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Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily at his restaurant, Matsya Freestyle Kitchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/29/1422553737035/84c6b7d3-fc06-4221-a912-d187ec0a9b76-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily …

Inherent Vice, Big Hero 6, Kingsman: this week’s new films

Trash | Tales Of The Grim Sleeper | Son Of A Gun | I Am Yours | Pelo | No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers | Au Revoir Les Enfants

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

Shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed that there are now just nine films vying for a nomination for the Oscar for Best Foreign …

Artist Turns Discarded Paintbrushes into Elegant Female Figures

San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szetto uses paintbrushes to create her amazing artworks, but not in the way you would expect. Since 1999, she has …

Audio: the race to save Peter Kassig

Presented by Phoebe Greenwood and produced by Barney Rowntree and Jason Phipps with Mustafa Khalili, Shiv Malik, Ali Younes and Spencer Ackerman

Rosa Clara 2015 Bridal Collection

Ready for your midweek visual treat? The latest collection by <b>Rosa Clara</b> is all about romantic silhouettes and stunning detailing, in a variety of …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

15 Outstanding Examples of Photographic Minimalism

Photo by Nikos Koutoulas<p>Photo by Alex<p>Photo by Jason Devaun<p>Photo by Dawn Ellner<p>Photo by Evi|A|ivE<p>Photo by Asparukh Akanayev<p>Photo by Georgie …

20 Bohemian Room Decor Ideas for the Ultimate Free Spirit

It's all about the throw pillows — lots and lots of throw pillows.<p>Calling all hippies! Whether you're obsessed with layering textiles or simply into the cost-effectiveness of buying vintage, bohemianism — the unconventional, artistic lifestyle that dates all the way back to the 1800s — can become …

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

16 Crazy Bedrooms That Break The Mold

From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.<p>From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

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Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

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Tech and Science

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Why Oranges Are Orange

And more fun color trivia from an enlightening new book, ROY G. BIV, which decodes color, with surprises all across the spectrum<p>Here’s some color trivia:<p>The frequency signals of a beating heart, ocean waves, and the stock market all show up as “pink noise” on a graph (versus white noise). The …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked …

5 Lessons for Documentary Filmmakers From Pioneering New Journalism Article | Doc Soup | POV Blog | PBS

<i>Know your past so you can tell your future</i> can be applied to all forms of culture, and there was a recent, scintillating reminder of this truism for …

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …