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Adventure & Outdoors

Get your adrenaline fix jumping off of bridges, scuba-diving with sharks, and ziplining above rainforests. Or just go for a hike — we help you find …

Rainforests

Here Is What War Looks Like From Space

This image, taken by Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station, looks like the fine artwork of some extra-terrestrial, but it's actually …

How Iran Is Making It Impossible for the US to Beat ISIS

Washington needs to quit pretending it can work with Iran to defeat the Islamic State. Tehran’s real objective is to defeat Washington.<p>It was August …

Iran's Supreme Leader has a #LETTER4U

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, penned an open letter to the young people of the Western world defending Islam and slamming …

South Asia

Solar Impulse 2 starts historic round-the-world flight in March

The Solar Impulse 2 team has revealed the route and schedule for its audacious attempt to cross the world powered only by the sun. It'll launch from Abu Dhabi around early March and stop in spots like Chongqing, New York City and Southern Europe before returning to Abu Dhabi. If …

EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks

Negotiators for Iran and six global powers, striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, have had "serious and useful" discussions in Geneva and will meet again next month, the European Union has said.<p>Senior officials from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany, and …

South Asia

How the Islamic Republic Is Shaping Iraq & Syria

It appears that President Obama continues to believe that resuming diplomatic relationships with the Iranian ruling clerics -- through efforts such …

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

National Parks

10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

Iran eclipses US as Iraq's ally in fight against militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad.<p>Shiite, non-Arab Iran has …

Middle East

The Stratoliner Was the First Plane to Fly Above the Storm

In the early days of commercial air travel, planes were limited to just 14,000 feet in order to protect their passengers from the the dangers of …

SpaceX To Test Reusable Rocket With Daring Drone Ship Landing Today

SpaceX is starting this year with a major step in one of its most ambitious projects, which could fundamentally change the economics of space-flight – the reusable rocket that lands on its legs.<p>There are just a few reusable spacecraft in circulation at the moment, of which the SpaceX Dragon is one, …

Space Travel

Iran denies nuclear deal with US

Tehran says talk of an agreement aims to ‘tarnish the climate of the talks’ and make a settlement more difficult to reach<p>Iran has denied striking a deal with the US to reduce Tehran’s potential ability to manufacture nuclear weapons, following earlier reports that an agreement had been reached.<p>The …

South Asia

The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan

In the largely forgotten deserts of Baluchistan that straddle the Iran-Pakistan border, covert wars are underway that could have far reaching …

Why air disasters keep happening in Southeast Asia

In the past year, Malaysia’s aviation industry has suffered an unprecedented number of tragedies. Although the odds of any person boarding a flight …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The plane engine that will change air travel

The prospect of the plane took a giant step towards reality with the European Space Agency (ESA) granting approval for the plane to be equipped with …

Aviation

Voyager 1 returns data of persisting 'tsunami wave' in interstellar space

Voyager 1 still continues to experience the bumpy effects of the "tsunami wave" it encountered in space this February.<p>This is the third shock wave it …

Rent-a-Tent Canada - Top ten Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies

• <b>Amazing camping-tour route ideas...</b>• <b><br>Great hiking and day-trip ideas...</b><p>The Top Ten Day Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

The Fastest Stars in the Universe May Approach Light Speed

Our sun orbits the Milky Way's center at an impressive 450,000 mph. Recently, scientists have discovered stars hurtling out of our galaxy at a couple …

Taking the Cube Quest Challenge

The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is the agency’s flagship program of technology prize competitions—from lunar landers, to astronaut gloves, to airships. Back in 2011 we even partnered with NASA to develop inexpensive science kits for suborbital flights for the MAKE Space Challenge.<p>Amongst the …

Orion test launch success: Will the Space Launch System succeed for crewed flight?

On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle into space. Orion made two looping orbits around our planet and then …

How did Orion withstand temperatures twice the melting point of steel?

In Florida, at the Kennedy Space Center, Molly White is cheering with her sister. Today the two space enthusiasts watched gleefully as the Orion spacecraft rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, circled Earth twice, and splashed down off the coast of Baja California in the Pacific Ocean at 10:29AM …

NASA's most ambitious spacecraft ever is about as smart as your phone

NASA's Orion spacecraft is being heralded as the saving grace of restless, star-gazing pioneers everywhere. And for good reason! It's the first real …

'There's your new spacecraft, America': Orion splashes back to Earth after historic test

<b>UPDATE: Dec. 5, 11:35 a.m. ET</b><p>NASA ushered in a new era for American spaceflight today with its successful test flight of its new Orion …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Space Exploration