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The rebirth of Istanbul’s Bosphorus

An ambitious plan looks to supersize the beloved and congested waterway, turning it into the world’s largest pleasure boating playground.<p>Every morning central Istanbul wakes to rekindle its daily love affair with the waterway. The scene includes dozens of promenading tourists, dog walkers and …


Our favourite images of the week

The most breathtaking travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the magnificent Arabian Peninsula, Laos’ traditional weavers and the back streets of Venice.

Abu Dhabi

Hong Kong’s enchanting homage to the moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival bathes the city in a glow of colour, as lanterns of all shapes and sizes, fiery dragon dances and moon cakes combine to create a magical fairytale land.<p>September is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong. Not only has the intense heat of summer passed, it is also when the much …

Hong Kong

What can animals teach us about travel?

We humans like to think that the act of travel is our creation. But our animal cousins have been seeking warm weather in the winter, playing in the surf and ridesharing for years.


National Geographic Travel

Philippines calls for help as huge rescue operation begins after typhoon Haiyan

Hundreds of thousands of desperate residents left without power or communications as tales of horror emerge<p>A huge rescue operation is under way in the Philippines to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in the city of Tacloban alone.<br>President Benigno …

Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province

Estimated death toll soars as path of destruction leaves many parts of Philippines inaccessible to government and aid officials<p>At least 10,000 people are thought to have died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed …

Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

<b>(This post was last updated at 12:14 p.m. ET.)</b><p>The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.<p>Deaths in the …

Free health care clinic

UCLA health care staff help treat thousands at Care Harbor clinic.<p>A team of more than 200 UCLA health professionals helped staff a free health care clinic last week that provided vital basic medical services to approximately 3,000 uninsured and underserved people in Los Angeles.<p>They were among the …

Scientists Discover Parts of Our Bodies Age at Different Rates


How to Buy Seafood

Healthy grocery shopping tips for seafood<p>Before you shop, download a pocket seafood guide from the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund or Monterey …


Astronomers discover the most distant known galaxy

Astronomers at UC Riverside have combined observations from space and ground telescopes to discover what they say is the oldest known galaxy with a …

This Woman Was About To Go In For Surgery. What She Did Moments Before Was Awesome.

Facing a double mastectomy with grace takes courage. Facing one with courage and joy is extraordinary.<p>But that’s exactly what Deborah Cohan did yesterday right before she went into surgery to have her breasts removed. Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mom of two, held a dance party with her medical team in the …

Ocean predators' West Coast hot spots at risk despite sanctuaries, study says

Scientists spent years mapping where top ocean predators gather to feed in large numbers along the West Coast in an attempt to better understand the threats they face from humans.<p>Using electronic tags, researchers tracked the movements of whales, sea lions, sea turtles and other species to find …

Natural Disasters