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Iran Cares More About New Mothers Than the United States

"Axis of Evil" Iran gives new mothers two-thirds pay for 12 weeks. Russia gives new mothers 20 weeks of paid time, Germany gives 14 weeks and India 12 weeks -- all at 100 percent pay. Other countries like the U.K., Canada and Saudi Arabia (yes, Saudi Arabia, where women can't drive) offer time off …

Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Transforms Air Into Water

<b>Fontus</b> is an innovative water bottle that transforms air into water, it’s a nice self-filling bottle for your bike. Basically, this concept harvests …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

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Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

8 Aussie Animals That Can Take A Better Selfie Than You!

We know you don't need much convincing to pack up and start your adventure Down Under - the sun, the surf, the endless opportunities to snap that perfect selfie... Here are 8 of Australia's finest to help you get that winning shot!<p>Now that you're a certified selfie pro, all you have to do is get …

The @MargaretRiverAu region is home to both world-class wineries and dazzling beaches. Photo: @shasamichael (via IG) http://t.co/raiHaXt3vk

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Shakespeare in Shackles: Laura Bates

"Shakespeare has the power to educate convicted killers," says Bates, and to get them to examine what landed them in prison.<p>On a windy April day in central Indiana, six men enter a room.<p>Three are white, three are black. Two are over 50, the rest under 40. All of them wear khaki jumpsuits and carry …

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

Spotting river dolphins in Bolivia

It's late afternoon and the sultry heat of the day is beginning to diminish. Young people circle the plaza on scooters, eyeing each other up as they cross paths. Oblivious to the sexual tension, a sloth – the most leisurely of tropical creatures – surveys the scene from a tree in the middle of the …

Meeting orangutans in Borneo

Falling for orangutans – the famous round-bellied, auburn-haired jungle residents of north-eastern Borneo<p>The rainforest is still, when suddenly, a branch snaps. The crowd gasps. It’s 10.12am, and feeding time at Sepilok rehabilitation centre in Borneo. On a wooden platform, a jungle breakfast of …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Nice beach! RT @x_slowe: Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays Islands http://t.co/qI1HSmoKnj

The 22 most spectacular Star Wars filming locations

Meet “Sydney” – she’s a baby Southern Hairy-nosed wombat that was recently born at @tarongazoo in Sydney (via IG) http://t.co/tRipSN60fH

Baby turtle hatchlings on @FitzroyIsland, one of the turtle nesting hotspots along the @Queensland coast (via IG) http://t.co/tMmtbJczJ4

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Galactic Scars, Glittery Nights, and El Gordo

The sun shows some flare, and the Milky Way splits the night sky in this week's best space pictures.<p>The sun ejects a mid-level flare, rated M6.5, on April 2. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.<p>M-class flares are a tenth as powerful …

Exploring the sea carved cliffs of #MaroubraBeach in #Sydney with @brycedono! (via IG) http://t.co/UjlQ2PZTV9

Watching wildlife along California's coast

Ready for coastal California's top wildlife spotting adventures? Here you'll find the USA's mini version of the Galápagos Islands, as well as an underwater canyon as big as the Grand Canyon. The Golden State's 1100-mile shoreline abounds with tide pools, kelp forests and protected bays and beaches …

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks on National …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

This composition is made up from 5000 pictures taken in a 48 hour period and looks amazing.