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Chinese Official Busted for Corruption Related to His Love for Photography

As China expands its anticorruption initiatives, quite a few government officials have met their political demise through being caught in a wide …


National Geographic Travel

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently killing all …


Reader Recs: Alternative Spring Break

For much of the world, winter is out and spring is in. Temperatures are rising, flowers are budding, and the itch to travel is becoming hard to ignore.<p>Nat Geo Travel just unveiled its list of <b>this season’s best trips</b>, so we asked our <b>Nat Geo Travel Facebook</b> fans to share spring break escapes that go …

Edward Snowden's speech was ruined by a bunch of random people that joined in on his video call

Speaking at FutureFest, a conference in London held by a charity named Nesta, he used Google Hangouts to participate from Moscow.<p>Since leaking NSA documents in 2013, Snowden can't travel in person to events around the world (he'll likely be arrested), so this is the next best thing.<p>Google Hangouts …

Edward Snowden

National Geographic Travel

Why will nobody move to Pitcairn, the Pacific island with free land?

Only one person has responded to an appeal for islanders on the British colony settled by the HMS Bounty mutineers<p>Land is free and plentiful, the weather is good and there would be little chance of confrontation with the neighbours.<p>Yet almost nobody wants to wants to move to Pitcairn, the tiny …