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Northern Spain road trip: pull over for pintxos

The road from San Sebastián to A Coruña is one of big cities, pretty fishing towns, high cliffs and raging sea. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, and ends up in Galicia, on the wildly beautiful Costa de la Muerte.<p><b>San Sebastián</b> is all about food, and there …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Volvo to seek volunteers for self-driving car trial in UK

London testing of semi-autonomous vehicles on public roads is to be conducted in tandem with one in Gothenburg, Sweden<p>Volvo is looking for drivers who commute into west London to take part in its self-driving cars trial, the largest conducted by the the automobile industry.<p>The Swedish carmaker said …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Can This Social Media Site Make You Rich?

In May, Wale Ifemi was living on one dollar a day in West Africa. A month later, he joined Steemit, a new social-media platform that rewards users …

How to Cut the Duration Of Your Cold By 3 Days

Put this in your mouth to turn off your runny nose<p>Suck on this to stop sniffling sooner: Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of the common cold, a recent meta-analysis from Finland concluded.<p>The researchers determined that taking 80 to 92 milligrams of zinc a day—say, 7 Cold-Eeze lozenges—cut …

Could This Breakthrough Mean the End of Skin Cancer?

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) with collaborators from the German Cancer Research Center and two other Israeli medical centers published …

Cancer

Wild Scandinavia: adventure without breaking the bank

This is a pricey part of the world, but these adventures in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, from the new Wild Guide Scandinavia, are pleasantly surprising in more ways than one<p>With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of …

European Travel

Come on in! Top 10 holidays in Bavaria's lake district

In summer Munich heads to the hills and lakes of the Bavarian countryside to cool down, where the water is pure enough to drink and there are cosy lakeshore inns a short hop from the city<p>TS Eliot immortalised this dreamy lake in The Waste Land, and Ludwig II, the “mad king” known for flamboyant …

Black Forest for the family

This beautiful corner of Germany pioneered walking holidays in the 1860s. These days there’s a huge array of outdoor activities for all ages, from walks on the trail of woodland fairies to a 3km go-kart track<p>Ruddy-faced tourists in beige shorts, cherry gateaux and lots of trees. Those were my, …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2016

It’s easy to fantasize about living in one of these 16 adventure meccas, but to really understand how great they are, you have to be on the ground.<p>Billings, Montana<p>Population: 110,000<p>(Peter Frank Edwards)<p>When it comes to fitting you for a cowboy hat, the gals at Taubert’s Ranch Outfitters have two …

10 of the best campsites, cabins and B&Bs in Slovenia

Slovenia holidays,Hotels,Bed and breakfasts,Camping holidays,Walking holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Top 10s<p>With Hobbity hideaways, remote farms and friendly guesthouses, Slovenia offers a wealth of accommodation from which to explore its mountains, lakes and villages

Opening of Via Dinarica long-distance hiking route celebrated with tying of alpine rope

The White Trail of the new Via Dinarica long-distance hiking route was officially declared open to the public this week in the Blidinje National Park in Bosnia & Hercegovina.<p>The Via Dinarica consists of almost 2000 kilometres of hiking trails that connect up seven separate countries in southeastern …

How to live like a billionaire on the cheap

Life and style,Luxury travel,Luxury goods sector,Boating holidays,Air transport,Airbnb,Hotels,Property,House prices<p>From private islands that can be yours for as little as £100,000, to yachts and jets to rent for just £90 a pop, the luxury lifestyle isn’t so exclusive after all<p>If you’re struggling …

Luxury Travel

10 of the best mountain cabins and lodges in Europe

With views to savour and activities as high-octane or as chilled out as you want, our mountain cabin picks feature getaways to suit all tastes<p>By a tranquil lake, near the village of Loen in western Norway, this cosy wood cabin is the perfect base to explore the spectacular geography of the region. …

National Parks

10 of the best waterside holiday cabins in Europe

Romantic hideaways, back-to-basics eco-huts, treehouses and high-spec shacks for lapping up nature by lakes, rivers and fjords<p>A listing that reads “hut in the middle of nowhere” can’t help but pique the interest, and this one’s description is pretty accurate. The <b>wooden hut</b> in Darżkowo, northern …

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Google

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental …

Daily aspirin boosts survival in cancer patients, study shows

Cancer patients could increase their chance of survival and help stop their cancer spreading by taking aspirin, new research suggests.<p>A daily pill was found to increase the chance of surviving cancer by 20 per cent.<p>Scientists at Cardiff University made the discovery after analysing a wealth of …

A New Cancer Drug Shows Even More Promise

When Jimmy Carter took the drug pembrolizumab to treat his cancer, it had just been approved for people like him: those with advanced melanoma that …

Different strokes: wild swimming in Spain

Forget the costas – mountain rivers and clear lakes offer the best escape from Spain’s summer heat. The authors of the new Wild Swimming Spain choose favourite bathing spots within reach of the big cities<p>Just over an hour from Madrid, the granite outcrops of La Pedriza, in the Cuenca Alta del …

Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe. (It's Complicated.)

The ground beneath you can shift at any moment.<p>For David Morton, it happened when he was going to see about some yaks. On April 25, 2015, the mountain guide and photographer, who is now 44, walked out of Thame, a small Sherpa village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. He knew the route well. Since …

Milwaukee native launches Pygmy Elephant adventure travel company - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Business Journal

A Milwaukee native has started an online adventure travel agency that seeks to connect travelers at all price ranges with unique experiences.<p>Andrew …

10 of the best small hotels in Paris

Alastair Sawday’s pick of boutique Parisian hotels offers a touch of chic for those who prefer to avoid big-name chains<p>This calm retreat in the heart of Montparnasse lets guests step out of the bustle and into a foyer full of natural light. A blend of old and new creates an individual, warm …

Former winner Marina Lewycka up for Wodehouse book prize

<b>Marina Lewycka, Paul Murray and John O'Farrell are among the authors vying for an award celebrating the year's funniest novels.</b><p>The annual Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is given to the book considered to best capture the comic spirit of PG Wodehouse.<p>Lewycka, shortlisted for The Lubetkin Legacy, …

How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History

The police and public gasped at the audacity of the Great Hatton Garden heist of 2015, where millions in cash and jewels were taken from an underground vault in London’s diamond district. Mark Seal investigates the unorthodox daring of the perpetrators—and the high-tech investigation that snared …

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding