Mark Weir

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Nature’s Fury Revealed in These Spellbinding Time-Lapses

A photographer relentlessly pursues the perfect storm.<p>Come spring, the air over Tornado Alley begins to crackle and neon lightning whips across the denim sky: Nature’s brazen declaration that storm season has arrived in the southern plains of the United States.<p>For many, the telltale signs—dark, …

Weather

Robert Kelly: my minor mistake turned family into YouTube stars

American academic whose live BBC interview was interrupted by his children has talked about becoming an internet sensation<p>An American academic who became an internet sensation late last week, after his live Skype interview was gatecrashed by his children, has broken his silence to speak about his …

Wall Street

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

A Memorable Book About Forgetting

Seasoned science writer and <i>Scientific American</i> opinion editor, Michael Lemonick, takes on the mysteries and miracles of human memory in his latest book, <i>The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love</i>. A well-researched, engaging and accessible combination of brain science and biography, <i>The</i> …

Wall Street

Eyewitness: St Joseph, US

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

Lake Michigan

747 Pilot Captures Breathtaking Pictures of Storms and Skies

When it comes to spectacular scenery, few people get a better view than airline pilots. But instead of keeping those beautiful panoramas to himself, …

David Guetta - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia (Official Video)

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 …

Images From the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us, gathered below. Last year’s competition attracted over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. Entries will be accepted until January 5, 2016. All …

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

This recipe calls for brioche, an enriched bread that makes a lovely, buttery pudding, but you could use any bread that you have on hand. Stale …

Breakfast

'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

National Parks

Photo of the Day: Best of October

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from October.<p>As the new editor of Photo of the Day, I’ve been getting to know what inspires you—every day. For October, animals and landscapes dominated your favorites, which I’m sure is no …

Nature

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Travel

On Location: Five Scene-Stealing ‘Star Wars’ Sets

They may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but exotic locales such as the soaring sand dunes of Abu Dhabi and Iceland’s bubbling calderas help give <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b>—which hits theaters in December—an otherworldly spirit similar to the original trilogy’s.<p>Die-hard fans ritually tour Star …

Pictures of the day: 11 November 2015 - Telegraph

Boris Johnson

The Best Photos From Your Shot: Volcanoes and More Volcanoes!

Every day here at National Geographic, our photo editors look through somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 images that are uploaded to our photo community, Your Shot. Of those images, 12 are selected to shine in what we call the Daily Dozen. And from THOSE, only one is chosen. And by chosen, I mean …

National Parks

7 Award-Winning Organizations Driving Social Change Throughout The World

This year’s winners of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship are making an inspiring impact.<p>Every year, the Skoll Foundation announces the winners of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, a $1.25 million prize for social entrepreneurs to scale up their impact. This year’s winners …

Brides

Bill Gates predicts 'almost no poor countries' by 2035

As snowy Davos becomes engulfed in the hustle and bustle of another World Economic Forum, Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the opportunity to deliver an upbeat message in his annual newsletter.<p>The 25-page report, written by Gates and his wife Melinda, who are co-chairs of theBill & Melinda Gates …

Bill Gates

HSE takes legal advice on payments to ex head of CRC

Concerns over whether board adhered to company law with payment of €740,000 retirement package to Paul Kiely<p>Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 01:00<p>Video<br>• Images<p>The …

Enda Kenny

Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer struck by lightning

Iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro sees right thumb damaged by lightning strike<p>The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm.<p>Officials said Friday that the right thumb was chipped, apparently by a lightning strike Thursday night.<p>The middle …

Rio De Janeiro

The Other Critics: Wells Slams Bistro at Villard Michel Richard; Richman Finds Fish & Game Underwhelming

This week, Adam Platt awarded two stars to Villard Michel Richard for its “technically sophisticated cooking,” but he wasn’t a fan of the “uneven …

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer.<p><b>Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US</b> reports Chris Mooney at <i>MotherJones</i>, as a large portion of the polar vortex, the mass of cold air that normally sits over the Arctic, broke off and moved south into the US, due to a weakening jetstream - think of it as a polar …

Climate

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Jeff Bezos

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

Duck Dynasty Mess Revealed That Not All Fundamentalists Live in the Bible Belt

<i>Duck Dynasty</i> patriarch Phil Robertson’s victory over the A&E network, which sheepishly reinstated him late Friday, is a rare culture-war victory for …

20 Adorable Animals Who Are in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is now only a few days away! If you haven't quite gotten into the holiday spirit, do we have something for you. Today, we've put together some of the most hilarious and heartwarming photos of animals who are happily celebrating this wonderful time of the year. Whether they're donning …

Cute

Adorable Kitten Photo Taken with a Fisheye Lens

Steyr, Austria-based photographer Henrik Spranz took this incredibly adorable photo of a young kitten using a fisheye lens. Spranz calls the photo <i>Curiosity</i>, stating, “A fisheye and a kitten can be a perfect combination. A little kitten doing its first outdoor adventure.” Love how its sparkling blue …

Cute

Irish activists step up campaign to criminalise paying for sex

Ireland appears to be moving inexorably towards the "Nordic model" on prostitution, with cross-party support for moves to target punters by criminalising paying for sex.<p>Recent research suggests that on any given day there are about 800 sex workers online in Ireland. But the industry has changed …