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The 5 Can't-Miss Islands Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Yes, it's freezing out. And, yes, we are constantly writing about the Caribbean and all its glories.<p>But let's face it, there's a reason behind it. You can visit the bigger, more developed islands of St. Maarten or St. Thomas, among others; go glitzy on St. Barts; go diving off Saba; or hit up the …

How to Become Familiar With Your Camera and Never Miss a Shot

It doesn't matter whether you are shooting with a Canon, Nikon or Hasselblad, your camera should be a part of you. You need to know your camera …

'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Review

<i>Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is out now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One</i><p><b>Key Features:</b><p>Short two-hour central campaign<br>• Several more side-ops and …

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Lego robot crushes Rubik's Cube world record with superhuman speed

And you thought that Lego castle you built as a kid was impressive. Two engineers in England have set the world record for completing a Rubik's Cube with a robot made from the ubiquitous plastic blocks. The (somewhat) cleverly named Cubestormer 3 robot accomplished the impressive feat in just 3.253 …

'Queen of GitHub' who quit over gender harassment offers details of alleged bullying

Julie Ann Horvath, the designer and developer who publicly quit the popular programming platform GitHub over claims of gender harassment, has given <i>TechCrunch</i> more details about what she describes as a bizarre and abusive work environment.<p>The story is convoluted and stretches back over months. …

Real-life 'Doc Ock' arm learns like a baby

A German engineering company has programmed a dangling robot arm to learn movements and actions in the same way human babies do. The arm, which was designed to be as dexterous as an elephant's trunk, can be taught to reproduce certain positions on command through a process known as "goal babbling," …

Olympic skier's topless photos cause storm in Lebanon

<b>Amid all the controversies surrounding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, one picture of a bare chest has created shockwaves in Lebanon - and it is not one of the famous macho images of Russian President Vladimir Putin.</b><p>The Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun, who was previously unknown to many in Lebanon …

Crystallography: So Metal

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>If you'll forgive just one crystal pun, I'll tell you about how the seed for this series started last May when I posted a comic about beards in science. While doing the research, I began to hear rumors …

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic.<p>The project started as a …

14 Bad Tech Habits To Break In 2014

Thanks to smartphones, cloud technology and social networks, we can take the Internet with us everywhere these days. The down side–we can take the Internet with us everywhere these days.<p>We are a society tethered to our devices. Apple played on this recently with a tear-jerker of a holiday …

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

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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’ …

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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

For travelers, Africa has it all: iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, and an incredible variety of cultures that have intrigued intrepid adventurers for centuries! However, this vast and beautiful continent also has it's sweet side, and it's a perfect place for newlyweds looking to …

Japan Photos

See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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