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Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

Antarctica

Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Turns 115: Why Does It Matter?

The annual bird survey is one of the largest, longest-running citizen science efforts in the world.<p>The three women walk with careful deliberation, stopping at the piercing sound of a blue jay overhead. "Three blue jays," Evelyn Ralston, a cell biologist, says as she looks up.<p><b>Linda Friedland, a</b> …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 1 - Telegraph

Ornithology

Top 10 new species of 2014

Thousands of new species are discovered each year. This year’s notable finds include an Antarctic sea anemone and a leaf-tailed gecko.<p>Whether they …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Batman: Arkham Origins gets new storyline DLC this year

New story downloadable content is set for <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> in 2014, according to a teaser announcement posted on the official Batman Arkham Facebook page.<p>"All-new STORY DLC coming in 2014! More details to come..." the post reads accompanied by a picture illustrating the Humanitarian of the …

Skydieving studio confirms PS4 and Oculus Rift projects in development

<i>Skydieving</i> developer nDreams announced two new projects in development for PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift, company CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh confirmed in a recent investor letter.<p>Both titles are slated to arrive later this year, O'Luanaigh wrote.<p>"I'm delighted to be able to officially announce that we …

How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into Pollution

It's a quandary of food production: The same drive for efficiency that lowers the cost of eating also can damage our soil and water.<p>Take the case of one simple, essential chemical element: phosphorus.<p>Phosphorus is one of the nutrients that plants need to grow, and for most of human history, farmers …

A Tour Through Vienna

European Travel

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Four Travel Resolutions You Can Keep

I get it. We see New Year’s as a fresh start and all that. But, really, are those life-changing resolutions such a good idea? Many people say no, and point to the failure rate of such promises–particularly the more pie-in-the-sky ones (say, a resolution to cut out greasy food or to jog more <i>and</i> use …

Early 2013 Tourism Numbers From Countries, States and Cities Across the Globe

2013, when all the numbers come in, will turn out to have a been good year for the global tourism economy, that much we know. 2012 was the first year …