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Oldest Clam Consternation Overblown

Scientists didn't actually kill the world's oldest animal, a clam, just to find out how old it was.<p><b>Consternation over the death of the world's oldest-recorded animal, a 507-year-old clam nicknamed Ming, has earned marine researchers unhappy headlines worldwide.</b><p><b>But a closer look at the</b> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How to Catch One of the World’s Biggest Bats

Changing Planet<p><i>Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the spread of infections diseases to humans through bats consumed as bushmeat.</i><p>—-<p><i>Pteropus rufus,</i> the Madagascan Flying Fox, is the largest of the three species of Malagasy fruit bat, and the lone tree-rooster of the three. We’ve …

Viral

Text Message Saves Trapped Whale Shark

<b>The world’s largest fish species was the surprise catch of the day for some Indonesian fishers last month.</b><p>Men in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park were fishing for anchovies and small bait fish on October 8, but they caught more than they bargained for when they discovered a juvenile whale …

Whale Sharks

Which Do You Want First?

A new study makes the argument for bad before good—with some exceptions.<p>Do you want the good news or the bad news first?<p>It's the setup line to a well-worn genre of joke, but it's no laughing matter, according to Angela Legg, a Ph.D. student in psychology at the University of California, …

Psychology

Praying to the Maya Gods for Safe Passage Through an Underwater Cave

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><i>The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a</i> …

Archaeology

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Remembrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war

Art History

Top 10 bungee jumps in the world

Twenty-five years ago today, 28 people jumped off a bridge in New Zealand in the first ever organised bungee jump. To mark the anniversary we pick the world's best adrenaline dives<p>Have you ever done a bungee jump? Tell us about it in the comments below or share a video of your experience via …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 91<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

These Photos Of Threadbare Stuffed Animals Will Break Your Heart

Photographer Mark Nixon’s Much Loved series poignantly examines the beloved toys of our childhoods.<p>In Margery Williams’s classic children’s book <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, a stuffed bunny is transformed by the Nursery Fairy into a real rabbit for having earned the love of a child. In his new book <i>Much</i> …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

John Lennon's School Detention Sheets

If your parents got mad because you got detention, just tell them that the detention slip may be worth a lot of money one day once you're …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Mountaineering

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.

Moot

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …