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'There is no silver bullet': Isis, al-Qaida and the myths of terrorism

Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Smoke rises after an airstrike on the city of Kobane in Syria.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/19/1440002440200/f1d0c50d-eecf-4e44-ac3a-cc5c5494d089-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Smoke rises …

Osama Bin Laden

Mississippi's Flag Is Worse

So vexillology is in the news. Vexillology (as fans of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> should already know) is the study of flags. A spirited debate is taking place about South Carolina's law which dictates that the Confederate battle flag be prominently displayed on the grounds of the statehouse. This flag …

24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.

Here's How Your Taste In Music Evolves As You Age, According To Science

Exactly how does your taste in music evolve over time? Science now has the answer.<p>In your teens, you blast whatever is considered "popular" at that moment. Then, your interest in current jams falls in your 20s and early 30s before bottoming out around age 33.<p>That's according to a new study that …

The forgotten land of colours: a trip through Iran's Persian Gulf

Our correspondent savours the natural beauty and the traditional lifestyles on the islands, under threat from commercial developments<p>“This rock is a dragon, left here before the last great war.”<p>“Look at the top of the cliff. We call that rock Ferdowsi, as it looks from afar like the great …

Natural Beauty

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

<i>(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty)</i><p>Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 …

Britain's Shock Election: Labour's Big Defeat Seeded in the Sands of Iraq

The shock results from the British election at the end of last week will reverberate for a long time. Rather than the near dead heat between the Conservatives led by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Labour Party led by Opposition Leader Ed Miliband, the actual vote resulted in a smashing win …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

National Parks

7 Essential Life Hacks From The 'How To Survive Anything' Guide

Keep bumping into your ex? Wake up with a nasty hangover? Interviewing for jobs? Lonely Planet's new book, "How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide …

Lifehacks

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

Shut out by sky high house prices? The best 10 spots to buy on a budget

The inbetweener towns for those who cannot afford Britain's premium property hotspots - starting at less than £300,000<p>If you are saving up to move to a quaint, country town, take heart. Here are the 10 best places to buy in Britain for those looking for beauty on a budget.<p>Dubbed the “in-betweener” …

Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history

Amelia Singh Netervala points to her mother’s chicken curry enchiladas as the best metaphor for her childhood.<p>Born to a Punjabi Sikh father and Mexican mother, her family was full of cultural contradictions: She went to church on Sundays with her mother and three siblings while her father waited …

Epirus: the best-kept secret in Greece?

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path widened to accommodate a natural viewing platform and, placing a steadying …

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Star-gazing at the Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

We dined with the stars, both gastronomic and heavenly: Michelin and those in the firmament. There are 200 billion in our galaxy, a mere 8,000 of which are visible to the naked eye. A picnic then, to be precise, with 8,002 stars, three planets, four shooting stars, the Hubble Telescope and one …

Investors start flipping Battersea Power Station flats - and they're not even built yet

How to make £150,000 on a property without finishing it, buying it or living in it, thanks to London house price rises<p>Upmarket apartments in the new Battersea Power Station development, which are not even built yet, are already being sold on at a 40pc mark-up, fuelling fears that investors are …

Housing

Coca-Cola is about to start selling a new protein-packed milk

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>Coca-Cola announced plans Tuesday to distribute a …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015

These eight sectors are hotbeds of opportunity for entrepreneurs with the foresight and motivation to take advantage.<p>The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market …

Public Sector

10 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day.<br>And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Success

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 2 days ago 2 Comments<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 3 days ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be …

Rap & Hip-Hop

March 2015

Managing pain with the power of the mind

<b>Vidyamala Burch is helping people in pain through the practice of "mindfulness", the act of paying more attention to the present moment. But it took her many years to discover it for herself first.</b><p>When people are having serious difficulties, it can bring out the extreme sides of people's …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self

In the future, you will be possibly living in a treehouse. If you say so, to yourself.<p>Forget your plans for 2015. A wise person would plan farther out than a year. But what is it going to be like in 20 years? If only there was some way to ask.<p>A new site called Future Self lets you. And the person …

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets