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What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …


Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …


Kinkajou, Panama

Wizard Nebula, Gravity Waves

The Wizard Nebula lights up, the sun reveals a dark spot, and a telescope spins in this week's best space pictures.

Rat Invaders: Islands Fighting Back Against Killer Rodents

The world's biggest rat-killing campaign underway on South Georgia Island.<p><b>South Georgia Island, a lonely British Antarctic territory in the far South Atlantic, has a rat problem.</b><p>Since the furry stowaways landed here aboard sealing and whaling ships in the 19th century, they've been wreaking …

5 Sky Events This Week: Meteors Peak, Four Worlds Meet

<b>The starry skies get busy this week with a minor meteor shower peaking, the moon showcasing a bright star cluster, and four neighboring worlds converging before daybreak.</b><p><b>Meteor Shower Peak.</b> The Southern Delta Aquarids will peak in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday. From a dark location away from city …

National Geographic Society - National Geographic Society

<b>Investing in Groundbreakers and Changemakers:</b> Each year we give more than 450 grants to scientists, educators, and storytellers around the world.

Will Earth's Ocean Boil Away?

Yes—a billion years from now, as the sun gets brighter. But could we make it happen sooner through climate change?<p><b>In his book Storms of my Grandchildren, noted climate scientist James Hansen issued the following warning: "[I]f we burn all reserves of oil, gas, and coal, there is a substantial</b> …

The Creatures of Kenya’s Forgotten Loima Hills

<i>Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working with team member Thomas Butynski to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog.</i><p>——-<p>Turkana is Kenya’s most remote district. Located west of Lake Turkana in the north-west corner of the country, Turkana …

Pictures: What's Inside a Space Suit? X-Rays Reveal All

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Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”

<b>Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength.</b><p>Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, <i>Scutisorex thori</i> is one of the most bizarre animals on Earth thanks to its supertough, interlocking spine, according to Bill …

How Old Is That Lion? A Guide to Aging Animals

Animals may not have birth certificates, but they do display telltale signs of aging.<p><b>It seems like every year, the world discovers a newest oldest animal.</b><p><b>Almost a decade ago, it was Ming, the 405-year-old clam. Then there was Jonathan, a giant tortoise who was touted as the world's oldest living</b> …