Portrait of ‘son of a whore’ Alexander Hamilton’s mother deepened by new discoveries

Even a casual “Hamilton” fan knows the Founding Father was the “son of a whore.”

That stark fact is rapped in the show’s opening seconds. After that, Mom is invoked — or at least her status as a “whore” — a couple more times. And that’s it.

It’s not even enough of a presence to even be called a…

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Nikola Tesla’s world-changing inventions and discoveries

His name becoming more familiar nowadays thanks to how Elon Musk branded his electric car, Nikola Tesla is more than just the inspiration for a hyper-fast, crazy expensive vehicle. In his lifetime, the Croatian-born, New York City-based inventor would either invent or envision many machines we rely on today or still hope for in the not too distant future. On the 75th anniversary of his death, read up on some of his most amazing creations.
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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

From a Norwegian glacier to an exotic garden in Chennai, and from vegan burgers in Warsaw to a sherry bar in Madrid, readers share their holiday highlights

Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming for the famous Trolltunga rock shelf nearby. We stayed at Trolltunga Studios (doubles from £70): best value and location to hit the trails in this beautiful part of Europe.

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