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Norway's stunning landscapes in summer – in pictures

From sheer-sided fjords and rugged mountains offering world-class hiking to wooden fishing villages, Norway is famous for its dramatic landscapes – and in summer the sun never really sets<p><b>• Read more in tomorrow's</b> <b>Guardian Travel</b> <b>Scandinavian special</b>

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Venus Is More Than Just a Cautionary Tale

Venus shines more brightly in Earth’s sky than any of our stars, but it gets surprisingly little attention nowadays (unless it’s being used as an example of a planetary What Not To Do).<p>Not that long ago, though, humans seemed rather interested in hurling tons of hardware at our sister planet, which …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Dr. Oz's Pineapple-Kale Juice Recipe

Ingredients<p>½ cup pineapple<br>• 4 cups chopped kale leaves (no stems)<br>• 2 large cucumbers<br>• ½ lemon, squeezed<br>• ½ cup mint<br>• 2 artichoke hearts (from can or …

Recipes

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Crime

The future of motion interfaces: Wave goodbye to the mouse

We're still big fans of Douglas Engelbart's original pointing device, but human/computer input is moving past traditional peripherals. We're rapidly approaching a future of touchscreens, motion sensors and visual imaging control solutions.<p>"Gone are the days, probably, of the keyboard, mouse and …

Slo-mo mojo

FLIES live shorter lives than elephants. Of that there is no doubt. But from a fly’s point of view, does its life actually seem that much shorter? …

Fish

Just Back: whale watching in France

The wind calms to around force four; the weather is perfect. Michel and Gerard leave me at the tiller and settle below for a well-earned rest. The previous night we were sailing between Majorca and Menorca when the mistral suddenly swept in. We had a difficult time struggling against vicious winds …

10 technologies that really could change the world

We're told that all kinds of technologies changed the world - Popular Mechanics' list includes the stapler - but today's researchers are working on …