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Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

Captivating Wildlife Portraits Celebrate the Soul and Individuality of Africa’s Animals

For the past 13 years, French photographer Laurent Baheux has been documenting the majestic wildlife of Africa, highlighting the animals' beauty and strength while also emphasizing their vulnerability in the midst of shrinking natural habitats. “I take photographs based on my gut instinct,” Baheux …

New Zealand's new ocean sanctuary will be one of world's largest protected areas

The Kermadec ocean sanctuary, in the South Pacific and spanning 620,000 sq km, expands an existing reserve surrounding the Kermadec Islands<p>New Zealand will create one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, spanning an area of 620,000 sq km.<p>The Kermadec ocean sanctuary will be one of …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

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BBC

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

12 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

For Bob Chapman, CEO of the $2 billion, 9,000-employee Barry-Wehmiller, the duties of an outstanding leader can be summed up in a 12-step checklist.<p>What should great leaders do at their jobs every day?<p>That basic question--asked by a manager at Barry-Wehmiller (B-W), a $2 billion capital equipment …

Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal

Mount Everest,Nepal,Mountaineering,Nepal earthquake 2015,World news,South and Central Asia,Climbing holidays,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Travel,Nepal holidays,Asia<p>Nepalese officials plan to introduce ban on novices, as well as disabled, old and very young people, in effort to improve …

Mountaineering

Georgia Aquarium loses legal battle over beluga whales

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium has lost a legal battle to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, a federal judge ruled Monday.<p>The aquarium sued …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

6 Habits Of Aspiring Leaders

If you want to lead, you can’t only be good at the job you already do. Start brushing up on your leadership skills right now.<p>Facebook wouldn’t be Facebook had Mark Zuckerberg decided to stay a programmer. At a certain point, anyone with talent and a great idea needs to stop executing and start …

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

See Instagram Photos of the Supermoon Eclipse From All Around the World

Sunday night’s supermoon eclipse elicited awe, wonder and some pretty stellar amateur Instagram photography skills from around the world. Whether …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Four Personality Styles All Leaders Need to Recognize

What exactly makes someone a good leader? It's a tough question to answer, largely because there are very few personality traits that are universal to all of them. Think of Gandhi, Napoleon, George Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr. - undeniably four of the greatest leaders of all time, yet …

‘Mesmerizing’ Drone Video of a Paddleboarder Gives Some Perspective on Just How Huge Whales Really Are

Just how huge are whales compared to humans? An aerial video shot by a drone compared these large aquatic mammals to a nearby paddleboarder, giving just the right perspective.<p>Videographer and drone pilot Jaimen Hudson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he heard of the whales not far off …

Animals attacking drones

They've already made up their minds about annoying buzzing noises we humans are in two minds about.

Why Does My Cat... Not Like to Be Held?

iStockphoto<p>Cat refuse to snuggle with you while you relax on the couch? Join the cat owners’ club! Only the cuddliest kitties will tolerate being …

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

We think we know what makes a good leader, but psychologists have shown we’re often wrong.<p>What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that’s such a perennial question is because it’s so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the …

Exclusive Video: First "Glowing" Sea Turtle Found

Scientists diving recently near the Solomon Islands made an illuminating discovery: The first biofluorescent reptile ever recorded.<p>Yes, this sea turtle is glowing neon green and red. No, it's not radioactive.<p>The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is the first reptile scientists have seen …

Another Deadly Snake Species Discovered In Australia

The Kimberley death adder is said to be one of the most venomous snakes in the world.<p>Scientists say they’ve discovered a new species of deadly snake in Australia: the Kimberley death adder.<p>The snake is named for the remote region of Kimberley, located in Western Australia. The adder is endemic to …

How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You

The brain’s wiring patterns can shed light on a person’s positive and negative traits, researchers report in <i>Nature Neuroscience</i>. The finding, …

There May Now Be A Whole New Reason To Take Aspirin

New research suggests it can improve cancer patients' survival. But that's just one of the ways it can save lives.<p>Evidence suggests that aspirin can improve cancer patients' chances of survival. A study presented at the European Cancer Congress has found that people with various kinds of …

10 Most Beautiful US Towns To Visit In The Fall

<i>Stowe, Vermont (Flickr: My Discovery)</i><p>If you're looking for picturesque foliage this fall to capture on your kid's Instagram or your own Pinterest account, you needn't go far. Whether you live on the East Coast and have access to New England or upstate New York, or you're on the West Coast in …

New England

The sensual beauty of Zion's dangerous canyons

Terry Tempest Williams is a conservationist, author and Utah native who spent her childhood summers in Zion National Park. She has written extensively about the Southwest and has served on the governing council of the Wilderness Society. After a flash flood Sept. 14 killed seven canyoneers in …

Hiking

10 Incredible Places Across the World Where You Can Observe Animals in Their Natural Habitat

For the animal lover, seeing an animal in captivity is no way to see an animal at all. So we’re lucky to live in a time where it’s increasingly easy …

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>Kangaroo Island, South Australia<p>Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean<p>Shark Island, New South Wales

Australia

Newly identified remains of World War II Marine killed at Tarawa heading home

The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remote Pacific atoll during World War II.<p>First Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman died at age 33 while leading Marines against entrenched Japanese forces during a three-day …

Pope Francis visits 9/11 memorial in New York – in pictures

Pontiff prays at the 9/11 memorial in New York, before greeting families and attending a multi-faith service

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