Woman becomes internet star by creating art with leaves

Joanna Hedrick, based at Sacramento State University, has dazzled students with her intricate art since 2013 Urged to post images of her work on social media, she’s amassed more than 680 followers on Instagram  Her creations include honeycomb-effect displays, intricate mazes and even acronyms of her college campus    By James Draper For Mailonline Colleges are…

Russian billionaire’s £360m superyacht docks in Gibraltar

Multi million pound superyacht is owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko who founded EuroChem At 468ft in length, with ship masts nearing 300ft high, ‘Sailing Yacht A’ is the world’s biggest sailing yacht The interior of Sailing Yacht A has been kept underwraps but the outside has been designed with a sleek finish Cruise speed is…

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin test flies its ‘Crew Capsule 2.0’

Blue Origin has successfully flown its space tourism passenger capsule for the first time The capsule includes seats for six travellers, who will be treated to views from the ‘largest windows in space’  Yesterday’s test featured the latest version of the reusable New Shepard rocket, its first flight in 14 months In October, Jeff Bezos…

UK Weather: Black Monday sees snow turn into deadly ice

Green Flag received nearly 14,000 calls by 12pm today as snow caused transport chaos across Britain today  2,300 schools were closed including 500 in Wales, 400 in Birmingham and 300 in Staffordshire 50,000 British Airways passengers were stranded last night as dozens of flights were cancelled at Heathrow Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Western, and Virgin…

Amazing photos of Le Grande Odyssée dog-sledding race

Le Grande Odyssée in Savoie Mont Blanc sees mushers from 12 countries competing for a £50,000 price  Competitors climb more than 60,000 feet – four times the height of Mont Blanc – over two weeks of racing A great place to watch it is Val Cenis Lanslebourg – with its Hotel Saint-Charles highly recommended By Kate…

Starving polar bear struggles to walk on land in Canada

‘Soul crushing’ footage was taken by photographer Paul Nicklen when he arrived on Canada’s Baffin Island Polar bear is on its deathbed, with its hair limply covering its thin frame, and one of its legs dragging behind Mr Nicklen hopes the footage will send a larger message about the deadly consequences of global warming By…

First sighting of ‘supermoon trilogy’ captured in photos

First supermoon in what scientists say is part of a wintertime trilogy shone across the world last night  Two more supermoons are expected to grace skies across the world again on 1 January and 31 January Last night’s moon appeared 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than usual as it lit up…

Adventure in awesome Antigua is plain sailing

Admiral Nelson stayed at The Admiral’s Inn in English Harbour in the 1700s  It was the base for the British Fleet in the Caribbean for more than 100 years  Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua is the world’s only working Georgian Dockyard Now it is home to an astonishing number of mega luxury boats and yachts  …

Peru’s abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

An estimated 46,000 pre-colonial sites dot Peru, with about 400 in Lima The city is home to the biggest number of pre-colonial zones in South America Yet official data show Peru spends only enough to protect just 1% of those sites By Associated Press From her small home near two golf courses and three slums,…

Review of Virgin Atlantic’s upper class Dreamliner cabin

MailOnline Travel’s Ted Thornhill flew upper class from Heathrow to Johannesburg and back He was whisked to the upper class wing at Heathrow in a limo first then quaffed champagne in the lounge On board he enjoyed the gourmet food, cocktail bar and comfy leather seat, and the chirpy service However, it wasn’t perfection at…