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Janelle Monáe

<i>Photos by Glenford Nunez</i><p>Janelle Monáe: "Q.U.E.E.N." [ft. Erykah Badu] (via SoundCloud)<p>At the Atlanta headquarters of Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society, a giant turkey has been roasting slowly for hours, and cups of something called Wondapunch are being passed around. From the front, the place …

Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Archaeologists have uncovered an intricate and beautiful floor mosaic in a large tomb in northern Greece. Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes; it was found in a tomb that was …

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

Milky Way’s dark matter half what we thought?

Australian astronomers say our Milky Way galaxy has only half the dark matter we thought it did. If so, it explains the shortage of Milky Way …

Metal-detecting enthusiast unearths Viking treasure hoard in Scotland

One of the largest discoveries of Viking treasure in Scotland has been unearthed in Dumfries and Galloway.<p>More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots, were discovered by a metal-detecting enthusiast on church land in September.<p>The artefacts, thought to have …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria

U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group to help finance its operations.<p>The latest round of airstrikes were aimed at cutting off …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

10 Signs You're The Worst Person On Your Flight

You may be surprised to learn that you are not the only person on this plane. Look to your left. Look to your right. There are other people! In the event that you are not flying on an empty ghost plane and that you have purchased a coach-class ticket, follow a few simple rules.<p>Are you a candidate …

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Reader Recs

Travel<p>If you're looking for a bit of wanderlust, look no further than your bookshelf. Here are the best travel books, as told by our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans.<p>We recently asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite books for inspiring wanderlust. From the story of …

Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Travel<p>Take a road trip through the mansions and gardens of the early 20th century's New World royalty.<p>A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

These Mountaineering Photos Took an Astounding Amount of Coordination and Patience

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut frequently teams up with talented mountaineering photographer Robert Böesch to capture incredibly creative …