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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar

On cement blockades throughout Kandahar, members of the military defy orders to make art<p>When America’s coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001, they stormed Taliban strongholds such as Kandahar, obliterating the presence of local warlords and scattering anti-American sentiment across the region. …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

The Perfect Fashion Pairing: Go Behind the Scenes of Rihanna's Spring 2014 Balmain Campaign

MORE:• Rihanna is the New Face of Balmain• See Rihanna's Latest Hairstyle• Your Favorite Celebrities Wearing Balmain<p>You May Like

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

Astronauts, Brazilian actors and more remake the Thin White Duke's greatest hits<p>On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music …

David Bowie

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

National <i>Geographic Traveler’</i>s director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine.<p>The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be …

Travel Photography

6 Amazing Lego Artworks That Will Blow Your Mind

While for many, Legos will always be known as a childhood toy, some grown-ups have taken Legos to fascinating new heights making it more like an art form. Whether they're using thousands of Lego bricks to recreate familiar pop-culture scenes or creatively assembling them into sculptures worthy of a …

Lego

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Staten Island

A Small Brooklyn Townhouse with Exotic Details and Luscious Colors

Miles Redd uses rich hues and exotic details.<p>This is decorating with a capital D. Miles Redd transforms a small, two-rooms-per-floor townhouse in Brooklyn into with rich color, exotic accents, and gorgeous wallpapers.

Happy New Year's in Pictures

Asia

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Pictures of the Week 1.3.14

India

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents. The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011: "I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back …

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

France

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, here's …