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Walking with dinosaurs: fossil hunting on the North Yorkshire coast

This dramatic coastline is fertile ground for fossil hunters, with 160-million-year-old ammonites (and dinosaur footprints) common on the seashore. Kevin Rushby takes a tour through pre-history<p>Will Watts meets me at the Watermark cafe on Scarborough’s North Bay seafront. We get in his car and set …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Trains

Earl Grey and lime infused truffles

This infusion process will work with other volatile flavours such as just‑ground coffee. Simply put the coffee into the bottom of the tub and place a layer of wax paper on top to prevent it mixing with the chocolate.<p>MAKES<p>about 30<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the infused chocolate</b><p>A few drops of lime essential …

Market traders at Istanbul’s grand bazaar – in pictures

The grand bazaar in the Turkish city is one of the world’s oldest covered markets. More than 250,000 people a day are thought to visit its 3,000-plus stalls. Despite an increase in shopping malls in Turkey, it was listed as the world’s most visited tourist attraction in 2014

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

Image: IakovKalinin<p>Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious …

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Northern lights holiday guide

Photograph: HANDOUT<p>Glacier hiking near Reykjavik, Iceland<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/58d70030d3b40f6d2be78d1ccc36399d0d901602/0_80_3689_2214/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Handout<p>The converted oil tank at Skrova island, …

Northern Lights

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Der beste Naturschutz ist die Liebe

Liebe, sagt Jonathan Franzen, es ist Liebe, und wie jeder Liebende hat er zwar viele Argumente, die sich anhören, als könne er schon aus …

Artist Bought Rundown Building for $1, Transformed It Into Magnificent Arts Center

Artist, urban planner, and Chicago resident Theaster Gates can easily add “progressive thinker” to his list of credits–after all, only someone with a clear, forward-thinking vision could look beyond the dilapidated appearance of an early 20th century building and see so much more. After purchasing …

Performing Arts

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

10 Incredible Images Of The Tiny World Around Us

These are the winners of Nikon's 'Small World' competition<p>There are plenty of large, incredible things in this world, from canyons to oceans and huge fossils left behind by dinosaurs. But most of the things that make up our wide world are small--tiny even. Often, these things escape notice because …

Honey Bees

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

Sandi Toksvig's top 10 heroines from history

From pioneering doctors to fearsome warriors – and the author of the first ever novel – Sandi Toksvig picks her favourite females from history<p>The trouble with a lot of women in history is that we just don’t know that much about them. I would love to have met Murasaki Shikibu but she would have been …

Do You Have Horizontally Slit Pupils? You Might Be A Prey Animal

Goat style versus cat style<p>Sight is a very important sense in the animal kingdom. Seeing helps animals anticipate danger, find food, and even decide which tree is safe to climb. Now, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Durham University in England, figured out that the way an …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Rome … on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Church of San Nicola in Carcere.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/10/1436530663397/432fdc05-bdc3-4b4a-9bd8-5f9eb27af419-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Church of San Nicola in …

Great Family Trips: Island-Hopping in Greece

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this island-hopping itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p>From the windy <b>Cyclades islands</b> to …

In the shadow of Mt Fuji: great trips from Tokyo

Mt Fuji may dominate the horizon southwest of Tokyo, but it is just one of many reasons to stray out of Japan’s exciting capital. The prefectures of Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Shizuoka, which surround the famous volcano, offer visitors an intriguing mix of sights and activities.<p>Kamakura<p>The charming …

Japan

These are the world's 20 cheapest countries to visit (and the five most expensive)

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Oddest Eggs of the Animal Kingdom

From the horn shark's "drill bit" to the lacewing's sticky stalks, eggs come in all shape and sizes.<p>Eggs across the animal kingdom range from simple to spectacular—even among the most common of barnyard animals, the chicken.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us via Danny Huynh, who …