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Clearing Land Mines Becomes Women's Work in Mozambique and Beyond

Women have moved from sidelines to front line in effort to rid war-torn country of mines by year's end.<p>MAPUTO, Mozambique—When Biatriz Hernesto was a child, she and her school friends longed to pick fruit in the bush behind her grandparents' house. They knew that's where the best marula fruits and …

Photo Lesson: Evoking Mood

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>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 …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Oddest Eggs of the Animal Kingdom

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>From the horn shark's "drill bit" to the lacewing's sticky stalks, eggs come in all shape and sizes.<p>Eggs across the animal kingdom range from simple to spectacular—even among the most common of barnyard animals, the chicken.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came …

Polar Bears Sparring

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the first in the Click! Click! Click! Series which profiles interesting photographic moments that Kike captures during his travels.</i><p>About the photo: Two male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) sparring.<p>Location: Canadian Arctic<p>If you like this photograph, you find it at the …

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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.