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Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger

UNTAVI, Bolivia (AP) — Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird …

Natural Gas

Google Hauls Its Street View Cameras Up The Mont Blanc

Related Articles<p>You Can Now Visit The World's Largest Model Railroad In Street View Google Brings Street View To The Ancient City Of Petra Google's Street View Trekker Makes A Return Trip To The Galapagos Islands<p>Google recently took its Street View cameras to the world’s largest model railroad. …

Mont Blanc

Explore The Terrifying Scale Of Mount Everest In This 3.2 Billion Pixel Interactive

Here’s why you’re probably not ready to climb Everest.<p>Even as yet another eponymous movie) opens in theaters, Nepalese officials are making access to Mount Everest harder than ever to attain. If you’re wondering why, look no further than this 3.2 billion pixel interactive tour of Mount Everest by …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Prince Charles and Camilla attend Battle of Loos remembrance service

The service took place in Dundee on the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest battles of the First World War<p>The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have joined around 1,000 people in Dundee to remember those who fought in one of the biggest battles of the First World War.<p>Scotland's First …

Prince Charles

20 best places to go apple picking in the northeastern U.S.

Feel that chill in the air? Apple picking season has arrived.<p>With every season comes the quintessential seasonal getaway, and with our fall sweaters, …

New Hampshire

The Week in Review: Religion, Front and Center

For three of the world’s biggest religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this past week was one of great significance with great implications. The annual (and this year deadly) Hajj pilgrimage took place on Thursday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the United States this week, and Jews …

Christianity

Tianjin blasts: fears of cyanide pollution as Chinese officials lambasted

Alarming levels of sodium cyanide have been found at wastewater monitoring stations in the disaster-stricken city of Tianjin almost five days after a series of deadly explosions claimed at least 114 lives and sparked intense criticism of the Chinese government.<p>At a press conference on Monday …

China

Ottawa studies Saudi power shift as arms deal hangs in the balance

The Canadian government is intently parsing developments in Saudi Arabia's shifting power structure as Ottawa's controversial $15-billion arms sale rides on stability in a country where new players with sweeping authority over the kingdom's affairs have taken the reins.<p>The arms deal, brokered by …

Saudi Arabia

Insightful Quotes by Brilliant Women Designers

There are many brilliant designers in the graphic design industry, but it's hard to find women role models to aspire to. These women are not only insightful about their craft, they clearly have a firm grasp on what design thinking truly means.

Graphic Design

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

Amazon's Jeff Bezos defends company after brutal exposé

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has claimed he doesn't "recognise" the company described in a damning report by the New York Times.<p>In an article …

Tianjin blasts: Another of China's 'profound lessons'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Apocalyptic scenes of the smoldering aftermath of successive explosions in Tianjin have once again illustrated the dangers of Chinese industry.<p>Lax safety procedures and oversight have been blamed for the blasts, which have killed more than 100 people and sent toxic fumes into the air, …

China

Meet The Winner Of National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest

Mexico-based Anuar Patjane Floriuk was selected as the grand-prize winner out of more than 17,000 entries submitted this year.<p>On Monday, National Geographic announced the winners of their 27th annual Traveler’s Photo Contest. Tehuacán, Mexico-based photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk took the …

Mine plug blows in Colorado, dumping 1M gallons of waste

DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a …

Pollution

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

iPad Apps

Aranka Israni's "Nudes" Exhibition

Aranka Israni's first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking to imbue her practice with greater depth—the …

Masters Degree

Articles about 12 homes curved ceilings and walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up …

Architecture

Owlet and Kitten Are Inseparable Nap Buddies at a Caf in Japan

An adorable owlet named Fuku and a lovable Scottish Fold kitten named Marimo have become the best of friends at the Hukulou coffeehouse in Osaka, Japan. Besides enjoying each other's company in daylight, the adorable duo also have a passion for cuddling during their many naps. Seeing Fuku's …

Cute

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

National Security

"Skylodge" Houses Adventurous Travelers in Glass Pod Clinging to a 400-Foot Cliff

Those who fancy themselves adventurous travelers can now experience an adrenaline-pumping night in the Natura Vive Skylodge in Peru's Sacred Valley. This isn't a typical vacation, and it definitely isn't for those with a fear of heights. Here, guests sleep in a transparent glass pod that clings to …

Food & Dining

Pentagon's vaunted F-35 earns lousy review from test pilot in secret report

How would the military’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft fare in a dogfight against an old F-16D fighter? Not well, according to a leaked test pilot report of mock air battles in January between the two aircraft.<p>The test pilot’s report was first reported by the website War is Boring, which …

Military

2015 Core77 Design Awards: Designers Doing Good

We tip our hats to the designers driven by the belief that altruism hasn't gone out of style! When others go after the shiny, new and stylish, these …

New Jersey traveler dies from Lassa fever

A New Jersey man who was hospitalized after returning from West Africa died last night from a Lassa virus infection, the second case to be detected …

Free UI KIT for Personal and Commercial Use

Download a free UI KIT by Tomasz Mazurczak with more than 55 elements for personal and commercial use.<p>Tomasz Mazurczak is a Polish freelance …

5 Slides Design Tips

13 Pictures Capture Wonder and Bounty of Our Oceans

We depend on the ocean for food, recreation, as a weather regulator—and more. It in turn depends on us to keep it pristine.<p>Monday is World Oceans Day. The blue kingdom, which covers three fourths of planet Earth, provides half the world’s oxygen, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide emissions …

Apple Just Turned The iPad Into A Real Computer With QuickType

It’s just a keyboard, and so it should be limited to keys.<p>But with the new version of iOS 9 for iPad, announced at WWDC, the touch-sensitive QuickType keyboard now has the ability to transform into a trackpad whenever you set down two fingers on the keyboard portion of the screen. Simply move those …