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RAF Typhoon in 350mph near-miss as close as 20ft over Lincolnshire

Pilot forced to take evasive action in skies over Lincolnshire with only length of double-decker bus to spare, official RAF report reveals<p>A Typhoon jet came as close as 20ft to another aircraft as it narrowly avoided a mid-air crash in the skies over Lincolnshire.<p>The pilot of the RAF plane, which …

Typhoons

23 Photos Proving Santorini is Actually Heaven on Earth

Warning: viewing this slideshow may cause immediate trip booking upon completion.<p>It's no surprise Santorini has dotted our World’s Best Award lists …

European Travel

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

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Weekly Travel Deals: New York, Cuarcao, and 40% Off a Trip to Puerto Rico

Thailand<p>Get 41 percent off from World Spree, a tour operator known for making luxury travel to Asia a little easier on the wallet.<p>Best of Thailand …

Puerto Rico

Mapped: The world according to Internet connection speeds

Ever wondered which countries provide the most rapid Internet experience? The map above shows the world according to average connection speed in Mbits/s, as recorded by Akamai - the content delivery network (CDN) responsible for serving between 15 and 30 per cent of all web traffic.<p>The figures …

Twitter says government requests for your data jumped 52%

Governments want your data now more than ever.<p>That's according to Twitter, which released its twice-yearly transparency report on Tuesday, revealing …

Zebras' stripes 'do not protect them from predators'

Zebras' stripes do little to protect them from predators, reigniting the age old mystery of why they have evolved to have such distinctive markings<p>Stripes do little to protect zebras from predators, reigniting the age old mystery of why they have evolved to have such distinctive markings.<p>It was …

Zoology

Transformed by Travel: Nine Stories

This year, at the ILTM conference in <b>Cape Town</b>, the most buzzed about topic was transformative travel. And, in many respects, Africa has been ahead of the curve in offering these life-changing experiences.<p>As travel consultant Anita Mendiratta declared in her keynote, “You may leave Africa, but …

Wandering in the Lavender Fields

YouTube Stuff<p>I’m slowly adding more and more content over on the YouTube channel, so be sure to pop over there and check out the latest uploads! …

Gardening

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★★★☆☆<p>The word ‘outlaw’ is one that conjures various associations. One definition describes a career criminal, but another a non-conformist; popular …

Women In Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives

Next year, the military will officially lift restrictions on women in combat, the end of a process that, according to the Government Accountability Office, may open up as many as 245,000 jobs that have been off-limits to women. But those who deploy overseas may continue to face obstacles in another …

Health Care

Blue moon lights up the night sky around the world, in pictures - Telegraph

Are Polar Bears Skating on Thin (Arctic) Ice?

Already facing warmer summers, diminishing habitat and possible pollution-related health problems, the polar bear may not be physiologically equipped to deal with a warming climate, experts say.<p>With these heightened risk factors, the snow-dwelling bruin is not going into a "hibernation" mode in the …

Global Warming