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Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Nature’s Most Amazing Eyes Just Got A Bit Weirder

Eyes are testaments to evolution’s creativity. They all do the same basic things—detect light, and convert it into electrical signals—but in such a wondrous variety of ways. There are single and compound eyes, bifocal lenses and rocky ones, mirrors and optic fibres. And there are eyes that are so …

Tips for Road Tripping With Fido

Steinbeck had Charley. Dorothy had Toto. Heck, even Waldo had Woof for company as he ventured into the Land of Waldos. Real and fictional, canine traveling companions have a long and celebrated history.<p>In the past year, I have driven more than 20,000 miles through 36 states with my two dogs, …

Color Theory: Spring's New Hues

This season's color palette runs the gamut from pretty pastels to intense primaries with some heavy metals in between. Click through to see the top colors spotted on the runway.<p>This season's color palette runs the gamut pretty pastels to intense primarys with some heavy metals in between. Click …

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Do Microbes Sleep?

Welcome to the second installation of my three-part series on sleep, in which I ask whether or not the creatures that I write about most often on this blog—plants, microbes, and insects—have sleep or circadian behaviors. This week: microbes.<p>So, do microbes sleep? Let’s look at one flavor of …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

Shining Crystal Clouds

National Geographic Your Shot photographs depict the haunting beauty of noctilucent clouds. New observations reveal their secrets.<p>Electric-blue wisps streaking the sky, noctilucent clouds shine after sunset, gleaming with icy crystals. (See: "Pictures: First Night-Shining Clouds of 2012.")<p>After …