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America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

Embodying a simpler time in American life, wooden covered bridges began springing up across the country in the early 1800s. They're often referred to as "kissing bridges" since their enclosed domes provide lovers with just the right amount of privacy. It's worth taking the scenic route to find them.<p>…

National Parks

Villa Escarpa – Architecture by Mário Martins

Modern Architecture.<p>Architect Mário Martins has designed the modern Villa Escarpa, a luxurious mansion in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The house is …

Top 10 winter sun holidays to book now

Bali: November average 27C<p>A Post Office survey of long-haul destinations puts Bali at the top of the list in terms of good value. It's probably the most picturesque of Indonesia's many islands, and right now there are excellent options for travelling there. Expedia has packages with accommodation …

Sport picture of the day: Tour of Britain goes vertical

First published on Tue 17 Sep 2013 06.13 EDT

Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing

An Explorer Edition of Glass is already a pricey piece of tech, and smartphone tethering plans required to give it a mobile internet connection have only made ownership that much more expensive. However, there's good news for Google's guinea pigs: the latest update to the headgear quietly …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Blame Bad Night's Sleep on the Moon

A new study finds human sleep patterns are timed to the phases of the moon.<p><b>If you have trouble falling asleep around the same time each month, the moon might be to blame.</b><p>Scientists say they've found evidence that human sleep patterns are timed to the phases of the moon, and that people sleep 20 …

Spy agencies 'ban Lenovo from secret networks'

Lenovo products are banned from the most highly restricted networks at GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, according to reports.<p>Chinese PC maker Lenovo has reportedly been banned from supplying equipment for the "secret" and “top secret” networks of many intelligence agencies, due to concerns its products are …

What airline pilots won't tell you

Beyond telling you the flight time, weather and commenting on the seatbelt sign, pilots are not known for being too chatty – until now.<p>“This is your captain speaking”, is a commonly heard refrain by air travellers, but beyond the flight time, weather and comments about the seatbelt sign, pilots are …

“Of course I have AC.” – the bad guy from 300

“Of course I have AC.” – the bad guy from <i>300</i><p><b>#7. The Persian Empire Had Air Conditioning</b><p>Warm air flowed down to the cold water stream under the building and circulated back to the lower level of the house transformed into a cool, refreshing breeze. … As far back as 400 BC, the qanats were also used to refresh specially constructed “refrigerator” rooms where the Persians stored ice accumulated during the winter. We think it’s no coincidence that these buildings looked like giant upside-down ice …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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