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We’ll forgive you if you’ve never heard of Mifuneyama Rakuen. The Japanese park—home to 200,000 azaleas and 2,000 cherry trees—isn’t famous. What it …Flowers
Astronomers have found that our galaxy’s inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance from some angles.<p>Two groups of astronomers have …Universe
To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …
Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …France
No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …France
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If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …