The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
  • Travel
  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

File photo of the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) run Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, South Korea. Photograoh: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety(...)

An aerial view of the  lava from Kilauea volcano starting to consume the first house in its path in Pahoa, Hawaii, USA.  Many  breakouts upslope of Pahoa town are a result of inflation at Kilauea’s summit. Photograph:   Bruce Omori/Paradise Helicopters/EPA

Lava has been slowly snaking its way towards rural Hawaii communities for months, but it took an oozing stream of molten rock just 45 minutes to burn (...)

April and Joe English in Crosshaven, Co Cork.

The death has been announced of the yachtsman Joe English (58), the former skipper of Ireland’s first entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race in h(...)

The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen advancing across a field between the Pahoa cemetery and Apa’a Street, in this US Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii over the weekend. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27th and about 4,000 people live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Photograph: via Reuters 1:50

A river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii’s Big Island crossed onto a residential (...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Hard Times Tavern Bitter about the budget? Water charges leaving a nasty taste in your mouth? A drink or several at the Hard(...)

Hurricane Iselle battered Hawaii with driving winds and towering surf yesterday, knocking down trees and causing power outages, the first of two major(...)

A high altitude balloon is released to launch a saucer-shaped test vehicle, which holds equipment for landing large payloads on Mars, at the US. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in(...)

Barcelona airport where a strike by French air traffic controllers has disrupted schedules.

The airline representative is smiling. This is the new face of Ryanair, helpful, open and customer-orientated. But with an air traffic controllers str(...)

Sanita Purspure: took bronze at the recent European Championships. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/GettyImages

The Ireland team goes into this weekend’s World Cup in Aiguebelette in France with a sense of anticipation which has been absent for many years. It i(...)