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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

Has Lexus really created a Back To The Future-inspired hoverboard? 0:47

Way back in 1989, Back To The Future Part II predicted a future 2015 where cars fly and are fuelled by clean hydrogen fusion power and Steven Spielber(...)

Luxury car maker Lexus has released footage of the ‘Slide’ hoverboard. Photograph: Lexus International 0:47

Luxury car-maker Lexus has generated a bit of a buzz online after releasing a video showing what it claims is one of the most advanced hoverboards (...)

The unfinished dome of the cathedral being built by former Trappist monk Justo Gallego  , in Mejorada del Campo, Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Justo Gallego is sitting in a backroom of the cathedral he has been building for the last half century. Dressed in a blue boiler suit, he is perche(...)

One of the cannons uncovered at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship La Juliana, which sank in 1588. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA

Two 16th-century cannons in extraordinarily good condition have been recovered by underwater archaeologists from the Spanish Armada wreck site off (...)

Students had to know the Spanish words for peaches and grapes for the task requiring them to write a  letter to a newspaper about the Spanish diet. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Students were smiling after a broad, accessible, and fair higher level Spanish paper that was grounded in the nation’s culture. “It tested what stude(...)

Spotify offers a free music service for those who don’t mind putting up with ads

Last week we published a list of all the ways we are being forced to pay for stuff today that was once free. Well, the flipside of that is all the stu(...)

The co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz  is suspected of having crashed the flight. Photograph: Getty

A French prosecutor on Thursday formally opened a criminal inquiry into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner. A panel of judges has been appointed to (...)

 A special  Lufthansa Cargo plane  from Marseille, France, carrying the remains of some of the Germanwings plane crash victims arrives at Duesseldorf airport.  Photograph: EPA  2:34

The coffins of 15 school pupils killed in the Germanwings plane crash are to leave Dusseldorf airport in a hearse convoy and travel to the town of Hal(...)