The Best Places to See Wildlife in Africa Africa is famous for its wildlife, with animals such as lions, elephants and hippos calling it home, as well as creatures that can’t be found anywhere else. Here are three of the best places to see some of these animals in the wild. Serengeti National Park Serengeti National Park was created in 1951, and covers almost 15,000 square kilometres of Tanzania. Each year, the Great Migration takes place Read More
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The Most Beautiful Buildings in India India is famous for its spicy food and colourful festivals, but another reason to visit is to see its buildings. Here are four of the country’s most beautiful buildings. Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal in the city of Agra is perhaps the most famous building in all of India. For this reason, many people say it’s the most beautiful building in the world. The Taj Mahal was built in the Read More
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Climbers Now Twice as Likely to Reach Top of Everest Climbers trying to reach the top of Mount Everest are twice as likely to succeed compared to 20 years ago. Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California, Davis. compared data on climbers trying to reach the top of Everest between 1990 and 2005 to those climbing between 2006 and 2019. Two-thirds of all first-time climbers now get to the top, while Read More
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Christmas Food Enjoyed Around the World As with many holidays, food is an important part of what makes Christmas special. Here are some of the food and drinks enjoyed by families around the world during the holiday season. For many Brits, Christmas dinner involves turkey with potatoes, vegetables and gravy. A lot of families in the US also have turkey, but ham is traditionally eaten at Christmas in America. In Japan, a lot of people celebrate Christmas by Read More
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UAE Relaxes Islamic Laws for Personal Freedoms The United Arab Emirates (which includes Dubai and Abu Dhabi) has announced major changes to the country’s Islamic personal laws. Allowing unmarried couples to live together, reducing alcohol restrictions and criminalising so-called “honour killings.” The reforms aim to boost the country’s economy, tourism and social standing and “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance,” said state-run WAM news agency. The news agency offered only minimal details in the surprise Read More
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Why planes fly at 35,000 feet Planes fly at high altitude and actually the policy is the higher the better. One of the main reasons behind aircraft altitude is that. As the air gets thinner planes can travel more easily and therefore move faster and burn less fuel. Therefore saving money. The “sweet spot” of flying is regarded as between 35,000 and 42,000 feet .The airline industry still uses feet as its standard measurements. Too high Read More
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Kyoto Voted Best Big City in the World Kyoto was voted as the best big city in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. For the magazine’s yearly Readers’ Choice Awards, readers vote on the best things in travel, including the best countries, cities, airports, trains and hotels. A record 600,000 readers voted from April 1 to June 30 using the Condé Nast Traveller website. The survey, which has been held for 33 Read More
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New ‘Flying-V’ Airplane Makes First Flight Researchers have for the first time flown a model of the Flying-V. This is a new type of airplane designed to carry passengers, fuel and cargo in its large wings. The model of the V-shaped plane was about 2.8 metres long, 3.1 metres wide and weighed 22.5 kilograms. Flown using remote control, it took off at 80 kilometres per hour and flew as planned. The plane is a project Read More
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Airbnb Launches Online Cooking Lessons with Famous Chefs Airbnb has launched online cooking lessons with chefs from well-known or Michelin-starred restaurants as part of its new Online Experiences service. The lessons include chefs talking about their favourite dishes and cooking a meal. A list of ingredients is shared ahead of time so viewers can follow the chef’s recipe and cook it at home. “As a chef we connect with our guests through our food, but Read More
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17August

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Shows Off Passenger Spaceship Interior Virgin Galactic has revealed the interior of the company’s rocket plan. Space Ship Two, which is being tested in preparation for commercial service. During an online event on the 28th  July 2020. The company showed off the cabin’s 12 viewing windows, seats for each flight’s six passengers, 16 cameras to document the adventure and, naturally, mood lighting. Virgin Galactic was founded by British billionaire Richard Branson. After the Read More
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