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The Rural Texas Towns Buried Under River Mud

Bodies are still being discovered in Wimberley, a week after the Blanco River surged to more than 40 feet. A harrowing report from the storm-ravaged …

Top 5 Galleries

<b>5.</b> HURRICANE MARIE: NEWPORT BEACH<br>A long-dormant wave roars to life. <i><br>08/28/14</i><p>Photo: Ellis<p><b>4.</b> SD’S DREAM SEQUENCE<br>In San Diego, the rain clouds parted to …

Frank Quirarte snaps shots of surfers, and saves them, too

By the looks of him, Greg Long was dead. One of the world’s greatest big-wave surfers was floating face-down after a terrible wipeout that held him under water for more than a minute. To compound the horror, the scene was Cortes Bank, a fabled and seldom-ridden shoal some 100 miles off the coast of …

Aquatic Sports

What are your personal and career goals for 2015?

In the mad dash to the end of the year, it's easy to be swept into the busyness of the season. But amidst the rush, take time for yourself to reflect on 2014 before diving into the year ahead.<p>Each year, I write up 12 questions to help reflect on the year past and to get ready to start anew. This …

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014

In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.<p>In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.<p>The topics range …

Worth a Watch: 5 Smart Pieces of Marriage Advice from Divorcees

They know better than anyone what works and what doesn’t<p>There are plenty of studies on how to make your marriage work, but some of the best advice might just come from people who have been there—and know exactly what happened that made things go sour. BuzzFeed put together a video of divorcees …

R.I.P. Mike Tabeling: 1949-2014

Mike Tabeling told me last week that he was hoping to make it to Christmas. I didn't know the man well, but my sense is that this is one of the very …

Publishing

D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study

SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

Hiking

How To Make Soy Candles in Canning Jars

(Image credit: Lauren Kodiak)<p>The holiday season is in full swing! Have you crossed all the items off your gift list yet? If not, don't panic. With …

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Microplastics embed into deep-sea sediment—and there's a lot more than thought.<p>When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a …

Seal falls in love with surfer | Adventure Sports Network

<iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/HQ5vxED6KaM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Full disclosure: When this video …

Extreme Sports

The 5 best honeymoon destinations for surfers

For many, packing the surfboard for a honeymoon might be the quickest possible way to divorce. Yet here are five honeymoon destinations so perfect …

Stone Age

Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

This Site Visualizes Your Death

And your birth, plus everything in between.<p>Ever wonder how you fit into the teeming swarm of humanity, statistically? Now in beta, Population.io is a great new site designed by Benedikt Groß (previously featured on Co.Design for his typeface made up of satellite imagery) that visualizes your place …

visualizes

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

5 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness in 2015

Of all the ancient and modern practices designed to wake us up, why has the simple practice of Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation arrived at the forefront of our cultural sensibility?<p>Why is it taking hold so strongly in our American healthcare, academic and business institutions? What makes …

Traffic Light That Lets You Play Pong with Person on the Other Side Officially Installed in Germany | Colossal

<p>Back in 2012, a trio of interaction design students from HAWK University unveiled a concept for StreetPong, an interactive game of pong installed at …

Victory for Yukon Wilderness Is "Game-Changer"

Historic ruling protects much of pristine Peel River Watershed.<p>Environmentalists and indigenous people across northern Canada are celebrating a historic legal victory that protects one of the world's last major pristine river systems. In a December 2 ruling, Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale …

Scientists find brain mechanism behind glucose greed

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have found a brain mechanism they think may drive our desire for glucose-rich food and say the discovery could one day lead to better treatments for obesity.<p>In experiments using rats, researchers at Imperial College London found a mechanism that appears to …

Scientists identify hormone that reduces calorie burning, contributes to obesity

Researchers from McMaster University have identified an important hormone that is elevated in obese people and contributes to obesity and diabetes by …

NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

NASA is preparing for the maiden launch this week of its new Orion spacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars.<p>This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long and headed to no place particularly …

Space Exploration

This means raw: extreme dieting and the battle among fruitarians

On the second night of the Woodstock fruit festival in upstate New York, long after dinner had been cleared, I stood in the dining hall and waited with other festivalgoers for what was rumoured to be a “fuck ton” of durian, a large, spiky tropical fruit famous for smelling like dung. Thick bass …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

Goal to end fossil fuels by 2050 surfaces in Lima UN climate documents

It’s a rare thing when you can point to paragraphs in a United Nations climate negotiating text and feel they more or less match what most of the science says should become a reality.<p>Yet in Lima on Monday, it happened.<p>Our little revolutionary moment comes in a document with the memorable title “ADP …

The Skeptic's Guide To Meditation (INFOGRAPHIC)

Lately, it seems that meditation has become as prominent in the workplace as weekly meetings -- and there couldn't be a greater reason for it.<p>Research suggests the practice can help boost focus, lower stress and make us more compassionate -- not to mention the calming ritual also has a myriad of …

She risked her life to defect from North Korea — now she wants the world to hear her story

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has not been seen in public since Sept. 3, when he attended a concert with his wife. The lack of reliable information out of North Korea has led to rumors about the dictator's whereabouts.<p>But one defector says there is much too much focus on the country's leader — …