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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Mosquitoes Can Smell Inside Your Blood

Garlic lovers: You can smell them before you see them. Some people would say they even stink!<p>Hours after you eat garlic, your breath can still smell bad, as your body digests compounds in the plant and releases them into your blood.<p>Now scientists say a similar process might explain why people …

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10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Trains

Putin's Extraordinary Path From Soviet Slums To The World's Stage

The Russian President's ascension to power is filled with spies, armed conflicts, oligarchs, oil and (of course) judo.<p>So here's how a onetime "nobody" climbed up the ranks to become the "World's Most Powerful Person."

10 great US TV series you (probably) haven't heard of

From Gilmore Girls to Orphan Black, we present the shows you should be watching, from under-the-radar Netflix shows to the ones that were cancelled before their time<p>Orphan Black<p><b>Stars</b>: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard <b><br>Seasons</b>: 3, 2013-now<br>In this brain-twister of a show, Tatiana Maslany …

Daily Session: Muscle-Building Workout for a Big Back

Finding yourself hitting a wall when it comes to putting on size? Luckily, Monica Eiler, NPC Figure competitor and personal trainer, knows a few …

Workout Mistakes: The Bench Press

<i>It’s easy to think you’re doing the right thing in the gym, but you may be dropping the ball. Certain exercises are more technically demanding than</i> …

Million Dollar Arm Workout - Build Muscular Arms

It might be a long shot developing a 95mph fastball to make the big bucks in the big leagues, but you certaintly can build yourself some solid beach …

The Best Dumbbell Biceps Workout

C. J. Murphy, M.F.S.

Five Exercise Mistakes You're Making

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“I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a …

Clinical Trials

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

How to make the perfect banoffee pie

The reluctant hegemon

IN JUNE 1963 John Kennedy brought hope to a divided city at the frontline of the cold war with the words “Ich bin ein Berliner”. When Barack Obama …

Europe

Fast and Furious Workout Playlist

<b>1. “We Own It” – 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa (from Fast & Furious 6):</b> If you’ve been a <i>Fast</i> fan from the very beginning, you’ll appreciate a music video …

53 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts

Twitter is chock-full of health information, but it’s hard to know which tweets offer the best nutrition and fitness advice. Look no further than …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

How To Keep Employees Happy (And To Just Plain Keep Them)

Ask a venture-backed startup CEO what his or her most immediate challenges are and more than likely you’ll find hiring near the top of the list. Also present will be retaining talent. To be competitive, growing organizations are finding that making sure the grass is greener on their side of the …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

The 'Strawscraper' has a hairy coat that generates wind power

A skyscraper covered in thousands of tiny bristles is the novel proposal by a Swedish architecture firm for turning a building into a wind power …

Leap Motion Demonstrates Its Windows Compatibility (video)

Leap Motion the small gesture controller which has been created to allow you to control your PC via motion and hand gestures and can distinguish your …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

£2 app makes phone calls secret

A £2 smartphone app called Seecrypt can now provide military grade encryption for mobile phone calls and texts.<p>Seecrypt is backed by a Dubai-based investment firm and run from the Cayman Islands. It claims to make it impossible for police and the security services to track numbers being used, or to …

Plants "Listen" to the Good Vibes of Other Plants

When basil "speaks," chilies "listen."<p><b>Plants might be able to eavesdrop on their neighbors and use the sounds they "hear" to guide their own growth, according to a new study that suggests plants use acoustic signaling to communicate with one another.</b><p>"We have shown that plants can recognize when a …

Changing my religion

MUSLIM converts have an image problem. A handful, like Richard Dart, a Dorset native jailed last month, have been implicated in terrorism. Samantha …

Religion

The best free Android games in 2018: try these out now

Best free Android games<p>What's better than a free game? Well, pretty much nothing. Except when it's just terrible and you've wasted your sweet time to …

South Park

Top 10 most bizarre science questions that adults want answered

How can you survive a lightning strike? Can you be killed by a coin falling from a tall building?<p>These are the sort of science-based questions many …

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …