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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>• <b>If</b> <b>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 below</b><p>In …

Books

La top ten di Hubble

<b>10. FUOCHI D'ARTIFICIO COSMICI</b> <br>Un ammasso di giovani stelle cariche di energia illumina una cavità nel turbine di polvere della nebulosa Tarantola. …

The Piano Guys Compose Every BATMAN Theme Into One Incredible Medley

Here is a gift for your ears.<p>50 years of music and film all rolled together in front of the cars that have become icons of one super hero history: …

15 People Amusingly Fooling Around With Famous Statues

Put it down to being spontaneous, being bored simply inspired, these creative individuals are sure as hell having a laugh with 15 famous landmarks …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

16 persone che non si sono arrese - Wired

Sfoglia gallery16 immagini<p><i>Nanakorobi yaoki</i>, recita un antico adagio giapponese: “<i>sette volte cadi, otto ti rialzi</i>”. Un mantra che chi ha affrontato e …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Top 2013: I 50 migliori film dell'anno secondo gli utenti di IMDB

tempo di lettura <b>2'</b><p>Dopo tante retrospettive, la parola passa agli spettatori.<p>IMDB ha infatti pubblicato la top 2013 dei film preferiti dai propri …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Best of 2013

Pif, la mafia e gli Stati Uniti d'America

Anche all'estero il debutto alla regia di <b>Pif</b> è stato accolto con grande entusiasmo dalla critica. Il suo linguaggio nuovo, dissacrante, ironico ha …

Quanto ci piace il nuovo poster di The Grand Budapest Hotel di Wes Anderson: gli anni '20 non smettono di affascinare il cinema. E dobbiamo aspettare fino a marzo 2014 per vederlo...

L'incredibile storia della medusa immortale

<b>Segreto mediterraneo</b><br>Fotografia di Shin Kubota, Università di Kyoto<p>l segreto dell'immortalità è forse custodito su fondo del Mar Mediterraneo. Una …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

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[TFF 2013] Big Bad Wolves, la recensione

tempo di lettura <b>2'</b><p>Viene da Israele uno dei film più interessanti dell'anno. E' una storia nera di vendetta che sa impressionare, ma è anche così …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

The Wolf of Wall Street: nuove featurette in italiano con interviste a Jonah Hill e Margot Robbie

The Wolf of Wall Street: video, trailer, poster, immagini e tutte le informazioni sulla commedia biografica che uscirà in Italia il 23 gennaio 2014.

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

Must-See<p>It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.<p>11.20.13 5:45 AM ET

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …