Only in Queens: Tasting Our Way Through New York’s Most Diverse Borough

Manhattan may have name-brand recognition and Brooklyn a certain cache, but Queens is the city’s largest and most diverse borough. It’s a place where the neighborhoods still have a neighborhood feel, filled with small family-run restaurants that have been around for generations; a place where new immigrant communities can still afford to put down roots, bringing their food...

15 Instagram Feeds That Help Make the World More Wondrous

What do you mean you’re not following Atlas Obscura on Instagram? Abi Inman Atlas Obscura is no stranger to Instagram, but recently AO Community member allisonkc asked fellow readers in our travel forum to recommend Instagram accounts that could add a little more “wonder and inspiration” to her feed (besides, of course, Atlas Obscura’s!). Thanks to the responses to...

Zip World submit plans for adventure park in the South Wales Valleys

The site of the last deep mine in Wales to close is set to reborn as an adventure park. Zip World, which has 11 adventures spread over three Snowdonia sites, will submit an application to develop a location in Rhigos, Rhondda Cynon Taf following a consultation period running until March 17, 2019. This will be the first site...

Hit or flop? A walk through India’s first film museum | bollywood

A group of Class 6 students gather around their guide at the National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai. Before them is a display of seven posters under the title ‘Devdas’. A small board provides the year in which each of the films was released, and adds there have been multiple retellings in different languages — Bengali, Hindi, Urdu,...

February 4-8, 2019 • Gear Patrol

Welcome to Deals of the Week, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals that are still going strong. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at deals@gearpatrol.com. MONDAY, February 4 Jabra Elite Active 65t Save $65 (34%): Jabra’s Elite Active 65t are essentially sweatproof versions of...

Mars rover named after DNA pioneer: Rosalind Franklin

LONDON-The UK-assembled rover that will be sent to Mars in 2020 will bear the name of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin. The honour follows a public call for suggestions that drew nearly 36,000 responses from right across Europe. Astronaut Tim Peake unveiled the name at the Airbus factory in Stevenage where the robot is being put together....

Some faulty premises of “neutrality” movement – Part II

It’s a good thing that ideas of net neutrality, platform neutrality, etc. weren’t around when the telephone business was getting started. If they had been, we might still be using telegraphs and the Pony Express. Net neutrality advocates protest in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC December 13, 2017 – via REUTERS Why? When Bell Telephone...

Tornos News | Travel guide: Top 15 experiences to enjoy on Crete island of Greece

Crete is a wonderful destination for those who love food, people, nature, sun, history, or parties. Whether you’re a daredevil looking for thrills and spills or a nature enthusiast looking for a place to sit and relax, Crete is a stunning vacation destination for those who want to stay active or prefer to be horizontal on a beach....

The End Of EU Data Roaming Is Just Another Betrayed Leave Campaign Promise

By pushing through with this political project, we’d voluntarily disconnect ourselves. A little noticed development on Tuesday, spotted by the HuffPost UK, saw a government regulation laid before parliament confirming that the UK will revoke the current legislation that allows holidaymakers and business people to use their smartphones in the EU at no extra cost.My organisation, Best for...

Irish alumni organizations in USA & Canada

Don't miss out on the alumni connection with Irish people, and friends of Ireland, all over the USA and Canada. Part two of this story continued from "Irish Alumni organizations in USA and Canada: bridging countries, industry, and generations." Whether you're a summer visa-holder, planning a long-term or permanent move, or...