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The world's greatest walking trails

Ten of the world's great train journeys: readers' travel tips

From scenic French trips to North America epics, Guardian readers share tips for train journeys that are out of this world<p>• To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotels.com voucher, go to Guardian Witness<p>Winning tip: Manakara Express, Madagascar<p>The French colonial-era …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

Move over BRICs, here come the TIPs

While most emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia and China to Korea and South Africa, suffered a rout this year, the Indian stock market …

How to play the polls

In a fortnight, India will start voting to elect a new Central Government. High-decibel campaigns to woo voters, tie-ups and break-ups among …

155 stocks hit 52-week high on BSE

As the stock market benchmark Sensex logged new lifetime peak today, 155 scrips hit their 52-week high on the BSE.<p>The BSE 30-share key index Sensex …

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Climate change to disrupt food supplies, brake growth - U.N. draft - Firstpost

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, …

National Geographic Travel

How election years affect the stock market

Expert Zone<p>« Previous Post<p>India Markets Weekahead: Markets move into pre-election rally<p>Next Post »<p>Is the current euphoria in equity markets justified?<p>No comments so far<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sydney

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

The world’s most ethical countries: 2014

A new study shows why bringing tourism dollars to destinations like the Bahamas and Chile can be more impactful than Costa Rica or Ghana.<p>What makes the Bahamas a more ethical vacation choice than Costa Rica?<p>That’s the crux of a recent survey about ethical travel, a movement that encourages …

Costa Rica

Whale watching on Ireland’s newest coastal route

Ireland’s southwest coast is one of the easiest places on Earth to see whales, porpoises and dolphins in the wild – and no one knows it yet.<p>When I saw the first roll of dark skin emerge from the water, I knew we weren’t alone. I was on a boat with Whale Watch West Cork less than a kilometre off the …

Ireland

Latest Bollywood News | Hindi Movie News | Hindi Cinema News

Bollywood Hungama News Network<p>The year 2017 was the breakout year for Rajkummar Rao…<p>0<p>Bollywood Hungama News Network<p>The last time we saw Nargis Fakhri …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

Congress planning to implement reservations based on economic criteria in its 2014 manifesto

Now, with less than a month to go for the Lok Sabha polls, the Grand Old Party is planning to implement reservations based on economic criteria than …

A natural glow: these plants produce their own light

Daan Roosegaarde invites me into a cramped, pitch-black photo booth no more than a couple feet wide. "Hold on," the Dutch designer whispers into my ear. "Just give it a minute." Soon, the tiny cucumber plant in his hand begins to emit a faint glow.<p>As my eyes adjust, it gets brighter. Roosegaarde’s …

How the gender divide reaches into our nightmares

A study has found women are more likely to dream of interpersonal disputes, while men tend to face war, calamities and insect swarms alone<p>When Professor Antonio Zadra began investigating nightmare narratives he expected to hear about chases. Lots and lots of chases. In fact, the stories were …

Need to make a difficult decision? Switch off the LIGHTS: People think more objectively when in darkness

• <b>Researchers found that dimming the lights can help people make more rational decisions and settle negotiations more easily</b>• <b><br>University of Toronto</b> …

Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities beyond Normal Limits

There seems to be a simple way to instantly increase a person’s level of general knowledge. Psychologists Ulrich Weger and Stephen Loughnan recently …

The Brain

The Man Who Destroyed America’s Ego

How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas.<p><b>FOR MUCH OF HUMAN HISTORY</b>, our beliefs have been based …

Scientists Scanned A Woman's Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience — And What They Found Was Amazing

It may sound like the plot of the Twilight Zone, but a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa says she can voluntarily enter an …

The Brain

Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent …

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

<i>All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.<br>—Helen Keller</i><p>Character and wisdom are sculpted over time. They come with loss, …

India crosses the moral line of no return if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister

In October 2012, I spoke to a crowd of mostly Indians in the Detroit area about the need for innovation in Indian media. After my talk, I was stopped by an Indian woman who looked to be in her forties, was elegantly dressed, well-spoken, and struck me as someone who I could have easily run into at …

India

Audi Traffic Light Recognition Could Save Time And Fuel

The new system tells drivers when a light is about to change.<p>Soon, cars may pay more attention to their surroundings than drivers. No one likes to get stuck behind an oblivious person that doesn't notice when a light changes, so Audi came up with a technological solution.<p>The Audi Online traffic …

Driverless Cars

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

Secret Service Opens Bidding for Next Presidential Limo

The U.S. Secret Service has officially opened up the bidding process to replace the Presidential Limo. After requesting proposals for the replacement of President Barack Obama’s Cadillac limo last year, it looks like the bidding process to replace The Beast is finally heating up.<p>In the new proposal …

Secret Service