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Pakistan Airlines 777 Business Class In 10 Pictures

Good afternoon from New York, where I just got off a Pakistan Airlines flight from Manchester. It’s one of the unique fifth freedom routes that PIA …

National Geographic Travel

Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

Dr. Bill Mahon was a young pediatrician in the early 1970s when he fell in love with the rugged coast and majestic redwoods of Mendocino County, Calif. Like other people who have moved to Mendocino from around the country, settling here for him was a personal choice that prioritized lifestyle over …

Health Care

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Those Lion Eyes

Photos of the Day

Show Your Lion Pride on World Lion Day

Changing Planet<p><b>Cause an Uproar with the Big Cats Initiative and celebrate World Lion Day on August 10.</b><p>Images of lions are everywhere. From the iconic statues on the steps of the New York Public Library, to your favorite team mascot, to movies and Broadway musicals, lions are cultural icons. The …

Wildlife

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

Travel Photography

Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World

This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

Islam

The Wells of Memory

There are thousands of wells in the old Hejaz. We walk to them.<p>Sometimes their water is sweet. More often it is salt. It matters little. These wells, which pock the long-disused caravan trails of Arabia, are monuments to human survival. Each concentrates a fine distillation of the landscape. And …

House of Saud

Ten of the world’s great natural wonders – in pictures

From the giant redwoods of California to the almost miraculous honeycomb rock formations of the Giant's Causeway, marvel at some of the planet's most extraordinary natural landscapes. These images are taken from The World's Great Wonders, a new book published by Lonely Planet

First Ever Fatwa Issued Against Wildlife Trafficking

Invoking the Koran, Indonesia's top clerical body declares wildlife trafficking to be forbidden.<p>Indonesia's top Muslim clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, against illegal wildlife trafficking.<p><b>This unprecedented step by the Indonesian Council of Ulama, in the country with the world's largest</b> …

Wildlife

It looked like a young buffalo was about to meet a grisly fate after two lions attacked him in a South Africa national park. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO But the lions hadn't counted on the buffalo's friends appearing from the bushes - and

It looked like a young buffalo was about to meet a grisly fate after two lions attacked him in a South Africa national park. <b>SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO</b><p>But …

Big Cat Cubs

See pictures of big cat cubs (including tigers, lions, and leopards) in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Wildlife

50 Amazing Mosques From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Many of these incredible houses of worship defy typical expectations about what a mosque looks like. Nontraditional minarets and experimental domes add variety, and showcase the massive potential for creativity that exists within mosque design.<p>“Beauty surrounds us," said Rumi, a 13th century …

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Frog photobombs Nasa rocket launch – fate ‘uncertain’

A frog has photobombed the launch of Nasa’s space rocket as it blasted off on its way to the Moon.<p>The unfortunate amphibian animal was caught on …

Professor Brian Cox tells Science Festival that time travel IS possible

‘Can you build a time machine? The answer is yes,’ professor Brian Cox revealed to an eager audience at the British Science Festival earlier this …

NASA's Voyager 1 escapes our sun's warm embrace, becomes the first man-made device to enter interstellar space

NASA satellite Voyager 1, at 36 years young, is the first man-made object in recorded history to enter interstellar space. Moreover, it's apparently been doing so for around one year -- NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced as much this afternoon, and explained how they were …

Space

Picture Archive: Damascus Through the Decades

Middle East

Stunning Photos of NASA's Nighttime Moon Launch

Sky-watchers on the eastern coast of North America were treated to spectacular views of the late-night launch of NASA's LADEE moon mission.

Space Exploration

Constantinople by Edmondo De Amicis – review

A wonderfully eloquent account of this great city first published in 1877 and now translated by Stephen Parkin<p>"Who would dare to describe Constantinople?" Edmondo de Amicis answered his own rhetorical question with a rich and vivid book about the city, published in 1877. It is, says the translator …