Andy MacPherson

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What I Did Wrong In My First Start Up

What did I do wrong in my first startup?<p>What didn't I do wrong!<p>I probably did more wrong than right, but I got out the other side with some skills, …

Top winter experiences in northern Sweden

Wrap up warm and let northern Sweden work its magic on you this winter. Here are nine incredible experiences to get you started.<p>The Icehotel<p>Built from blocks of ice from the Torne River, the award-winning Icehotel (www.icehotel.com) opens its doors from December–March. Its ice rooms, furniture and …

Lapland beyond Santa: culture and wilderness in northern Finland

There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even - all …

This Tiny House On A Remote Icelandic Island Is All Alone

There’s a beautiful archipelago off of the southern coast of Iceland called the Vestmannaeyjar. And in that archipelago, there’s a beautiful island …

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

If you've got children, Lapland UK is a truly magical place in every sense of the word. From the moment you arrive, you're transported to the gateway …

The reinvention of Oakland

Although it’s nicknamed ‘Brooklyn by the Bay,’ Oakland is an incomparable California original – diverse, cultured and always inventive. Too often overshadowed by San Francisco, Oakland has recently become a hotspot all on its own, with artists, chefs, fashion designers and DIY entrepreneurs making …

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

The sudden departure of golden-winged warblers before deadly tornadoes has blown away scientists.<p>Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds.<p>Analysis of the data revealed …

Wolves and Bears Stage Comeback in Crowded, Urban Europe

Big carnivores are on the rise across Europe, a new study finds, as farmlands revert to wildlife-friendly habitat.<p>Europe, the birthplace of the "Little Red Riding Hood" legend and the Big Bad Wolf, is now home to twice as many wolves as the contiguous United States, a new study finds, despite being …

For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge

Land mines keep people out of the Persian leopard's last habitats, creating a conundrum—removing the hazards leaves the cats more vulnerable.<p>SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq—Few parts of the world look more hostile to big cats than the rugged wilderness that flanks the northern Iran-Iraq frontier.<p>Laced with land …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …

What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

For one, they're separate species—and hares are bigger, have longer ears, and are less social than bunnies.<p>Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they're the same animal.<p>Not so fast. Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes from Tristan Ishtar, who asked: "What's …