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The Breathtaking Beauty of the Western US Captured in Time-Lapse

It’s getting harder and harder for photographers who shoot time-lapse to get our attention. You see, they’re getting too darn good, and so gorgeous …

National Geographic – 125 years of groundbreaking travel photography

As a four-year-old in Oxford, I had scant chance of knowing what the Himalayas looked like. In 1962, YouTube was almost half a century away and it was impossible to imagine Uncle Fred force-feeding me his 2,453 iPhone snaps of Lhasa; we hadn't even seen colour television. All we could do was pore …

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Size isn’t everything: Europe is just one quarter the size of Asia, one third the size of Africa, but its pull for travellers is unmatched around the world. If you’re exploring Europe this year – or just dreaming about it – some destinations are bound to come to mind: East London with its shiny …

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Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

The Chicago Bulls Stun The Miami Heat — Nate Robinson Wins It With Two Enormous Shots In The Final 90 Seconds

What a stunner.<p>Miami was favored by 12.5 points coming in.<p>As they've done all year, the Heat kept it closer than expected through the first three quarters. But the fourth-quarter death blow we usually see from Miami never came, the Bulls hit some timely shots, and now a series that no one thought …

Stephen Curry Goes On A 22-Point Scoring Barrage In A Single Quarter, Leaves Teammates Baffled

Stephen Curry once again burst into flames in a third quarter, dropping 22 points on the San Antonio Spurs to give the underdog Golden State Warriors a 12-point lead going into the 4th quarter.<p>Curry shot 9 of 12 in the quarter, including 4 of 5 on three-pointers.<p>He made shots when he fell into the …

NBA Playoff Picks: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 2

The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder have gone above the betting total in 14 of their last 20 overall meetings, which is important to consider when making your NBA playoff picks Tuesday, as the two teams face off at Chesapeake Energy Arena.<p>NBA handicappers will find that the Thunder are …

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The One Key Thing for Game 2 of Bulls vs. Heat

<i>The One Thing</i> is a prediction-and-preview show that will tell hardcore NBA fans what to pay attention to for every matchup in the playoffs. These are every series' most intriguing storylines that you won't want to miss.<p>NBA analyst JR Jackson has spent all season watching NBA action, and he picked a …

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Red 2 Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren Movie HD

29 abandoned places that look truly beautiful. — myscienceacademy.org

1. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy<p>Via: en.www.lensart.ru<p>[msa-ads data-ad-client=”ca-pub-6965588547261395″ data-ad-slot=”7732882042″]<p>2. …

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Giants sign Mike Patterson

Getty Images<p>The Dream Team is moving up the New Jersey Turnpike.<p>We kid, but there’s a second former Eagles defensive tackle joining the Giants. Mike …

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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Ginobili Loss Could Cost Spurs No. 1 Seed « NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

<b>HANG TIME, Texas</b> — Losing at home to the Heat understudies was a sting to the Spurs’ ego. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s no worse than …

Top 10 Plays of the Month: March 2013

NBA Draft 2013: March Madness Stars That Increased Their Draft Stock

Link to Media<p>The NCAA tournament is where college players get the opportunity to increase their NBA stock, and this year's crop of prospects has really stood out, especially a small handful of players. These men have approached every game with a winner's mentality, refusing to back down from any …

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From Bitter Hate to Utter Love, How LeBron James Is Winning Over the NBA

Link to Media<p>LeBron James is not only winning games and accolades during the 2012-13 campaign, but he is also winning over an NBA fanbase which collectively booed his every move just a short time ago.<p>On Sept. 14, 2010, according to CNBC's Darren Rovell, the outrage surrounding James' decision to …

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LeBron James bashes refs after Heat lose to Bulls

CHICAGO — LeBron James' frustration — almost a full season's worth — spilled out.<p>Late in the fourth quarter, with the Miami Heat trailing the Chicago Bulls and the Heat's 27-game winning streak about to expire, James delivered an overly physical foul — leading with his forearm — on Bulls forward …

CEO to Wildlife Photographer

It’s not uncommon for for a person to take up new hobbies once they retire and it probably comes as little surprise to hear that a former CEO by the …

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Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

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Don't miss 20-50 per cent on your favourite escapes and hotels that have been tried, tested and recommended by our experts. New last minute hotel deals and restaurant offers every month.

Escape to the sun: where to go now

<b>Majorca</b><p><b>Average high temperature in April:</b> 19C <b><br>Average hours of sunshine in April:</b> five<p><b>What the experts say</b><p>Annie Bennett, Telegraph Travel’s Majorca expert: “Although the beach holiday season gets going in May and winds down in October, the islands are beautiful in early spring when the almond …