Ashwathi Iyer

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A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Multijunction Solar Cells Break Efficiency Records by Harvesting the Full Spectrum of Light

Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new type of solar cell that uses multiple junctions instead of single …

India's Modi Promises Solar: Why Not Gas?

New prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has proposed using solar power to bring some electricity to the energy impoverished in India, of whom there are an estimated 400 million. Justin Gray of the Sierra Club says past promises to deliver power have failed “…because they want to build huge power …

9 Steps to Getting Faster at Sprinting

Want to improve your running fitness and overall health? Learn the right way to sprint.<p><i>I read your column about high-intensity training, and I wanted to ask about proper form during the sprints. Is it different from proper form during easy running/jogging or merely a sped-up version of it? In other</i> …

Marathons

45 Best Mother-Daughter Getaways

If you could take a mother-daughter getaway anywhere in the world, where would it be? We posed this question to our audience, and their answers, as …

Set-jetting: top 10 movie and TV destinations for travellers

Rather than dreaming about the sometimes stunning, often gritty destinations in your favourite flick, why not get off the sofa and experience it yourself?<p>Set–jetting, visiting the places where movies and TV shows are shot, is easier than ever thanks to dedicated tours and heaps of rabid fans …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

National Parks

12 must-see views at U.S. national parks

From the sleepy mangroves of Florida to the active volcanoes of Hawai'i, these breathtaking landscapes and landmarks belong on every American's …

Comme si

Extraordinary images from Iceland, a place of fire and ice

All photos: Roberto Iván Cano/500px<p>Spanish photographer Roberto Iván Cano traveled to Iceland to document the country's breathtaking natural …

This is cool! Watch a realistic virtual universe unfold

If astronomers had used an average desktop computer to run the new Illustris simulation, the calculations would have taken more than 2,000 years to …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

Where I Work: Souda

Brooklyn-based Souda (pronounced “soh-duh”) is one of those up-and-coming design companies that you just want to root for. Founded in September 2012 …

Furniture

How to Print a One-Page Book by Hand

One-page books, which often feature DIY projects, are typically made from photocopies, and relief printing is one of the earliest forms of mechanical reproduction, so here is a way to combine a DIY project with a handmade process to turn your tutorial into a work of art.<p>Note: This project features …

Crafting

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A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Scotland

2014's Dirty Dozen produce list: Apples, peaches, cucumbers and more

Environmental Working Group's latest Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce helps consumers reduce the amount of pesticides they consume in their …

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Product Reviews

Попалась. Художники Е.Лавров и Е.Аскинази

Попалась. Художники Е.Лавров и Е.Аскинази<p>… caught. A Soviet postcard from year 1968

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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How to Use Bokeh As A Creative Tool in Your Photographs

One of the key areas of control that a photographer has over an image is the background. Many like to experiment with backgrounds to get various …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our …

Plants

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

Planning your Sundarbans adventure

The largest mangrove forest in the world is a mist-shrouded, river-riddled swamp region of shifting tides, man-eating tigers and off-the-beaten-track adventure. It's surrounded on three sides by two of the most densely populated countries on earth – India and Bangladesh – yet it remains remote, …