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Maptia Is a Haven for Storytellers with Wanderlust

Travel is a beautiful. There’s no better way to expand your mind about different cultures and open your eyes to new perspectives than by actually <i>going</i> to places.<p>But of course, we can’t travel everywhere, and in lieu of that, we rely on the stories people tell us instead. And for those unable to tag …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Travel Guides

Orion launch: Nasa turns back clock with 60s-style Mars spacecraft

American space agency's new Orion command module is almost identical to that used by Neil Armstrong<p>It is the most advanced spaceship ever made and will eventually carry man to Mars, yet Nasa’s new spacecraft Orion bears an uncanny resemblance to its 50-year-old Apollo forebears.<p>The craft will make …

Space Exploration

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …