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12 amazing facts about time zones

With the clocks going forward tonight, Telegraph Travel has uncovered a few oddities on the subject of time zones.<p>1. Greenland is in the same time zone as Britain<p>Despite its location in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Canada, a narrow slither of eastern Greenland - the weather …

Time Travel

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Universe

What is a chat bot, and should I be using one?

Kik’s new bot store offers weather, shopping and comedy video tools that plug into your messaging platform. But is it just a gimmick, or genuinely useful?<p>Once, a messenger app did just that – message. But with the rise of artificial intelligence, tech companies are falling over themselves to prove …

Chatbots

The dizzying scale of the world's largest coal hub

<i>Every month, we round up some of the most strange, striking and plain stunning snapshots of the world around us. See more amazing images in the</i> …

Fossil Fuels

3tags.org

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

Antisemitic attacks in UK at highest level ever recorded

Community Security Trust recorded 1,168 incidents against Britain’s Jewish population in 2014, more than double that of the previous year<p>Is there really a Jewish exodus from western Europe?<p>The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK has reached the highest level ever recorded, with reports of …

Israel

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Micronesia

Top Malaysian court dismisses 'Allah' case

Malaysia's highest court has dismissed a bid by Christians for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a long legal battle that has caused religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.<p>The Catholic Church had been seeking to reverse a government ban on it referring to God by the Arabic word …

Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these amazing dive spots …

The top 10 sexiest works of art ever

Egon Schiele – Woman with Black Stockings<br>1913<p>There is no sexier artist than Egon Schiele. The reason his nude and semi-nude portrayals of his models and lovers are so beguiling is quite simple – they have a filthy quality. Schiele, who got arrested for what he was up to, depicts women with not only …

Photographs that stunned the world: vintage Pulitzer winners

From toddlers disrupting street parades to plane crash near-misses, JFK and a Fidel Castro firing squad, these historic award-winning images capture moments of beauty, horror and despair. Here's a selection of the vintage prints on show at Daniel Blau gallery in London until 29 March

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

Best of dPS 2013

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

The best photographs of 2013 – in pictures

Extreme weather, terrorism, political protests, an emotional film star and the exit and entrance of two popes. The Guardian's features picture editor selects the images that defined 2013 ... and the obligatory selfie shot

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Indonesian president offers Australia spying truce

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says his country will restore normal diplomatic relations if Tony Abbott signs up to ethics code<p>Indonesia's president says his country will restore normal diplomatic relations with Australia if the prime minister, Tony Abbott, signs up to a new bilateral code of ethics on …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

The NSA and surveillance ... made simple - video animation

Confused about the NSA revelations? Do you wonder how the activities of GCHQ and the NSA affect you? Why have spies been monitoring Facebook, Gmail and Skype? And even if we are being watched online, how does that affect what we do? This animation, narrated by Jemima Kiss, explains what the …

Snowden spyware revelations: we need to unmask the five-eyed monster

With revelations of spyware planted on 50,000 networks, the "Five Eyes" states have been allowed to trample over their citizens' privacy for far too long<p>As the global public reels from yet another Snowden revelation – this time, that the US and UK intelligence forces have hacked into and planted …

Elliott Erwitt's wonderful world of Scotland - in pictures

One of the most influential photographers in the world has turned his lens on Scotland – its highlands, islands and lowlands. From shepherds to shooters to pipers queuing for chips, his images are a snapshot of a land caught between past and present

Abraham Zapruder: the man behind history's most infamous home movie

It's a scene etched into our collective unconscious. The smiling couple waving to crowds from a black open-top limousine. Bright green grass. Her bright-pink suit and hat. Then something seems to catch his throat. She leans over to him. His head snaps back and forth violently. She rises out of her …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Digital Photography

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning …

Landscape Photography