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Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old Share Their Secrets to a Long Life

To live a long and happy life, just listen to sisters Rubye Cox, Ruth Branum and Rose Shloss, who are each over 100 years old.<p>So how exactly did the …

Great Depression

Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Finally, someone has designed a luxury hotel suite with wheels. Long-stay AKA Beverly Hills hotel has created a suite inside an Airstream trailer with leather interiors, full kitchen and bathroom, a bed with comfy linens, and even its trademark Bulgari bath amenities.<p>Price-tag for a five-day trip …

Beverly Hills

Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

15 Uplifting Photos From the Boston Marathon

With the second-largest number of entrants in its history, the 2014 Boston Marathon was more than just a race — it was a comeback.<p>One year after the …

Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

50 Years Ago: NYC World's Fair in Pictures

Under the Bridge

Blind pole vaulter flies fearlessly

It's easiest just to follow her lead, her parents explain, which would seem daunting at best considering Charlotte Brown uses a guide dog.<p>But Ian and …

New Jersey

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Architecture

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

RVs

An Incredible Encounter with a Friendly Penguin in Antarctica

Imagine that you're on vacation and trying to snap a picture of a glacier in beautiful Neko Harbor, Antarctica, but you're interrupted by someone who wants you to photograph them instead. Ordinarily, this would be pretty obnoxious. But what if that someone was a cute penguin? It wouldn't be …

Antarctica

Architizer

House in Iporanga, Brazil by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

The Sophisticated Architecture of a House in Iporanga, Brazil.<p>Nitsche Arquitetos Associados designed this beautiful house located in Iporanga, …

Architecture

Apps, Redesign, Industrial Design, Film, Photography, Innovation, Apple, Fashion

Sport picture of the day: Michael Phelps flying back into action

Michael Phelps, the all-time record holder of Olympic medals, has come out of retirement and made a return to swimming in the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona. It is one of the many events on the amateur circuit that potential Olympic swimmers use to prepare for …

‘People of the Pit’ Captures a Disappearing Community on the Outskirts of Bucharest

Dubbed <i>The Last People of the Pit</i>, this documentary photography series by photographer Sorin Vidis attempts to preserve in images what remains of a …

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