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Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

My brothers and I

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The Coral Triangle: Amazon of the Oceans

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow James Morgan.<p>I’ve …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

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11 Grammatical Words And Terms That Sound Dirty

<i>By Liberty Hardy of Bookriot</i><p>Because I have the maturity level of an eight-year-old, here’s a list of grammar terms and words that sound dirty. Use them to excite the grammar lover in your life.<p><b>Interrobang</b><p><b>What it sounds like:</b> Getting it on. “We couldn’t sleep – the neighbors were making too much …

Think Sea Sponges And Coral Are Boring? Think Again.

Often thought of as merely colorful backdrops to complement more “exciting” marine life like sharks and stingrays, this high-magnification video …

Learning to Live in Harmony with Asian Elephants

I am passionate about elephants. Conserving them and other species we share this world with is something I consider to be my life’s work. So on this, …

Beavers Are Mysteriously Back in Britain—but Not Entirely Welcome

The government is concerned about the return of a destructive animal thought extinct.<p>Tom Buckley was overjoyed. Earlier this year the retired environmental scientist proudly documented the first family of beavers living wild in England since the species was hunted to near extinction in Britain …

Why yellow-bellied marmots thrive in urban setting

Elizabeth Addis, assistant professor of biology at Gonzaga University, and three senior biology majors are spending this summer researching why the …

Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a …

7 Green Hotels Eco-Friendly Travelers Will Absolutely Love

If you fancy yourself an eco-friendly traveler, then chain hotels just won't do.<p>Sustainable, ethical and oh-so green, these seven hotels will treat both you <i>and</i> the environment very well. Located in beautiful places around the world, these spots are all worth a place on your bucket list.<p><b>Penda</b> …