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The most jaw-dropping drone photography of the year, selected by National Geographic

Dronestagram, a photo-sharing community dedicated to the aerially-minded, has just released the winners of its third International Drone Photography Contest. The winning photos, all shot by drones, were selected by National Geographic editors from thousands of entries.<p>Each showcases a different …


Photographer Rick Guest’s images use a strobe lighting technique to capture the beauty and energy of the dancers in Richard Alston’s company in a thrillingly kinetic, sci-fi style. Here Nicholas Bodych, styled by Olivia Pomp, pirouettes. Photo: Rick Guest

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

French Polynesia

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

You Should See The Photos Tim Peake Took From Space

These beat your mid-flight Instagrams hands down.

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …


18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.


12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.

Peaceful yet violent: the Thai paradox that still baffles the West

The scene of the recent bombing at the Erawan shrine has swiftly been remodelled to make it seem as though nothing happened. Upbeat slogans – ‘Stronger Together’ – and a forensically dubious ‘clean-up’ have gone hand in hand with a media campaign to reassure millions of tourists that they are safe …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …


Churches the new Airbnb as 'champing' proves popular

The Churches Conservation Trust is offering guests the chance to sleep in a Grade I or Grade II listed church for the 2015 camping season.<p>‘Champers’ can choose from one of three sites- the Church of St Cyriac and St Julitta at Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire; All Saints’ Church in Aldwincle, …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

New Zealand

18 Dishes Every Adult Should Know How to Make

<b>We'll call these foundational dishes.</b> Get them under your belt, and it's just the beginning—you'll be able to branch out in myriad ways. Pancakes! Hummus! Better guac! Learn to make it all without even glancing at a recipe. Then go from there.<p>How to Make Pancakes Without a Recipe by Sarah Jampel<p>How …

9 Ways to Become a Morning Person

We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes on Pinterest that totally make us believe we can go for a run, make a healthy breakfast and send out a gazillion emails all before 9am. Then the alarm goes off at 5am, and the snooze button just feels so right. We’re here to say all of your pinning efforts …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …