Norway has rejected a plan to give its neighbour Finland a mountain to mark the centenary of its independence.
If every byte of information on the internet needs a physical location where it’s stored, one of the safest places to keep this data might be inside a Swiss mountain. (Carlo Pisani, swissinfo.ch) Around 80 kilometres from Zurich it is one of the largest Swiss military bunkers ever built. In 2011 the bunker was converted […]
It is a voyage explorers only dreamed of not so long ago. But thanks to climate change, a luxury cruise ship has undertaken a pioneering journey that will see it sail through the once impassable Northwest Passage during a month-long trip that is drawing much excitement but also criticism from environmentalists. The Crystal Serenity, which […]
Google is to penalise websites that feature intrusive pop-up adverts. It is updating the algorithms used to rank its search results so that offending pages are more likely to get lower placings. The change is due to come into effect on 10 January. Google makes much of its money from placing ads on the mobile […]
Paintings and photographs capturing legendary British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic race to the South Pole have been reunited for the first time in more than a century at a London gallery. Photographer Herbert Ponting and watercolourist Edward Wilson dreamed of holding a joint exhibition to show their images of the beautiful but brutal […]