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11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

What Was Photographer Jimmy Chin’s Scariest Climb?

Adventure<p>Photographer and climber Jimmy Chin shares stories with us about his scariest climb and more.<p>It’s not very often that a world-class climber and photographer agrees to answer any question asked—live! But that’s just what happened last week on our Nat Geo Adventure Facebook page when Chin …

Century-Old Beer Washes Up Off the Coast of Nova Scotia

While wine is known to get better with age, the same probably can't be said about beer — at least not beer that was bottled more than 100 years ago. That's unfortunate for Canadian diver Jon Crouse who, according to WAFB, found a bottle of Alexander Keith's beer that dates back to the years between …

Indiegogo Bans Non-Lethal SALT Gun

Safe arms limitation talks<p>The premise behind the SALT gun is right there in the name: it’s a gun that shoots salt, designed as a “Safe ALTernative” to a lethal gun, for people to keep as a home defense weapon that incapacitates but doesn't kill an attacker. Developing such a weapon is tricky, and …

Guns

How to Fly $60,000 Emirates First-Class for $300

Blogger Sam Huang got the deal of a lifetime for an Emirates first class flight, and maybe you can too.<p>Emirates's first-class "cabin" is not only one of the world's most luxurious ways to fly—it's fancier than some hotels. Blogger Sam Huang was dying to try out the experience, but the $60,000 price …

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

European Travel

Skift Business Traveler: American Airlines Hints of Spirit-Inspired Basic Fares for 2016

What to Know Now<p>Stripped down or “basic” economy fares have been growing in popularity over the last few years as the legacy carriers’ mechanism to …

5 Best Destinations for a Family Thanksgiving Getaway

<i>Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City (Courtesy Macy's)</i><p>There are a few cities you should consider when traveling in late November for festive Thanksgiving activities. Enjoy the snowy mountain slopes, watch the big city parades or celebrate a traditional, small town holiday with the whole …

Macy's

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

National Parks

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

The 10 cushiest first class plane cabins in the world

Flying might consist of long hours, but that doesn't mean it has to be a miserable experience.<p>AirlineRatings.com rates airlines on everything from the level of comfort they provide to passengers to how safe their carriers are, and they recently ranked the top ten airlines with the best first class …

In-flight Entertainment

The Easiest Guacamole Ever, in Two, Three, or Six Ingredients

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sean Hutchinson</b><p>For a relatively simple side-dish to snack on, guacamole sure manages to piss people off. Fortunately it's also idiot-proof, welcoming whatever spices and vegetables you want to Frankenstein around with. I don't know much about food -- a …

Jack White