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Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Are You Suffering From Sunday-somnia? Here’s How To Wake Up Better On Monday Mornings

New studies reveal that one in five of us can't sleep on Sunday nights. So here are a few ways to wake up better and make Monday mornings more …

Climate Change

Proud Dad Has Tattooed His Son's Drawings on His Arm for the Last Seven Years

Some parents display their children's artwork on the fridge; proud dad Keith Anderson exhibits his son Kai's drawings on his arm as tattoos. For the last seven years, Anderson–a self-described climber, adventurer, student, and bike enthusiast who lives in Peterborough, Ontario–has turned Kai's …

Half of people in Britain born after 1960 will get cancer, study shows

Cancer Research paper factors in future population changes such as more of us growing older and changes in lifestyle habits<p>One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent people getting the disease …

Cancer

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

Holistic Medicine

Here's What You Should Really Be Eating For Breakfast

While the benefits of eating breakfast are well-known — it can prevent weight gain, boost short-term memory, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and even make us happier— most of those health rewards depend on choosing the right foods.<p>"In general, a healthy breakfast contains protein, fruits, whole …

Breakfast

NutriBullet Recipes: 5 Healthy Smoothies To give You An Instant Boost

The NutriBullet is the superfood extractor everyone's talking about, apparently even Kate Middleton is a fan. Read on for info, advice and the …

Healthy Eating

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to …

National Geographic Travel

The Co.Design Guide To Black Friday 2014

Two-sided colanders, digital notebooks, inexpensive standing desks: our favorite multifunctional goodies from 2014.<p>Products with just one function are so passe. In 2014, phones are also cameras and bracelets are also sleep trackers. Multifunctional products can save users space and money–why have …

Sketching

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah …

This is What the Sunset Would Look Like if Your Eyes Could See Like a Hydrogen Alpha Telescope

Astrophotographer extraordinaire Göran Strand created this neat composite image to explore an interesting ‘what if?’ scenario: What if your eyes …

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

National Geographic Travel

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

Amazing Rosetta images show Philae bouncing 1km off comet

Astonishing new images show the terrifying moment Philae bounced off Comet P67 and floated back into space. The mosaic of pictures captured by the …

5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

Have You Ever Had a Mystical or Supernatural Experience?

<b>Assay</b>: Every day, on my <b>Facebook Page</b>, I pose a question that's meant to help you think about something related to your habits, your happiness, or …

10 of the easiest mountains to climb around the world

Ahead of the Kendal Mountain Festival, Tori James – the youngest British woman to climb Everest – chooses 10 mountains for hill-walkers who want to progress to higher altitudes and multi-day treks<p>UK<p>Garth Hill, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff<p>At 307 metres, Garth is classed as a “Marilyn” (a hill with a …

Gare du Midi: where to eat, drink and stay near Brussels’ Eurostar terminal

To mark the 20th anniversary of Eurostar, we look at the area around Gare du Midi, the Brussels station where the cross-channel train arrives<p>• Paris, Gare du Nord: where to eat, drink and stay • London, St Pancras-King’s Cross guide<p>The Gare du Midi neighbourhood is seen by many as a seedy area …

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth

The landing of a European spacecraft on a craggy comet will provide a "quantum leap forward" for our understanding of the icy bodies.<p>Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …

A fond farewell to Nokia, and good riddance to that awful ringtone

Ten years ago, its mobile phones contributed 25 per cent of Finland’s growth – but a decade is a long time in tech<p>Farewell Nokia. Once one of the biggest brands in the world, it has now gone the way of Pan Am, Opal Fruits and Somerfield supermarkets.<p>This week Microsoft, which bought Nokia’s handset …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition