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National Geographic Travel

Photography

Where to See Penguins Around the World

Head to the southernmost stretch of rugged glaciers and ice to see colonies of more than 595,000 emperor penguins. You may also see Adélie penguins …

Galapagos

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: The Ultimate Funny Animal Photos

Wildlife

Barbara Mikulski Might Be The Senate's Biggest 'Star Wars' Fan

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the vice chair of the Committee on Appropriations in the Galactic Senate, is such a fan of "Star Wars" that she often closes her remarks at official events with one of the most notable lines from the movie.<p>On Wednesday, the eve of the worldwide premiere of the "Star …

Democrats

'Black Hermione' Backlash Proves Outrage Is About Race, Not Canon

The producers of the hotly anticipated play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” following Harry and his two best friends in adulthood, announced Monday that the lead female role of Hermione Granger would be played by a black actress, Noma Dumezweni.<p>The announcement drew angry outcry from certain …

Books

Photographer's Hilarious Portraits Capture Dogs Trying To Catch Treats

It must really pug these guys when they don't catch the treats.<p>Christian Vieler, a 45-year-old photographer from Waltrop, Germany, has been shooting fun photos of dogs for the past three years. He initially got into pup portraiture completely by accident: He bought a camera in 2012, and wasn’t …

Shutter Speed

Banished for menstruating: the Indian women isolated while they bleed

Women in parts of India are sent to basic hutsoutside their villages during their periods, as the stigma of menstruation proves hard to overcome<p>Poornima Javardhan, 25, felt dread and trepidation as she got ready to spend five days in a <i>gaokor</i> – a hut outside her village where girls and women are …

Women's News (India)

Dear Fellow Christians

It was bad enough to be an apologizing Republican, now I have to be an apologizing Christian too?<p>Good God Almighty (pun intended) people, what the hell has gotten into you?<p>You're offended with the Starbucks holiday cup because it doesn't say Christmas to you, so you have declared that Starbucks is …

Drums

Leonardo DiCaprio shocked the fossil fuel industry with a simple but powerful move.

Leonardo DiCaprio is essentially a dreamy, human version of Captain Planet.<p>Dude loves the environment, and he does more than just talk.<p><b>He joined in</b> …

Leonardo Dicaprio

Meet Saudi Arabia's first women election candidates

Activists, professionals and housewives among more than 1,000 to be nominated in the country's first council elections open to women<p>Their election leaflets cannot contain photographs, and they are not allowed to address men directly at campaign meetings.<p>But in a breakthrough moment for Saudi …

Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape

It's a striking juxtaposition, to say the least. In the news this week we've seen photos of hundreds of girls and young women, many of them pregnant, recently rescued from captivity and sexual slavery at the hands of<p>Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group in Nigeria. We've also seen photos of young …

Stop educating students for jobs that won't exist

The robots are coming – and they may put your friendly neighborhood retail staffer out of work.<p>Home-improvement superstore Lowe's recently began employing robot sales assistants in some of its stores. The robots can answer questions in multiple languages and take customers directly to what they're …

Kandahar Is Killing All Its Brave Women

She refused to keep quiet about women’s rights, and she paid with her life.<p>KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Only a few people went to the funeral of Toor …

Intoxicating India: Breathtaking pictures of the colour and chaos of the world's most vibrant continent by legendary photographer Steve McCurry

• <b>Photographer Steve McCurry has travelled over 80 times times to India capturing raw moments during his visits</b>• <b><br>His incredible new book, India, features</b> …

Obama perfectly explains the point of the phrase 'black lives matter'

Toward the end of a public White House discussion about criminal-justice reform, Obama took a moment to push back against detractors who claim that the phrase "Black Lives Matter" — originally coined in reaction to police violence against unarmed African-Americans — discounts the lives of white …

Bernie Sanders

I Was Embarrassed by the Bible

Underneath the towering steeples and “Jesus Saves” billboards, this little slice of Eden is not unlike other buckles of the Bible Belt or areas …

Theology

Seven countries that are surprisingly hard to visit

Others seem entirely uninterested in tourism dollars, making it extremely difficult for foreign visitors to enter.<p>We've found seven countries that make it incredibly difficult to obtain tourist visas.<p>Note that this list is not comprehensive: We've excluded countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria …

Sea Level

The Rock Rescued His Adorable New Puppy On Labor Day

Nothing like a little potty-training drama to welcome you to the Johnson family!<p>Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story... We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take …

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DSLR Cameras

Climbing On Mount Denali

Huckabee: With abortion, there are two victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mike Huckabee says his opposition to abortion rights in any circumstances won't change after Paraguay refused a 10-year-old rape victim access to the procedure.<p>The former Arkansas governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination called the girl's rape a tragedy in an interview …

Government

Photographer Accidentally Captures Rare Sight of the ISS in a Stunning Milky Way Image

This past weekend, a Perseid meteor shower was predicted on a very clear night in the Netherlands, a combination that Albert Dros knew was rare. Not wanting to miss this photographic opportunity, he ventured out with his Sony A7II camera and a friend. What he got was a series of incredible shots of …

Space

Women live-tweet their periods in response to Donald Trump's sexist comment about female journalist

Republican frontrunner suffers online backlash after suggesting Fox News host Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she posed hard questions at a candidate's debate<p>Donald Trump has become the target of a Twitter campaign by women angry over his sexist remarks following the Republican candidate's debate …

Is It Going to Be Open Season on All Women in Politics in 2016?

Entertainer and presidential candidate Donald Trump's shot at Fox News panelist Megyn Kelly revealed something women feared about the 2016 election: It's already open season on female candidates. And it's only going to get worse.<p>After the 2008 election, a Daily Beast poll revealed that 40 percent …

Government

Brilliant Examples of Long Exposure Night Photography

Mikko Lagerstedt is a talented self-taught photographer from Kareva Finland. Specializing in fine art images, he shares with us his project called</i> …

Even the New York Times is body-shaming Serena Williams now: It’s time to break this absurd and insulting habit once and for all

Despite being one of the greatest athletes of all time, Williams has dealt with body-shaming her entire career<p>You needn't concern yourself with the size of Serena's butt. Don't bother losing sleep over the musculature of her legs. After 21 Grand Slams, she's going to be just fine. And the woman …

Feminism

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

Sponsored<p>And gear to help you conquer all<p>Gore Tex<p>If you've been keeping your potential on a short leash, it's time to let it loose with this anything but run-of-the-mill bucket list. We've got the extreme sports, destinations and gear to help you excel. With the right skills, motivation and mettle, …