Mark Phillips

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Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

Incredible graveyard of 5000-year-old 'giants' found in China

A graveyard of 'giants' buried 5,000 years ago has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China.<p>The men, whose bones were discovered in Jiaojia village near Jinan City in Shandong province, would have towered above many of their contemporaries.<p>Many of the men discovered in the graveyard …

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

A few weeks’ vacances in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them<p>They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford …


The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>On the face of it, President Trump’s decision to attack Syria doesn’t make a lot of sense. Launching 59 missiles at a single airbase, as Trump did, is not going to seriously change the outcome of a years-long civil war. So what’s the point of doing it …

Middle East
Income Inequality

13 Stair Design Ideas For Small Spaces

When you live in a small space, the last thing you want to have taking up precious square footage is a big bulky staircase. But you still need to get …

Birdy: The most famous singer you've never heard of

In an era where overexposure is a feature of many a career (think any Jenner/Kardashian), there is nothing remotely regular about the phenomenon that is Birdy.<p>You probably don’t even know her face, but this New Forest-born singer’s music is everywhere, from a Lloyds Bank commercial to the …

There’s a tax the chancellor doesn’t mention: it’s national insurance

For every extra £1 George Osborne has taken in income tax since becoming chancellor, he has grabbed £2 more in NI<p>Every chancellor talks about tax-cutting, George Osborne more than most. Each of his budget speeches has been laced with claims about how many people he has taken out of paying tax by …

George Osborne


Fuerteventura, desert auroras

Rhythm of light



Wohnen im grünen

Dead Sea

Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it's not because of her skills. It's because of her looks.<p>Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is so beautiful that it's a distraction to the sport. Even the athlete's own coach says his team is increasingly about one player, at …

Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs 'disrespectful to Muslims'

Use of Scottish terrier dogs during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'shameful' and 'offensive', Malaysian politicians claim<p><b>Malaysian</b> politicians and religious leaders have attacked the use of Scottie dogs during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful to …


How to Spot a Pathological Liar

What do you do if the pathological liar is your grown child and you can't "end" that relationship? He is the only one like that, my other three …

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski Scores Ridiculous Goal in Training

Robert Lewandowski seems to be fitting in well in Bavaria.<p>If this goal in training is any indication, Bayern Munich fans are going to just love their new No. 9, too.<p>It's simply ridiculous.<p>[Vine, h/t Metro]

A Midwinter Night's Dream

The Experiment.



La mèche

Cara na Mara exposed

Big Ben Moon