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National Geographic Travel

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

These Countries Have the Best Weather in the Whole Entire World

Everyone has a different idea of primo weather, but it's safe to say that once you find your happy spot, you feel like a whole new woman. So whether you like it warm and sunny or super snowy, we've rounded up a list of places with near perfect conditions.<p><b>Best Temps: Ecuador.</b> <b>View Panoramic.</b><p>This …

Panoramic Photography

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

How to Wear Boots in Warmer Weather

“Where your insulated winter boots will look strange, a simple leather pair will come off as cool and rugged,” says Michel.<p>Good examples would be a waterproof pair, like Timberland’s rugged Chestnut Ridge 6-Inch Waterproof Boots, to keep your feet dry during summer storms or Chippewa’s clean, …

Ditch the Riviera For The 10 Most Smashing British Beaches

Skip Saint-Tropez and Santorini and head to Britain this summer for beaches that offer beautiful views, oyster feasts, and--of course--fish and chips.<p>…

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me.<p>In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon -- they're <i>essential</i>. And with both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon right around the corner, we spoke with Pam Nisevich Bede, a …

Nutrition

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Universe

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space

<b>Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.</b><p>They found tiny "space magnets" in meteorites which retain a memory of the birth and death of the asteroid's core.<p>Like the data recorded on the surface of a …

Earth Science

Dying star could be behind immensely powerful radio bursts 'heard' live

Astronomers may be one step closer to discovering origins of mysterious signals after detecting the millisecond-long blip live for the first time<p>A fleeting but immensely powerful celestial signal has been “heard” live for the first time, radio astronomers in Australia have announced, bringing …

Universe

Groups Are Better Than Individuals at Predicting the Future

Open-minded people working in teams make more accurate guesses about what's to come.<p>Humans are inherently bad at predicting the future. It’s a defect all too apparent in the corporate world, and in the business of managing complex geopolitics.<p>But some people have better track records than others, …

U.S. Intelligence Community

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Five reasons to wake a traveller at dawn

You snooze, you lose – if you’re a traveller, that is. Set your alarm clock for one of these unforgettable early-morning experiences.<p><b>Morning rush hour at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan</b><p>Tokyo’s most famous market reaches fever pitch in the early morning. You’ll be deafened as buyers holler for the best …

Travel

A digital detox in Umbria, Italy

Sarah Phillips breaks her Wi-Fi habit at the Eremito, an Italian eco-hotel that mixes an aesthetic design with an ascetic lifestyle<p>It is my birthday and I am in a candlelit, monastic-feeling dining room with 11 strangers, eating in silence. For 45 minutes, over a four-course meal and, thankfully, …

Italy

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and Why He'd Be a Good Bond Villain

On the afternoon of September 23, 2014, a few minutes before his lecture at the Magma auditorium in Los Pueblos in Tenerife, Stephen William Hawking …

Explanation for Why Zebras Have Stripes Just Got More Complicated

Zebra

Google Getting Closer To Universal, Real-Time Translator

Support for Elvish, Dothraki still lacking<p>Google's making it easier to understand languages that you might not know, thanks to an update to its Translate app on Android and iOS. Two updated features improve your ability to navigate unfamiliar languages, whether they're in printed form or being …

Language

Like-Fueled Algorithm Knows Facebook Users Better Than Their Family

But not quite as well as spouses<p>Every day, Facebook learns more and more about each person who uses it. Clicking a “like” affirms an interest and teaches the machine valuable information about its users. A new study from researchers at Cambridge and Stanford reveals that a few likes are enough for …

Wikimedia

Mortal Kombat X Kitana and Kung Lao gameplay revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the first gameplay footage of Kitana and Kung Lao in NetherRealm's bloody fighting game Mortal …

Mortal Kombat

Adobe Lightroom Mobile Lands On Android

Adobe has announced the launch of Adobe Lightroom mobile on Google’s android platform and the app is now available from the Google Play Store.<p>In …

Tutorials

2 Americans reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to conquer a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for more than …

Climbing

Ebola Virus: Suspected Ebola case in Northampton Hospital

Northampton General Hospital has confirmed reports that a woman who is suspected of having Ebola is being treated at the hospital.<p>A spokesman for the …

Gales and heavy rain cause floods and travel chaos across the UK

Man killed after falling tree hits van in Co Antrim as severe weather hits road and rail services in Scotland and the south<p>One man has died in storms sweeping across the UK that have brought 100-mile-an-hour winds and led to more than 50 flood warnings being issued with widespread disruption on the …

Weather