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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

<b>Location: Hawai'i<br>Established: August 1, 1916<br>Size: 333,000 acres</b><p>Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, on the "Big Island" of Hawai'i, offers the visitor a look at two of the world's most active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.<p>More than 4,000 feet high and still growing, Kīlauea abuts the southeastern …

National Parks

Explore the Largest Sand Dunes in North America

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: September 13, 2004<br>Size: 149,137 acres</b><p>Visitors to the Great Sand Dunes experience an undeniable sense of wonder, just as happens in so many of our most spectacular national parks. In contrast to the sudden shock of walking to the rim of the Grand Canyon, though, or …

National Parks

Death Valley National Park

<b>Location: California & Nevada<br>Established: October 31, 1994<br>Size: About 3.4 million acres</b><p>The largest national park south of Alaska, Death Valley is known for extremes: It is North America's driest and hottest spot (with fewer than two inches/five centimeters of rainfall annually and a record high of …

National Parks

These Striking Rock Formations Are up to 270 Million Years Old

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of dramatic beauty and serenity so remote that the nearest traffic light is 78 miles away.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> December 18, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 241,904 acres<p>The unifying geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. For a hundred miles its parallel …

National Parks

See Some of the Most Significant Rock Art in North America

Canyonlands National Park is a striking landscape of canyon mazes, unbroken scarps, and sandstone pillars.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> September 12, 1964<b><br>Size:</b> 337,598 acres<p>From the rim you glimpse only segments of the Green River and the Colorado River, which flow together at the heart of …

National Parks

Discover the Phantom-Like Rock Spires of Bryce Canyon

For millions of years water has carved Utah's rugged landscape.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> September 15, 1928<b><br>Size:</b> 35,835 acres<p>Perhaps nowhere are the forces of natural erosion more tangible than at Bryce Canyon. Its wilderness of phantom-like rock spires, or hoodoos, attracts more than one million …

National Parks

Visit Some of the Most Dramatic Canyons in the U.S.

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: October 21, 1999<br>Size: 30,750 acres</b><p>Sheer walls of dark gray stone rise more than 2,700 feet above the swift and turbulent Gunnison River to create one of the most dramatic canyons in the country. Deeper than it is wide in some places, this great slit in the Earth is so …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Rome Travel Guide

Travel Guides

Rome’s Hottest ‘Hood (Hint: It’s Not Vatican City)

Two millennia ago, gladiators, prostitutes, and politicians—Julius Caesar, for one—rubbed shoulders in <b>Monti, Rome,</b> a red-light district adjacent to the Forum and Colosseum.<p>Today Monti is again red hot. In this zone where something new is always opening, Italians gather for animated conversations …

Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome may be a city of high fashion and expensive tastes, but its rich history and art offer plenty of cultural sites that won't cost you a dime, including churches and most monuments. You don't have to look far for free activities in the Eternal City.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>Built between A.D. 118 and 125 as a …

Italy

National Geographic Travel

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> …

Hiking in Skye

There are two secrets to happy hiking in Scotland: waterproof clothing and lots of time.<p>Show up in the Highlands with a plan to reach such-and-such peak on such-and-such day, and Scotland will laugh in your face and spit rain at you. Better to draw a big circle around a set of calendar days and …

The A.V. Club's Cultural Commentary Comes to Flipboard

The A.V. Club’s Cultural Commentary Comes to Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>The A.V. Club, The Onion’s off-shoot for media criticism, …

Elegy of a race car driver

Sometime after 10:30 on a Thursday morning in May, after he'd had his cup of coffee, Dick Trickle snuck out of the house. His wife didn't see him go. He eased his 20-year-old Ford pickup out on the road and headed toward Boger City, N.C., 10 minutes away. He drove down Highway 150, a two-lane road …

Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to …

3D Printing

Surviving Whole Foods

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.<p>Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war. As I pull up this …

National Geographic Travel

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

Archives

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid

In this series, entitled <i>Bobtail Squid</i>, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.<p>Bretl was …

Photography

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Huge turnout at service, as those who …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

North Carolina county reconsidering ban on “Invisible Man”

The Randolph County Board of Education banned the American classic to satisfy one parent’s complaint<p>Following a national outcry over its decision to ban Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," one of the most important books on African American identity in contemporary American literature, North …

Roman “Holiday”

Thirty-five years after Roman Polanski served time in prison for unlawful sex with a minor—fleeing Hollywood for Europe only when Judge Laurence J. Rittenband threatened to re-incarcerate him—the notorious director’s punishment may have exceeded his crime. Dissecting one of the longest cases in …

Stalled in the Mirror Stage: Why the Jack Goldstein and Gretchen Bender Shows Leave Us Contemplating the Retro In Their Retrospectives

Jack Goldstein × 10,000<i>, the first American retrospective of the seminal Pictures artist, appeared this summer at The Jewish Museum in New York, May 10 - September 29, 2013.</i> Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill, <i>presented key multichannel video installations and single-channel videos at The Kitchen,</i> …

Art

A stirring exhibit explores the cultural fallout of residential schools

Tomorrow marks the end of Reconciliation Week in Vancouver, part of a cross-country series of hearings and events acknowledging the legacy of Canada's residential school system. Thousands are expected to take to the streets in a Sunday-morning walk, signalling their solidarity with indigenous …

Canada