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10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/27/1427478158484/c953cf50-91e1-4a84-8a54-656560902bcf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national …

Greek Economic Reform Proposals Don't Make The Grade: Grexident Edges Closer

We’ve at least one report that the proposals that the Greek Government has put forward over economic reforms to unlock more aid have been found, well, not quite enough. The way that this is going is simply confirming my long held opinion that the most likely way of Greece defaulting and leaving the …

50 Years Later, Hiking the “Bloody Sunday” Trail from Selma to Montgomery

Fifty years ago, on March 7, 1965, 600 marchers protesting for voting equality left the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma headed for the state capitol in Montgomery. Before they had even left town, the peaceful marchers were met at the Edmund Pettus Bridge with police beatings and tear gas.<p>That …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Greece: shot on location

Greece’s ravishing coastlines, dramatic mountainscapes and classic small villages make the perfect backdrop not just for our mundane lives but also for the on-screen hijinks of many a Hollywood blockbuster. Here, we guide you through some of the top locations from famous movies shot in Greece. Pick …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Top 10 Vistas

The ten best places in the world to bring a camera and enjoy the view.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><br>Our friend, noted photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), gave this advice when viewing the Grand Canyon: “Leave your binoculars at home.” The biggest, …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

Florida by Water: Paddle Into the Wild

Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers teeming with life.<p>Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers …

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid

Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you slash your expensive utility bill, by taking …

Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards

Anand Varma, Peter Muller, Christian Ziegler, and Ami Vitale are among the photographers recognized by the World Press Awards.

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …