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Earth Day: 50 mind-blowing images of our world from outer space

The beauty of Earth is indisputable - from the mighty mountains, to the rippling rivers, to the panoramic plains - everywhere one looks, our planet's …

Around the world (and under hammer) in 80 days

Sale of treasures from across the globe offers a glimpse at 'seminal moments’ in the cultural histories of countries and continents<p>It is an art lover’s journey around the world in 80 days, but one that does not require leaving the country.<p>Sotheby’s is launching its 2015 London auction season by …

JK Rowling: life after Harry Potter

She was the first person to become a billionaire from writing novels. Since the final Potter book came out in 2007, she has kept herself busy.<p>When the final Harry Potter book was released in 2007, many fans who had grown up with the young wizard were faced with a serious dilemma: devour the book …

Books

Humans spared from disease because we became more deadly

Humans have fewer viral remnants in their genes than other mammals because they gave up biting, research suggests.<p>When our ancestors started using …

10 scientific mysteries we are set to solve this century

In the 17th century, Isaac Newton solved the ancient controversy over the nature of forces and motion with his three laws. In the 18th, Ben Franklin figured out a lot about electricity. In the 19th, Darwin explained the diversity of species, Maxwell revealed the physics of light, Mendeleyev defined …

Physics

Euclid - the Father of Geometry

Euclid of Alexandria, fl. 300 BC<p>At about 330 BC, <b>Euclid of Alexandria</b> was born, who often is referred to as the Father of Geometry. His Elements is …

Mathematics

Someone found these two huskies abandoned at a dog park with the saddest of notes

HelloGiggles may receive compensation for some links to products and services in this email. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>TO …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

Cannabis

What Mary J. Blige Thinks Young Women Can Learn From Rihanna

The musical legend on her documentary 'The London Sessions,' pop music's new guard of talent, and what makes RiRi so terrifically potent.<p>For her 13th studio album, November's <i>The London Sessions</i>, Mary J. Blige collaborated with some of the U.K.'s best and brightest talents such as Disclosure, Emeli …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

Interesting Photo of the Day: Mirrored Shack

Photography is all about light. Optical illusions are all about perception of light. When you put the two together, you get something amazing:<p>“Lucid …

Photos

World Arts

05/10/2017<br>1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair LondonEVENTS<p>30/03/2018<br>Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auctionNEWS<p>GALLERY<p>ARTISTS<p>Art …

Travel book review: 'Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi'

After a tour of the kitchen of a sweet shop in Varanasi, all naked flames, bubbling pans and bare feet, like an Indian version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Piers Moore Ede is savouring the products when the owner surprises him. He says he has lost his taste for gulab jamun, the fried milk …

These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

Photo of the Day

The best images from around the world<p>Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty

European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

Extreme Sports

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

15 Dorky Actors Who Grew Up Into Handsome Hunks

14. Alex Pettyfer<p>Pettyfer didn’t take to the screen until he was a tall teen, but there is much evidence of the dorky child that was a model in the …

What Famous Paintings Look Like When The People In Them Are Removed

<i>Christ Crucified – Diego Velázquez, 1632</i><p><b>When you</b> look at a painting, chances are that your eyes would be drawn to the human faces and figures in …

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the gravitational anomalies excite Professor Brand for two reasons. If he can discover their cause, that may trigger a revolution in our understanding of gravity, a revolution as …

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

John Steinbeck's Advice for Beginning Writers

Dear Writer: Although it must be a thousand years ago that I sat in a class in story writing at Stanford, I remember the experience very clearly. I …

15 Books That Changed Women Forever

Here, an excellent lists of must-read literature for women throughout their lives.<p>‬<p>When E. Jean Carroll interviewed the inimitable <i>Fear of Flying</i> author Erica Jong for ELLE's November issue, she mentioned a few books that "gave women ideas." She listed classics of gender studies 101 like Mary …

10 works of art that shocked the world

Updated 29th June 2015

Strange case of the melting house: Alex Chinneck's mind-bending buildings

<b>(CNN) —</b> In South London, a life-size wax house is melting. In the city's busy Covent Garden shopping piazza, a building floated above the ground. A 20-minute walk away, a townhouse is flipped on its head.<p>No, you're not hallucinating. These are the most recent irreverent installations from Alex …

Amazing 4K video of the sun is perfect for your 5K iMac

If you got one of those amazing new iMacs with the crazy 5K pixel resolution, you’d be crazy not to watch this stunning animation of the sun by YouTuber James Tyrwhitt-Drake. You can gaze at the star at the heart of our solar system for a full eight minutes, using YouTube’s new 4K resolution …

4K resolution