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Travel & Places
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Top 5 Winter Sun Locations for 2012

This time of year always seems to come around a lot quicker than expected, for me anyway. The last few leaves clinging to dead, lifeless branches means that Winter has just about set in. Fear not though! The great thing about this planet is that the sun is always shining somewhere just waiting to be lapped up by those who want it. In this article 5 different hotspots are chosen where the average temperature in the winter months (December - February) reaches highs of mid to high 70sF with not a lot of rain to go with it. Of course it's not all about sunshine (although surely that's an added bonus) there destinations chosen are one's which have an abundance of things to do and see apart from lying around and sunbathing. So then, bearing in mind the small detail of having enough money and indeed time to pack up and jet off somewhere, all you have to do is take your pick from the following 5 places!

Environment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
10 Mammals Close to Extinction

It is thought that at this moment in history, that around a quarter of the earth's land mammals are at risk of extinction. Even more worrying it appears that many species disappear from the face of the earth without us or scientists knowing anything about them. Out of the 5,487 known species of mammal over 1,100 are currently 'threatened' meaning if the environmental situation were to get worse for these mammals then this could quickly lead to extinction. What is known as the 'RED list' which is produced by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature now sees 188 species of land mammals as being 'critically endangered'. This status is obviously very bad news for any species and usually means less than a thousand exist in the wild. In this article we look at 10 different land mammals that are seen as critically endangered around the world.

Auto
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
10 Best Selling Sports Cars of All Time

To own a sports car has long been a goal for many men (and women) across the globe. For whatever reason the sports car has experienced amazing popularity over the years that is still thriving today. Such motor vehicles will always turn heads on a road and for all the impracticality that a two seated car has its shortcomings are often outweighed by factors such as the aesthetics of the car, engine power and the mind boggling top speeds that such cars can reach. In this article we take a look at the most popular sports car models in history in terms of sales. Enjoy!

Entertainment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
The Simpsons Saved! Two More Seasons for America's Favourite Family

Fox announced this week that the Cartoon will be given two more seasons following pay disputes.

Entertainment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
20 Most Expensive Banksy Artworks

Perhaps the most elusive artist in history, Banksy is an unknown individual who specialises in street art, graffiti and stencilled pictures. Managing to keep his identity secret from the public, Banksy produces alternative artworks that are often displayed in public areas around Britain. Much of Banksy's work is there to promote various political and social ideas that are often anti-establishment. With the art of Banksy carrying a gritty and urban feel he is known as an artist for the people, in particular the working class which sets him apart from other, more conservative artists. The growing cult following of Banksy and the mysteriousness shrouded around his identity makes his work incredibly sought after. It isn't very often that his work goes on sale to the general public and when it is it is usually for a charity event. In this article I look at the 20 most expensive pieces that have been sold throughout Banksy's career.

Environment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
2011 Astronomy Photograph of the Year Shortlist

On September 8th 2011 judges will announce this years best astronomy photograph. Here are the favourited shortlisted entrants from photographers across the globe. If you wish to see the photographs in real life, amongst other astronomy shots, they will be free to view in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwhich, London which will run until February 2012. The photographs, which are truely breathtaking depict different events occuring in our skies and are taken by proffesional photographers who have often waited days and weeks for the perfect photo opportunites.

Travel & Places
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition Photos 2010

Last years Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition has provided a whole host of stunningly memorable pictures taken in the last 12 months. The Exhibition, which took place in May of this year has now been running since 2003 in celebration of culture, photography and travel. The standard of competition is incredibly high with both amateur and proffesional photographers from around the globe entering.

Travel & Places
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
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8 Cool and Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas

Whilst the number 1 selling point of Las Vegas appears to be the glitz and glamour of the casinos and the luxurious allure of fine hotels there are numerous other things to see and do in this lively city. It would be false to presume that in order to have a break in Vegas it would cost a small fortune, like many cities, certain lesser known attractions can be cheaper and sometimes free whilst still being worthwhile. In this article I run down 8 cool and possibly unexpected things to see and do in Vegas.

Technology
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
What Happened to the Fastest Plane on Earth?

This Thursday, August 11th 2011 was supposed to be a momentous day in the lives of everyone involved with The Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). On a sunny morning at the Vandenberg air force base in California the world's fastest ever plane the HTV-2 launched off the back of a rocket headed towards the Pacific Ocean. However, not all went to plan.

Beauty
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Most Reliable Beauty Gadgets for Women

In a world where it seems there is an eternal amount of beauty gadgets being invented every day it is hard to recognise which ones will actually work for you and improve your appearance. That sinking feeling when you realize the newest product you have bought isn't all it was cracked up to be doesn't have to happen IF you do your research and seek out the best reviewed and top selling gadgets. In this article I will be looking at a range of tested and recommended products that every woman should have on hand.

Entertainment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Funny Internet Photos from the UK Riots

Whenever a shocking or despicable event happens there will always be a handful of internet jokers to lighten the mood. Following the manic riots in the past week across London, Manchester and the Midlands pictures taken by brave photographers emerged of looters and rioters causing havoc in city and town centres. Everybody agrees that the main purpose of the photographs is to catch any offenders, however, they also offer a great chance for viral photoshoppers to add a little humnor to proceedings.

Travel & Places
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
7 Best Hotels in Warsaw

There won't be a lack of things to do and see in the Polish capital of Warsaw. So much so that it is almost certainly necessary to stay for more than one day. As this is the case, finding the best hotel in such an extensive city can be difficult depending on what you're looking for. The following 10 hotels range from the best budget stays to luxurious elegance, reflecting the city and its range of lifestyles.

Lifestyle
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Rene Descartes - First Meditation

Descartes is the father of modern philosophy.

Environment
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth

When a meteor, asteroid or comet thumps into our fragile planet, there's going to be a imprint left behind. An impact crater is generally a geological feature that has been caused by a heavy impact on the earth. Here are the 10 biggest impact craters:

Sports
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
5 Greatest Moments in Women's Soccer

With the beautiful game having been dominated by men for so many years, the women's game has, by now, given us many moments to savour.

Lifestyle
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Rationalism - An Introduction

Rationalist thinking is simply thinking with reason. And where would we be without that?

Technology
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Top MP3 Players for 2011

The world of the MP3 player is as advanced as ever. Check out five of the best music players on the market in 2011.

Sports
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Fastest Men Ever to Sprint 100 Meters

Take a look at the 12 fastest men to ever run the 100 meter sprint legally.

Lifestyle
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Medieval Philosophy - Saint Irenaeus

Part of a series on Medieval Philosophy, in this article the life and works of theologian Saint Irenaeus are outlined.

Lifestyle
by AlexOpenshaw
6 years ago
Medieval Philosophy - Saint Anselm

Part of a series of articles on Medieval Philosophy this article concentrates on the life and works of theologist Saint Anselm.

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