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12 things you didn’t know about The Islands of Tahiti

THE NAME “TAHITI” likely evokes images of palm trees, white-sand beaches, and turquoise lagoons — which is totally accurate. But the postcard version …

Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia to …

Female Genital Mutilation

Scores killed in Paris terror attacks at six separate sites

PARIS — Terrorists on a murderous rampage killed scores of people in multiple attacks in the French capital Friday night, including at least 100 held hostage at a concert hall before police swept in.<p>Explosions and gunfire erupted as the heavily armed security forces poured into the theater where a …

8 Reasons To Try Traveling Solo

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

Now, another group of researchers have created genetically engineered "micro-pigs" which they want to sell as pets, Nature News recently reported .<p>Researchers at the genomics institute BGI in Shenzhen used gene editing to modify Bama pigs .<p>Bama pigs are already teensy — they weigh about half as …

Genetics

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

He Drilled Thousands Of Holes In A Photo, And What He Created Is Absolutely Mind Blowing.

Whenever you snap an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime photo, it’s only natural to want to frame it and hang it on the wall. But when photographer Jesse …

Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 live: Amazing pictures from the UK and around the world of the 'blood moon'

Seen from the UK, a rare blood-red eclipse started at 1:10am (BST) on Monday - join us for the best of the photographs and reaction<p>• In October's Night Sky: Venus and Jupiter, and stars older than the universe itself<p>Did you see the blood supermoon lunar eclipse?<p>Stargazers in the UK and in many …

Not Your Typical Travelogue: A Photographer’s Train-Hopping Adventures

The first time Swampy hopped a freight train, he was 18. He was traveling north of his native California when he ran into a train-hopping friend in Portland, Oregon, who suggested they hitch a ride back down south. He was broke, so the idea was appealing. “It was pouring, and we were hiding under …

Pope ends US visit with vow to 'punish' sex abusers

Pope Francis has headed back to Rome, wrapping up a visit to the US where he met victims of abuse by Catholic priests, visited a prison, and praised the family as a "factory of hope" during an open-air mass on the final day of his trip.<p>He ended his trip late on Sunday in Philadelphia, where he told …

March to mark Mexico's missing

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Mexico City to mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students.<p>Marchers demanded justice for the students and the thousands of others who have gone missing since Mexico’s drug wars started in 2006.<p>The students went missing after a …

Mexico

6 Exquisite Mediterranean Islands

When it comes to perfect beaches, incredible cuisine, and jaw-dropping art and history, the islands of the Mediterranean hold treasured travel …

Bucket Lists

Environment Canada opens investigation into VW scandal

Environment Canada has opened its own investigation into the scandal enveloping Volkswagen AG and testing of the company's diesel engines that was designed to fool regulators.<p>The scandal erupted after it was revealed that the software on Volkswagen cars equipped with diesel engines contained a …

How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

A Lauded War Photographer Rediscovers Vietnam

At a lush highway rest stop in the Mekong Delta, Ut snapped these restaurant workers before ordering breakfast of hot soup with rice noodles.

Angels Landing

Best Tours in Central and South America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Argentina: Click and Sip</b><p>Andean foothills studded with vineyards and colorful rock formations: Argentina’s northwest corner is a shutterbug’s dream. Bone up on photo skills—lighting, framing—with local photographer Ossian Lindholm. Along the way, …

Einstein: His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel, review: 'a complex nut'

From fathering a secret daughter to declining the presidency of Israel, Albert Einstein lived a life of mystery, argues Nicholas Shakespeare<p>In 1905, a young patent clerk in his office in Bern wrote a paper that overturned the study of physics. Working one day, Albert Einstein – a scientific nobody …

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes Prison for Second Time

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — one of the world's most notorious crime figures — escaped a maximum-security prison Saturday via a 1,600-yard tunnel dug under his shower cell, Mexico's top security official said.<p>The brazen jailbreak is the second time Guzman, the powerful head of …

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

Irrefutable evidence that Utah has the most epic night skies in the US

Picture Utah. What comes to mind is probably the impressive geological formations in the national parks and their other-worldly landscapes shaped by …

Scientists conclude that global warming never went on 'hiatus'

A fresh look at the way sea temperatures are measured has led government scientists to make a surprising claim: The puzzling apparent hiatus in global surface warming never really happened.<p>In a study published Thursday in the prestigious journal Science, researchers from the National Oceanic and …

Top 10 craft beer bars in Budapest

Budapest,Bars and clubs,Food and drink,Hungary,Europe,Top 10s,Travel,Pubs,Life and style,Food & drink<p>Already known for its lively nightlife, the Hungarian capital is also experiencing a boom of new microbreweries and specialist ale producers – which are celebrated at Főzdefeszt, a beer and street …

10 of the best museums in Europe… that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/13/1431535515064/d3f64ad6-7e9c-4a0e-ab4d-6898e57ab937-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

$1M Bond Set For Members Of Biker Gangs Linked To Waco, Texas, Shootout

<b>Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET</b><p>Federal, state and local authorities are collecting evidence at the scene of a gunfight among five rival motorcycle gangs Sunday in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and 18 injured.<p>Officials said at least 170 people were arrested in connection with the gunfight at the …

Lady Killers: Meet the Women Fighting the Taliban in Pakistan

NOWSHERA, Pakistan — Explosions and the rat-tat-tat of automatic weapons ring out as commandos clutching rifles dash across the field.<p>It could be any military training ground in the world — but the fluttering black niqabs covering the fighters' faces are out of place, especially in this …

Afghanistan

Liberia declared Ebola free

Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) after 42 days with no new cases.<p>The West African nation was one of the worst hit by the deadly virus alongside neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone.<p>In Liberian culture hugs, shaking hands and eating from communal bowls are …

One of the U.S.'s Richest Dynasties Upset at Tourism Non-Profit Managing the Family Mansion

Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to board members of a preservation group that owns The Breakers, saying its management is no …