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The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding In 2016

This list will help you fulfill your New Year’s resolution to read (or read more) books — and you don’t even need to love birds to find something wonderful on this list<p>You may recall that I was a judge for the 2016 Royal Society Insight Investment popular Science Book Prize. So in addition to my …

Birds

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Schoolboy breaks skipping world record in Dubai

Watch Cen Xiaolin, 11, break the World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships record with a whopping 108 skips in 30 seconds<p>An 11-year-old boy has set a new world record for skipping, managing a staggering 108 skips in 30 seconds.<p>Chinese schoolboy Cen Xiaolin rose to the challenge at the first …

Healthy breakfasts fuel better academic results, says study

Children who eat a healthy breakfast before starting the school day achieve higher academic results than pupils who do not, according to a study.<p>Public health experts at Cardiff University who carried out the research say their findings provide the strongest evidence yet of a direct and positive …

University College London

The invisible man: Liu Bolin's latest camouflage artwork, Hiding in the City - Telegraph

Video: Breathtaking head-cam footage of wingsuit flight in Swiss Alpes

Watch when a wingsuited pilot glides through the Swiss Alpes capturing breathtaking scenery from his head-cam<p>Breathtaking point-of-view footage has emerged, showing a pilot's wingsuit flight in the Swiss Alpes.<p>The footage showed incredible scenery as the wingsuit glided through a valley in a …

Extreme Handskating – German Daredevil Skates with His Hands

As if rollerblading wasn’t difficult enough, this guy from Germany actually skates on his hands! Mirko Hanßen claims to have invented the sport of …

Bike Lanes

Pictures of the day: 14 September 2015 - Telegraph

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Skateboader reaches 70mph

American skater, Zach Maytum, reaches 70mph on a longboard in Colorado<p>An American skater has been recorded reaching an eye-watering 112km/h, or 70mph, on a longboard.<p>The video shows Zach Maytum racing down a road in Colorado on a specially designed longboard.<p>The 24-year-old's attempt at breaking …

Extreme Sports

These yo-yo world champions will make your head spin

Japan and the USA once again dominated the annual World Yo-Yo Contest, and these winning routines will tie your brain up in knots<p>In the hands of most people, the humble yo-yo is simply a lump of plastic on the end of a piece of string. But for a dedicated few it is something quite extraordinary.<p>At …

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats' Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Cats

Irving Penn’s Unforgettable Food Photography in Vogue

Food Photography

Italian Artist Turns His Palm into Mind-boggling Optical Illusions

These highly realistic three-dimensional paintings are the handiwork of Italian artist Luca Luce. He’s a makeup artist by profession, but he uses his …

Art

12 Incredible 3D Chalk Illustrations That'll Kick You Right In The Nostalgia

We'll excuse you for thinking you can grab these Hungry Hungry Hippos and start up a game. And no, you can't actually play that Nintendo. And still no, that's not really Mega Man.<p>This outstanding collection of illustrations is the work of Chris Carlson, a Denver-based 3D chalk artist. Can't believe …

Animal pictures of the week: 5 June 2015 - Telegraph

In This Brazilian Town Dolphins Have Been Helping Locals Fish for Over a Century

Fishermen from the Brazilian town of Laguna have developed a unique symbiotic relationship with dolphins: they rely on the intelligent creatures to …

Pictures of the day: 18 May 2015 - Telegraph

Japanese Candy Artisan Creates Realistic Animal-Shaped Lollipops

Meet Shinri Tezuka, a highly skilled artisan candy maker whose masterpieces make animal crackers look crude. Using a 500-year-old Japanese art-form …

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

Pictures of the day: 6 May 2015 - Telegraph

Downing Street

Pictures of the day: 4 May 2015 - Telegraph

English language is changing faster than ever, research reveals

Including new forms of social media terms which older Britons do not understand<p>The English language is evolving faster than ever - leaving older Brits literally lost for words, research has revealed.<p>A detailed study has identified the social media language and mobile messaging terms that perplex …

Social Media

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.

Manta Rays

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

THE SELECTS: Hanging From Burj Khalifa

Eye for an eye: Iran blinds acid attacker

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, an Iranian man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack has been blinded in one eye, marking the first time Iran has carried out such a punishment.<p>The convicted acid attacker, who has not been identified, was rendered …

Middle East

Top Sierra Leone athlete arrested after he was found living rough in London

Sierra Leone’s top sprinter, who vanished after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, has been arrested after he was found in an emaciated state, living rough on the streets of London.<p>Jimmy Thoronka, 20, his country’s number one 100m sprinter, and tipped by some for a big sporting career, …

Disease

The most important article you’ll ever read

I’d like to begin this piece the same way I used to begin dates; by apologising in advance for the disappointment I’m about to cause. I honestly tried to write the most important article ever, one that would stand the test of time no matter what happened, but the fact is, despite the title, I …

Critical Thinking