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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 …

Janelle Monáe

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

Retired businessman Derek McLennan found more than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, on church land last month<p>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 …

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 …

Spirituality

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

Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If you're guilty of any of the following bad habits, you'll likely be the subject of disdainful glares, sanctimonious whispers, and violent revenge fantasies on your next flight. Here are 10 signs that you're the human embodiment of all …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

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 …