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Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library - Telegraph

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Norway In All Its Insanely Beautiful Glory

"Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments," says Kilian Schoenberger on his website.<p>If his goal is to unveil the …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Scuba Diving

Climbing Patagonia's Glaciers With My Dearest Strangers and One Lone Instant Coffee Packet

Sometimes I stick in earbuds when my iPhone is dead and listen to silence just to avoid talking to strangers.<p>When my dearest friends had to cancel their trip to join me in Patagonia, I packed two sets of earbuds for my journey, just to be safe.<p>The village of El Chalten, Argentina, is surrounded by …

Pinterest Launches ‘Place Pins’: A Map Overlay for Your Travel Pins — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>In the interest of further proving to everyone why they’re not just the world’s largest …

Social Media

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dublin

There are plenty of things that spring to mind when you think of Dublin, but if you think you know all there is to know about the inimitable Irish capital, think again. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Dublin.<p>1. Dublin means 'Black Pool'<p>Photo credit: Informatique via Flickr<p>The name 'Dublin' …

Etna National Park, Italy

<b>Name:</b> Etna National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Italy <b><br>Date Established</b>: 1987 <b><br>Size:</b> 224 square miles (581 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Fire Mountain</b> Mount Etna, centerpiece of the national park, is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. The mountain has been in a state of near continuous eruption for half a …

New Orleans Street Music

I think it's fair to say that among the top reasons people visit New Orleans, setting aside food, booze and certain anatomical parts of women that also begin with B, is our music. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and blues, and our heritage as a music city is strong. On any night of the week, …

Incredible UNESCO Sites You May Never See Again

Of the 981 properties included on UNESCO's World Heritage List, some 44 are categorized as in-danger, for reasons ranging from political instability to irresponsible tourism.<p>By Linna Trubowitz, Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>UNESCO endangered<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Must-Have Gadgets for …

Travel: The New Fountain of Youth

Five hundred years ago, Juan Ponce de León set sail from Puerto Rico–where he had been appointed governor by the Spanish crown–in search of magical waters said to restore vitality. Turns out the 39-year-old explorer had more pressing priorities–gold and empire expansion chief among them–as he took …

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

Top 10

U.S. Proposal to Allow In-Flight Phone Calls Meets Immediate Resistance

Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing …

A Scottish-style safari

Imagine the comical mating ritual of the capercaillie bird, the flash of a red squirrel sprinting by and the grunt of a reindeer -- all set against the backdrop of an ancient Caledonian forest, remnants of a landscape that once covered the British Isles.<p>Cairngorms National Park is nearly 4,500 sqkm …

National Parks

Obama To Troops: Sexual Assault In The Military Must Stop, "And That Comes From The Top"

The Commander-In-Chief says sexual assault "undermines" America's armed forces.<p>WASHINGTON — President Obama told a crowd of Marines Wednesday that sexual assault in the military will not be tolerated.<p>"It undermines what this military stands for and it undermines what the Marine Corps stands for …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

How To Cook Fish If You Hate Cooking

Wrap it inside parchment paper with some other ingredients and it cooks itself.<p>Cooking fish can be intimidating. It's messy, it has a tendency to dry out, and flipping it midway through cooking often makes it fall apart. Which sucks, because fish is delicious and good for you. But there is another …

A Japanese Dad’s Imaginative Conceptual Portraits of His 4-Year-Old Daughter

Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu is a dad much like all dads in that he loves his daughters, Miu and Kanna. Unlike most, however, he’s managed …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

My favourite first line – by writers on the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist

First lines for novelists are a bit like penalty kicks for goalies, a heart-stopping opportunity for a great performance, <i>writes Robert McCrum</i>. It's your show, and there's no going back. More than that, a good first line, like Stravinsky's reedy bassoon in <i>The Rite of Spring</i>, or the clarinet …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …

Amazing Road Trips

Hand Lettered Poster Illustrations by Design Different

Hand Lettered Posters.<p>Check out this nice series of hand lettered poster illustrations by Design Different aka Ryan McArthur. The posters feature …

Graphic Design

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

Voices of Neukölln, Berlin

Neukölln has gone from being a rough-and-tumble working-class district of Berlin to a hugely hyped hub of expats and artists, rife with retail experiments and trendy bars.

10 Insider Tips for Navigating TripAdvisor Reviews

To plan a vacation, people around the globe are increasingly seeking out insider tips and recommendations from online review sites. With travel sites in 21 languages and a collection of more than 500 million user-generated traveler reviews, it's not surprising that TripAdvisor leads the pack.<p>In …

The 13 Quirkiest Roads You Need To See

Driving can be a little monotonous -- the same views for miles, switching lanes just for a change of scenery, constantly checking your rearview mirror to avoid highway hypnosis -- but we've found a few roads where you'll find a lot more excitement. In most cases, you'd be on the edge of your seat, …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel