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25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

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Today's Gamers Are Tomorrow's Drone Pilots

A recent documentary examines the next generation of drone operators: Gamers.<p><b>They sit in dark rooms</b> with glowing screens, waiting. They have unmatched hand-eye coordination; their controls are often mere extensions of their bodies. They stalk their enemies from great distances. They are …

@NatGeoTravel Staff: Favorite Souvenirs

What do National Geographic staffers bring back from their travels?<p><b>Here’s a peek into our baggage:</b><p><b>​Egg-cess Baggage:</b> “I collected <i>pysanky</i> (above)—Ukrainian Easter eggs that have been made for thousands of years—during my three-year stint in central and eastern Europe. My eggs from Serbia, Ukraine, …

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The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …