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Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

Photos from the Everyday Lives of Young Female Israeli Soldiers

On a recent trip back to her home country, Mayan Toledano, an Israeli-born and New York–based artist, photographed an intimate series of female Israeli soldiers. She was looking to redeem a small piece of her teenage girlhood during which she served as a soldier herself and was stripped of all …

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Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard

At some point, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones – and for those left behind, it is transforming how we experience the death of those around us.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The day after my Aunt’s passing, I …

Sharon Stone sin maquillaje

<b>Sharon Stone</b> es la última <i>celebrity</i> que publica en las redes sociales una fotografía sin una pizca de maquillaje ni Photoshop. <b>La actriz, con 57 años,</b> …

Las 90 fotos de 2015 que tienes que ver (II)

Grandes imágenes transmitidas por las agencias de información gráfica para ver lo que ha pasado en el mundo en 2015

The Best Adventure Films of 2015

Adventure<p>This year, we saw adventure films rise above the expected action and adrenaline to tell rich stories of the triumph of the human spirit. With abundant winter storm warnings across the country, what better time to cozy up on the couch with some of the year’s best—after your powder turns and …

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Playacting for Power in Istanbul: Portraits of Protesters and Soap Opera Stars

A prisoner exchange, outskirts of Istanbul, May 2013.<br>Guy Martin—Panos<p>1 of 26<p><i>In April of 2011, photojournalist Guy Martin, filing for the Panos</i> …

Google Introduces Phone With 3-D Sensors

Google has unveiled a new phone that makes real-time, 3-D maps of its environments. Its “customized hardware and software” includes sensors that …

Clashes in Istanbul over internet censorship

Police in Turkey have fired water cannon and teargas to disperse hundreds of people protesting in the capital, Istanbul, against new controls on the internet approved by parliament this week, the Reuters news agency reported.<p>Demonstrators hurled firecrackers and stones on Saturday at police …

Indian media: Praise for new Microsoft CEO

<b>Media are ecstatic over the appointment of Indian-born Satya Nadella as Microsoft's new chief executive officer.</b><p>The story is front-page news for most dailies and they announce it with colourful headlines.<p>"India makes a Powerpoint," exclaims The Times of India, while Hindustan Times says that "India …

SquareWear Is a Tiny, Wearable Arduino

An Arduino is already pretty tiny, but if you're looking for something that's just barely bigger than a quarter, SquareWear fits the bill. It's a …

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Why DJs Shouldn't Play For Free (And What To Do Instead)

<i>• This is a guest article written by Matthew Owen Reininger, an educational technologist and DJ/turntablist.</i><p>It’s hard work becoming a professional …

Zoom TAC-2: Erstes Thunderbolt-Audio-Interface für Endverbraucher

News & Rumors: 20. January 2014, me<p>Zoom TAC-2 - Vorderansicht<p>Immer mehr Hersteller setzen die Thunderbolt-Technologie ein, die Apple und Intel im …

Are you a lark or an owl?

<b>Whether you prefer being up at dawn or burning the midnight oil depends on your genes, experts have found.</b><p>Some of us leap out of bed each morning, raring to start the day. Others need at least one alarm clock - preferably one with a snooze button - to ensure they get to work on time.<p>And some of us …

Why pro-independence Catalans envy Scotland

<b>The hilltop village of Sant Pere de Torello, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, north of Barcelona, is decked in the colours of Catalan statehood.</b><p>The red-blue-gold flag of the movement to win independence from Spain flies from windows, balconies and rooftops in every street.<p>The flag also rises above …

Hospitales de Nueva York dispensarán marihuana terapéutica

Otros 20 Estados de EE UU autorizan la venta de la sustancia con fines médicos<p>En un movimiento visto como una maniobra electoral ante su próxima cita …

The two big men behind the huge corruption row in Turkey

The best way to understand Turkey’s growing chaos is as a political fight-to-the-death between the nation’s two colossal personalities.<p>On one side is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who a couple of years ago declared himself Turkey’s “masterful” leader (paywall), the paramount ruler who would …

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Turkish army says it will not get involved in political corruption scandal

Turkey's army felt compelled on Friday to deny that it would get involved in a burgeoning political crisis that has blown up as a result of a top-level corruption investigation reaching up into the highest echelons of power.<p>In its first public statement on the scandal, which involves sons of …

In pictures: Kashmiri saffron

Photographer Abid Bhat travels to a saffron field in Indian-administered Kashmir to see how saffron, the world's most expensive spice, is harvested.

Marijuana laws around the world: what you need to know

As Uruguay passes a landmark law allowing citizens to buy, grow and use cannabis, we take a look at drug laws in other countries around the world<p>Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana, but that doesn't mean there will be cannabis cafes …

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots? To Jump From The Web To The Real World

Why does Google need robots? Because it already rules your pocket. The mobile market, except for the slow rise of wearables, is saturated. There are millions of handsets around the world, each one connected to the Internet and most are running either Android or iOS. Except for incremental updates …

Inverted totalitarianism

<b>Inverted totalitarianism</b> is a term coined by political philosopher Sheldon Wolin in 2003 to describe the emerging form of government of the United …

Why do you feel hot when you catch a cold?

When we catch a cold, why do we feel all hot and bothered? Does it help? Greg Foot explains.<p>Among the many symptoms of a cold, we often tend to feel hot and red-faced. It’s our body temperature rising a little to fight off the virus.<p>But why exactly does getting all hot and sweaty help kill a bug? …

Newshour: Remembering Kindertransport, a rescue mission for Jewish children before World War II