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Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Rare Views of Yosemite

Two photographers explore the park off the beaten path.<p>Explore the night sky in Yosemite National Park from the top of Echo Ridge—all in the first eight seconds of the video.<p>California-based photographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill spent more than ten months backpacking across Yosemite …

National Parks

Watch an Incredible Time-Lapse Video of Severe Thunderstorms

Capturing footage of thunderstorms on the Great Plains can be risky.<p>Photographer Nicolaus Wegner loves a good storm chase—one of several reasons he produced a new time-lapse video called "Stormscapes."<p>His footage captures the formation of powerful thunderstorms developing over the Great Plains. …

Weather

2013's Most Amazing Sports Photos

2013 was a year of impossibilities come true — from a 64-year-old’s swim to Florida from Cuba to a football win fought out in eight inches of snow. Elsewhere, a bitter rivalry plays out, and the World Series brings a community together after tragedy. Ahead, find out top 10 sports moments of</i> …

New Record for Coldest Place on Earth, in Antarctica

Scientists measure lowest temperature on Earth via satellites.<p><b>If you think this winter is cold, be glad you're not in Antarctica.</b><p><b>Using new satellite data, scientists have measured the most frigid temperature ever recorded on the continent's eastern highlands: about -136°F (-93°C)—colder than dry</b> …

Science Addresses The Problem Of Pee Splashback

Brigham Young University's Splash Lab looks into the dynamics of the male urine stream.<p>They call themselves "wizz kids." Todd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University's Splash Lab, a research lab studying the physics of fluids, have been using high-speed cameras to examine exactly what …

Alex Honnold on Deep-Water Soloing in Oman, His 2014 Plans

We recently launched a new weekly video series called Zero to 60, a 60-second edit of cinematic adventure video released every Tuesday in partnership with our friends at Camp 4 Collective. This week’s video features climber Alex Honnold deep-water soloing in Oman, which is the subject of a feature …

Climbing

Flashback

Photograph by H.E. Park, National Geographic Stock<p>December 2012<p>PARKING IT<p>“In the scenic heart of the Sequoia National Park,” noted the January 1917 <i>National Geographic</i>, “the only section of the magnificent 160,000-acre playground…accessible to motor-driven and horse-drawn vehicles, stands a group of …

Travel Photography

Tech and Science

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Science

Canada’s Sweetest Secret

Ask a Canadian about his favorite dessert and “<b>Nanaimo bar</b>” (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is the likely reply. Named for the harbor town on Vancouver Island, the no-bake treat has sweetened the collective Canadian memory for decades.<p>The three-layer dessert — a textured crust (chocolate, coconut, almonds, …

Canada

Beer Gut: Man’s Belly Brews Own Beer

<b>Free beer might sound like heaven to some tailgaters on this football weekend, but consider the case of a man whose tummy was fermenting its own brew.</b><p>Suspected for five years of being a “closet drinker,” the 61-year-old man showed up in 2009 at a Texas emergency room with a blood alcohol …

Alcohol

The Other MacDonalds

I never tasted crushed popcorn dust atop sweet and salty corn soup or whisky foam or caramelized grapefruit—until I came to Skye.<p>Arriving in Scotland, I expected haggis and herring, potatoes and porridge—but when I licked my first spoon of morning porridge at Kinloch Lodge, I was hit with the most …

Scotland

Blue Ghost Fireflies, North Carolina

North Carolina

Moose, British Columbia

British Columbia

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Forests

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Photo of the Day: Best of June 2013

Travel Photography