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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

The Impact of Energy Development on the Environment: A Look at Wildlife with Dr. Michael Hutchins

Changing Planet<p>As much as I was awed by the poverty-stricken nation of India on a recent visit, and what many westerners would consider deplorable conditions, I was impressed by the country’s “green movement,” which is rapidly emerging on the subcontinent.<p>South Asia’s largest nation will soon …

Expert Voices: Mark Watts, Director, Arup

Changing Planet<p>Last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘Physical Science’ report should end debate that human activity is causing climate change and that the risks are potentially catastrophic.<p>As George Monbiot, the British environmental journalist, put it, the IPCC’s report is …

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Beaver Butts Emit Goo Used for Vanilla Flavoring

<b>Just in time for holiday cookie season, we’ve discovered that the vanilla flavoring in your baked goods and candy could come from the anal excretions of beavers.</b><p>Beaver butts secrete a goo called castoreum, which the animals use to mark their territory. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists …

MacArthur Genius Working to Bring Sight to the Blind

Sheila Nirenberg didn't think a prosthetic eye was possible. Now, she's seeing the light of the future.<p><i>"This year's class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity," said Cecilia Conrad, vice president of the</i> …

Behind the Shot: Paddling Out and Missing a Huge Wave Off Namotu Island, Fiji

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>“I hope I get under this,” was the thought going through surfer <b>Sean Woolnough</b>‘s mind as he rose on this wave, named Love Shacks, off Namotu Island, Fiji. Woolnough had just paddled out for the first wave, missed it, and turned …

Bay Area Premiere

Coast Modern is an independent documentary by Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard that traces the roots of West Coast Modern architecture. Featuring …

PBS app icon goes flat, stays classic - The Fox Is Black

Browsing through Dribbble I came across this shot by David Wilder, associate creative director of PBS, who shares just how great the iconic PBS logo …

The Ultimate Beer Infographic Just Got Even More Ultimate

What happens when you’re a Brooklyn-based illustration studio that releases an absurdly, ridiculously, profusely detailed chart of beer? Unable to top this perfect intersection of high-minded design and sudsy, sudsy illustration, do you just pop a cold one and close up shop? Or do you put a fresh …

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