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Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Happy End: photographs of miraculous aeroplane crashes where everyone survived - Telegraph

April Towers - 'No Corruption'

Hailing from Nottingham, <b>April Towers</b> introduced themselves with 2014’s single ‘Arcadia’.<p>Glistening synth pop with a dramatic flair, the group …

TĀLĀ - New Music

TĀLĀ's globally-infused electronica is immersive, imaginative and good fun, says Charlotte Krol<p><b>Who is she?</b><p>TĀLĀ is a 25-year-old singer, musician and producer from south west London who puts a gorgeous global spin on electronic music. Championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Alice …

Best value hotel in the world? It's in Wales

Tucked away on the north Wales coast, Lawton Court looks much like any other beachfront hotel.<p>And the rooms, at £74 per person per night, appear ordinarily priced for an establishment that is just a stone's throw from sand and sea.<p>But holidaymakers to the popular Llandudno seaside resort attest …

The World's Hardest Free Climbs (4 Are in Yosemite)

Inspired by the historic completion of the first free ascent of El Capitan's Dawn Wall route in Yosemite on Wednesday, we've drawn up a list of some of the most influential free climbs of the modern era.

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Ex Machina: bewitchingly smart sci-fi

Ava doesn’t mean to scare you. She only wants to get inside your head. The heroine of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina has sharp blue eyes, an even, inquisitive voice and skin so clear it seems to soften the air around it. She’s also a robot, pieced together by a reclusive genius in a house shrouded by …

Science Fiction

Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

National Parks

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …

Cities within cities: the graffiti artists who are shaking up maps

Swags of skin hang from the walls of the New Wing of Somerset House, like the flayed flesh of some strange sea creatures, stretched out to dry. It’s an alarming sight in this abandoned suite of rooms, which have been off-limits since they were recently vacated by the Inland Revenue. Was this the …

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die<p>“Cancer is the best way to die,” declared Dr Richard Smith in an article in the BMJ last month. And what’s more, we should “stop wasting …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

Urban Design

What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …