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When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares

By analyzing 350 million airfares to more than 3,000 international markets, CheapAir.com identified the “Prime Booking Window” (the period of time …

Air Travel

How to see the South of France like a local

The South of France typically conjures up images of luxury yachts and sun-kissed celebrities swanning around Cannes, Nice and St Tropez.<p>However, look …

France

Unusual Things to do in Paris

Paris. Every superlative in the world has been used to describe Paris, and whether they’ve personally traveled or not, I would wager that every …

France

The 25 bars everyone should visit in their lifetime

Finding hidden gem bars and restaurants is one of the best parts of travelling — but it can be hard not to fall into the tourist traps.<p>Jurgen Lijcops, who has 28 years of experience working in food and drink, put together "150 Bars You Need To Visit Before You Die" for that exact reason.<p>Starting as …

New York City

8 Prettiest Lakeside Villages for your Europe vacation

From Bohinj to Annecy, these charming lakeside villages and cities make for idyllic Europe vacation spots.<p>Bodies of water dictate the distribution of …

The 11 Best Designed Boutique Hotels in Paris

Ah, the boutique hotels of Paris! Housed in characterful historic buildings across the city’s most alluring neighborhoods, they are veritable design …

Dubrovnik: A Medieval City Rising From the Sea

Blending history and fantasy, Dubrovnik might be the most surprising tourist destination on the planet.

The Top 14 Gorgeous Towns and Cities to Visit in France

Who hasn’t heard the famous Audrey Hepburn quote, “Paris is always a good idea”? Well, let’s go a bit further with this and say France, as a whole, …

Top 14

Dropcopter's pollination drones boost crops by up to 60% in bad bee years

A large percentage of the world's food production relies on bee pollination, but what do we do when the bees can't be relied on? US startup …

The Best Places to Travel in Europe in March

It's the shoulder season — and festival season — in Europe this month.<p>It’s shoulder season in Europe, and the kids are off from school — what more …

Northern Italy

This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back

Mark Gath’s farmhouse in Luverne, Minnesota, sits 30 miles down country roads from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. From that base in the heartland, Gath, a sturdy man in boots and a blue shirt, farms more than 10,000 acres of corn and soybeans with the help of his wife, Leah, and sons Dalton and …

Agriculture

14 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Our picks for what to do while you're in town.<p>Offering everything from tranquil boat rides through gorgeous, tree-shaded canals to world-class art museums, and cannabis-stocked coffee shops, you’ll never be bored in this town. Once you've ticked off your biggest bucket-list items, be sure to …

European Travel

22 Cities Around the World Best Explored by Bicycle

Bike Lanes

Kew Gardens' Temperate House reopens after $57M revamp - CNN Style

Why Precision Agriculture Will Change How Food Is Produced

Food waste during the production process is costly to the environment and economically. According to a McKinsey & Company report in 2016 on how big data will revolutionize the global food chain, about one-third of all food is lost during production each year globally in developing and emerging …

US gene-editing ruling delights plant scientists

Researchers in the US have been given the go-ahead to use gene-editing techniques to alter crops and plants. The decision opens the door for scientists to create a new generation of genetically altered crops without serious restriction and paves the way for approvals for similar work in Britain and …

Go fish: Under President Trump, changing political tide opens water for anglers

WASHINGTON – President Trump is known for hitting the golf course, but his administration is now putting the power of the presidency behind another favorite American pastime: fishing.<p>During his little more than a year in office, the president has promoted the iconic, multibillion-dollar …

Sea lions feasting on endangered salmon and steelhead fish in Pacific Northwest

NEWPORT, Ore. — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto …

Comment: We ‘salmon people’ want our fish protected for future generations

Many West Coast Indigenous people call themselves the “salmon people,” because salmon are so integral to their culture, diet, community and way of …

California’s fishing industry is drying up. We need to think big on climate change

When I was ten, I taught myself how to fish in California’s redwood-lined Russian River, once a world-renowned wild steelhead rainbow trout sport …

The USDA says CRISPR-edited foods don't need any special regulation

Last week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would no longer regulate crops that have been genetically edited.<p>Gene editing, which includes Crispr techniques, enables researchers and now farmers, to genetically nip and tuck the DNA of living things and sell them to …

'Non-organic farmers are starting to need to think like organic farmers'

Organic farmer John Pawsey speaking at AHDB's monitor farm conference<p>In farming, the conventional and organic world might not seem the easiest …

How 5G will impact the future of farming and John Deere's digital transformation

In rural America, 5G technology could enable new precision agriculture capabilities on farm equipment leveraging real-time connectivity.<p><i>Video: How 5G</i> …

How an Exporter Used Forbidden Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on boxes of …

10 Unique Adventures in London You Will Love

Heard of our sponsor Funzing? This online community of local Londoners offers quirky experiences to suit everyone. It's a chance to get involved in …

Persistence of Herbicides in Soil

The length of time a herbicide remains active in soil is called "soil persistence," or "soil residual life" (Figure 1). For some herbicides, there …

Farming

Churchill's London: Where to eat, drink and indulge like Winston | London Evening Standard

Drinking Up: “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”<p>Another love he stirred up in India was starting the day with his …

The best train journeys in Europe for 2018

Our rail experts offer a guide to the best rail journeys in Europe for 2018.<p>1. Eurostar, London to Amsterdam<p>It’s the biggest Eurostar news for a decade. From spring 2018 direct trains will zip from London St Pancras to Rotterdam in just over three hours, plus Amsterdam in around four. The speedy …

Best Italian Lakes to Visit on Your Vacation

Italy has beautiful, romantic lakes that make good vacation destinations. Use this guide to Italian lakes to choose your favorite lake, or <i>lago</i>, in …

Locals only: Our favorite quirky San Francisco neighborhood bars

When The Riptide was gutted by a fire in 2015, much of San Francisco may not have noticed. But the Outer Sunset residents, surfers, and artists who congregated there nightly did – one of them called the bar “a home away from home for a lot of people.”<p>Owners David Quinby and Les James, saddled with …

San Francisco