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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 …

Yellowstone National Park

Earth’s Ozone on Bumpy Road to Recovery

Weather effects surprisingly shape the Antarctic ozone hole.<p><b>Last year the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica was surprisingly small. But don't get used to that, say atmospheric scientists. Rather than signaling a speedy recovery, the shrinkage was likely a sign of variable weather.</b><p><b>The ozone</b> …

18 Vintage Tech Ads Prove How Far We've Come

Computer advertisements didn't always feature silhouetted dancers rocking to indie music. Back when the tech was awkward and slow -- so were the ads.<p>"BRB, about to get banished from Eden."<p>"Honey, save some food. With how much this Apple computer costs, we won’t be able to afford to eat for a while."<p>…

Incredible, Jaw-Dropping Photos Of What Might Be The World's First Cat Selfie

Everything is different now.


Behind the Cover: Taking a Walk With Paul Salopek (and His Camels)

National Geographic's December cover image shows Salopek at the start of his epic seven-year trek.<p><b>A man and two camels. These simple elements dramatize a tale big and bold: the December National Geographic cover story on the first installment of author Paul Salopek's seven-year walk from Africa to</b> …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Pakistan earthquake: Hundreds dead in Balochistan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1013000/1013627_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518327129_bedc2c9cfbe57671855c21388b918939<p><b>A powerful earthquake has killed at least 328 people and wounded hundreds more in Pakistan's remote south-west province of Balochistan.</b><p>The 7.7-magnitude …

Bangladesh: Abdul Kader Mullah gets death penalty for war crimes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1011000/1011416_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518489471_4b3d4fb804e82bedfd25566d9e274a14<p><b>Bangladesh's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Islamist leader against his jail term for war crimes and sentenced him to death.</b><p>In February …

Air pollution kills millions each year, says study

Air pollution is considered to be one of the major environmental risks facing the world's population<p><b>Outdoor air pollution is estimated to contribute to more than two-and-a-half million deaths each year, a study has suggested.</b><p>It calculated that, each year, 470,000 people died as a result of ozone …

RT @pdacosta: Turkey protesters attacked by police water cannons near Istanbul's #Taksim square (photo by Yannis Behrakis) http://t.co/3GYFNfpwFf

Twitter Opens Up Its Analytics Platform To The Public

Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets.<p>The change was spotted by Christopher Penn, vice president of marketing technology at …

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2 Exclusive Clips From The "Breaking Bad" DVD

The second half of the final season begins Aug. 11 — remind yourself of how great the first half was.<p>When I think about <i>Breaking Bad</i> coming to an end, I feel excited about what's to come, angry that it will be over, scared it will disappoint me, and even more scared that whatever happens in the …


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Anti-Muslim Sentiment on the Rise in Europe, Asia

<i>Joe Raedle—AFP</i><p>U.S. State Department report on religious freedom raises alarm over violence against Muslim minorities in Pakistan.<p>The United States on …


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Pictures We Love: May

A desert oasis, nano flowers, and a "jet artist" feature among our photo editors' picks of the most interesting news pictures from May.

Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Happening

Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle, changing -- quite literally sometimes -- with the weather. The latest bit of evidence on this: Yale's April 2013 climate change survey, which found, among other things, that Americans' conviction that global warming is happening …