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Why Cities Are Safer Than Rural Areas: 5 Surprising Facts

A new study analyzes risk of car accidents, shootings, and other injuries.<p><b>For years, people have moved to the country to escape the dangers of big city life. But new research suggests that they may be better off staying put.</b><p>A study called "Safety in Numbers: Are Major Cities the Safest Places in …

Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

Mummy hair reveals that young victims were heavy users of coca and alcohol.<p><b>Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.</b><p><b>Now the bodies of</b> …

Best Travel Pictures of 2013 Named

Aquathlon competitors make a splash, cheetahs surprise tourists, and a purple storm looms in the best travel photos of the year.

Two for the Road: Second Coffin Found With Richard III

The English parking lot where famous king lay yields older, more ornate grave.<p><b>So much for the royal treatment.</b><p><b>Archaeologists digging up the same parking lot in Leicester, England, that last year yielded the remains of King Richard III have discovered a second, far more elaborate grave.</b><p>This one …

Best of July 2013

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Mini guide to culture on the Amalfi Coast

In this this southern Italian favourite, architectural flights of fancy and outdoor concerts make for a break well worth writing home about.<p>The terraced towns and rocky coast of this southern Italian favourite bring together a surprising variety of accomplishments. Architectural flights of fancy …

Mini guide to eating in Venice

Classic dishes bring Italy’s culinary acclaim to the City of Water, featuring savory cicheti, fresh seafood and rich gelati.<p>Visitors have long been enthralled by Venice’s floating palaces and fabulous art. But its seafood-rich lagoon and garden islands also provide a taste of Venetian life – from …

Va-va-Valparaiso

After nearly 100 years of decline, Chile’s historic port city is bouncing back with a Unesco World Heritage nod and a 34 billion peso urban redevelopment plan.<p>Don’t call it a comeback, because South America’s newest must-see destination has been working towards revitalization for years. Nearly …