Nicole Michaelopoulos

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880-foot Megatsunami Slammed an Island off West Africa 73,000 Years Ago

Around 73,000 years ago, a massive landslide in West Africa’s Cape Verde islands triggered a giant tsunami. The wave formed off the coast of the …

Ski Trails Illegally Logged in Santa Fe Forest

Miles of side trails were illegally logged in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest, a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture told <i>Outside</i> on Tuesday. Officials first became aware of the problem after receiving an email from a concerned hiker on September 22 and announced the …

6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, …

Why are 10-year-olds having babies in Guatemala?

Earlier this year, news of a 10 year-old pregnant girl in Paraguay sparked global outrage and a fierce debate over the country’s abortion law. The …

In American culture, traveling parents are treated like sh*t. Here’s why.

There was a photo circulating on social media a while ago about the parents of twins who handed goody bags out to everyone on their airplane — the …

8 Shakespearean Terms We Still Haven't Cracked

The Bard invented and compounded an enormous number of words and phrases—likely as many as 1500—that we frequently use today (including “barefaced,” …

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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks review – portrait of a humanised King David

In 2005, Geraldine Brooks’s son began learning the harp. Neither of them then realised his decision would inspire the Pulitzer-winning author to pick up the Bible and read again of history’s most famous harpist and singular warrior king, David.<p>In her latest historical novel, The Secret Chord, …

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Can Artificial Waves Ever Be as Good as the Real Thing?

It’s been a hot summer for wave pools.<p>In June, the artificial surf debate was reignited by the International Surfing Association’s announcement that surfing had been shortlisted for inclusion into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The decision was made based in part on the ISA’s promise that …

There’s Something About Riga

Look skyward while walking around <b>Riga</b> and you will be rewarded with glimpses of fanciful architectural flourishes. Roughly 40 percent of the buildings in this port city were built in the Art Nouveau style.<p>Some of these stately stunners—constructed primarily at the turn of the 20th century, during …

European Travel

Articles about el salvador beach house interior courtyard on Dwell.com - Dwell

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...<p>On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence …

14 Elephants Poisoned To Death With Cyanide In Zimbabwe

The discovery of the carcasses, some of them with their tusks removed, comes roughly two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants with poison.<p>Fourteen elephants have been poisoned to death with cyanide in Zimbabwe in recent days, some of them with their tusks removed, in the latest rash …

9 Real Stops On Christopher Columbus’s Voyages

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and totally missed his mark. His journey may not have gone exactly as planned, but there were some …

Video: India - Land of Kings

India is a nation with a rich history, deep culture, fascinating people, and beautiful landscapes. In this video we travel there, visiting places …

Roofers climbing Two Shanghai Spires - Blog @ totallycoolpix.com

Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, the two already world famous roofers did it again. This time the climbed the Two Shanghai Spires. 333 metres …

Photographer captures haunting images of Syria's lost children

Syria is disappearing. At least 4 million people have fled the country during the years-long conflict — and the future is bleak: More than one …

Middle East

Chennai gets its first graffiti crew

<b>Chennai:</b> Prasanth Baskaran, 24, remembers the first time he got busted, “I was almost done painting a wall at the Kotturpuram Railway Station when a …

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Sculpture

Hot air in Albuquerque

Balloons fill the sky during the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

What Should You Do When There’s Something Wrong With Your Hotel Room?

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you at a hotel? Pipes burst? Stolen computer? Mouse sighting?<p>It differs by the guest, and it’s fair to …

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Striking Photos Show What Classrooms Around The World Look Like

October 5 is World Teachers' Day.<p>Whether they are coaching students on valuable skills or inspiring kids beyond the classroom, teachers not only give us the tools to succeed -- they're also some of our biggest cheerleaders.<p>October 5 marks the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's …

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity measures.<p>Some Greeks have weighed in on the crisis in a highly visual way -- with colorful …

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<i>Photo courtesy of the Gates Archive</i><p>“One great thing about reading with your kids is that you don’t ever have to stop,” says <b>Melinda Gates</b>. “I’ve been …