Sherly Widjaja

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The Secret Meanings Behind Your 30 Favorite Flowers

Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion?<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

Weddings

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Eastern Europe

National Geographic Travel

Photography

The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.

3 Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid

To get your metabolism moving...<p>Most people are familiar with the relationship between the thyroid and body weight. The thyroid is the master gland in our neck that controls all metabolic processes in the body, i.e. your metabolism. If you are eating the right foods and getting adequate movement …

Read This Before Grocery Shopping

“I sat in the parking lot, ripped open the bag of M&M’s and gobbled them as fast as I could,” one of my clients recently told me. She had gone to the …

Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?

A scientist has connected infertility in pigs to compounds in plastic bags.<p>A strange catastrophe struck Spain's pig farmers in the spring of 2010. On 41 farms across the country—each home to between 800 and 3,000 pigs—many sows suddenly ceased bearing young.<p>On some farms, all the sows stopped …

Pollution

Newly Discovered Crickets Make World’s Highest Pitched Love Song

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Katydids are well known for their vocal prowess, with males communicating with distant females by rubbing their wings together.</b><p><b>But Supersonus, a newly identified genus of insect that comprises three recently discovered species of katydid (also known as a bushcricket), is in a</b> …

Zoology

Value of the High Seas for Life on Earth Highlighted in New Report

A comprehensive look at international waters nets some surprising results.<p>The economic and ecological role of the high seas should no longer be ignored, argues a new report.<p><b>The high seas perform the equivalent of billions of dollars of work in removing carbon from our atmosphere and are critical to</b> …

Conservation

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

There's some scientific evidence that "Take two jokes and call me in the morning" is a worthwhile prescription. But not much.<p>We all want to believe that laughter is good for what ails us, but the science backing that up is thin. Most studies have been small and have relied on self-reported …

Medicine

The Art of Mindful Photography

I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a challenge. …

Mindfulness

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

Lessons From the Woman Who Discovered the BRCA Cancer Gene

Sometimes the most stunning advances in science are based on a hunch that a dedicated investigator just can’t shake.<p>That was the case with …

10 Incredible Nature Shots in 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

For the last few months, we've been showing you many of the outstanding entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. From Mirror Wave, a perfect mirror reflection caught amongst the gorgeous red rock in Arizona, to Floating Car, a stunning reflection of a car shot at the world's …

Stunning Underwater Shipwreck Portraits Taken Off the Shores of Bali

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong, who wowed us with his shockingly creative photos of a man on fire, is no stranger to epic concepts and photo shoots. His most recent adventure may have been one of his most ambitious yet: a large-scale shoot involving two models, seven divers, and an …

Scuba Diving
Fungi

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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Tibet

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

Amazing

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

12 Gorgeous Grecian-Inspired Wedding Gowns

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer who Inspired Bob Dylan Song, Dies at Age 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.<p>He …

Bob Dylan

The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …