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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Snow Lines Around a Young Star

Snow lines in space give astronomers clues to planet formation.<p><b>A group of researchers has finally found the perfect snow line. But rather than wielding skis and snowboards, they've been using a giant array of radio antennas—called ALMA—pointed at the cosmos.</b><p>On Earth, a snow line is where snow and …

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Pets on the beach – your pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/guardianwitness-blog/gallery/2013/jul/24/pets-on-the-beach-pictures-readers<p>720<p>Here is a selection of your …

Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …

Florida's Radioactive Fountain of Youth May Prolong Life

Five hundred years after Ponce de Leon explored the area, locals swear by an artesian well with unusual properties.<p><b>Five hundred years ago in June, the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon started his journey back to Puerto Rico from Florida after becoming the first European to land on mainland</b> …

Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Surf fisherman promotes catch-and-release but still angers shark advocates.<p><b>When Elliot Sudal goes to the beach, he doesn't just lay out in the sun. He wrestles sharks.</b><p><b>On July 14, Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got</b> …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

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Crete fatal stabbing: man is charged with murder of tourist

Greek police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old British tourist on Crete have charged a man with the killing.<p>Myles …

Waterfall adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

On Hawai'i Island (aka the Big Island), the beaches aren’t the only spectacular spots for water views. Throughout the island, cascading waterfalls leap off cliffs and tumble down canyon walls. All you have to do is pack the car with sunscreen, water, towels and an island-style lunch to go <i>holoholo</i> …

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These Islands aren't for the average traveller, but a visit to the pristine Loyalty Islands promises a truly extraordinary experience: http://bbc.in/1bio1ua

August 2013

Long-Held Myth About Cheetahs Busted

The world's fastest land mammal doesn't abandon hunts due to overheating, study says.<p><b>Like a finely tuned sports car, cheetahs are precision machines born to run. But for over 30 years, researchers believed the animals' blazing speed came at a cost—the danger of overheating on a hunt.</b><p>A 1973 study …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

The nerd's guide to Hawaii's Big Island

There’s nothing wrong with the classic beach-and-umbrella-cocktail Hawaiian vacation. But nerds know that you can only read so much classic sci-fi on the balcony before your brain gets itchy for new input. Curiosity kicks in and you start to wonder…how are Hawaiian skies different? What’s the story …

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Just Back: whale watching in France

The wind calms to around force four; the weather is perfect. Michel and Gerard leave me at the tiller and settle below for a well-earned rest. The previous night we were sailing between Majorca and Menorca when the mistral suddenly swept in. We had a difficult time struggling against vicious winds …

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Seven of the most treasured travel souvenirs (as voted by you)

Tired of snowdomes and T-shirts? Have a few too many fridge magnets? In an entirely non-scientific survey, we asked Lonely Planet fans on Facebook to tell us about their most treasured travel souvenirs. It turns out that the best keepsakes are often the things that pesos and pounds can't buy...<p>1. A …

Live webchat: holidays in Croatia, Greece and Turkey

On Monday, from 1pm, our panel of experts on Greece, Turkey and Croatia, will be answering your questions live. They will be on hand to offer hotel recommendations, help find a pretty town or beach, advise on the best things to see and do and generally help you plan for your holiday.<p>Our experts are …

100 boutique hotels for under £100: Europe – France, Italy, Spain & Portugal

<b>FRANCE</b><p>Villa fol Avril Moutiers au Perche, Normandy<p>A former coaching inn in the Normandy countryside has been transformed into a boutique hotel, with …

100 boutique hotels for under £100: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Maison Polanka, Siem Reap, Cambodia<p>Tucked behind Wat Polanka, near Siem Reap's leafy riverbank, peaceful Maison Polanka boasts a palm-lined swimming …

100 boutique hotels for under £100: Europe – south-east, east and north

<b>GREECE</b><p>Hotel Zorzis, Santorini<p>The palm-fringed curvy pool's the thing at this simply styled, whitewashed hotel with views up to the barren rocky peaks …

Honk If You Think Geese Are Good Guard Dogs

Some cops in China now use feathered friends instead of canine companions.<p><b>Cheese it, it's the geese!</b><p><b>Police in rural parts of China's Xinjiang Province are no longer turning to dogs to stand guard at police stations at night. They're using geese instead. And it works.</b><p>According to a recent report, a …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

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England's forests: following the UFO trail in Suffolk

If you want to look for something <i>really</i> unusual in the sky – day or night – a trip to Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk might just inspire you. This was …

How to Survive 50 Million Years Without Sex

<b>Staying celibate can be a difficult task, but bdelloid rotifers have managed to survive without sex for nearly 50 million years.</b><p>Scientists now think they have cracked the secret to these microscopic animals’ success: recombining their own genes in new ways and stealing genes from other organisms …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

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Samsung develops 'world's fastest' embedded memory, first with eMMC 5.0

The evolution of mobile memory chips keeps moving faster, if Samsung's progress is any indication. Not eight months since churning out those speedy eMMC 4.5 chips, and the company's next version of NAND is already here. Indeed, the South Korean company says it's now in mass production of what it …

MIT: False Memory Placed in Mouse

Scientists from MIT have planted a false memory in multiple mice , and found neurological traces of the memories showing that they’re identical in …

The Week In Numbers: An Asteroid-Zapping Space Laser, The Worst Planets In The Universe, And More

<b>4,580 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the surface temperature on exoplanet COROT-7b, one of the 10 worst places to live in the universe, according to NASA scientists<p><b>600 miles</b>: the diameter of the largest known asteroid, Ceres (could an asteroid impact knock the moon into Earth?)<p><b>70 gigawatts</b>: the power of a …