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The Army Has Partially Blocked Access to The Guardian

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Army has responded to a series of stories from the <i>Guardian</i> revealing the extent of NSA …

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic …

Dogs dressed as their owners - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jun/27/dogs-dressed-as-owners-in-pictures<p>720<p>Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has spliced …

Poignant Photos of Animals Living in Captivity

Animals in captivity are always a double edged sword. While zoologists will always try their best to provide the finest care and simulate wild life …

Wildlife

Fantastic Frog Photography by Peter Reijners

In 2008, Peter Reijners started taking photos and soon became really passionate about macro photography. He currently uses a Canon 5D Mark III and …

Photography

Collection of Portraits of People Exposing Their Insecurities

Insecurities afflict everybody. What perhaps sets apart one individual from the next is how each person deals with these flaws or perceived …

Self-help

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Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Forests

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature Photography

The 10 best Roald Dahl characters – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/15/10-best-roald-dahl-characters<p>720<p>As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical makes its …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …