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Thailand Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Thailand (including Bangkok, the Reclining Buddha, Phuket, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

The anxiety epidemic gripping Britain ‘The voice in your head is constant. You can’t stop it. It’s exhausting’: blogger Claire Eastham http://t.gu.com/oQoWi Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Airbnb: the travel revolution in our spare rooms

I shall gloss over my first experience of Airbnb for a moment and move swiftly to the second. It is a work trip to San Francisco. There are almost no hotel rooms anywhere, but eventually the <i>Guardian</i>/<i>Observer</i>'s travel agency turns up the Ramada Inn and books me in. It's expensive: $252 a night. The …

The £250,000 ‘test tube’ beefburger arrives in London

The world’s most expensive beefburger is about to be served up in London next week – and it’s not even made with real meat.<p>The £250,000 ‘test tube’ …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth’s Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

The future of food: insects, GM rice and edible packaging are on the menu As the global population rises and food prices do too, many scientists are looking for alternatives to traditional foodstuffs http://bit.ly/11AXlu0 Photograph: Photomorgana/Corbis

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

On the Greek island of Ikaria, life is sweet… and very, very long. So what is the locals' secret? http://bit.ly/Zj5Kpf Gregoris Tsahas has smoked a packet of cigarettes every day for 70 years. He's 100 years old and, aside from appendicitis, has never known a day of illness in his life. High up in the hills of Ikaria, in his favourite cafe, he draws on what must be around his half-millionth fag. I tell him smoking is bad for the health and he gives me an indulgent smile, which suggests he's heard the line before. Photograph: Eirini Vourloumis for the Guardian

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …