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15 pitch perfect UK campsites

<b>Farrs Meadow, Dorset</b><p>Few sites can match Farrs Meadow for ingenuity and peace. Quirky touches include upcycled horsebox showers and cattle troughs converted into washing-up sinks. There’s a separate paddock for campervans, and accommodation in a yurt, a vintage Dandy camper and a converted stable. …

Camping
Genetics

20 amazing British campsites beside the sea

South-west<p>1. Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly<p>Bryher Campsite enjoys lovely salty views of Hangman Island and Tresco, but its situation between two hills means it's relatively sheltered. During the summer Bryher can, in the right weather, feel like an other-worldly paradise, with a glorious sandy …

Chinese officials facing corruption charges are being tempted by suicide

Police are still investigating what led the two officials to take their own lives. But the growing number of cases involving a "non-natural cause of death", many of which are suicides, prompted the Communist Party to begin examining the issue early last year, ­according to local media.<p>A commentary …

China

Tiger temple scandal exposes the shadowy billion-dollar Asian trade

A week ago it cost 600 baht (£11.50) to visit the tiger temple in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, west of the capital, Bangkok. Tourists moved by the spectacle of such splendid creatures living side by side with human beings could also pay the saffron-robed Buddhist monks an extra £15 to help …

Wildlife

Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data

Microsoft's data might be intact for thousands of years to come, now that it's looking into DNA storage as an option. The company has purchased 10-million-long oligonucleotides (DNA or RNA molecules) from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience. According to <i>IEEE</i>, Redmond converted a chunk of data …

The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts<p>Six ways students can prepare for success on the day of an exam<p>The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and …

Teaching

12 of the Best New Watches You Need to Know Now

A dozen of our favorites from international watch fair SIHH.<p>Twice a year international press and buyers descend on Switzerland to check out the latest offerings from the finest watch brands in the world. Think of it as a bit of friendly competition: Megabrands and upstarts coming together to …

Watches

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Your memories are not what you think they are. The Nova doc Memory Hackers examines the latest efforts to understand the human mind.<p><i>Total Recall</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>.<p>Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are …

The Brain

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Nuclear Energy

Grab a Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpaper with these new high-res photos

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is just six weeks away, and although most of us have been excited for it pretty much since the film was announced, we're now in the final stretch.<p>Disney has offered as much as it could leading up to the release, including the most recent trailer that aired last …

There’s now a robot that can drive a motorbike on its own

The robots are gaining on us.<p>As part of its display at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, on Oct. 28, Yamaha showed off a robot that can drive a motorbike on its own. The robot, which Yamaha is calling Motobot, even challenges Valentino Rossi, the nine-time Grand Prix champion, in the creepiest voice …

Robotics

A Russian Pilot Filmed An American Drone From His Cockpit

Don’t engage the Reaper<p>Syria’s skies are getting a little crowded. The nation is in the throes of a four-year-old civil war, as the brutal embattled dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad attempts to fight off a large array of rebel factions, including radical militants and even ISIS. The war isn’t going …

Bashar al-Assad

17 Sheet-Pan Dinners (and Desserts) That'll Make Clean-Up a Breeze

These sheet-pan dinners are easy to make—and even easier to clean up.<p><b>We're looking for three qualities</b> in our weeknight dinners: quick, delicious, and easy. And "easy" means both simple to make <i>and</i> to clean up. The solution? Dinners that require only one sheet-pan to make. Here are some recipes that …

Cooking

There's a potential trillion-dollar troublemaker in the bond market

The last recession wasn't also called the global financial crisis for nothing.<p>Delinquencies, defaults, and trading losses put huge strains on the banks, which in turn had less money to lend. The money they did lend came at extraordinarily high interest rates.<p>High levels of leverage had made the …

Markets

Redcar steelworks SSI UK goes into liquidation

Sacked employees at mothballed plant will be given training and new job opportunities in £80m government support package<p>SSI UK has gone into liquidation days after it announced it was closing one of Britain's biggest steelmakers in Redcar, resulting in 1,700 job losses.<p>The company, a unit of …

Could a simple supplement halt Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's patients who took resveratol twice-a-day for a year were found to have fewer dementia biomarkers in their blood and scored better on cognitive tests<p>A cheap supplement may halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease after a trial suggested that dementia sufferers stopped deteriorating …

Here's What the Perfect Penis Looks Like According to Women

It's the first time "3-D-printed phalluses" were used in a study. Yeah.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have used 3-D-printed phalluses to ascertain women's penis size preferences. Previous studies on the subject have asked women to state a …

New Mexico

This mathematical law can tell you whether a company is cooking its books

Deutsche Bank is recommending a pretty simple math trick that can give you at least an indication whether something is up, even if it doesn't tell you precisely what's wrong.<p>It all rests around Benford's Law, also known as the law of natural numbers.<p>Named after physicist Frank Benford, the law says …

Deutsche Bank

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

The fastest plane in the world | CNN Travel

Razer OSVR Is A Printable, Hackable Virtual Reality Headset

Make your own reality<p>There’s a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don’t want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don’t want to build accessories for headsets that don’t have content. Razer’s new …

Understanding Chinese accounting — from the 18th century

2015-02-19T08:00:40.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>The invention of modern accounting in Renaissance Venice was arguably one of the prerequisites to the …

London School of Economics

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

29 Frozen Puff Pastry Recipes, Both Savory & Sweet

We've got an infinite number of frozen puff pastry ideas. Here are 29 of them.<p><b>Want to stock your kitchen with a</b> secret weapon? From last-minute hors' d'oeuvres to hearty dinners and easy desserts, frozen puff pastry is the workhorse of a busy kitchen (our favorite brand is the all-butter Dufour). …

Baking

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Drums

'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare celestial phenomenon – video

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia, in an a rare celestial illusion. The middle sun is the actual star which appears daily in the sky, while the other two are smaller reflections. The phenomenon occurs in extremely cold temperatures when the sun's light reflects off snow crystals in the …

Mongolia

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here's more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans.<p>The study published Thursday in the …