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Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane expands to Indian Ocean

It's a mystery that authorities still haven't been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators will start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.<p>Why would authorities expand …

Catholic survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan revisited

The image of Catholic women survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan marching with religious conviction in Tolosa, Phililppines was one of the most iconic news photographs of 2013. It rightly won a top award in the World Press Photo competition for AFP photographer Philippe Lopez and came to symbolise the …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

New Pygmy Tyrannosaur Found, Roamed the Arctic

At 20 feet long, Nanuqsaurus hoglundi measured about half the size of T. rex.<p>A great discovery came in a small package for paleontologists who've unearthed a new species of tiny tyrannosaur in northern Alaska.<p>Dubbed <i>Nanuqsaurus hoglundi</i>, the polar pygmy measured about 20 feet (6 meters) long, about …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

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Steve Irwin's Final Words Revealed

On March 9 on Australian television, Justin Lyons, the cameraman for the late Aussie television host Steve Irwin, told the story of the stingray attack that killed the Animal Planet Star on September 4, 2006.<p>Lyons and Irwin were filming for a documentary called <i>Ocean's Deadliest</i>, which was hosted by …

Say "I Do" to 10 Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

When it comes to nuptial style, is it really necessary to shell out thousands for a one-time wear dress? H&M sure doesn't think so.<p>Later this month, …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

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A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photog Morkel Erasmus

Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which …

Stunning Images Of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan And Their Way Of Life

<b>Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher</b> have come up with a stunning series featuring the people and lifestyle of the Dinka tribe in the South …

Eye Candy: 10 Extravagant Heels for Spring

We've rounded up some of the most beautifully embellished, feathered and impossibly high heels to lust after this season.<p>While having these 12 classic shoes are very important for any stylish woman's wardrobe—we can't help but be drawn to extravagant shoe styles that we know could turn any look on …

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50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners

Reflection Photography: Scenaries are the first things that come to your mind when you think of reflection. Nature is probably one of the best …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

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Best birding in highlands and islands

Prepare for some close encounters of the bird kind with our field guide to finding (feathered) friends in far-flung places. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Greater Bird-of-paradise, Indonesia<p>Greater Bird-of-paradise by Andrea Lawardi. Image from Wikimedia …