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Big Pic: A Texas-Sized Algae Bloom

Phytoplankton is choking off natural food chains in the Arabian Sea.<p>Lake Erie has gotten a lot of attention recently because of its toxic algal blooms, and all that attention seems to have made the Arabian Sea green with envy.<p>A paper in <i>Nature Communications</i> reports that a phytoplankton named</i> …

Arabian Sea

12 Reasons To Fall In Love With Hawaii's Surf Scene

Ah, the Hawaiian islands -- home of swaying palm trees, clear waters and... a mechanical wave park with manmade beaches?<p>Apparently all the naturally beautiful surf in Hawaii wasn't good enough since the Aloha State is welcoming The Endless Summer Resort, a 400-unit resort and water park.<p>We're not …

The hidden Scottish Highlands

Hikers roam freely in this glacier-carved land of lonely sea cliffs, winding trails and breathtaking views.


National Geographic Travel

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

Central America

Rio Ferdinand will never forgive 'biggest idiot' Terry

The QPR veteran says he no longer speaks to his former England center back partner after a 2011 racism incident.<p>Chelsea captain John Terry will always be "the biggest idiot" for his role in a 2011 racism incident, according to Rio Ferdinand.<p>QPR defender Ferdinand no longer speaks to Terry or Ashley …

Daley Blind brings game intelligence to Manchester United's midfield

Dutch international will have delighted manager Louis Van Gaal with a mature display of passing in the holding role<p>After losing against Swansea City on the opening day, Louis van Gaal spoke of the need for his players to use their heads a lot more, to make the right decisions at the right times. As …


Story behind newly found shipwreck is especially tragic

Shipwrecks are tragic things by nature, but the story behind the Nelson, an 1899 wreck discovered Aug. 26 in Lake Superior, is as sad as they come: When the ship foundered in a sudden gale, the captain stayed aboard to lower the lifeboat, then jumped overboard—only to watch as the ship sank and …

23 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Scotland

Whatever the outcome, there's no denying that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's home to eerie castles, ancient ruins, and rolling green hills. Here are 23 photos that will make you want to book your next trip to Scotland.


5 College Amenities So Insane You'll Want to Go Back to School

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: University of Missouri</i><p>College admissions are competitive. Not only are students willing to shiv their best friend if it helps get them on the wait-list at Duke, but colleges have entered a no-holds-barred amenities arms race in an insane attempt to lure the best and …

College & University

Here Are The Top Places You Need To Visit In The US, According To Pinterest Users

Since then, users have created 4 million Place Boards and uploaded over 1 billion Place pins into the system.<p>Thanks to that data, Pinterest was able to put together a list of the top 20 most popular places in the US that everyone should try to visit.

National Parks

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in that dreaming mood:</b><p><b>Malta</b><p>“As …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10

National Geographic Travel

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …