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11 Adorable Freaks of Nature You Must See to Believe

1. Ankole-Watusi<p>via wikicommons<p>Look at the horns on this thing! They're way too big for the body of any cow that isn't a steed on some kind of …

Zoology

How five became one: the odd history of horses' hooves

We’re so used to seeing horses, we often forget just what a bunch of weirdos they are. Let’s start with their feet: can you name another animal with only one hoof? If you said cow, sheep or goat, then you need to take a closer look next time you’re on the farm, because they all have two hooves per …

Habitats

'Looks good enough to eat': inside the home of Japan's fake food industry

With a gentle swish through hot water, and some deft tearing and shaping, Kurumi Kono turns a rectangular sheet of white and green wax into what, improbably, is quickly coming to resemble an iceberg lettuce.<p>Kono makes it look deceptively easy. “Place it in your hands and pull out the edges like …

Japan

Donald Trump among mourners as 'America's pastor' Billy Graham is laid to rest

The late Reverend Billy Graham, spearhead of an evangelical Christian movement that touched millions worldwide and who provided spiritual counsel to several US presidents, returned for good to his North Carolina home on Friday.<p>President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the …

What if the dinosaurs had survived?

If the dinosaurs hadn’t been wiped out in a mass extinction 66 million years ago, the world would look very different today…<p><i>Artist’s impression of</i> …

This Vibrant Colonial City Is in a Volcanic Hot Spot

Despite its vulnerable position, Antigua hosts a colorful collection of well-preserved churches and ruins dating back to the 16th century.<p>Set against the towering backdrop of Volcán de Agua, the city of Antigua, Guatemala, is a colorful collection of church steeples, historic buildings, and …

South America

London’s Famous Seven-Foot-Wide ‘Gap House’ Is Now for Sale

At just seven feet and seven inches wide, the aptly named “Slim House” in London’s upward-trending Clapham neighborhood might be the narrowest slice …

10 Vegetarian Staples That Are Always on My Shopping List

The best way to ensure I eat wholesome, filling vegetarian meals every week is to stock up on the right ingredients at the grocery store. If my …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors of the Last 100 Years

(Image credit: GardenWeb)<p>Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the …

ScienceAlert Deal: 10 Unique Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Levitating moon light anyone?<p>Anyone can appreciate a gadget that can make everyday life a bit easier or more fun. However, there's plenty of products …

The $70 Million Bitcoin Hack Was the 4th Largest Breach in Cryptocurrency History

And some think it could be an inside job.<p>Just as bitcoin trading hit record highs this week, hackers made off with nearly $70 million from a major …

Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Found in Record-Breaking Fossil Haul

The well-preserved eggs illuminate how the winged reptiles bred—and how their babies may have behaved.<p>In a world first, paleontologists working in northwestern China have discovered a cache of hundreds of ancient eggs laid by pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Some …

Paleontology

21 Genius Breakfast Recipes for Brighter Mornings

Breakfasts have always been among the more enduring and life-improving Genius Recipes—the olive oil & maple granola loved fervently by all, the oatmeal ratio you should memorize, the 15-second shortcut to custardy scrambled eggs. Here are 21 ways to start your day with your kitchen giving you a …

Breakfast

Amazing Green Route in Thailand

Explore Thailand's historic regions and witness its commitment to environmental preservation.<p>The Amazing Green Route, one of Thailand’s 7 Greens activities, takes travelers on a journey through Thailand’s carefully preserved natural beauty and culture. The sample itineraries featured in this route …

National Parks

Office of Architecture includes rooftop bedroom suite in Brooklyn row house overhaul

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture has completely gutted and expanded a local row house for an architect, jewellery designer and their two …

Architecture

First Venice and Barcelona: now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe

With the continent sweltering under a heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, tempers have been boiling over, too, as a wave of anti-tourism protests take place in some of Europe’s most popular destinations. Yet, as “tourism-phobia” becomes a feature of the summer, the World Tourism Organisation(UNWTO)has …

Europe

Charming Italian farmhouse hides a surprisingly modern interior in Tuscany

Lenzi + Baglini Architetti architects transformed a 16th-century Italian farmhouse into a beautiful contemporary home without compromising the …

Comic Artist Illustrates Humorous and Heartwarming Moments with His Wife

In his heartwarming series of illustrations, Tel Aviv-based artist Yehuda Adi Devir presents an illustrated look at married life. Based on real-life exchanges with his wife, Maya, Devir's sweet and silly relationship comics are sure to put a smile on your face.<p>To Devir, each and every interaction …

How to prepare for a long-distance trek

Your first long-distance, multi-day trek on a big trail can feel intimidating, with kit, fitness and safety all concerns. Here’s how to get ready, …

Hiking

Hundreds of Nova Scotia bikers escort bullied 10-year-old boy to school

'He's now one of our brothers,' said biker Mike Basso from the Cape Breton Bike Rally.<p>Hundreds of bikers in Nova Scotia, Canada helped give a …

France road trip: Perpignan, Cathar castles and the Spanish border

<b>Perpignan</b> is the most Spanish of French cities. With its ginger-pink facades, lines of palm trees and packed fiesta calendar, it’s an attractive, passionate city, ideal for a beach holiday or to visit the caves and castles of ancient <b>Roussillon</b>. Spend a day exploring the Palace of the Kings of …

European Travel

Ireland Travel: 14 Natural Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

Ireland is a world of ancient landscapes and great legends. With lush, green hills and cobblestone streets, Irish scenery is among the most …

Conserve elephants. They hold a scientific mirror up to humans

THE symbol of the World Wide Fund for Nature is a giant panda. The panda’s black-and-white pelage certainly makes for a striking logo. But, though …

Wildlife

National Geographic Photo Ark Illuminates Endangered Species Day With Stunning Images – National Geographic Blog

Wildlife<p><b>National Geographic Photo Ark animals “takeover” of New York and other major U.S. cities today, Endangered Species Day, marks the launch of the #SaveTogether campaign aimed at saving species.</b><p>For many species, time is running out, which is why on Endangered Species Day, the National …

Extinction

The Duchess Of Cambridge: Making Of A Vogue Centenary Cover

There is a heavy mist hanging over the landscape as we drive through quiet, immaculate Norfolk villages to the location for the photo shoot with HRH …

Staggered Family Home With Custom Furnishings

This lovely family home is set in Madrid, Spain and was designed by the architects at Egue y Seta in 2015. The residence is not particularly large, …

iPhone’s high ‘failure rate’ gives Android the edge on reliability

iOS might be the “world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” according to Apple, but it isn’t the most reliable, according to a new study.<p>New data shows that iPhone’s “performance issues and high failure rates” over the last year make Android more stable. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are said to be …

7 cool ways to reuse an old laptop

Breathe new life into your dusty relic of a portable PC.<p>Everything old is new again. That applies not just to bell-bottoms and cassette tapes (seriously, tapes are staging a comeback), but also your old tech.<p>You've already learned how to repurpose an old tablet; now let's focus on that laptop …

Linux

Joel Sartore: The man who takes studio photos of endangered species

<b>American wildlife photographer Joel Sartore is fighting to save endangered species by making us fall in love with them.</b><p>Joel Sartore had been a National Geographic wildlife photographer for 15 years when his wife, Kathy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. With three young children at home, he took a …