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From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Archaeology

Google Maps now lets you retrace all of your past steps

You know Google is tracking your every move, right?<p>If you own a mobile device, and have opted into location tracking in one or more of Google's many …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

Google Glass hack allows brainwave control

<b>Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves.</b><p>By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, the software makes it possible to take a picture without moving a muscle.<p>London-based start-up This Place said the tech could be utilised in …

Does flossing your teeth prevent tooth decay?

Can flossing reduce the risk of tooth decay? When you take a close look at the evidence, it’s not quite as straightforward as you may think.<p>“How often do you floss your teeth?” It’s a question almost always asked by dentists when you are in the chair. We’re advised that we should floss our teeth as …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

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Echoes of atrocity: the 9/11 Memorial Museum – in pictures

Almost 13 years after 9/11, here is a first look at the Memorial Museum that will complete the $700m (£417m) memorial project. The building, by Norwegian architects Snøhetta, has eerie echoes of a falling twin tower. Two giant, fire-charred columns rise up like fists in the entrance hall, leading …

Ghost Peloton - in pictures

Cyclists wearing illuminated LED suits take part in rehearsals for Ghost Peloton, a performance collaboration between Phoenix Dance Theatre, NVA and Sustrans as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014. The performance will be part of the build up to the Tour de France Grand Départ from the city in July<p>• …

Lego wildlife garden - in pictures

A new wildlife garden featuring animal habitats made from hundreds of Lego bricks has opened at Legoland Windsor to mark the first anniversary of the RSPB's Giving Nature a Home campaign, which calls on the British public to provide a place for wildlife in their gardens and outdoor spaces

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Kids

14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member; to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel next year.

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Major innovations and tech sea-changes were few and far between in 2013. Unfortunately, what usually follows major advancements are refinements. …

Four New Tech Trends That Should Be Huge In 2014

Obviously, the most interesting events of 2014 can't be predicted. They will be left turns that no one expected. In 2013, it was things like Edward Snowden, the contract system admin who leaked secret documents about the NSA's spying tactics. Or Google buying eight robotics companies including one …

What to expect in 2014? Eric Schmidt fills us in

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt sees mobile not just winning the war against computers -- it's already won it.<p>Speaking to Bloomberg TV in an interview published on Sunday, Schmidt provided predictions for 2014, saying that he believes "everyone will have a smartphone," which should allow for …

These 5 Things Will Get Cheaper In 2014

Despite the enticing pitches —"We're clearing out!" "Our biggest sale of the year!" "Didn't get what you want? We can fix that!"— experts say sales aren't yet at their best for many items. Waiting until next year could mean better deals on purchases as varied as Caribbean cruises and winter …

Social media 2014: What to expect

The new year means it's time to dust off the old social media crystal ball and take a look at what to expect in 2014.<p>In general, there will be two big areas of focus: Video and younger audiences. While no forecast is 100 percent certain, those items look pretty clear. How to utilize these in a way …

Green Design Predictions for 2014

Happy new year everyone!<p>Though 2013 went by in a flash, we here at Inhabitat are raising our glasses in excitement for what the new year holds. We've …

Prediction 2014: Hardware Is The New Software

The biggest thing that I noticed in 2013 was the amount of energy in small hardware startups. Even without a really robust infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT), the same kinds of developers who have been launching software companies are now switching to hardware. In truth, the line …

10 predictions for 2014

Lots of Tiger Woods, major winners, Masters field, and three guys I think will have big years.<p><b>More Golf:</b> Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx …

Sneak-Peek: Top 5 Sky Events of 2014

<b>The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights.</b><p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are our picks for sky-watching events worth circling on your calendar for 2014.<p><b>1. Total Eclipse of</b> …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

Travel

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

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12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …

Photography

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