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George Clooney And Julia Roberts Crashed Gwen Stefani’s “Carpool Karaoke”

Sh*t is bananas<p>Sh*t is <i>indeed</i> bananas. It's a pretty good indication of just how big a segment has gotten when you can rope in two Oscar-winning A-listers like Julia Roberts and George Clooney to do about 15 minutes of jokes and songs in the back of a car. But, yeah, on last night’s <i>The Late Late …

See the Emmys Dresses That Turned the Most Heads

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Giorgio Armani at the 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 10, 1995 in Los Angeles.<br>Ron Galella—WireImage/Getty Images

David Beckham on Fatherhood, His Personal Style and Starring in a Short Film

Mr. PORTER speaks to the football icon.<p>David Beckham is best known for his impressive career as a football player, which has brought him slew of brand endorsements and movie feats. Now, the father of four, the 40-year-old sportsman has grown to become a sophisticated style icon, yet he still claims …

David Beckham

British 12-year-old smarter than Einstein, Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.<p>Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa's Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The …

Albert Einstein

Bernard Tomic savages Tennis Australia after Davis Cup backflip

‘It’s not about the money. It’s about the respect’ Controversial star will face Kazakhstan<p>Bernard Tomic has committed to this month’s Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan but launched an extraordinary attack on Tennis Australia.<p>After threatening to boycott the tie, Tomic has backflipped. He …

Tennis

Is death closer than you think? This quiz may hold the answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget clairvoyants, fortune tellers or tarot cards: If you have a burning desire to know how far you are along life's path, this online quiz claims to be able to provide an estimate.<p>The quiz, on the website "Ubble" (a nickname for UK Longevity Explorer), is designed for UK residents aged …

Biomedicine

10 compelling images from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Grab your camera and hit the road — <i>National Geographic</i>'s 27th annual Traveler Photo Contest is underway.<p>Amateur and professional photographers alike …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

National Parks

Maria Sharapova on the Loves of Her (Traveling) Life

Preparing to defend her French Open title, the tennis champ holds forth on her favorite hotels, great carry-ons and the joys of getting lost in Tokyo<p>WHEN SHE ARRIVED IN PARIS this week as the defending champion at the French Open, Maria Sharapova was fresh off her win at the Italian Open in Rome …

Tennis

The One Bag Challenge: Packing Light Done Right

By College Tourist -- Author -- Kate Hiller, Ohio University @kmhiller<p>How to pack for multiple destinations and climates, all in just one bag.<p>I'm currently abroad for almost six weeks. During this time, I will have been to Namibia, Germany and Norway, which as one might guess all have pretty varied …

Five rebel girls who shunned red carpet rules

“I’m not sure I could’ve come up with a better metaphor for sexism in the film industry if I was really, really trying,” wrote Jezebel’s Anna Merlan on what has now been deemed #flatgate, the scandal that the Cannes film fest had a strict Women Must Wear Heels policy, turning away a group in their …

Music Videos

World's largest underground zipline course opens in Wales

North Wales continues to develop as a leading adventure-activity destination, with the opening of the world’s largest fully underground zipline course.<p>In the vast Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World’s latest attraction is a 10-line course that takes visitors on an aerial adventure through five …

Travel

Instagram London: the city's most popular spots

With news that <b>London</b> is the most Instagrammed capital city in the world, followed by <b>Paris</b> then <b>Moscow</b>, we can now reveal the capital's most popular spots for those who like to document their lives through a variety of #filters on the photo-sharing app.<p>In a week when Photo London, a new photography …

Lee Ryan becomes fourth and final Blue member to file for bankruptcy

Despite selling 15m records and having 40 No 1s around the world, each member of the boyband Blue has subsequently gone bust<p>Lee Ryan has filed for bankruptcy, meaning that the entirety of the pop boyband Blue have gone financially bust.<p>The singer was reportedly forced to declare his bankruptcy by a …

Selling

Winehouse documentary reveals 'inflammatory' relationship with her father, drugs and fame

An explosive documentary has laid bare the intimate details of Amy Winehouse's rise and fall, with an inflammatory investigation into her relationship with her father, drugs and fame.<p>The film, entitled Amy, has premiered at Cannes Film Festival despite criticism from the singer's father, and left …

Enjoy the Healing Waters of This Small National Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is in fact home to natural hot springs, which flow from the mountain down to the historic spa town.<p><b>Location:</b> Arkansas<b><br>Established:</b> March 4, 1921<b><br>Size:</b> 5,550 acres<p>Most national parks cover hundreds of thousands of acres, are far from city streets, and keep natural resources away …

National Parks

What the Emmy Nominees Should Wear

It wouldn’t be an awards ceremony without some serious sartorial drama: Here, Vogue picks the best looks from the runway for the Emmys’ red carpet.

Downton Abbey

June 2015

Diversity

Instagram Spotlight: Celebrating One Billion Likes

Last week, the @NatGeo Instagram feed surpassed one billion total “likes.” To celebrate, we sought out some of the most liked pictures contributed by our photographers since the account’s debut on March 23, 2012. Some patterns emerged: You love dramatic landscapes and making eye contact with exotic …

Wildlife

12 Health And Fitness Tips Top Ballerinas Swear By (And That We Want To Steal)

From Zumba to salsa, dance-based fitness classes are everywhere. But how do dancers and ballerinas themselves stay in shape? Here we speak to leading …

Fitness

Johor: Jewel of Malaysia

This month's great read, selected by our editors: A chance encounter on a train sparks a journey into Malaysia's most colorful state.<p>It all started with an invitation to a palace. And now I’m on a trip to the “End of the Earth.”<p>That’s what locals once called Tanjung Piai, a coastal nub of mangroves …

Asia

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

The Spice Girls Just Reunited And It Will Seriously Spice Up Your Life

Stop right now, thank you very much -- the Spice Girls just reunited, and it was amazing!<p>Saturday was David Beckham's birthday, thus the perfect occasion to get (<i>almost all</i>) of Victoria Beckham's former girl band members together.<p>Posh Spice was joined by Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma …

Pictures of the Week 5.1.15

16 islands you can buy right now

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, and Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson have them.<p>But you don't necessarily have to be a billionaire to buy an island. Nearly a thousand islands come onto the market each year, and they vary greatly in terms of size and price.<p>With …

Giles Coren: ‘I’m not going to send my kids to school’ – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, April 28, 2015 in Fun London<p>© Flickr: Brent Hoard<p><i>Giles Coren has had it up to here with education.</i><p>I know I’ll get battered with a …

Gear & Gadgets

April 2015

Diversity

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …