Neville Borg

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Mobile phone and tablet screens ‘damage eyesight’

Millions of young people are putting their eyesight at risk by using the latest smartphones and tablets, a study suggests.<p>They are being endangered …

Beyond the vines in Australia’s Barossa Valley

Already famous for its excellent wines, a new generation of farmers, cheese makers and chefs are dragging the South Australian region into the 21st Century.<p>Around 70km north of Adelaide lies one of Australia’s oldest wine districts. In the Barossa Valley, rows of luscious emerald vines stretch into …

Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them

Nepal is set to name two Himalayan peaks after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the men who first climbed Mount Everest 60 years ago.<p>Hillary, a New Zealander, and Tenzing, who grew up in the valleys around the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak, reached the top of the world's highest mountain on …

Constantinople by Edmondo De Amicis – review

First published on Fri 6 Sep 2013 11.15 EDT<p>"Who would dare to describe Constantinople?" Edmondo de Amicis answered his own rhetorical question with a rich and vivid book about the city, published in 1877. It is, says the translator of this new edition Stephen Parkin, "one of the best accounts of …

Switzerland: Graubünden's walking trail of epic scenery and enduring art

Swiss hiking trails often lead you into and over colossal mountains, out of the tree line, up towards snowy peaks, but a newly created route in the spectacular Graubünden region sticks close to the tumbling river Flem, travelling through sedate valleys and wooden ravines as well as Alpine pastures. …

Autumn hiking in La Grave, France

'That couple there, the Jacobs, live opposite me. They're one of the old farming families of La Grave. He's almost 100," says our guide, Katarina, waving, as we make our way down the narrow street lined with stone houses, and past the 11th-century Notre Dame de l'Assomption church.<p>We join the main …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

The Truth About The Bodies On Everest

If you're a fan of all things Everest, you've probably already read the blog post from <i>The Smithsonian</i> last week which sensationally declares that …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

You might see some meteors in early September

The peak of the Aurigid meteor shower has passed, but you still might see meteors in early September. Expect a handful each hour in a clear, dark sky.<p>…

Alt-week 7.20.13: 5D super-memory cards, space snow and the tar drops!

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>​<p>You know, we're done with the whole three dimension thing. It's waaaay to restrictive. That's why we're adding not one, but two more to the list this week. Now we've got a little more breathing space, …

Marked by spectacular views in the summer... and incredible danger come winter, this road trip will be one to remember: http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/roads-less-travelled/20130703-pt-3-alaskas-ultimate-road-trip?OCID=fbtvl