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Bali volcano: Indonesia fears imminent Mt Agung eruption

<b>Indonesia has warned that the active volcano on the tourist island of Bali is entering a "critical phase", amid fears of an imminent eruption.</b><p>Hundreds of tremors were recorded on Monday at Mount Agung, in an increase of volcanic activity.<p>But officials also stressed they could not predict when it …

Natural Disasters

Bali Prepares For Devastating Volcanic Eruption

This month has been marked with a staggering number of geological and meteorological catastrophes. Powerful hurricanes have pummelled the Gulf of …

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

With Iran and Iraq digging out from a deadly earthquake, here are eight things to know about these seismic events.<p>At least 400 people are dead and more than 6,000 injured after a massive earthquake struck near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday.<p>The magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region just …

What Makes a Volcano Sacred?

Astronomers and Native Hawaiian activists agree that Mauna Kea is a portal to the universe, they just can't agree on how it should be used.<p>This story begins with an earth-cracking volcanic eruption. One million years ago, great ribbons of lava poured out of the sea floor, piled on top of one …

Telescopes

Reykjavik Art and Culture | What's On in Reykjavik, Iceland

This museum was founded in 1961 when industrialist and book publisher Ragnar Jónsson donated his personal art collection to the museum, which …

Pickled penises, rotten shark and other delicacies

According to meterologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson a series of lows are to be expected which means that the weather could become even worse than the …

Beautiful Photos of the Stealthy Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern screech owls are some of the most fascinating creatures. Reputed for being experts of camouflage, these nocturnal birds are generally found …

Tag: Landscaping 101

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japanese Zen Masters<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Landscaping 101: Biodynamics for the Edible Garden<p>by Clare Coulson<p>Pink Grasses: …

Landscaping

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Captain Scott's hut - a picture from the past

Sleeping quarters in the hut at Cape Evans, Antarctica. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, standing on the left and whose birthday it is today, wrote 'As Antarctic huts go, it was as palatial as is the Ritz, as hotels go' in his book The Worst Journey in the World

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National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Beautiful Timelapse Photograph Sequences of Iceland

With gorgeous mountain ranges, volcanoes, raging seas and a crystal clear sky with regular auroral activity, Iceland is a dream location for any …

Landscape Photography

Review: SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 (Fujifilm X Mount)

At last! The most rangefinder-like of the mirrorless camera systems has a 35mm equivalent lens! We’ve always been a fan of SLR Magic’s lenses here on …

Photography

Photographers Venture Inside an Active Volcano

Andrew and Luda, a pair of Kyrgyzstan photographers collaborate frequently, and they run a shared journal where they post their photographs of …

Landscape Photography

Congo collective won't mention the war

They are young. They are skilled. They are fed up with the dark narrative international media keep reporting on their region. Génération Elili, which …

Photographer Captures Rain Using Only Photo Paper and Light

What you see here is artwork showing the rain of Hawaii and Northern California. It’s from photographer Klea McKenna‘s project, “Rain Studies,” and …

CONTACT Photo Fest

Martin Parr, USA, New York City, 2001. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos<p>The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival runs through May 31st in Toronto, …

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Nature

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

Africa

Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …

Green Living Walls for Modern Homes

Each year, many among us pause for a moment and worry about the state of the planet’s health on each Earth Day. Some of us tend to make minor changes …

Interior Design

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

Furniture

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Sony world photography award winners – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/apr/25/sony-world-photography-award-winners-pictures<p>720<p>As the victors are announced in the Sony …

Winners of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang was announced as the Photographer of the Year, for her series of portraits of children and youths who survived the July 2011 massacre on the island of Utoeya, outside Oslo. This …

A Beautiful Video of the Daguerreotype Process

The way film photographers feel about digital photographers may be the way daguerreotype photographers feel about the film guys. Working with …