Carla Pistorius

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India is not the worst country for car-accident deaths

The numbers sound scary: 138,258 people died of road accidents in India in 2012. That’s a little less than the population of Maldives. In recent years, as China has made its roads safer, India has overtaken China as the largest contributor to road accident deaths. As per the National Crime Records …

Palestinian prime minister is asked to form interim unity government

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday asked his current prime minister to form the transitional unity government after his Fatah party and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed last month to end their seven-year estrangement.<p>Abbas wished Rami Hamdallah, who has been prime minister …

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Week in Space: Martian Blasts, Saturn's Moons, and Hawaiian Skies

A bevy of astronomical beauties displays the grandeur of the planets (and moons) in the week's best space pictures.<p>Campfire flames light up the Hawaiian night, seen in this March 12 Your Shot photo taken on the road to Mauna Kea. (See "Road Trip: The Big Island of Hawaii.")<p>At base camp some 6,000 …

Luxury ski chalet of the week: Zermatt Peak

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Facts About Life's Origins - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Article

The first diverging animal on earth was commonly believed to be the simple sponge, until experiments in 2008 suggested that the more complex comb jelly actually came first.<p>While previous research pointed to the domestication of dogs beginning in Asia, new research suggests finds that the first dogs …

Thailand Photos

See photos of Thailand (including Bangkok, the Reclining Buddha, Phuket, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Another image of Fantastic Mr. Fox 🐺 It was such a memorable encounter with this little guy. I turned the corner and saw him next to a stopped pickup truck in the middle of the road. The snowmobilers told me that he was friendly, and boy were they right. I freaked out, parked, and swiftly grabbed my camera. I sat in the middle of the road for 10 minutes with him. No cars, not a soul around, just me and Mr. Fox. Life changing! The two fox photos are iPhone, excited to share the DSLR images! #northandeast

Top 10 family travel destinations for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>Planning a family vacation can become a series of questions followed by several attempts to get everyone from grandparents to parents …

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Travel picture quiz – name these castles

They're romantic, they're historic – but where exactly are they? We'll go easy on you and give you a point for the country (two, if you get the castle's name). Click here for the answers

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