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10+ PRO Photographers Explore Africa And Share The Results With You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the African continent in the Explore Africa Photo contest with chances to …

Elizabethan England’s relationship with the Islamic world

The first stories of the Islamic faith entered England with the Crusades, but what is known of Elizabethan England’s longstanding encounter with the …

Christopher Columbus: Setting the Record Straight

Few stories in American history are as monolithic as the story of Columbus's "discovery" of America, and American children grow up believing a tale …

Everything you think you know about the collapse of the Soviet Union is wrong

Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party …

Russia

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Trans-Siberian<p>Marrakech Express, Morocco<p>Indian Pacific, Australia

Trains

How to save your vision if you stare at screens all day

If you work in front of a computer all day, you're familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blurry and sometimes your head aches. This cluster of symptoms is known as eye strain or computer vision syndrome, …

Headaches

10 Eerie Theories On What Happens Inside A Black Hole

Black holes are mysterious bodies that defy the laws of physics as we know it. We can barely grasp the concept of one. We don’t know for certain what …

TripAdvisor's best islands for 2016 | CNN Travel

TripAdvisor

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

How Should the World Respond to Terrorism?

<i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and exploring</i> …

Terrorism

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it something you'd actually</i> …

Whitney Houston

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan<p>War and terrorist attacks may have put an end to tourism in the Middle East – at least in the short to medium term – but armchair …

Google Street View

14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.<p>It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th …

Specialties In Vietnam That Horrify Visitors

Vietnam cuisine is diverse, abundant and attractive to international tourists, however there are some dishes that frighten tourists such as Trung Vit Lon (Duck embryos), Duong Dua (Coconut worms), snake wine and crispy fried insects.<p>Let's challenge your courage through the dishes below:<p><b>1 - Trung</b> …

Vietnam

The monster you should never find

The dangers that lurk in cryptid territories may never completely deter die-hard monster hunters, but some creatures are better left as mysteries.<p>Most monster lore is a product of wild imaginations, a little hysteria and a healthy dose of cultural mythology. Although it’s easy to dismiss such …

Paranormal

Is this Britain’s most bizarre village?

The lifelong project of an eccentric architect, the Welsh village of Portmeirion is eclectic, irreverent, impish – and constantly reinventing itself.<p>Constructed in the 1920s on the sandy Dwyryd estuary of north Wales, beneath Snowdonia’s majestic peaks, Portmeirion’s buildings run the stylistic …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Uluru’s big secret

About 25km west of Uluru is another sacred site that rises even higher – but fewer people know about.<p>When you’re somewhere as remote as Australia’s outback, “over there” can mean a three-day drive to the state border. But when you’re standing in front of the region’s now famous spiritual icon, …

Australia

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

European Travel

The best travel destinations seen on screen

Explore the hobbit holes from Lord of the Rings and ride on the Hogwarts Express in former movie sets around the world.

Barcelona

From a Roman colony to the host of the 1992 Olympics, the proud capital of Catalonia is one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolises.

The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.<p>In 2004, Albert Blok closed his eyes and randomly pointed to a spot on a map, determined to spend his next holiday …

European Travel

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Library Lover on Flipboard

By Margaret Garvin | Libraries, Books, News<p>This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill …