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Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Google Street View Reveals Grand Canyon

Changing Planet<p>Photo: Google<p>You’ve used Google’s Street View to navigate unfamiliar cities. Now, you can use it to explore a river.<p>Today, Google, in partnership with American Rivers, is launching the Colorado River Street View. The imagery features the iconic Grand Canyon — 286 miles of the river, …

Biggest Yellow “Hypergiant” Star Spotted

A jumbo star 1,300 times wider than the sun has surprised astronomers, who report it is the biggest yellow “hypergiant” star ever spotted. Dubbed HR 5171, the star is also surprising because a companion star was discovered orbiting it.<p>“The two stars are so close that they touch, and the whole …

Pharrell Williams Launches Denim Line Made From Recycled Ocean Debris

Changing Planet<p>Pharrell Williams (in trademark hat) introduces “RAW for the Oceans” at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC in February. (Photograph courtesy G-Star and Bionic Yarn)<p>Singer, songwriter, and producer Pharrell Williams has a hit new album out and collaborated on last summer’s …

Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite

Elongated lower jaw may have helped extinct porpoise probe the seafloor for food.<p>Talk about a jaw-dropping specimen: An extinct California porpoise was found to have a lower jaw extending well beyond the upper, the first known example of a mammal with a big underbite.<p>The fossilized porpoise, which …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before