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Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal

Suraya was 14 when she was picked up from Pokhra and taken to a camp in an unknown location where she was forced to live without food for three days. …

First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100s

I recently took delivery of my first Fujifilm camera, the X100s. There have been some supply issues with UK stockists, I initially ordered this …

Thailand Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Thailand (including Bangkok, the Reclining Buddha, Phuket, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Matera, Italy photographed by Fabiana Belmonte (j)

Corsica - France

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

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Gift Guide: Best video games of 2013 for grown-ups

Ubisoft<p>Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon<p>Sure, it’s a spinoff of <i>Far Cry 3</i>, one of the best first-person shooters of 2012, but <i>Blood Dragon</i> stands on its own as a completely separate downloadable game – and a hilarious one at that. If you lived through the ’80s, you’ll instantly recognize it as a bang-on spoof …

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Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand - via http://bit.ly/1cHuj5h

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer's disease process

Scientists have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer's disease. It's based on …

Coffee: The Miracle Drug

When was the last time you heard a doctor use the word miracle? Well, wake up and smell the coffee: “It’s amazing,” says liver specialist Sanjiv …

Tech and Science

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Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit Still Reigns, for Now

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't …

Joel Primack: Dark Matter Reveals the Structure of the Universe

<i>Joel Primack:</i> Dark matter is the vast majority of the mass of the entire universe. It’s the mass that holds all galaxies together, and in fact, led …

Dark Matter

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

Poutine - One of 23 foods worth traveling for: http://bit.ly/1cioOtA

Top 10 martial arts movies

10. Once Upon a Time in China<p>The film that kick-started Hong Kong cinema's kung-fu renaissance and launched Jet Li towards a future of substandard western action movies. Its subject was already well known to local audiences: Wong Fei-hung was a real person: a turn-of-the-century martial arts master …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

Spicy "Devil Salt" to Give a Kick to Your Cooking

This spicy finishing "devil salt" is great when sprinkled over chicken, fish, hard-boiled eggs, rice, and more.<p>It started with an Instagram. Our fearless leader, Adam Rapoport, documented a sandy yellow concoction speckled with red and green from the test kitchen, calling it "devil salt." Of …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …