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Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …


Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …


Interview: William Patino Captures the Beauty of Iceland's Vast, Untouched Landscapes

Australian photographer William Patino’s short time in the photography world has made a big impact. The young artist, who currently resides in Wollongong, Australia, began to pursue photography in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. After working as a tradesman for over 8 years, the shift in careers …


There are a lot of issues with one of the hottest new technologies in science

Recent technological advances have revolutionized our ability to manipulate the genetic code, allowing us to specifically edit individual genes. Gene editing offers exciting potential for disease therapies but application of the technology in embryos also raises many ethical and scientific …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

COP21 environmental photography exhibition – in pictures

From shrinking glaciers to extreme weather and urban waste, world’s top photographers present images that capture what is at stake as leaders from over 190 countries seek an international climate agreement in Paris

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This couple turned their honeymoon into a 15-month trip around the world, on $100 a day

In July 2011, Mark and Camille Villaflor had their first wedding, a civil ceremony, in Shanghai, China, where they were living at the time.<p>A year and a half later, they had their second: another ceremony and a celebration with friends and family in their native Philippines.<p>Then, they set their …


These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …


National Geographic Travel

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

National Parks

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African Languages

Here's Why There's Still Not a Human on Mars

For the last 70 years, scientists and engineers have dreamed of going to Mars. But their imaginative plans haven't left the drawing board.<p>Attention, job seekers: NASA is looking for astronauts. Ideal candidates are willing to travel—to Mars.<p>The space agency—seemingly high off its recent Journey to …

16 Pets of Instagram Who Travel Better Than We Do

From Pike Place to Santorini, vans to helicopters, these Internet-famous pets (and their Instagramming humans) truly capture the spirit of adventure—follow them now. This gallery has been updated.<p>Ripley and Ozzie<p>@pawsthatwander<p>You can find the often dirty Ozzie and his little husky sister Ripley …


5 Unbelievable Adventures In Norway

Photo: Ben Ashmole<p>Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-capped mountains. Cruise around in the rental car and take it all in or test your grit and climb one of those snow-capped mountains. Whether you have …


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These Photos Of Abandoned Places Around The World Are REAL Creepy

There are many dangers that await those who seek out abandoned buildings around the world: rotting rafters, rusty tools and weak floors (not to mention the good chance that you could get in trouble for trespassing) -- we don't even want to think about the ghosts.<p>We worked with the photography …

Abandoned Buildings

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These are 10 of the best wildlife pictures taken in the last 20 years

Megan Lorenz caught this image of an Atlantic puffin in Newfoundland, Canada. She won the 2015 Grand Prize in the competition.<p>Stuart Porter caught …


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17 Fantastic Portraits of Famous Photographers Posing With Their Iconic Images

<i>Behind Photographs</i> first started back in December 2006, when Tim Mantoani rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera in San Francisco and used it to photograph …

Papua New Guinea

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8 Places That Are Best to Visit by Cruise Ship

Cruise Ships

The Epic Photo Series That'll Convince You To Travel Solo

Newsflash, people: You don't need to travel with a partner in order to travel well.<p>Yes, safety is a concern in certain locations, and it's often pleasant to have someone to share the scenery with. But never underestimate the glory of traveling solo, because you'll learn things you can't learn any …


China’s Cloud City And Eight Other Unbelievable (But Totally Explainable) Phenomenons

A mysterious city in the clouds showed up over Foshan in the Guangdong province and the Jiangxi province in China this weekend, and everyone pretty much freaked out. While it is fun to speculate about mystical cities, the mirage was chalked up to a Fata Morgana, with physics winning out instead of …

Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 - Telegraph

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

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