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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

European Travel

Kala festival, Albania: party time in what feels like a paradise

Just how seriously the Albanian ministry of tourism was taking Kala festival – the first international event of its kind in the country – became clear the moment we stepped off the boat at Saranda to find a police escort waiting to accompany our coaches on the winding, mountainous transfer. That …

Albania

Uzbekistan: the most fascinating country you've never been to

Uzbekistan hardly stands front and centre when it comes to potential holiday destinations. Around 1,000 Britons visit it each year, according to ONS figures, putting it on a par with the likes of Armenia and Malawi (for comparison, Spain lures around nine million of us annually).<p>But getting there …

Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid was more than just goals. The end feels cold | Sid Lowe

‘Your goals, your numbers and everything we’ve won together speak for themselves,” Sergio Ramos said once the news finally broke. Real Madrid’s players had doubted that it would come to this, that he would really do it and that they would really let him, but this time it was real. Barely minutes …

Soccer

How Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted To World Cup Exit During Interview Will Surprise Many People

<b>In the past Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled many things, including self indulgent and egotistical.</b><p>He would become so engrossed in his own game …

Soccer

Forget Santorini, Check Out Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia

Tourists by the thousands flock to Santorini for the classic pic of whitewashed houses with blue trim and bougainvillea, but an overlooked town in …

North Africa

Edinson Cavani Helped Off by Cristiano Ronaldo After Injury at 2018 World Cup

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani limped out of his country's 2018 World Cup clash with a calf injury on Saturday, as Cristiano Ronaldo helped him off the pitch<p>The Paris Saint-Germain man picked up a knock after scoring twice for La Celeste in the round-of-16 win against Portugal in Russia, per …

Soccer

Where Did Soccer Start? Archaeology Weighs In.

World Cup 2018<p>“The idea of the team sport was invented in Mesoamerica.”<p><i>This summer National Geographic is partnering with FOX Sports to cover the world’s most watched single-sport tournament: the FIFA World Cup. Tune in to FOX Sports as our reporter Sergey Gordeev presents daily stories about the</i> …

Archaeology

Meet the Bug That Armors Itself With Shells

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>The caddisfly is one of many insects that get creative in shielding themselves from predators.<p>We understand the superhero "no capes" rule—but what about shields?<p>Many insects know the power of this form of stylish protection. For instance, caddisfly larvae, which …

Insects

20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Montenegro This Summer

The pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, Montenegro is situated in the south of the Adriatic sea. Nowhere else you can find so much …

European Travel

Your Ultimate Guide to Spain’s Fairy Tale Castles

From towering keeps used on ‘Game of Thrones’ to others that may have inspired Disney, Spain has its fair share of unforgettable castles.<p>Wherever you …

European Travel

This Royal Chinese Tomb Contains an Ape Previously Unknown to Science

About 2,300 years ago, the grandmother of China's first emperor received an elaborate burial outfitted with a macabre menagerie of buried animals — …

Ice Age

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Record for Most International Goals by European Player

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for most international goals scored by a European player on Wednesday, as he found the net in the fourth minute of Portugal's World Cup match against Morocco.<p>As shared by OptaJoe, the Real Madrid man has now scored 85 goals, one more than Hungary's Ferenc …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again for Portugal to send Morocco out

Fernando Santos had wanted to see more from Portugal’s supporting cast but as long as he has Cristiano Ronaldo it is probably not essential. Ronaldo did what Ronaldo does. He got into dangerous areas, he scored and he was decisive.<p>It did not matter that this was not a vintage performance, nor that …

Cristiano Ronaldo is eclipsing Diego Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi

I've seen Diego Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi but Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is eclipsing them all<p><b>Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as</b> …

What Cristiano Ronaldo Said Straight After Scoring Free-Kick Shows How Humble He Is

<b>Cristiano Ronaldo is often described as 'self indulgent' and 'egotistical' but the Portugal captain has once again proved that he is far more</b> …

By the numbers: Ronaldo rewrites record book with epic performance

We're running out of words to describe Cristiano Ronaldo's greatness, so it's a good thing we have the numbers to highlight his dominance.<p>His epic …

You have to watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing, hat-trick completing free kick

All because of his magic thighs.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo’s thighs came out and Spain’s lead went into hiding. A free kick in the 87th minute tied their World Cup group stage game, earning Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain, and it was mesmerizing.<p>I have no idea how this man’s oversized leg boulders whaled …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly matches Spain in game for the ages

It is going to be nearly impossible to beat Friday afternoon’s instant classic between heated rivals Spain and Portugal for the honor of “best game …

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo's hat trick for Portugal against Spain has Twitter in awe

Ronaldo is out to prove he's the best in the world, and three goals did a lot of talking<p>Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is one of the most hotly …

FIFA World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo stepped off the Portugal team bus to make a young fan's day

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were set to depart for the airport and head to Russia for the World Cup. The bus was boarded. They were nearly ready to go. But then, the Real Madrid star saw a young fan in a Ronaldo jersey approach the bus.<p>He stepped off the bus to greet the fan who was on the verge …

Soccer

Biologists Have Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis

I, for one, welcome our cephalopod overlords.<p>At the end of last year, scientists discovered a small octopus city – dubbed Octlantis – a find that …

Zoology

Doting Dad and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his twins’ first birthdays

Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating his twins' first birthdays just days before the World Cup.<p>The Real Madrid star posted a picture of himself in his …

18 Beautiful Villages And Towns In Spain To Visit

Spain is one of those countries that’s totally different depending on which region you visit. I mean, it’s pretty vast (by European standards, at …

Ferrari 250 GTO sells for world record £52m

A classic Ferrari described as the holy grail of cars has changed hands for a world record £52 million.<p>The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO won the Tour de France Automobile in 1964. It is a 174mph road-legal racing car and one of only 36 built between 1962 and 1964.<p>For years the Ferrari, likened to a Picasso …

12 Most Beautiful Places in Colombia

LAS LAJAS SANCTUARY<p><b>Las Lajas Sanctuary</b> located on the border between Colombia and Ecuador. The fascinating thing about this place is that it was …

Picos de Europa: Is this jaw-dropping mountain range Spain’s most underrated tourist attraction?

It was a bit Hitchcockian. As I picnicked atop the wind-whipped peak, a chough landed by my feet. I looked away, taking in the panorama from one of …

We Just Got a Huge Step Closer to Finding The Mysterious Origins of The Inca Civilisation

When myths and genetics combine.<p>As the largest pre-Hispanic civilisation in the Americas, the Incas have fascinated historians for years, just as the …