Frederico Boschin

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The Power Plant Of The Future Is Here. It's In Your Home

<i>By Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron</i><p>The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy. Individuals with home solar have become more …

Energy

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

False consciousness

<b>Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion.</b> By Gareth Stedman Jones. <i>Allen Lane; 750 pages; £35. To be published in America by Belknap in October.</i><p><b>Get our daily</b> …

University of London

Robbie Robertson Offers His Story of the Band

The Band—which started out as a backing group for the rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins in the late nineteen-fifties, performed with Bob Dylan on his groundbreaking 1966 tour, and then set off on its own two years later—had a captivating performer for every taste. There was the organist, Garth …

Giving the Gift of Travel: 10 Unforgettable Trips

Looking for the perfect trip to take with someone special? We've got the list for you.<p>The gift of travel lingers long after the holiday lights are packed away. The staff at National Geographic Expeditions selected some of their favorite trips around the globe, including visiting ancient cave …

Travel Photography

10 Breathtaking Photos of the World's Greatest Landscapes

National Geographic's new book, Greatest Landscapes, takes readers on a spectacular visual journey from one majestic view to the next.

Travel Photography

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Travel

Douglas C-47 from WWII era brought in from Siberia | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in October 2016.<p>(CNN) — Half-sunk in the marshy tundra of the Taymyr Peninsula of northern Siberia, not far from the Arctic Circle and several hundred miles away from the nearest human settlement, lay the remains of a 70 year-old American-made …

History

In Praise of Libraries

I recently had the honor of speaking at the 2016 New England Library Association Conference. As I walked up the steps to the podium, I kept my eyes focused on the stairs, hoping I wouldn't pull a Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar's Night move and trip on the way up. I was nervous and dry-mouthed. What …

The World's Longest Pub Crawl Stops at Every Pub in the U.K.

The route is longer than the circumference of the Earth.<p>If you're heading to the United Kingdom and looking to hit the pub for a night out, odds are you'll know—or map out—where you're going, and how to return back to where you came from. Tack on another bar to the night out? Why not. Two, three …

Google Maps

The lives of others: 150 years of London’s blue plaques

Blue plaques remind us of those who once slept, ate and worked in our buildings. On the 150th anniversary of the first to be unveiled, Martin Scorsese, Mary Beard, Andrew Motion and more share the memorials that mean the most to them<p><b>John Keats, Keats Grove, NW3</b> <b><br>by Andrew Motion</b><p>Among the galaxy of …

Literature

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Paris–Venice/Istanbul

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Around the world in 32 beers

A pair of Londoners have until Sunday night to locate the 12 beers required to complete their ultimate World Cup drinking challenge.<p>Since the tournament began last month, Adam Eldin, 33, and Johnny Hammond, 29, both teachers, have attempted to drink at least one beer from each of the 32 nations …

Living in: The world’s best cities for dating

These five cities are made for finding love, thanks to their lively bars, trendy restaurants, outdoor activities – and laid-back locals known for being open to meeting new people.<p>Love knows no borders – and no one knows that better than those who have found romance in another country. If you’re …

Argentina

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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Where purposeless walking lives on

In a fast-paced world, the art of purposeless walking is fading. On these five spectacular trails, rediscover the benefits of wandering – no goal in sight.<p>May is national walking month in the UK, and BBC News Magazine has kicked it off by arguing that purposeless walking is becoming a thing of the …

Hiking

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

RVs

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

The Rebirth of Seriously Good Georgian Wines

You wouldn’t have thought but just a few hours from Sochi one of the world’s great wine regions is starting to produce seriously good juice again. …

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

San Francisco Bay Area

A train to nowhere in Siberia

Built in an inhospitable land of extreme winter cold, the 3,140km-long Baikal-Amur Mainline blazes a path through some of Russia's least accessible terrain.<p>I woke up when the train’s soporific rocking and chugging came to an abrupt halt, momentarily disorientated. I was somewhere along the …

Trains

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.<p>In this classic video from the BBC archive, archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the origins of one of …

Archaeology

Study: Enjoy Life, Live Longer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't worry, be happy -- you may just live longer.<p>A large existing body of research shows that negative emotions -- including depression, stress and anxiety -- can have a detrimental effect on our physical well-being.<p>Andrew Steptoe, the …

Hiroo Onoda: Last Man Fighting

Before he approached the tent where his commanding officer waited on March 9th 1974, Hiroo Onoda did two things. First, he inspected his rifle. (The Arisaka 99 still worked perfectly; over almost 30 years he had treated it as tenderly as a baby.) Then he retied his boots. Nothing must be slipshod. …

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

Literature