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Throwback Travel: Camogli, Italy

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Summer, 1939.</b> The sun shines on beachgoers in <b>Camogli</b>, an anchovy-shaped fishing port located on the Italian Riviera just down the shore from Genoa.<p>Despite the sky, there’s a dark cloud looming over the village’s white-sand beaches. On September 1 of that year, Germany’s …

We are not Charlie Hebdo

Following the butchery at the Paris magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, we are in the middle of another blizzard of post-facto hashtag bravery. All over the …

Charlie Hebdo

The Best Mass-Graffiti Time-Lapse You'll Ever See

It went live on Friday, and quite deservedly went viral over the weekend: "Limitless," a brilliantly-shot-and-edited video from filmmaker Selina …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Next Best Thing to a Helicopter: Watch as This Guy Lands a Plane on the Side of a Mountain!

Being American, I always thought of cars as enabling the ultimate freedom. To be able to drive wherever you want in this huge country, independent of …

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

Warrior Graduation Ceremony Reveals Kenya at a Crossroads

As young Samburu men become leaders, their community responds to change.<p><b>Some 423 warriors. Hundreds of cattle slaughtered. A gathering of 130 families to create a grand ceremonial village. This is a strong culture in Kenya, thriving in a world that pushes many indigenous people toward unwanted</b> …

Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p>Typhoon Lan has left over nintey injured and three dead after making landfall in Shizouka, Japan in late October 2017.<p>If you've never lived in Asia, you might be wondering what it feels like to experience a typhoon. But if …

Return to Knoydart

Thirteen years ago (this month), I traveled to Scotland for the first time.<p>I was a student and I was quite seriously broke—I remember well my empty refrigerator and the simple zeros in my bank balance until one fine September day when my housing deposit return showed up in the mail. I cashed the …

Global Warming to Spawn More Severe U.S. Thunderstorms: Study

Climate change could help create atmospheric conditions ripe for storms.<p>Continued global warming could help create atmospheric conditions that are fertile breeding grounds for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the United States, a new study suggests.<p>The findings, detailed in this week's issue …

Breaking Bad: Poachers on the Loose in Kenya

<b>I was in Kenya this July, in Samburu County, working on a story about cheetahs, and found myself camping with conservationists at the ranger station in Meibae Community Conservancy.</b><p>Meibae, founded in 2006 through the Northern Rangelands Trust, borders the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu County. It’s a …

The Invisible Borrowers: Opening the Door to Credit with the Mobile Phone

Individuals living in less developed parts of the world often engage in an informal economy where financial identities and credit scores are not commonly used. Little is done to keep records of financial histories, unlike the measures taken in the formal economy. In this installment of Digital …

New Heartbeat Detector May Save Lives After Disasters

Portable technology will help search and rescue teams find people more quickly.<p><b>They give us hints about the origins of the universe, relay signals to our televisions, and nuke bags of popcorn when we're in the mood to watch a movie. Microwave radiation is a versatile part of our lives, and someday</b> …

Vital Ground Protects Grizzly Bear Habitat Throughout Their North American Range

Changing Planet<p><b>Vital Ground</b> is a Montana-based land trust dedicated to protecting <b>grizzly bear</b> habitat in North America.<p>The organization supports bear conservation ecology studies in 6 ecosystems, which are scattered throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 (Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) and in …

Does "Global Warming Pause" Debate Miss Big Picture?

Scientists explain recent trends on eve of UN climate change report.<p><b>The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, this week to iron out the final details of a widely anticipated report on the current state of global warming science. There has</b> …

How Did the Pakistan Earthquake Create a Mud Island?

A mud volcano is thought to be behind new landmass.<p><b>On Tuesday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of western Pakistan, killing more than 260 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. It also triggered formation of a new island off the coast, which has quickly become a global</b> …

Geography in the News: Mardi Gras 2014

Changing Planet<p><b>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</b><p><b>Carnival Season Just Six Months Away</b><p>Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the largest carnival celebrations in the world. Unfortunately, a huge fire swept through the Rio Carnival center in early February 2011, destroying …

Why Scientists Were Wrong About This Year's Hurricane Season

Meteorologists say surprisingly mild year was due to dry desert air.<p><b>An infusion of very dry air over the Atlantic Ocean has kept the 2013 hurricane season from being the stormy summer that forecasters expected it to be in June.</b><p><b>"A lot of people are scratching their heads right now," said Keith</b> …

UN Climate Report Relevance Debated Amid Rollout

Can a long-awaited international global warming report keep up with a fast-changing climate?<p><b>The long-awaited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) first report in six years arrives this Friday, a high-profile summary of global warming's scientific status certain to influence attempts</b> …

Climate Change Action Could Save 500,000 Lives Annually, Study Says

Global action to curb climate change could save 500,000 lives annually, far outweighing the projected cost of reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new study says.<p><b>More than 500,000 lives could be saved globally each year by 2030 if the world took action to curb climate change, adding up to massive</b> …

Global Partnership Formed to Save Elephants in Key Protected Areas

Leading conservation organizations joined six African countries today in a commitment to protect wild elephants in their last strongholds, reduce wildlife trafficking, and dampen consumer demand for ivory. The commitment is supported with a U.S.$80-million action plan to strengthen security for …

Nature’s Bald and Hairless Animals

<b>Pop images of bald guys run the gamut from heroic to hot to hard done-by to hilarious. When it comes to naked noggins, who loves ya, baby? We all do.</b><p>In humans we expect a certain amount of hair loss with age—some even beat Mother Nature to it by shaving it all off. There are a number of mammals and …

Can Phobias Be Cured in Our Sleep?

The brain can be trained to overcome fear during sleep, new research suggests.<p><b>You may think you're doing nothing at night, but to your brain, sleep means finally having some spare time to take stock of the day's events. Freed from the distractions of recording new experiences, a deeply sleeping</b> …

MacArthur Genius: "Plants Have Souls"

Fossilized plants can say a lot about climate change.<p><b>"This year's class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity," said Cecilia Conrad, vice president of the MacArthur Fellows program, in a press release</b> …

Kayakers Complete 1000km-Crossing of Baffin Island

Wildlife<p><b>Iqaluit, NU –</b> After 65 days of travel across Baffin Island, kayakers Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen, and siblings Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry were treated to a special welcome as they arrived in Cape Dorset, completing their crossing of Baffin Island. Hundreds of community members turned out …

London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.<p><b>Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen</b> …