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Britain's 20 most beautiful hidden beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …

Banksy's Newest Work: A Tour Of The Gaza Strip

U.K. street artist Banksy appears to have visited the Gaza Strip, as seen in a new video released on his site.<p>The two-minute documentary uses the frame of a travel ad to show some of the destruction caused in Gaza during last year's conflict. The camera pans to children playing in the rubble, and …

Tehran's answer to Banksy: Medhi Ghadyanloo hits Britain

Flying cars, magic portals, levitating giraffes … street artist Medhi Ghadyanloo’s eye-popping murals make Tehran smile – but his paintings also probe Iran’s turbulent past<p>On a wall in east London, two giant crows loom over two young women who are swinging a rope. As a child jumps over the skipping …

How to make the perfect baklava

Middle Eastern food and drink,Dessert,Baking,Food & drink,Life and style<p>The sultan of sweets or a sugar bomb not worth the risk of diabetes? Which is your favourite filling – and where makes the best version?<p>I have a baklava problem. Many recipes caution that, since the sweet Middle Eastern pastry …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

George III 'eccentric' drawing discovered hidden in British Library

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of 'madness' was found hidden in a volume<p>An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of "madness" has been discovered hidden inside a volume at the British …

London's quirkiest cafes: mapped

<b>Cereal Killer Café</b><p>Britain's first cafe completely dedicated to cereal on <b>London</b>’s Brick Lane is open from 7am - 8pm. Customers are able to choose from a menu of 100 cereals from around the world for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cereal aficionados are also able to customise their bowl with 12 …

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

Dessert

Isis releases abhorrent sex slaves pamphlet with 27 tips on capturing and raping female slaves

The Islamic State (Isis) militants have allegedly released a pamphlet listing 27 tips on how to capture and sexually abuse female slaves.<p>The pamphlet …

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

Birmingham turns page on glittering new library as staff and hours slashed

Photograph: David Sillitoe<p>Birmingham’s new library was opened last year by Malala Yousafzai, who said a city without a library was a ‘graveyard’.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/10/1418246199882/3a33a535-dd03-4dc7-83e4-a1cf0ef0c426-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Headboard from bed of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves on its way to London

It was a bed made both for lusty sex and for begetting chubby babies like the carved cherubs flying over the heads of the couple depicted on the headboard – a man with bulging codpiece and a woman with meek, downcast eyes holding the phallic symbols of a sword and a serpent.<p>But if the symbolism was …

Britain’s best Christmas markets

Christmas and New Year,Christmas markets,Shopping trips,United Kingdom,Food and drink,Short breaks,City breaks,Travel,Christmas<p>Get into the present-giving spirit by picking out presents at a quirky craft market or open studios event, with gift ideas from independent producers. Here are the best of …

Yes, Muhammad is the No1 baby name in this country. So what?

A number of papers seem to have got themselves into a sufficient pickle over whether or not Muhammad is the most popular name in this country that Hacked Off has decided it’s a good opportunity to take a pop at the press. The Muhammad story cropped up this week because of a survey from a …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Jordan: Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes, the name on the map is only part of the story. In the case of Jordan, it is barely a fragment. True, this intriguing country has only been painted on to the global atlas since 1921, emerging as the Emirate of Transjordan in the wake of the First World War before achieving full …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Networked and super fast: welcome to Bristol, the UK’s smartest city

Chloe Meineck’s great grandmother, Winnie, suffered from dementia. But she could still play the piano by heart, the music triggering memories that brought her much joy.<p>And so it was that Meineck, 24, came up with the idea of the Music Memory Box – a small container that houses objects chosen by its …

Picture Of Guy Getting His Shoes Shined Is Thought To Be The First Photograph Of A Human Being

This certainly isn't your average photo.<p>Taken by Louis Daguerre -- the man responsible for the development of the daguerreotype, a very early type of photography process -- the image below is thought to be the first photograph of a human.<p>The photo, taken by in Paris in 1838, shows a man who is most …

Bees Wage Surprisingly Violent Wars—And Females Do the Fighting

Scientists are puzzled as to why bees fight when the cost to both sides is so steep.<p>When two species of Australia's stingless bees go to battle, an extraordinary amount of carnage ensues, according to a new study.<p>During this extreme warfare, thousands of worker bees from both sides perish, and …

Pittsburgh restaurant receives death threats in 'anti-Israel messages' furore

A Pittsburgh restaurant which caused a stir by printing what critics called “anti-Israel messages” on its food wrappers has closed after receiving death threats.<p>According to its mission statement Conflict Kitchen, in the collegiate Oakland neighbourhood, “only serves cuisine from countries with …

Palestinians remind world of their own wall

Palestinian youth have dug a hole in Israel’s separation wall with the Palestinian territories, as a symbolic gesture to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.<p>Armed with hammers, a group of Palestinian activists on Saturday created a cavity in the wall that crosses through the West Bank …

How To: Low Rolled Updo Hairstyle

Ghost of a chance for Tower of London poppies installation

Having seen and understood both sides of the “should the poppy installation be extended” dilemma (Letters, 3 November), I think I have a serious, workable and poignant solution. The installation should come down on schedule, as per the original artistic vision. However, beforehand, it should be …

Britain's 20 most accessible tourist attractions

This week Britain’s 20 “most accessible tourist attractions” were named in a joint effort by tourist boards in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.<p>“As these attractions show, it doesn’t take much to make your business more disabled-friendly and I’m urging everyone in the tourism industry …