green …

European Travel

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The wetlands are this Indian city’s free sewage works, a fertile aquatic garden and, most importantly, a flood defence – but they’re under threat from developers. One environmentalist is leading the resistance<p>The trees on the streets of Kolkata in January are dusty, like neglected pot plants. At …

India

Travel Awards 2016: the winners

The full list of winners from this year’s Guardian and Observer Travel Awards<p>The Guardian and Observer Travel Awards took place in Edinburgh on Friday 3 March. Congratulations to all of our winners.<p><b>Best trainline</b><br>Winner: Eurostar

How Indian Railways is crumbling under its own weight – and multiple ambitions

The nation's largest transporter is dealing with stiff competition, congestion and politicians, all at the same time.<p>In 1909, the Divisional …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Breast Cancer

The 50 best beaches in the world

South America holidays,Africa holidays,United States holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Australia holidays,Beach holidays,Asia<p>Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii

South America

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the commercial storm ahead?<p>In central Havana’s Parque Fe del Valle, at the end of a street …

Cuba

Gone to waste: How India is drowning in garbage | india

Travelling from central Delhi towards Ghazipur in the city’s east, the first warning that you get of the approaching landfill is the sight of …

The 10 happiest cities to work in the UK – in pictures

Employees have rated these cities as top for work happiness, according to a survey by business psychologists OPP. Workers explain why these places have got it right for work-life balance and career happiness

While 2015 was the hottest year on record, Indian cities have been getting warmer by the year

The average temperature in the country has risen by 2.2°C over the last 200 years, according to a study.<p>With 2015 now the hottest year since records …

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding

Chimborazo peak, Ecuador: the closest place to space on Earth

Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, sort of, and just within reach of the amateur climber. Kevin Rushby attempts to reach its 6,268m summit. Plus more mountains for non-pros<p>We reached the campsite at about 2pm, a flattish expanse of gravel and boulders at about 5,100m (16,732ft) …

Don’s Plum: the film Leonardo DiCaprio would rather forget

From a time when he was better known for carousing than acting, this embargoed 1998 film sees DiCaprio deliver a sparkly and sinister turn<p>Now that Leonardo DiCaprio is best known for chasing Oscars like a South African prosecution lawyer, it’s easy to forget the days when he was a paid-up member of …

A message in a bottle … and a journey round the world

Clint Buffington has found more than 80 messages in bottles washed up on beaches and made it his mission to track down and meet some of the senders<p>I was 22 and on a family holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands when it first happened. My dad and I had got a boat to an uninhabited island only for …

We Know The Late Alan Rickman Had The Perfect Voice – But Here’s The Science To Prove It

Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69. A fabulous actor, he was renowned for playing roguish baddies we couldn’t help but love, from the slick Hans …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Linking India’s rivers: critics rally to protest ‘illegal and unnecessary’ plans

Plans to connect 37 rivers in India to prevent flooding and drought have been criticised for large-scale displacement and environmental destruction<p>After four decades of debate, India’s plans to connect its rivers finally got underway last September. Drums were played, bright yellow flowers were …

India

Amazon Invades India

Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next “trillion-dollar market.” The inside story.</i><p>In the blistering …

India

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

China's latest building binge: the education factory

GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Three decades ago, Chinese cities began turning rural land into industrial parks to attract foreign investors. Today, a new kind of project is blooming in China’s countryside: the vocational education park.<p>People stand at an entrance to a building inside the campus of the …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

The films to watch in autumn 2015: from Everest to Star Wars

Film,Action and adventure,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,Drama,Crime,Comedy,Johnny Depp,Ridley Scott,Anne Hathaway,Michael Fassbender,Emily Blunt,Carey Mulligan,Tom Hiddleston,Colin Farrell,Hugh Jackman,James Bond,Alan Bennett,Steve Jobs<p>Meryl Streep leads the Suffragettes, Bond battles …

Angelina Jolie

Hunting down witches in northeast India | India

<b>Guwahati, India -</b> Laila Orang, 24, stands timidly in the small veranda of his mud house, tensing up at each mention of his mother. He hasn't talked or slept much because he's worried some night they'll come banging at his door again - and kill him too.<p>Laila left home as usual on July 20, bidding …