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This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

Switzerland

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Sunset at Lower Peirce Reservoir in Singapore - HDR

Lightning Strikes

The phenomenal northern lights – in pictures

Photographer and tour guide Andy Keen has spent 6,000 hours photographing the northern lights. Here's a taster of some of the 150,000 shots he's amassed. These were taken in Norway and Lapland Continue reading...

Finding jeong in South Korea

I was riding one of those pimped out intercity buses you can get for an extra W5000 — the ones with wide seats that can recline to almost horizontal. …

Web editor @worldmatt continues his journey through Istanbul. Here, bread making!

How to train a deadly komodo dragon

Cate Blanchett: 'You know you're a pessimist when you win an Oscar and think, "Oh God, I've peaked"'

<b>I've always been pale.</b> It's partly to do with being from Australia, where the hole in the ozone layer is at its most intense, and partly to do with my mother, who very quickly put an end to me sunbathing in baby oil as a teenager. I would go red as a lobster. She told me to accept what I had.<p><b>I lost</b> …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

How to rebuild the Republican brand

<b>The Republican Party drew its lowest approval ratings in history during the US government shutdown and debt ceiling impasse. Political strategists offer five recommendations for how to rebuild the party's brand.</b><p>1. Move on from Ronald Reagan<p>Republican strategist Ford O'Connell notes the party cites …

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Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

Why millions love Elise Andrew's science page Elise Andrew's entertaining and informative Facebook page, I Fucking Love Science, is adding up to 15,000 followers a day http://gu.com/p/3j87v/fb Photograph: Katherine Rose for the Observer

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Delta Investigating Incident Where Child Flew To Vegas Without A Boarding Pass

The 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas on Thursday passed through three security checkpoints at the …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

South America

The Truth About Doing Good

A plethora of recently published articles have panned “voluntourism” as little more than salve for bleeding-heart rich folks (here’s one example, and another). The problem is, it’s rarely that simple.<p>Most volunteers <i>want</i> to do good, but whether or not “good” results from their efforts is up for …

The language of photography

Photography and technical jargon go together like a DSLR and a hot shoe mounted flash. If you're new to photography there's a lot of lingo to know, particularly around the camera and its equipment. There's ISO, White Balance, RAW, etc.<p>It can be intimidating to try and navigate the world of …

Landscape Photography

Interesting Photo of the Day: Looking Through a Lens

While it’s common practice in photography to attach your lens to the camera before shooting, there are some beautiful exceptions to that rule. The …

Photos