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Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Aspirin Taken Regularly Could Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

By: By Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 06/25/2013 04:16 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Taking aspirin regularly may reduce the risk of most types of colon cancer, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, people who took aspirin at least twice a week were 27 percent less likely to develop colon …

Health Care Reform Outreach Campaign Kicked Off By Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday kicked off its public education campaign to get the uninsured to sign up for health coverage, with a new call center and a revamped website intended as the market entry point for millions of new consumers.<p>The campaign is expected to …

Rusty the runaway red panda found, safe and sound

Rusty the red panda’s run through the wilds of Washington, D.C., is over.<p>Officials at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo confirmed Monday afternoon their runaway resident is on the way home.<p>Crews had been looking for the almost year-old red panda since 8 a.m. Monday, said Pamela Baker-Masson, a …

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …

NASA Set To Launch New Solar Satellite IRIS [Updated]

IRIS is designed to unravel one of the sun's best-kept secrets.<p>What is it?<p>This Wednesday, June 26, at approximately 10:27 p.m. (EDT), NASA will send a new solar explorer into orbit: the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). <b>[NASA just delayed the launch for 24 hours. Updated launch date:</b> …

Wendy Davis abortion filibuster ends in chaotic dispute over midnight vote

An attempt to block a controversial abortion bill in the Texas state legislature ended in chaos after a day of high procedural drama, led by state …

Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics Of Women's Suffrage Group

Started in 1888 by suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony, the National Council of Women of the United States still exists today in a small office near the United Nations.<p>On the organization's 125th anniversary, it teamed up with the University of Rochester to open an old safe painted with the words …

This 9-year-old Cancer Survivor Is Taking Back the Term 'Bucket List' (PHOTO)

This 9-year-old cancer survivor is on a mission to take back the term "bucket list." One game of "messy twister" at a time.<p>Maya, a third grader from Ohio who is battling a rare form of leukemia, wants to share her "bucket list for summer 2013" (below) to inspire others -- healthy or sick, old or …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Receives Stunning Entries

Entries for the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler photo contest have started to flood in, and as expected, many of them are spectacular.<p>Nearly 6,000 photos have been submitted to the competition (you can see all of the entries here), and we have to say, whoever's judging has their work cut …

Top 25 Most Ancient Historical Photographs

For times immemorial, people have tried to reproduce their surroundings into pictures of their own. They have used techniques of paintings, carving …

The Odd Beauty of Abandoned Landmarks

News<p>The Odd Beauty of Abandoned Landmarks (PHOTOS)<p>By Sean Breslin<p>March 13 2013 04:57 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>There's a special kind of beauty in a man-made …

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The Realization That Changed My Outlook on Life

Last December, someone said I'm one of the most happy, peaceful and well-balanced people she knows. I laughed. These are traits I deeply and consistently strive for but used to feel I fell way short of. At the time, when I saw things as going well, I was elated. But when I perceived things as …