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Hitler's secret cognac and champagne stash found beneath German restaurant

Cheese, salami, chocolate and cigarettes also stored in cellars to protect them from Allied raids, at a time when much Germans starving due to wartime food shortages<p>A well-known German restaurateur claims to have found a secret store of cognac and champagne that once belonged to Adolf Hitler.<p>Silvio …

I Heart My National Park: Grand Canyon

The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide opens up.<p><b>Jill Staurowsky</b> has worked as an interpretive ranger in the …

National Parks

SpaceX wants to launch internet-beaming satellites

Google's Project Loon and Facebook's internet drones could soon see added competition from SpaceX. The Elon Musk-owned rocket company has just petitioned the FCC for permission to launch a pair of experimental, identical Ku-band downlink satellites -- the first pair of potentially four. Should the …

Sir Harry! Prince Harry Gets Surprise Knighthood from the Queen

Arise Sir Harry! Prince Harry that is.<p>Although <i>technically</i> he’s not a “sir,” Harry, 30, has been appointed a Knight Commander or the Royal Victorian …

Prince Harry

White chocolate and apricot kugelhopf recipe

This version of the traditional Austrian dessert is delicious soaked in alcohol and served with cream<p>There are many stories concerning the origins of kugelhopf, involving Marie Antoinette, the Three Kings and even Turkish warriors. Whatever its history, it became a traditional dessert in Austria …

Dessert

Watch the moment Jay Z and Beyonce got married

Jay Z celebrated his wedding anniversary in a sweet, yet very public, way.<p>Jay-Z/Instagram<p>The rapper-cum-business mogul shared a video of he and …

Meet Walnut, the crane who fell in love with her zookeeper

Chris Crowe has a girlfriend. She stands a leggy 5 feet tall, weighs a trim 11 pounds, and sports a set of wings like you’ve never seen. Walnut the white-naped crane is the most genetically distinct endangered crane on the block — which means she needs to have been making babies, like, …

Birds

Majestic Wine 'buys' a new boss with acquisition of Naked Wine

High street wine retailer acquires online rival and appoints its founder as their new chief executive of the combined group<p>The chairman of Majestic Wine says the retailer has “got lucky” after buying online rival Naked Wines for £70m and naming its founder as the new chief executive of the enlarged …

Amazon Launches an App Marketplace for WorkSpaces Users

Amazon has launched a new marketplace for apps that can be deployed on its cloud-based virtual desktops.<p>AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps offers more than 100 tools for accounting, business intelligence, collaboration, productivity, customer relationship management, design, web development, and …

Cloud Computing

Saharan red dust and a spike in air pollution prompts health warning

Eastern England to bask in temperatures of up to 22C<p>Saharan red dust from the continent and a spike in air pollution could cause problems for those with breathing difficulties on Friday, experts warned.<p>Asthma sufferers and older people were advised to "reduce physical exertion" particularly while …