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Mini Lemon Layer Cake

A layer cake is always a lovely dessert to put out at the end of a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a love of desserts. …

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Landscape Photography

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupts again – in pictures

Villagers have been evacuated after the volcano in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, erupted again. The volcano has erupted sporadically since September

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Photographer Captures Astonishing Images of Southern Right Whales

Justin Hofman's stunning photographs of southern right whales showcase their beauty and gentleness—and their enormity.

Night Hiking to Watch Kilauea’s Lava Meet the Sea

The Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, just south of the sleepy coastal city of Hilo, its ebbs and flows have been battling the great Pacific Ocean for eons. Like a furious and erotic dance between two old and distant lovers, these …

Most Memorable News Pictures of 2013

The Wild Life of a Bonobo

<b>In a remote forest sector</b> of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, along the north bank of the Luo River, 50 miles by dirt trail from the nearest grass airstrip, lies the Wamba research camp, a place that’s quietly renowned in the annals of primatology. Wamba was founded in 1974 by a Japanese …

Viking Whalers

The Lofoten Islands in the far north of Norway have always been a world apart, a peninsula-like chain of wild, craggy shards jutting into the Norwegian Sea above the Arctic Circle. In Norse folklore Lofoten’s long spine of mountains were said to be the haunts of trolls and Valkyries—maidens who …

Everest Maxed Out

An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped …

First Australians

Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.<p><b>A finger across the throat and a glance seaward. That’s the signal. The two men</b> …

Secrets of the Maya Otherworld

<b>On the edge of a small cornfield near the ruined Maya city of Chichén Itzá, in the sparse shade of</b> a tropical tree, a voice ricochets wildly up the mouth of a well. <i>“¡Lo vi! ¡Lo vi!”</i> the shout proclaims. “I saw it, I saw it!” <i>“¡Sí, es verdad!</i> Yes, it’s true!”<p>Leaning over the mouth of the well, …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Magazine

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Adventures in Kitchen Science: 10 Things We Learned in 2013

The more we learn about the science of food, the better cooks we become. Did you know, for example, that adding cold cream to your coffee keeps it …

Holidays

The 11 Best New Shows of 2013

In the interest of not adding to the already huge pile of justified praise for terrific shows like <i>Breaking Bad</i>, <i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>The Good Wife</i>, and <i>Veep</i>, I thought I’d just list the best new TV shows of 2013, in case you haven’t decided if they’re worth watching yet. Here, in alphabetical (rather than …

4 Ways Helping People Is Saving Rare Wildlife

Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals.<p>Most people assume that Colleen Begg, co-founder of an organization devoted to saving African lions, spends a lot of time with the big cats.<p>In truth, she is rarely around lions. Her days in Mozambique …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Meyer Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

When my kitchen is full of lemons, I always make up a fresh batch of lemon curd. I am particularly partial to Meyer lemon curd. Meyer lemons are less …

Everything I Know About Travel I Learned at a Yoga Class in Bangkok

You're looking at a grudging and occasional yoga practitioner at best. I know I should do it, but rarely enjoy it. But when I learned the resident yogi at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok could lead a session aimed at easing jet lag, I signed on post-haste. Previous trips to Southeast Asia have found …

Asia Travel

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

J.K. Rowling Prepping 'Harry Potter' Prequel Stage Play

Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images<p>The Boy Who Lived lives on!<p>Though the seven-part "Harry Potter" series is over, J.K. Rowling isn't done telling stories within that universe. Her supplemental book, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is getting made into a movie. And now, according to The …