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The McWay Bay

Secret Places right under your nose<p>Have you ever found a place that is very close to you, or very close to a place you know well — and you were …

Following in the Steps of Late, Great Dinosaurs

No one knows exactly how dinosaurian dominance came to an end. Paleontologists and geologists have identified the triggers for the end-Cretaceous mass extinction that devastated life on Earth 66 million years ago, yet, even with that knowledge, we still lack the resolution to comprehend how …

Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia...

Updated November 30th, 2017.<p>Over one million tourists each year head to Siem Reap in Cambodia to experience perhaps the most famous temple complex in …

Asia Travel

Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?

The superstition is rooted in Western culture, biblical events, experts say.<p><b>It's Friday the 13th, and millions of people are on edge, fearing a calamity with personal or global repercussions-a broken leg, a stock market crash, or the trigger pulled for World War III.</b><p>Why all the anxiety? In short, …

What’s in Your Genes? Join a Twitter Chat with Geneticist Spencer Wells

When National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, first participated in the Genographic Project, he expected to confirm what he already knew of his British-Dutch ancestry. But could his DNA tell him more about his ancient …

Costa Concordia cruise ship to be hauled upright - Telegraph

Cruise Ships

To Ward Off Diabetes, Eat Whole Fruit, Shun Fruit Juice

Blueberries, grapes, and apples offer the strongest health benefits.<p><b>Science is finding more health benefits from blueberries—but raising more concerns about fruit juice. According to a new study by Harvard University researchers, eating whole fruits helps ward off diabetes, while drinking juice can</b> …

The Most Extreme Staircases In The World Could Finally Squash Your Fear Of Heights

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>When you want to sightsee and exercise at the same time, there's only one thing to do: climb a really, really big staircase. And if any are beautiful enough to tame your fear of heights, there are some pretty spectacular ones to check out.<p>We're counting down some of our …

How We Learn To See Faces

Two eyes, aligned horizontally, above a nose, above a mouth. These are the basic elements of a face, as your brain knows quite well. Within about 200 milliseconds of seeing a picture, the brain can decide whether it’s a face or some other object. It can detect subtle differences between faces, too …

The Laos motorcycle diaries: The jungle-rich, three-day odyssey known as the Loop twists its way sinuously through jungle, paddy fields and karst country to one of the country’s most spectacular sights. http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130910-the-laos-motorcycle-diaries?ocid=fbtvl

Why New iPhone Isn't Really for Developing World

Apple hopes the iPhone 5c will catch on globally, but experts are skeptical.<p><b>Since 2007, Apple's annual unveiling of its new iPhone has been the company's biggest event. Year after year, Apple has made its smartphones available in more countries, with more features, in new designs, on more carriers,</b> …

What makes a winning travel piece? Guardian writers share their tips

An important part of travel writing is coming up with an introduction that creates a compelling bridge to the place you're writing about. If a reader isn't gripped by your introduction and keen to know more, you stand a real chance of them not reading any further. Your best writing could come in …

The island-hopper's guide to Korea

Mention Korea and several things probably spring to mind: the division of North and South, the sparkling city of Seoul (headquarters to Samsung, Hyundai and other Korean powerhouses) and Psy’s manic and flashy ‘Gangnam Style’. What’s not commonly known is that the Korean peninsula is studded with …

The best public art in the world

Why wait in line at a gallery when these splendid works are on offer in the street? And they can be enjoyed for free! In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we pick 10 of the best.<p>1. Angel of the North, England<p><i>Image by davidgsteadman</i><p>This bizarre steel sculpture presides over …

How You Know Someone Cares

Someone who cares will ask you how your day is. They want to know what you’re doing; they want to know if something significant has happened in your …