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New police camera to catch naughty drivers

Police trialling a new long-range camera have already caught a Victorian driver for not wearing a seat belt - from 700 metres away.<p>The Ranger camera, …

Malta passes law allowing gay couples to adopt

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India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

"Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue," Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan told the …

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.<p>The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted …

Saturn Moon Harbors Ocean, Raising Possibility of Life

Scientists have found a large body of water beneath the surface of Enceladus.<p>A substantial ocean most likely exists beneath the icy surface of Saturn's diminutive moon Enceladus, raising the possibility that primitive forms of extraterrestrial life exist in its briny depths.<p>The ocean lies between …

What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Bucket list mentality reduces travel to a pass/fail proposition.<p>Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Q&A: Pets Are Becoming People, Legally Speaking

Cats and dogs are gaining more rights, reports author David Grimm.<p>We love our pets. About 90 percent of owners consider their pets part of the family. More than 80 percent of us would likely risk our lives for them. Last year, we spent $55 billion on the animals that share our lives.<p>This is all …

Virtual Photo Workshop: Cherry Blossom Edition

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Washington, D.C.’s famous cherry trees are nearing full bloom. Last spring, Nat Geo Travel took you there in real time with <b>Dan Westergren</b>, the head of photography for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, leading the way.<p>Dan went down to one of the District’s most photogenic spots—the Tidal …

Belgium Crushes its Elephant Ivory As Europe Takes Harder Look at Wildlife Trafficking

Belgium is the second European nation, after France, to pulverize its ivory stockpile.<p>Belgium joined the U.S., France, Gabon, Chad, China, Zambia, and the Philippines on Wednesday morning, when it became the latest nation to destroy its ivory stockpile.<p>One and a half tons of ivory were pulverized …

Dolce & Gabbana versus Victoria Beckham: a great fashion comic-spat

Reports that Dolce and Gabbana have made some rather arch comments about Victoria Beckham's prowess as a designer will surprise no one in the fashion industry, where the semi-friendly comic-spat is as much a part of the circus as street-style snappers and shoulder robing.<p>"She's a friend. She make a …

New Exhibition Explores the Appeal of Italian Fashion

Why do we find Italian style so appealing? The Glamour of Italian Fashion, a new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert museum, attempts to answer just that. By exploring Italy’s role in fashion from the end of WWII to today, it takes a closer look at the work and lives of designers like …

Wearing socks with sandals is suddenly fashionable

The combination of sandals and socks has long been seen as a major footwear faux pas.<p>And, as recently as last year when British department store Debenhams polled 1,500 customers on what they felt was the most egregious of all fashion offenses, sandals with socks ranked No. 1 — beating out platform …

The Maison Of French Fashion Blogger Jeanne Damas

The of-the-moment fashion blogger's home is the epitome Parisian chic<p>Quickly rising style star Jeanne Damas' quintessential Parisian look is attracting the attention of big brands like Dior and H&M, and cool curators like Garance Doré. Her allure is a <i>je ne sais quoi</i> that we can't exactly put our …

Have big university lectures gone out of fashion?

No longer can students sit passively and imbibe information – today's 'blended learning' approach demands engagement and ideas<p>The best lecture I ever went to saw an inspirational academic – Professor David Ian Rabey; credit where credit's due – cracking an egg over his own head. A roomful of …

Ox- or water buffalo-drawn cart with driver from Harappa

Ox- or water buffalo-drawn cart with driver from Harappa.<p>One of the most fascinating yet mysterious cultures of the ancient world is the Harappan civilization. This culture existed along the Indus River in present day Pakistan. It was named after the city of Harappa which it was centered around.<p>The Harappan civilization experienced its height around 2500 BC and began to decline about 2000 BC

World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

Latest IPCC report outlines the risks of climate change—and the lack of readiness.<p><i>Updated on March 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.</i><p><b>The world is not ready for climate change, which poses a number of serious risks, says the planet’s leading body of climate scientists.</b><p>On Monday morning in Yokohama, Japan, the …

How Cats and People Grew to Love Each Other

Wildlife<p><b>Long before cats ruled the Internet and tamed humans to do their bidding, they had to be domesticated themselves. But the science has always been murky on when that occurred.</b><p>A cat is pictured during a 2013 cat exhibition in Moscow. Photograph by Vasily Maximov, AFP/Getty Images<p>Today’s …

Infographic: The Most Popular Toys Of The Past 50 Years

Kids don’t want toys anymore. They want robots and computers.<p>With parents causing so much carnage in pursuit of that elusive PlayStation 4 on Black Friday (so much so that the day is under threat of being rechristened “Bloody Friday”) it’s only natural to wonder what has happened to Christmas. And …

Volcanic rock that contains diamonds discovered under Antarctic ice by Australian scientists

Australian scientists have uncovered a a rare volcanic rock in Antarctica that carries diamonds to the Earth's surface.<p>The rock formations, called …

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People Who Live In Glass Houses…Don’t Look Out The Windows

A new study finds most people pull the shades on their expansive (and expensive) views.<p>In the architecture world, glass is in. The skyscraper of the future is transparent. From the Burj Khalifa to the soon-to-be-completed Freedom Tower to the so-called “Invisible Tower” to the latest and greatest …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Earth’s Ozone on Bumpy Road to Recovery

Weather effects surprisingly shape the Antarctic ozone hole.<p><b>Last year the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica was surprisingly small. But don't get used to that, say atmospheric scientists. Rather than signaling a speedy recovery, the shrinkage was likely a sign of variable weather.</b><p><b>The ozone</b> …