Kristina Hecht

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Staff Picks: Best Cars of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

American West bakes in 'brutal' heatwave as temperatures approach world record

America's Western states are suffering a blistering heatwave as thermometers creep towards the highest temperatures ever recorded on earth.<p>California's Death Valley, notorious for its suffocating heat, was predicted to see temperatures hit 129F (53C), close to the world-record high of 134F (57C) …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth’s Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

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An amazing sand sculpture

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

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Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Cliff House on Big Sur Coast, California, USA

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …