Alan Greenwood

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Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Monty Don: How to stop worrying and learn to love gardening in November

November can be a depressing time for gardeners – but not if you dive in and make the best of it, as Monty Don explains.<p>The November days draw in …

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that (surprise) lets you run …

5 myths about sugar that you should stop believing

Is sugar addictive? Will it make kids hyperactive? Watch 5 common myths about sugar get debunked. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>5 sugar myths debunked.<br>Myth: Some types of sugar are better for you than others. All types of sugar have the same effect<br>Brown sugar, white, or raw: it all turns …

Why you lose your hair when you get older

A wide variety of factors can cause baldness in men and women. Scientific studies show that chromosomes from both father and mother can lead to hair loss. Environmental factors also play a role. The following is a transcript of the video.<p>Why you lose your hair when you get older. It's a problem …

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power<p>Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the …

Climate

A visit by the Dalai Lama is dividing a US campus where 14% of students are from China

This Saturday (June 17), the Dalai Lama will deliver a commencement address at the University of California San Diego, where a good portion of the student body will consider his very presence an affront to the peace and unity he preaches.<p>Many overseas Chinese students at UCSD view the Dalai Lama …

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic

Growing artichokes as annuals that bear edible buds their first season requires an early start, but properly handled artichoke plants will prosper in …

Gardening

Famous for long beaches and unspoilt nature reserves, Noosa and Maleny are also great getaways for foodies, shoppers and those seeking tranquility<p>Noosa has long been the jewel of the Sunshine Coast. The main drag of Hastings Street is a triumph of sensitive planning, with its canopy of trees, …

Travel

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Gardening

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

Ray Harryhausen's Amazing Drawings Of Incredible Creatures

Did anything terrify more than Ray Harryhausen’s armed skeletons juddering across the screen intent on slaughtering <i>Jason and The Argonauts</i> (1963)? …

Best-ever chocolate chip cookies

<i>The first ever chocolate chip cookie was invented in America in 1930 at the Toll House Inn restaurant in Massachusetts. Now a firm favourite across</i> …

Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

Sunflowers may be rooted to the ground, but that doesn't mean they can't dance.<p>Each day, young sunflowers trace the path of the sun across the sky, turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west.<p>And their slow, graceful movements continue at night. After the sun sets, the plants reorient …

New Robot-Fabricated Building Material Is 100 Times Lighter Than Brick

The Elytra Filament Pavilion is made from a glass and carbon fiber filament that mimics the shell of beetle wings, and no two elements are the same.<p>This week, the Victoria & Albert museum in London unveiled the robot-fabricated Elytra Filament Pavilion to open the museum’s first ever Engineering …

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: the pick of this year's new plants

Chelsea is the place to launch a new plant and most of them, although not all, appear in the Great Pavilion. Increasingly, though, garden designers are including desirable new plants in their plots and this year several intriguing rarities are to be found on Main Avenue (see below). All have been …

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14251

Hi everyone,Today, we are releasing Build 14251 Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.Sharp-eyed Insiders likely noted the big jump in build numbers from …

We Asked a Philosopher Whether or Not It’s OK to Do Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.<p>Peg O' Connor has made thinking about drugs her life's work. Her blog, "Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken," puts some of the greatest questions …

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

Gardens can bring delights in colder months. Here’s how<p>Come winter, the crutches that we rely on to make our gardens look good – frothy annuals, lush herbaceous perennials, screens of rampant runner beans – are gone. What’s left – the bare bones of the garden – can leave the most dedicated summer …

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Polyalthia longifolia, the Indian Mast Tree

This post is fifth in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring <b>Polyalthia longifolia</b>.<p><b>Polyalthia longifolia</b> <i>var.</i> <i>pendula</i> or <b>The Mast …

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'Great British Take-Off': David Cameron Outlines His Vision For A 'Greater Britain' By Confronting Extremism, Inequality And Jeremy Corbyn

David Cameron has launched his most withering attack on "Britain-hating" Jeremy Corbyn as he outlined the "big battles" for creating a "Greater …

Two graphic designers are trying to preserve NASA’s famous 1970s 'Worm' logo

It was the logo that rebranded the space agency<p>A logo should immediately convey a company’s identity. With the right visual style, it can communicate the goals and ambitions of an organization without the use of words. But as crucial as it is to pick the right logo, these graphics aren’t unbending. …

Jenaer Glas Wagenfeld Teapot

<b>Jenaer Glas Wagenfeld Teapot with lid and filter 50.6oz</b><p>Created by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1931 and inspired by the Bauhaus, the Wagenfeld teapot …

Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

Mobile Devices

This Woman's Powerful Tattoo Will Help You Understand What It's Like to Have Depression

You have to see it from both sides.<p>When Bekah Miles of Newberg, Oregon, was diagnosed with depression last year, the 20-year-old George Fox University student decided to make a bold statement to help people understand how it feels to live with the disorder. She got a tattoo that seems to say "I'm …

Photograph: Andrew Benge/Redferns<p>Carl Barat and Pete Doherty of the Libertines at the Leeds festival.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/31/1441020290466/4d6b41d1-e79b-480d-9363-3d0f3bfd07cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Andrew Benge/Redferns<p>Carl Barat and Pete Doherty …

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