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Hiking to San Fruttuoso: The Perfect Day on the Italian Riviera

Our favourite day trip on the Italian Riviera is the hike from Camogli to San Fruttuoso in the Portofino Regional Park. The day includes pretty …

9 Air-Cleaning Plants Your Home Needs

We don’t think too much about the air we breathe in our homes. Unfortunately, there can be many unwanted toxins lurking in the space we live. While …

World's first large-scale tidal energy farm launches in Scotland

The launch of the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm in Scotland has been hailed as a significant moment for the renewable energy sector.<p>A turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream project in the Pentland Firth was unveiled outside Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.<p>After the ceremony, attended …

Hydroelectric Power

One programmer almost broke the internet by deleting 11 lines of code

Everything is OK now. But it's a strange case that involves copyright lawyers, a petulant developer, and a behind-the-scenes look into how tech titans like Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix make the sausage.<p>It all starts with a developer named Azer Koçulu, who wrote a piece of code called Kik, an …

A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true

A lot of people deny climate change. Not many, though, deny gravity.<p>That’s why a recent animation released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — well, it came out in April, but people seem to be noticing it now — is so striking. Because it suggests the likely gravitational imprint of our changing …

Global Warming

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Cooking

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates | Inc.com

If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes unconventional--advice for your people …

50th Anniversary of The Cultural Revolution in China: Pictures

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

Chess

20 best spring recipes: part 1

Nigel Slater’s herbed salmon<p>The quickest of spring suppers. I keep the heat fairly low when cooking the salmon, so the crust doesn’t overcook.<p>Serves 2<b><br>tarragon</b> a couple of heaped tbsp, chopped<b><br>parsley</b> 3 heaped tbsp, chopped<b><br>basil</b> a couple of heaped tbsp<b>,</b> chopped<b><br>olive oil</b> 3 tbsp, plus a little for …

Recipes

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

Cinematography

Golden years: Sicily at the British Museum

It was around 1500BC that sea-faring Greek traders first made landfall on a highly fertile island lying conveniently at the heart of the Mediterranean. In the 3,500 years since, up to and including the recent arrival of up to 400,000 refugees journeying to Europe from north Africa, Sicily’s status …

Ancient History

Eating the Arab Roots of Sicilian Cuisine

Adam Leith Gollner on the sun-drenched island’s agrodolce flavors<p>Seen from the sky—which is to say, observed on the in-flight video map during our …

Food in books: spaghetti and meatballs from The Godfather

<i>Clemenza had finally come back from his day’s work and was bustling around the kitchen cooking up a huge pot of tomato sauce. Michael nodded to him and went to the corner office where he found Hagen and Sonny waiting for him impatiently. “Is Clemenza out there?” Sonny asked.</i><p><i>Michael grinned. “He’s</i> …

Italian Food

11 New Pastas That Are Filled, Stuffed, and Sauced With All Sorts of Wonderful Things

It’s only March, but 2016 is already a huge year for high-profile Italian restaurants. Mario Batali launched his first stand-alone restaurant since …

20 best pasta recipes: part 4

From classic tortellini to Iranian noodle soup, great recipes chosen by Observer Food Monthly<p>20 best pasta recipes: part 1 20 best pasta recipes: part 2 20 best pasta recipes: part 3<p>Marcella Hazan’s tortellini with meat and cheese filling<p>Makes about 200; enough to serve 10-12<br>For the stuffing<b><br>pork</b> …

Recipes

Food in books: Jollof Rice from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

<i>She made him the kind of jollof rice he liked, flecked with bits of red and green peppers, and as he ate, fork moving from the plate to his mouth, saying, “This is pretty good,” as he always had in the past, she felt her tears and her questions gathering.</i><p><b>Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie</b><p>---<p>Last …

Recipes

Rise and shine: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for home-baked bread

In last week’s column, I said that bread baking is a pretty daunting proposition to many people, and that flatbreads were perhaps the ideal gateway to this wonderful art, because they’re often just cooked in a pan and need little or no fermentation. Well, I’ve picked today’s recipes to show that …

Recipes

Classifying the geometry of snowflakes highlights their beauty and diversity

As snowflakes gently meander past your living room window this winter, take a break from your hot cocoa and consider nature’s ice-cold architecture. …

Readers’ recipe swap: Fishcakes

I couldn’t really have picked a better theme to start working on this column with. Fishcakes are among the very first things my eye goes to on a menu, like a cat homing in on the ball in a TV tennis match. And this holds true across the board, no matter the cuisine – whether it’s <i>eomuk bokkeum</i> in …

Recipes

THE SELECTS: Backstage at the Nutcracker

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

Italian Food

CheeMc: restaurant review

<b>CheeMc,</b> <b>310 Walworth Road, London SE17 (020 7358 6926). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £35</b><p>The menu at CheeMc, a small Korean restaurant a mile down the road from the delightful building site which is London’s Elephant and Castle, is long. It includes a list of dishes featuring soondae, …

Dining Rooms

Dinner Tonight: Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Sometimes, a dish comes along that uses all the delicious ingredients we <i>say</i> we're going to use less of. Things like <b>cream, butter, white wine, and cheese.</b> You know, the ones our cooking idols always encourage using in heaping tablespoons? (After all, when Julia Child calls for more butter, you add …

Chicken Karaage: Japanese Fried Chicken Recipe

Guys, I’ve been obsessively watching an anime called Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. It’s over the top and hilarious, complete with all the must haves …

Edinburgh: Ashkenazy conducts Rachmaninov | Sunday 8 Nov 2015, 3pm | Usher Hall Edinburgh

Vladimir Ashkenazy inherited his musical gift from a Russian heritage steeped in music. He is equally at home in front of an orchestra as he is on a …

Flute