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I work in room service at a 5-star hotel — these are the biggest things I wish guests wouldn't do

I've been working in the room-service department of a five-star hotel for six months.<p>Actually, it's a five-red-star hotel: The red part is a special …

Hospitality

15 Camera Shots Every Movie Fan Should Know

An essential part of making a movie memorable is striking the viewer with unusual camera shots and movements. When the first movies were made moving …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Neuroscience

Will These Mysterious Photos Ever Be Explained ?

<b>10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained.</b><p>A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

Review: Zand, the stand that makes using the iPad at a desk comfortable

The Zand is a desktop stand designed to be used with the iPad. It is constructed out of brushed aluminum. To use the stand, there’s no adhesives, clamps or hooks used to make the device stick to it. Instead it uses nanoparticle adsorption to keep the iPad in place.<p>The base of the stand lifts the …

iPad Mini

Watch this gorgeous 4K time-lapse showing horizons all over the world

The sky has fascinated humans for generations — we’re pretty sure it was a major pastime of people long ago to stare up at the stars and think about life. Naturally, present-day humans honor the sky with time-lapse videos. Filmmaker Chris Pritchard recorded 4K footage in thousands of locations over …

Time-lapse Photography

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

Gravitational waves explained in simpler terms

How can a common man comprehend the nano-impact of gravitational waves detected in the landmark astrophysics discovery of the century? Eminent …

The megapixel count on your camera doesn't matter

Apple<p>Megapixels don't matter anymore.<p>But to look at most phone or camera ads you'd think they're the most important stat in the world.<p>A megapixel is …

In pictures: Photographing the beauty of the arctic - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>Canadian photographer Michael H. Davies has been photographing his arctic community for years, but it was only a month ago that the broader public became familiar with his work.<p>Around Christmas, a photo he'd taken of steaming tea freezing in mid-air at -40˚C was …

These Extraordinary Close-Up Photos Of Animal Eyes Look Out Of This World

Putting the anatomy of eyes under the spotlight.<p>The February issue of <i>National Geographic</i> features an extraordinary up-close look at the eyes of various animal species.<p>As part of the magazine feature, British science journalist Ed Yong discusses the anatomy and evolution of eyes, including how an …

Animal photos of the year 2015: Part 1 - Telegraph

Cute Animals

How to Make Apple Cake

Learn to make supertasty apple cakes of all sorts, including warm apple cider cake with pumpkin seed brittle and classic maple apple upside down cake.

There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as "The Crooked Forest."<p>Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.<p>Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions …

Forests

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

17 differences between a normal mom and a Greek mom

1.<p>A <b>normal Mom</b> won’t make you wear a jacket if you tell her you’re too hot with it on.<br>A <b>Greek Mom</b> will make you wear a jacket, even if you’re sweating …

Parenting

Snickers Dip

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 …

Dessert

5 Clever Ways to Decorate Cakes With Halloween Candy

Here's the deal: Start by baking your favorite cake--from a box, from scratch, whatever--and frost it as you normally would. Then, decorate it with one of our clever ideas, each of which uses some of that Halloween candy you've got lying around.<p>Here's the deal: Start by baking your favorite …

KitKat

Samsung chip might be ruining your iPhone 6s’ battery life

A new controversy is brewing online after it’s been revealed that not all iPhone 6s units get the same amount of battery life. The apparent culprit? The new A9 processors, which power Apple’s latest iPhones and were sourced by two chip manufacturers.<p>Apple dual-sourced A9 production from Taiwan …

Batteries

Sand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Once more unto the beach<p>To the naked eye, sand looks pretty uniform. Tiny beige specks of varying shades, collectively covering beaches and shores and deserts. But when you peek at it through a microscope, all of that changes. Gary Greenburg, a research affiliate at the University of Hawaii …

Ex-Apple exec’s $35 million mansion is smart home of our dreams

Former Apple exec Michael Barnick is selling his $35 million California mansion, and all we can say is … wow!<p>Not only is the home the epitome of iPod minimalist modernism, but it’s (perhaps unsurprisingly) pretty high-tech, too. Controllable entirely via iPhone or iPad, the list of automated …

Real Estate

5 Plants That Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.<p>We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.

Mosquitoes

New Pad & Quill Apple Watch bands turn Sport into classy for $86

Pad and Quill, one of our favorite Apple accessory makers, today introduced a set of Apple Watch bands with their trademark quality leather and stitching combined with two options of metal: Stainless Steel and Polished Black. At $86 (save 5% w/code <b>5forSUMMER</b>), this turns an Apple Watch Sport into …

Apple Watch

Get Yourself a Grown Up Desk

<b>Hey there, office drone.</b> How's it hanging this fine Friday afternoon? You doing any work or just eyeing the clock, counting down the minutes until you and that frosty Happy Hour libation are finally united? While you shuffle some papers here and answer an email there, why not take a quick glance …

iPhone first went on sale 8 years ago today

The original iPhone first went on sale eight years ago today, on June 29, 2007 — a simpler time when Pixar released the movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, the NFL shut down its European league, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” topped the music charts, and Apple stock sold for a measly $17.43.<p>If only we knew then what we know …

Music Charts

Iconic, ένα φωτογραφικό ταξίδι στα 35 χρόνια προϊόντων της Apple

• <b>Desktops</b> : See the most important desktop machines, from the Apple 1 to the sleek ultra-thin 2012 iMac.<p><b>Portables</b> : From the first Macintosh Portable …

What Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …