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Chinatown : Solo

Somehow over the course of the 4 months I’ve lived here and the 2 trips I’d made to the city previously, I had never managed to make it to London’s …

Paths Along the English Coast

Path<p>As I was scrolling through my WordPress reader feed the morning after Christmas, I came across a weekly photo blogging prompt titled ‘Path’. This …

The Happiest Place on Earth

Living in Florida, a mere 2.5 hours away from Orlando to be exact, I have been to Walt Disney World too many times to count in my little life. From …

Autumnal Vibes in the Capital City

Autumn is reaching it’s final days, and the effects of the pending seasonal shift are slowly being felt here in London. The once beautifully colored …

The Long, Long Journey Home

As of December 9th, I have been living in London for 3 months. For a part of me that feels like ages, but in another way I feel like I’ve barely been …

Speed Backpacking through Scandinavia

Here at university we have something called “Reading Week”. It’s one week without any scheduled classes, usually before some upcoming deadlines, for …

We Regret to Inform You

Rejection is a large part of life, and being a senior in high school with your knees deep in university applications can bring you your fair share of …

Edinburgh botanic garden is blossoming

"New Reekie" — the world's biggest and smelliest flower — has come and gone. But the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is still a seeing a steady flow of visitors.<p>Until 2015, "attendance has been between 750,000 and 800,000 (a year)," says Ian Edwards, the garden's head of exhibitions and events. But …

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

After the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was lost for centuries. Today, Pompeii is one of the world's most famous – …

Pompeii

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted

Italian police investigate after part of tomb complex along the Appian Way is found to contain an underground lake of discarded oil<p>Italian police have uncovered an illegal rubbish dump hidden in the remains of ancient Roman catacombs sealed off the area while they investigate alleged environmental …

Dog Steals Sled, Enjoys Wintry Joyride

This pooch never learned the importance of sharing, apparently.<p>With Winter Storm Jonas sweeping across the northeastern parts of the country, kids are beginning to dust off their sleds for what forecasters predict is going to be a massive amount of snowfall this weekend. But a word of advice for …

Inside the $80M scam that rocked the art world and hits courts this week

The painting was easy to love, and Domenico and Eleanore De Sole fell hard.<p>The Rothko even came with a romantic back story. As explained to the De …

Carnival of Venice gets underway with colourful boat parade along canals – video

The first full day of the carnival of Venice gets underway on Sunday with revellers taking part in a parade of boats along the canals of the Italian city. Scores of boats representing different organisations and affiliations make their way to the fabled district of Cannaregio, cheered on by …

Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial

CAIRO (AP) — King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh's beard …

Historic Medieval York building to get £2m revamp

<b>A historic medieval tower in the centre of York is to get a new visitors' centre in a redevelopment costing more than £2m.</b><p>Plans for Clifford's Tower include a new viewing platform and an exhibition displaying the structure's 19th Century wall, which has been buried since 1935.<p>English Heritage, …

In A City That Welcomes Hyenas, An Anthropologist Makes Friends

Imagine running with a pack of wild hyenas down the dark alleyways of an ancient city at night. That’s exactly what one Australian anthropologist did …

Wildlife

John Dee painting originally had circle of human skulls, x-ray imaging reveals

Enigmatic Tudor polymath known in his day as ‘the Queen’s conjuror’ is subject of exhibition at Royal College of Physicians<p>Hidden beneath a painting of the enigmatic Tudor polymath John Dee performing an experiment for Elizabeth I is a dark and slightly terrifying secret, research has …

Predynastic Period in Egypt

The Predynastic Period in Ancient Egypt is the time before recorded history from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age and on to the rise of the First …

Ancient History

Artist freed after exhibitionism at Paris Musee d'Orsay

<b>A performance artist has been released after two days in custody for stripping off in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Deborah de Robertis's lawyer has accused museum officials of being prudish and hypocritical for lodging a complaint against her.</b><p>Visitors were already aware of the potential for nudity …

Rebirth of 1,000-year-old castle in Italy that once hosted Salvador Dali

Medieval castle was home to former debutante who entertained Beat poets and invented the modern bra<p>A 1,000-year-old Italian castle once owned by the hedonistic American libertine who first patented the bra has been returned to its former glory.<p>The fortress of Rocca Sinibalda, 50 miles north of …

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The Best Airports In The World According To An Airline Pilot

<i>What is the best airport in the world? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bruno Gilissen, airline pilot, on Quora.</b><p>Life is too short for negativity and since I've answered "Which is the worst …

Airlines

These Airlines Have the Lowest Safety Ratings

When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list …

UK transport network continues on its journey to a cashless future

The UK’s credit card makers, along with public transport operators, have unveiled a new payments structure with the aim of rolling out contactless payments across the whole of the country.<p>Modelled on London’s Oyster Card system, bus and rail operators will soon be able to offer PAYG contactless …

Apple Pay

MH370 hunters have found an ancient shipwreck

<b>The hunt for MH370 has turned up something pretty awesome.</b><p>Scientists have discovered what they believe is an ancient shipwreck – dating back to the …

A Bronze Age fire yields unparalleled artifacts, preserved for 3,000 years

By Yanan Wang<p>Yanan Wang<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Once upon a Bronze Age, a fire struck a house on a river.<p>It was a circular wooden house, built on stilts and home to a family whose life changed in a moment. When embers began to engulf the walls around them, some members of the household were in the middle …

Archaeology

Top Archaeological Finds Expected in 2016

From King Tut's tomb to scanning pyramids to shipwrecks, learn what discoveries lie ahead this year.