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Foie gras and football: how to pregame for the Super Bowl like a star chef

Fine-dining chef Michael Mina has cooked for three presidents. Now he’ll be serving 1,000 people at an exclusive Super Bowl pre-game at Levi’s Stadium<p>Before the Super Bowl kicks off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, 1,000 people will be pre-gaming at Michael Mina’s Tailgate, …

12 Brilliant Banana Recipes

1<p>The trick of pre-freezing a bunch of banana chunks makes this a stupidly simple to throw together when you want one. Whether it is banoffee or in …

Dessert

A wholemeal apple cake recipe that's wintry to the core

When you’ve had your fill of zingy winter pinks, the humble apple is the seasonal bakers’ best friend. Grate your favourite variety into this generous cake, or stew them down and serve with lashings of boozy custard<p>Trying to stay true to seasonal baking can sometimes test your resolve. It is …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Sports Endurance Workout - Stamina, Speed, and Agility Workout

3 Exercises to Increase STAMINA - Endurance for a Fight

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

Here are the Winning Images of National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

Extraordinary Shots.<p>Of the some 13,000 images submitted to 2015's National Geographic Photo Contest, a photograph of a tornado titled "Dirt" is the winning capture. Shot by Australian photographer James Smart, the photo was taken last spring while he and his brother spent two weeks storm-chasing in …

Nature Photography

Britain for sale: £8 trillion, or nearest offer

What would Britain be worth if we put it on the market? Official estimate reveals how much each person would receive if we sold the entire country and everything in it<p>Britain would have a price tag of £8,063,000,000,000 if the whole country – and everything in it – was put up for sale, according to …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

Flipped Wrist Plank<p>I love this plank for stretching out tight wrists and shoulders. Come in to a regular plank then flip both hands around so the …

Rich pickings: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for an indulgent Christmas

Christmas is a time to forget the waistline and treat ourselves, so make room at your table for French onion soup gratin, confit duck and chocolate yo-yos<p>A couple of weeks ago, in Weekend’s winter food special, I argued that this Christmas we should let vegetables rule the roost. But if you’d …

LeBron James's courtside accident leaves golfer Jason Day's wife in hospital

Ellie Day is carried out of an NBA game on stretcher after the basketball star accidentally collided with her as she watched courtside<p>The wife of the Australian golfer Jason Day was taken away in a neck brace on a stretcher after being accidentally crunched by Cleveland superstar LeBron James while …

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UAE told UK: crack down on Muslim Brotherhood or lose arms deals

Exclusive: Files reveal plans for crown prince to demand David Cameron act against Islamist group in return for BAE Systems and BP deals<p>The United Arab Emirates threatened to block billion-pound arms deals with the UK, stop inward investment and cut intelligence cooperation if David Cameron did not …

Video: How a Skyscraper Stays Upright During a Typhoon

With 120 mph winds and 50 inches of rain, when Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in Taiwan on August 8, it was powerful enough to knock cars off the …

Leadership

North and South Korean families reunited after years of separation, in pictures - Telegraph

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Earth Science

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Barack Obama

The Week in Review: New Species Found

More than 200 new species were discovered in the Himalayas in recent years, according to a report published this week by the conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Leptobrachium bompu, a frog with greyish-blue eyes and a vertically-oriented black pupil; the Channa andrao, a blue …

Over 200 new species found in Himalayas

What Killed the Dinosaurs Was More Devastating Than an Asteroid

For nearly 40 years, paleontologists have argued over what really killed the dinosaurs. Was it an massive asteroid impact, or a spate of volcanic …

10 Common Bird Photography Mistakes and Their Solutions

Do you commit mistakes in photography? I bet you do. I have made mistakes. As a matter of fact I have committed many. But we all learn from our …

Photography

If there is liquid water on Mars, no one—not even NASA—can get anywhere near it

NASA claims to have found evidence of liquid water on Mars. If true, you’d expect the US government to scramble to set up a new mission to test the claim. After all, discovering that Mars has life or even that in can support life will be one of the greatest discoveries ever.<p>But that won’t happen so …

Space Science

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

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