Natalie Dickson

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A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

23 Ingenious Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend <i>fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five</i> …

Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing

It's well-known that our favorite fairy tales started out darker than the ones Disney animators brought to life. But you might be surprised by how much darker the originals were.<p>For the first time, a new translation of the Brothers Grimm's tales reveals exactly how unsanitized and murderous the …

Poem of the week: The service sector by Lee Harwood

A comic portrait of a seaside town is undercut by unease about the economy that shrinks its residents to mere toys for business<p>A faintly comic spectre haunts the bright postcard-pastoral of this week’s poem, The service sector by Lee Harwood. The title gives us a clue, prepares us for possibilities …

This Single Protein Influences How Your Brain Copes With Stress

Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.<p>New research has suggested that …

How Britain got a sexual education

A Wellcome Collection exhibition on 100 years of sexology shows how the scandalous gradually becomes mainstream<p>'Go back to your own country and preach your dirty methods there. Decent English people are disgusted at your filthy suggestions … Sexual gratification is not the only thing that makes …

How Elephant Teeth Taught Scientists Extinction Exists

In 1796, Georges Cuvier convinced his fellow researchers that some bones belonged to a species that no longer roamed the Earth.<p>At the end of the 18th century, Georges Cuvier was thinking quite seriously about elephant teeth. He was working in Paris, in the National Museum of Natural History, where …

World's weirdest science studies

There are lots of times we explore the serious side of science. This isn’t one of them.<p>From hamsters on Viagra to how regularly to swear, Head squeeze’s Greg Foot and Hannah Fry look at some of the silliest experiments carried out in the name of science.<p><i>For more videos subscribe to the</i> Head squeeze</i> …

History of science books: Pickstone Prize shortlist announced

A new biennial prize will be awarded this year by the British Society for the History of Science for “the best scholarly book in the history of science (broadly construed) in English”. It is named in honour of Professor John Pickstone, the University of Manchester historian of science, technology …

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Seven reasons to visit Toronto now

Toronto can sometimes feel like it's second or third fiddle to Canada's other major cities. It isn't as pretty as its West Coast cousin Vancouver, and it doesn't have the same <i>je ne sais quoi</i> as Montréal. But with the attention brought by the Pan American Games in 2015, more people are thinking of …

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December 2014

Travel tips: festive Denmark, plus this week’s top deals

Take me there: Aarhus, Denmark<p><b>Why go?</b><br>If there’s one thing the Scandinavians do even better than edgy crime fiction, it’s Christmas: cosy bars serving gløgg (mulled wine), ice-skating rinks, twinkling Christmas markets and, if you’re lucky, a sprinkling of snow. Aarhus is used to playing second …

Shepard Fairey’s Favorite Street Art Cities

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Artist and graphic design activist <b>Shepard Fairey</b> gets his best inspiration from <b>Hong Kong</b>’s mix of Chinese and Western signage, iconography, and architecture. “It’s unique to anywhere I’ve been, incredibly dense and textured, and there are details to look at everywhere,” he …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab</b> …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

6 reasons to take a career break NOW!

Stop making excuses. We found the most common reasons people give themselves for not making the leap – and rightfully shredded them to obscurity<p>1. It …

Expert guide to Moscow

Essential information<p><b>British Embassy</b> (00 7 495 956 7200; ukinrussia.fco.gov.uk), Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 01 (fire), 02 (police), 03 (ambulance) – though English is not generally spoken<p><b>Tourist office and information:</b> there are no tourist offices in Moscow<p>The</b> …

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The foodie traveller … in Stockholm: the new take on coffee and cake

The traditional <i>fika</i>, which means a rendezvous for a coffee and a pastry, has been part of Swedish culture since the 18th century – and has since spread outside its borders. But now the tradition is taking a more sophisticated turn, as famous Stockholm chefs move into opening bakeries.<p>The <b>Green</b> …

What It Takes to be an Adventurer

5 islands you shouldn't dismiss

Most adventure-hungry travellers wouldn't give these islands a second look - but you'd be silly to do the same<p>Mallorca, Spain<p><b>Coordinates:</b> 39°37’N …

Local's guide to Singapore: beyond the skyscrapers

There are experiences and places in Singapore even some locals don’t know about. From green corridors to hot springs, read on to find out where to find a slice of bona fide local life in Singapore. And the sooner you go, the better, as Singapore changes so quickly you never know when you might …

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#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la …

The world's 10 wildest waterfalls

Longest. Widest. Deepest. We’ve rounded up the planet’s most superlative waterfalls. How many have you visited?<p><i>Angel Falls, Venezuela …

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Kyoto's Top 5 photo locations

Lisa Michele Burns from The Wandering Lens shares her tips on the best places – and best practices – to get great photos in Kyoto<p>The true beauty of …

Top 10 galleries, art studios and design shops in Singapore

Singapore is more than a city of gleaming shopping malls - it also has a vibrant contemporary arts scene. Archiwalks founder Fabian Lua picks out great galleries and design-led sights<p>The tiny island state may be swathed in grand, gleaming architectural marvels and cavernous shopping malls, but …