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The Glow of Vietnam

Vietnam

10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …

Honda Hatching Plan to Bring Euro Hatches to U.S.?

At long last, we Americans may finally be getting the hatchback Civic that Honda has sold to Europeans for years—and apparently we have those Europeans to thank for it! Not to celebrate Europeans’ misfortune, but the car market on the Continent has been spotty as of late, and the downturn has hit …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

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American's Bid to Take Home Rhino Head Stokes Hunting Debate

Hunters say their permits support conservation, but critics disagree.<p>Is an American hunter who's planning to shoot an endangered black rhino in Africa and who wants to bring its head home as a trophy helping to save the species?<p>It's a question the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is grappling with as …

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Photo Lesson: Setting the Scene

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts, interacting with guests aboard the <i>National Geographic Explorer.</i><p>On a recent trip to the <b>Macaronesia …

A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

What They Don’t Tell You About the Galápagos

Sea lions were the first to welcome me to the Galápagos Islands. There they were, lounging next to parked motorcycles and cars on the island of Santa Cruz, splayed out like they were at a luxe beach resort.<p>I knew before embarking on this National Geographic Expedition that animals were not afraid …

How well do you know Britain's castles?

Castles: Britain's Fortified History - began on BBC Four on Thursday night.<p>To mark the new series, we've devised the following quiz on country's finest castles. How will your knowledge stand up? <b>The pass mark is 6/10.</b><p><b>Reading this on our app? Tap here to take the quiz</b><b>.</b><p><b>See our guide to Britain's 10</b> …

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice

As warm ocean water rises up to melt them, glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year.<p>Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years, according …

Free Things to Do in Berlin

More than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital is experiencing a cultural renaissance. But the new energy hasn’t eclipsed the city’s tumultuous past, and monuments to both are accessible to visitors on a budget.<p>More than a quarter century after the fall of the …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

First Global Standard Launched to Measure City Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Support Compact of Mayors

Changing Planet<p>Today at COP20 in Lima, C40 and partners World Resources Institute (WRI) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) released the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, called the <b>Global Protocol for</b> …

The Energy Boom You Haven't Heard About: Wood Pellets

It's feeding Europe's energy needs, but how green is burning wood?<p><b>Deep in the forests of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market.</b><p>Europe is importing …

Photography Archives

July 19, 2018<p>Amazing Winners of ‘Drone Awards 2018’ Reveal the Best Aerial Photos of the Year<p>Celebrating the art of drone photography, the inaugural Drone Awards attracted the attention of photographers from 101 different countries. And with over 4,400 submissions, the expert jury had their hands …

Photography

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

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World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dust Blows, Stars Glow, and Volcano Explodes

Wintry views of the stars lead to vistas of volcanoes, clouds, and contrails in the week's best space pictures.

As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.<p><i>Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon</i> …

Victory for Yukon Wilderness Is "Game-Changer"

Historic ruling protects much of pristine Peel River Watershed.<p>Environmentalists and indigenous people across northern Canada are celebrating a historic legal victory that protects one of the world's last major pristine river systems. In a December 2 ruling, Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Most Toxic Snake?

Technically, it's the inland taipan—but other snakes are more dangerous.<p>Snakes are sneaky-even questions about them can wiggle right out of your grasp.<p>When Arocha Musa of Kampala, Uganda, wrote in asking, "What makes the cobra the most dangerous snake?" we quickly realized two things: Cobras aren't …