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Aiguille Du Midi Offers Epic, Thrilling Views (PHOTOS)

Aiguille du Midi has long been a destination for travelers exploring the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps. It's viewing platform and cafe, accessible by a cable car, have lured adventurers seeking a stunning view.<p>"Step into the Void" is just another reason to pay a visit to Aiguille du Midi. …

Breathtaking Photos of Matterhorn From All Hours of the Day

On the border of Switzerland and Italy lies Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino), Europe's 14,692-foot-high mountain. With one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps, Matterhorn is an attraction for both climbers and photographers. Since the 19th century, many people have approached the mountain …

Travel Photography
Hiking

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Johns Hopkins University

When Wolves Attack

The Attack (As told to Joe Spring):<p>I decided to go camping on short notice as an end-of-the-summer deal with five friends—my girlfriend, her sister and brother-in-law, and two male friends. We drove up by Cass Lake, Minnesota, to Camp Winnibigoshish.<p>We were hanging out until about three in the …

Wildlife
Cognitive Science

Baby crocs are born ferocious, says study

<b>MOST KIDS ARE TAUGHT</b> to play nice, but this doesn't appear to be the case for saltwater crocodiles. A new study suggests that salties are born with …

New ‘walking’ shark discovered

<b>A NEW SPECIES OF</b> bamboo or ‘walking’ shark has been discovered in Indonesia.<p>Recently described in <i>Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology</i>, the …

Glimpses into animal life

<b>FROM CAPTURING SNAPSHOTS OF</b> behaviour to revealing up-close features of a threatened species, photography has the power to educate and inspire when …

Red alert for rare parrot

<b>ORANGE-BELLIED PARROTS ARE</b> one of the world's rarest birds. With a wild population of fewer than 50 birds, this iconic Australian parrot is …

Exploring New Zealand's Milford Track

<b>STRETCHING 53.5KM, AND WENDING</b> its way through the valleys and mountains of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, the famous Milford Track is a …

New mosquito repellent makes you "invisible"

<b>SCIENTISTS HAVE CREATED WHAT</b> might be the most effective insect repellent ever.While the majority of existing repellents create an odour that is …

Gold stored in gum leaves: a 'Eureka moment'

<b>EUCALYPTUS TREES ARE ABLE</b> to absorb gold from beneath the ground and store it in their leaves, scientists have discovered.Microscopic particles were …

7 weekend adventures: Launceston

<b>1. Ben Lomond National Park</b><b>Distance from Launceston:</b> 60 min / 60 km / SE<b>Activity:</b> Skiing, rockclimbing, mountain biking, hiking<b>The Drawcard:</b> This …

New dolphin species discovered off Australia

<b>A NEW HUMPBACK DOLPHIN</b> species has been described off the north coast of Australia.The as yet unnamed animal was discovered by international …

Rips bigger killers than bushfires and sharks

<b>THEY MAY NOT OFTEN</b> make the headlines, but a recent study has shown that rip currents kill more people on average in Australia than bushfires, …

World’s biggest fireworks display?

Dubai sets its sights on a Guinness World Record with a New Year’s display of epic proportions.<p>It isn’t New Year’s Eve without lighting up the last night of the year with fireworks. And Dubai is taking it to the extreme this year by going for a Guinness World Record for the biggest firework display …

Travel

Swimming with sharks in Mexico

The volcanic islands of the Revillagigedo Archipelago offer divers a brush with danger.<p>A small group of Mexican islands is rapidly gaining the reputation for big shark action among divers.<p><b>Related video: Mexico’s mezcal revolution</b><p><i>BBC's Fast Track brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth</i> …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

5 Reasons to Go To Martinique this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside. As temperatures across the northern hemisphere drop to down-jacket-worthy lows, thoughts of white sands, warm temperatures, …

France

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Antigua

Perhaps most famous for its beaches, Antigua touts a staggering 365 of them—which locals will enthusiastically remind you makes one for each day of …

Travel

Long Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona offers up the perfect ingredients for an extra-long weekend escape: culture, history, a vibrant dining scene, and the beach. Although it …

Spain

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Montréal

Winter in Montréal can be brutal—and beautiful. Couples willing to bundle up are rewarded with one of the most romantic cities in North America, …

Gorgeous Night