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Striking differences between the leadership styles of Saudi Arabia's crown prince and Iran's Ayatollah could decide the future of peace in the Middle East

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history.<p>His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities against Iran and even war rhetoric. As Saudi-Iran tensions increase, …

South Asia

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Business<p>Almost eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies operating in Britain pay men more than women overall, said data published …

Cambridge Analytica

Literally raised by wolves, this Indian boy was found wandering in the wilderness as a six-year-old

Some say Dina Sanichar was Kipling’s inspiration for Mowgli<p>Deep in the northern Indian jungle of Uttar Pradesh in 1872, a group of hunters stopped in …

‘All our spontaneity was basically taken away from us – I couldn’t even open a window’

We wouldn't want to live in the White House after Michelle Obama's latest comments...<p>While there are lots of perks that come with being the First …

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep only three hours a night.<p>You'd think, …

CEOs

Leonardo da Vinci's Lost Painting Salvator Mundi to Be Auctioned Off By Christie's

Twelve years ago, a once-lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci—possibly his last ever—titled <i>Salvator Mundi</i> was unearthed. Six years later, the painting, which was once a part of the Royal collection of King Charles I and eventually made its way to an American estate sale in 2005, was displayed for the …

Japan's spiritual heartland: the Kii Peninsula

The Kii Peninsula is Japan's spiritual heartland, a place of legends and deities, holy mountains and sacred rocks. I came here looking for a deeper …

Japan

How to apply the right amount of perfume

“You don’t want your perfume to enter the room before you,” are the sage words of Linda Pilkington, founder and creator of Ormonde Jayne, when we quiz her on applying just the right amount of fragrance. But how do you know when enough is enough?<p>As it turns out where to apply is just as crucial a …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

Western Canada by train: Rockies on a roll

Robin McKie climbs aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a feast of fine food and spectacular Canadian scenery<p>Robin Williams once described Canada as a luxury loft apartment that sits above a really great party. The comparison flattered the United States (presumably the fun place underneath), but you …

Trains

No ticket required: see top art for free at Venice’s San Giorgio Maggiore

A short vaporetto ride from the Doge’s Palace, the island of San Giorgio Maggiore is not only a lovely landmark, but a setting for free major art shows, especially during the current Biennale<p>Across the water from the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square, the island of San Giorgio is an integral …

Italy

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Forget Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot: trees can talk and 'tell jokes', say scientists

James Gunn’s forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features a character named Groot: a talking tree, voiced by Vin Diesel, capable only of saying his own name (albeit in a multitude of different ways).<p>Poor Groot appeared to have met his demise at the end of the last Guardians movie but, to the …

Vladimir Putin has a plan to upend the political order of the Middle East. Spoiler alert: It’s working

While the U.S. has been consumed by domestic politics, Putin has built a bold new strategy — and carried it out<p>In Washington, whenever the idea of Kurdish independence from Iraq comes up, all kinds of experts, former diplomats and officials declare, “Never going to happen.” Without fail, the …

Geopolitics

Researchers Just Created a New Form of Matter

A Super Combo<p>There’s a new form of matter out there and it’s called a supersolid. Born in the labs of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Quantum Mechanics

Brand New Math May Explain Strange Phenomena in Space-Time

Of Patterns and Disturbances<p>Mathematicians from the University of Utah have developed a new mathematical theory that could explain how waves and …

Physics
Medicine

Tips for Beginner Photographers: How to Get Better

If you’re a beginner photographer, you’ve no doubt experienced the difficulty of becoming a more proficient photographer.There are some concepts that …

Cameras

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Mechanics

You Can Rent Your Own Private Paradise Island for Just $495

If the state of the world has you thinking about disappearing to a place where no one can reach you, consider this: For $495 a night, you can rent …

Donald Trump: a man so obnoxious that karma may see him reincarnated as himself

All presidents come into office with something to prove, it’s just rarely their sanity. Comedian Frankie Boyle asks if the answer to stopping him rests in our hands<p>America has gone from the Obama Years to the Trump Years, like going from the West Wing to a sitcom where the incidental music involves …

Bernie Sanders

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

Advertising

Taboo: how to have an authentic 19th century duel, just like James Delaney

Hi there! Are you looking for a new hobby? Something that combines the recherché charm of Russian roulette with the formal elegance of Boggle? Then duelling may be the thing for you.<p><i>[Note from legal team: The Telegraph would like to remind its readers that duelling is illegal, morally reprehensible</i> …

Alexander Hamilton

Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

Incredible images from SkyPixel 2016 competition<p><i>SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners of its 2016 photo</i> …

Photography

25 of Our Most Anticipated February YA Books

This month’s most exciting new YA books include a magical-realistic immigrant’s tale, a Black Lives Matter–inspired debut that’s already being made …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

V for Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451, and five other books that reflect Trump's America

Is Nineteen Eighty-Four too obvious? Readers suggest books on the rise of a US oligarchy, alternative facts – and a president who won’t live in the White House<p>George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has seen a surge in popularity since the election of Donald Trump, but other dystopian works of fiction …

Donald Trump

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Trains