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What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …

The World’s Most Iconic Lighthouses

Source: Messer Smith<p>Madang Lighthouse, Papua New Guinea<p>Source: Peace On Earth<p>Also known as the Coastwatchers’ Memorial, this imposing lighthouse was …

Five Brilliantly Colored Beaches

Sandy Escape<p>We all love warm, sandy beaches. But wouldn’t they be more fun if they came in purple, orange, and red?<p>06.19.13 4:45 AM ET

Perfect Gods

The Evolution of King James

LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine<p>Just a few months after his 28th birthday, LeBron James is on …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

Your Last Minute Guide to the Supermoon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Have no fear, the supermoon is here. Again. It's the time of year when the moon will spend the night …

10 Best Zombie Movie Scenes

Watching Brad Pitt take on the zombie apocalypse in <i>World War Z</i> reminds me of scenes that are good enough to cause nightmares – and keep them coming …

Horror

10 Ways Accessories Can Transform a Room

See 10 tricks to finally finish decorating your home.<p>Want to perk up the color palette or personality of your home but don't want to redecorate every room? Here are ideas on how a few little touches can yield big results.

Home Decorating

Around The Earth, That Moon Was Pretty Super

As if "supermoon" isn't cool enough, the technical term for the moon when it's closest to the Earth is: perigee-syzygy<i>.</i><p>It happens about once a year, and this year it fell on June 23, though the day prior wasn't bad, either. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was "14% larger and 30% brighter …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Stylish Urban Bike Gear

1 of 9<p>Showers Pass Woman’s Portland Jacket<p>This pretty-plaid waterproof jacket has a reflective drop-down rear panel (three snaps keep it up when not in use) and reflective-piping accents. A left-side chest pocket has a hidden audio port, and side gussets let you customize fit.<p><b>Price:</b> $200 <b><br>Info:</b> …

Bicycle Commuting

The Evolution of Superman

If Henry Cavill's Superman in the new <i>Man of Steel</i> looks unfamiliar to you – both in his new suit (in muted colors, without the traditional red outer …

Man of Steel

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Everyone looks good in wayfarers, but find out who looks great in aviators.<p>Finding a flattering pair of sunglasses can be slog, but with this advice you'll be able to pick the frames that complement your face in a snap. And if you're still unsure, here's a pro top: <i>everyone</i> looks good in a classic …

Miu Miu

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>12 rammed earth dwellings emerged in a remote part of the world’s second largest state.<p>We're …

Architecture

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DIY Webbing Tutorial on a Budget, Part 1: Materials & Hardware

Learning how to work with webbing is a useful skill, but many industrial design programs don't cover how to work with flexible materials. And if …