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25 tips on how to take care of your digestive system

Ever wondered if you have IBS or a gluten allergy? Confused about probiotics and fermented foods? Here five experts give the ultimate guide to a healthy, happier gut.<p><i>"Listen to your body; if it tells you gluten doesn’t agree with you, it probably doesn’t"</i><p><b>Stephanie Moore and Elaine Williams</b> …

Healthbox launches Miami accelerator class with 10 digital health startups

Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added 10 startups to its next accelerator, which will be based in Miami. Healthbox is launching the eight …

The British music revolution of America: what do you know about it?

A new study identifies three key music 'revolutions' - in 1964 when the Beatles and Rolling Stones led the "British invasion" of America, 1983 and 1991<p>The rise of hip-hop rather than the invasion of the Beatles was the single most radical change in the history of US music charts, suggests new …

Music Charts

All the problems of exclusive content, in one Beyoncé song

Beyoncé has released a new song as a seven-year anniversary present to her husband, Jay Z, on his new music streaming service Tidal. Beyoncé and a bunch of other artists have a stake in the service, and plan to use it to offer exclusive content—such as this new track, “Die With You,” which came …

Game of Thrones

Pinterest bought a tiny startup to help people find what they didn't know they were looking for

Jason Shellen and Mike Demers launched Hike in June 2014 to build social-focused mobile and web products. Since, the team had debuted an app called "Drafty" that tries to make mobile blogging a lot easier.<p>For Pinterest, the acquisition means adding Shellen and Demer to its product and engineering …

Google teams up with health firm to develop AI surgical robots

Google believes it can enhance surgeons’ tools using technologies employed in other parts of its business, including self-driving cars<p>Google has struck a deal with the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical robots that use artificial intelligence.<p>Google’s life sciences division …

Medical Technology

How’d He Do That? A Technical Breakdown of the Perfect Shot

Think those gorgeous <i>National Geographic</i> photos happen easily? Photographer Charlie Hamilton James breaks down a recent shoot of a belted kingfisher—and all the work that went in to getting the perfect shot.<p>*****<p>I’m obsessed with kingfishers. I have been since I was seven years old, and to date I …

Nature Photography

Top 10 hotels and guesthouses in Vientiane, Laos

One of Asia’s most laid-back capitals, Vientiane is full of crumbling French mansions and inspiring monuments – and leafy, stylish hotels and guesthouses for soaking up the atmosphere • Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Luang Prabang<p>Beau Rivage<p>The flamingo-pink Beau Rivage overlooks the extra wide flow of …

Top 10

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here</b> …

Travel

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Silicon Valley

14 Emerging Designers to Watch During Fashion Month

It's tough out there for a new designer.<p>It's tough out there for a new(ish) designer. Jam-packed fashion schedules can make it hard to get seen by influential editors and buyers, and the financial demands of showing in one of fashion's major cities can be prohibitive. But we think these emerging …

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

Popcorn

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

Natural Language Processing

The 10 best bad sex scenes in the movies

When sex scenes go wrong, the results are embarrassing, bewildering and, most of all, funny. We present the finest bad sex scenes, featuring Sharon Stone, sexy turkeys and a lot of thrashing about in a swimming pool. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on Twitter <b>@TelegraphFilm</b>.<p><b>1. Body of Evidence (Uli</b> …

Will any men willingly go to see Fifty Shades of Grey?

It's the most hotly anticipated film of the year - but only if you're a woman. Andrew Lowry explains why men aren't excited about the new Fifty Shades movie<p>In a pleasingly witty bit of scheduling, this year’s Valentine’s weekend sees the release of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s film adaptation of Fifty …

Movies

Premier League must agree to underwrite fans’ campaign for a maximum £20 away ticket

The cash-rich Premier League should give some of their TV rights money back to the fans by supporting their campaign to cap away tickets at £20<p>Before the bullion from the next television deal is airlifted to the elite clubs, and then on to players and their agents, their tattooists and travel …

Almost every top leader Larry Page appointed in 2011 is gone or in a new role

The latest shake-up starts with Alan Eustace, Google's SVP of Knowledge, who TechCrunch confirmed is retiring.<p>Eustace — who broke the world record for highest-altitude space jump in October 2014 — has been at Google for about 13 years.<p>Eustace's departure highlights just how much Google's top …

Jason Cundy: Cuadrado is a great signing for Chelsea but United were wise not to buy

Everyone seems to be disappointed about the January transfer window, but I can't understand it. People seem to think they've been cheated because …

Calendar app inserts ‘pirate’ events into diaries of users who haven’t paid

As a developer, what should you do if 85% of the people using your calendar app have pirated it? If you’re Jack Underwood, you give them a taste of a different kind of piracy.<p>The developer of Today Calendar Pro revealed that unpaid installs of his Android app were much higher than the 50% rate he’d …

Apps

The world's 5 coolest underwater hotels

Sleeping over the sea is so passé: all the cool kids are spending the night under the waves. Here are five places you can too...<p>1. The Manta Resort, …

Serena Williams: I'm Going Back to Indian Wells

We were outsiders.<p>It was March 2001, and I was a 19-year-old focused on winning and being the best I could be, both for me and for the kids who …

India's pro-business Modi storms to historic election win | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Narendra Modi thundered to victory on Friday in India’s election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives the Hindu nationalist and his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform.<p>Modi’s landslide, the most resounding election victory …

Scientists Develop Health Trackers That Work Like Temporary Tattoos

First there was the pedometer -- simple in design and function, but it gets the job done. Then there were health trackers that you could either clip to your pocket (a la Fitbit) or wear on your wrist (a la Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, and so on and so forth).<p>And now, the next stage in health tracking …