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10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

The 2015 NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic; here are 64 reasons why

Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (64!) why.<p>The First Four is cool and all, and this year's quartet of opening games deserves credit for keeping us adequately occupied on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but let's be real: …

College Sports

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

6 Quick and Savory Stews

Food

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park

Changing Planet<p><i>Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are National Geographic Young Explorers recently back from the field. They’re currently producing maps of the future Patagonia National Park from their office in San Francisco. To learn more about their project, visit Maps for Good.</i><p>——-<p>The past nine …

How Super Typhoon Haiyan Compares to Some of the Worst Storms in History | WIRED

Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) is one of the most powerful tropical storms ever seen. In fact, it might end up wresting that title from …

This Is The FAA's Plan For Drone-Friendly Skies

Buried inside a dull bureaucratic tome is the future of flying robots in America.<p>The United States is one step closer to a more drone-filled future. The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates civilian flight in America, published a report yesterday titled <i>Integration of Civil Unmanned</i> …

Drones

After the Higgs hype, Cern still has as much purpose and passion as ever

You don't need to be a scientist to appreciate the excitement and sense of discovery that pervades Cern, the world's great mecca of particle physics. But what's it like to live and work there?<p>As the tram trundles through the suburbs of Geneva, a huge lit-up globe by the side of the road lets me …

Check Out The New Olympic Pictograms

One year ago we saw the curvy logo for the Rio 2016 games. Today, we get the rest of the graphic identity.<p>We still have two years and some change before the athletic elite descend upon Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic games, but preparations are, of course, already well underway. Along with stadiums …

Flotspotting: Nicolas Brouillac's Wine Vessels for Peugeot

Nicolas Brouillac hails from France, a country that takes their wine-drinking seriously. And while we saw that Peugeot once helped coffee drinkers …

Beautifully Constructed Time-Lapse Takes You on 100K-Photo Trip Around the World

Filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte has spent the last year traveling the globe and shooting more photographs than ever. From Belgium to Australia, he’s …

Photographer Chases the Perfect Eclipse Shot at 44,000ft and 500mph

Forget storm chasing, that’s a cinch when you compare it to what former NASA photographer Ben Cooper and some colleagues of his did last weekend: …

The Brilliant Colors of Autumn Photography in 10 Photos

Autumn holds a unique window of opportunities for photographers – vibrant colors can transform an otherwise mundane scene into a blanket of red, …

Photography

Collection of Self-Portraits with a Surreal, Conceptual Twist

Photographer Diggie Vitt’s work stretches the limits of reality in crazy ways that range from restrained to outrageously impossible. He experiments …

Northern California

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …