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European Travel

What Would You See As You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are some of the most perplexing objects in the entire Universe. Objects so dense, where gravitation is so strong, that nothing, not even light, can ever escape from it. Many physical black holes have been identified, from stellar-mass scale ones in our own galaxy to supermassive ones at …

Black Holes

Watch: Humanity's Biggest Discovery Could Herald The Beginning of The End

Are you feeling lucky?<p>Since the Universe is big and old, and life on Earth didn't take relatively long to evolve, then life should be everywhere in …

Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Tech Trends

A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple

This week, the tech giant reported its first fall in sales for 13 years. Have we finally fallen out of love with its shiny new iPhones? Not quite – but there are some small issues ...<p>Is this the beginning of the end for Apple? The tech giant’s inexorable growth has been a given for most of the 21st …

Budget Deficit

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

The readers have spoken.

Books

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

The World's Best-Designed Hotels 2015

This stately barrier-island resort has hosted a few <i>Downton Abbey</i>-themed weekends, and no wonder: Even if the exterior of the main building is …

Downton Abbey

Guinness world records set by destinations

England's the Oldest Sweet Shop holds the record for world's oldest candy shop.Flickr/Brian Snelson<p>This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records.<p>For years, the company has showcased amazing and quirky records set by people and places from around the world.<p>From the world's …

National Parks

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

Aviation

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

Soccer

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

Nasa hosts the Starship Project aiming for interstellar travel within 100 years

Scientists met in Houston last weekend, shortly after Voyager 1, the 1977 Earth-culture 'message in a bottle,' left the solar system<p>It would be hard enough these days to find a human capable of playing a 12-inch LP, let alone an alien. So perhaps it is time for Nasa to update its welcome pack for …

How Big is the Solar System?

For most of us, stuck here on Earth, we see very little of the rest of the Solar System. Just the bright Sun during the day, the Moon and the planets …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

Skyscrapers

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong