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Teahupo’o From Below - Images from the underwater world of Tahiti. Photos by Ben Thouard

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Tahiti

Artist Creates Fantastical Worlds by "Painting with Dreams"

Artist Erica Wexler paints surreal creations featuring subjects who have a distinctly dreamy disposition. “As an artist, I try to develop paintings that speak to me and to others, through colors and compositions, about the beauty and strength that exists in humans and in nature, specifically …

Digital Art

Harry Page's beautiful dog portraits, in pictures - Telegraph

9 Mesmerizing GIFs Of Dangerous Storms In Tornado Alley

Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead took these images of dangerous severe weather storms in Nebraska. Amazingly, Hollingshead created the GIFs from single photos (not time-lapses or videos) using Photoshop.

Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old

Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago.<p>At about 700,000 years older than the other stone tools excavated to date, the discovery hints that anthropologists …

Genealogy 101: Discover Your Roots

Every “journey home” begins at home. The search to learn more about your ancestors—who they were, where they came from, what happened to them, and why—starts in conversations with relatives, in the attic or basement rifling through old photos and documents, at the local library or archives …

Interview: John Spies' Magnificent Photos Reveal the Hidden Wonders of Underground Caves

With more than 30 years of experience as a cave explorer and guide under his belt, Australian photographer John Spies is an expert at navigating the incredible formations and winding passages of underground sites never before seen by man. Camera in hand, the adventurer has journeyed into the depths …

Vietnam

Inexpensive, Durable Shoes Designed to Grow Along with the Child

A single pair spans five sizes and is meant to last for five years—making it a game-changer for children in developing nations<p>One of my pet peeves is …

Shoes

National Geographic Travel

How an Unknown Photographer Named Carleton E. Watkins Helped Save Yosemite

Did you know that a single unknown photographer helped change the course of history for Yosemite with his photos back in 1861? The video above tells …

National Parks

Celebrating Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday

Rhode Island

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) taken on a smartphone - Below the surface of the ice and in a contact cave on the Gorner glacier in Switzerland, the second largest glacial system in the Alps, scalloped icy-blue walls glisten inside a moulin. Sadly, over recent years I've noticed this ice mass shrink in size.

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National Geographic Travel

Try Smoked or Grilled Eggs This Easter or Passover

As Easter and Passover converge this week, we are reminded that eggs possess religious symbolism and significance. They're also spectacular grilled or smoked.<p>"Eggs are meant for smoking," observes Rene Redzepi. Yes, <i>that</i> Redzepi--chef-owner of Denmark's celebrated Noma--named World's Best Restaurant …

BBQ

The Photo I Wish I Had

Yesterday was my wedding day.<p>It wasn’t a very big wedding. We’d actually been planning to get married in August, but after we found out I was …

Time I

Your Camera Lens Can Double as a Lighter in a Pinch

If you’re out shooting on a sunny day and suddenly find that you need to start a fire, your lens may be able to do the trick. The video above shows …

Carl Zeiss

Rocky Mountain High - Getting Stoned in Colorado

<i>Marijuana, ganja, hooch, grass, weed, whatever you call the green stuff you can now purchase it without the threat of handcuffs in Colorado.</i><p>Ok, I admit I'm a little late to the party (but I am over 21), the first retail cannabis stores opened in Colorado on January 1 in 2014 but a recent trip to …

Cannabis

The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

NASA Confirms Extraterrestrial Life DOES Exist On Other Planets

By In5D on February 2, 2015 in Extraterrestrials<p>Aliens really do exist!<p>That’s the amazing news that space boffins at NASA have confirmed this …

The Art Under Your Skin

Sperm, bacteria, tongues, and more—the human body gets a closer look in these beautiful images.<p>Courtesy Sterling Publishing Co.

What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the …

The Quietest Place In America Is One Square Inch In Olympic National Park

As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away.<p>So apparently, <b>we should head to this single square inch of land in Olympic National Park</b> …

National Parks
Piano

Mother-to-Be Transforms Her Baby Bump into an Adorable R2-D2 Painting

Stefaney Giordano and her husband Tony are dedicated Star Wars fans, so they decided to turn Stefaney's perfectly round baby bump into an adorable art project before she gave birth. Artist Nick Wolfe visited the couple's kitchen to transform Stefaney's belly into a painted version of R2-D2. He …

Cute

Stunning Portral Street Art Illusions by 1010

Since 2009, German street artist 1010 has been creating these mysterious, portal-like street art illusions on walls around the world. While at first glance it looks like he's layering colored paper, upon closer inspection you realize that you're actually looking at paint on a wall. It's a different …

Art

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the<p>Jet Propulsion …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …