David Rodd

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A Taste of Babylon

“Actually—I just finished high school!” explained the boy behind the counter.<p>He was tall, and young—only 19 years old, standing alone in the shaded stone farm building with shelves of wine bottles that shone, gold, pink, and red.<p>He wanted to call in one of the wine experts, someone who knew “more …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

Travel Photo Contest Winners

The Best Travel Photos of 2013

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>The 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> has been a long, strange, and beautiful trip. We loved every minute of it, and we hope you did, too.<p>Our panel of judges had their work cut out for them since the contest closed on June 30, sifting through more than …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Active Volcano Found Under Antarctic Ice: Eruption Could Raise Sea Levels

Inevitable eruption will speed up ice loss on frozen continent, study says.<p><b>A newly discovered volcano found buried beneath a thick layer of ice in Antarctica could speed up ice loss and raise global sea levels when it erupts, scientists say.</b><p>The finding, detailed in the current issue of <i>Nature</i> …

MAVEN Launches for the Red Planet

Wildlife<p>MAVEN thunders into the Florida sky as seen from Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Jon Brack<p>When MAVEN fires its thrusters and settles into Martian orbit next September, it will join a celebrity list of spacecraft already studying the red planet. Its launch today from Cape Canaveral, …

Manned Mission to Largest Known Asteroid Designed

Sending people to Ceres is no harder than sending them to Mars, study says.<p><b>Rocket scientists who have plotted a course for a human mission to the largest known asteroid, Ceres, say that such a voyage may not be much more challenging than sending people to Mars, according to a new study.</b><p>Research …

Flooding the Grand Canyon to Restore It

Wildlife<p>On November 11, officials from the U.S. Department of Interior started a “high-flow experimental release” from Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona. Instead of the dam’s normal flow rate of 5,000 to 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) downstream, the dam released about 34,100 cfs for 96 …

Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort

<b>Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort</b><p><b>by Austin J. Gallagher & Neil Hammerschlag</b><p>Scientists have been studying the population status of sharks for years and while the vulnerability, threatened status and biological importance of sharks has long-been well-recognized and documented …

The Skull Man Arrives

Changing Planet<p>After a day off for a field trip to other Cradle of Humankind sites yesterday, this morning, the expedition is back on in full swing.<p>“Batten hatches,” was the last item on the whiteboard at this morning’s briefing.<p>Most days by 6:30am the sun is baking us already, but today by 5:30 …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …