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Go Ahead, Drink The Water!

The magnificent fresh water reservoir of Montsouris (<i>Le réservoir de Montsouris</i>), inside the belly of Paris, is one of the several receptacles the large city keeps under check to make sure all Parisians and visitors alike can get a glass of clean water.<p>The Réservoir, sometimes also called <i>Le</i> …

The U.S. May Not Be an Engine of the World Economy For Long

The U.S. is once more a key driver of global growth but its influence is still not as pronounced as it was 20 years ago—and it could well begin to fade in the coming years. Data provided by the World Bank show that the U.S. accounted for an estimated 0.6 percentage points of the world’s 2.4% […]

Dow Jones

Janet Yellen's Worst Nightmare: Et Tu Kuroda?

A Tour Through Ancient Rome

<b>Definition: coffer: a recessed panel in a ceiling. A project by the Khan Academy and "Rome Reborn." Speakers: Dr. Bernard Frischer and Dr. Steven</b> …

Ancient Rome

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Moon Ride


Spider bites, military checkpoints and a white-knuckle ride through the 'Tunnel of Death': Thrill-seeking couple cycles 11,000 MILES on gruelling trek from China to South Africa

• <b>Philip and Fran Johnson quit their jobs in Perth, Australia and embarked on an epic cycling tour</b>• <b><br>The married couple's 11-month journey covered more</b> …

South Africa

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Islamic State fighters now appear to have taken control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra – threatening the destruction of this world heritage site’s priceless architecture and art


World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …


Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Future

The butterfly seat concept’s main attraction is its convertibility. A simple fold of the seats turns a premium-economy-seating configuration into …

A Black-necked Stork in flight by @TimLaman shot air-to-air from a helicopter flown by the very talented pilot known as Bungie, using a 400 mm lens. This bird has a 2.3m (90 inch) wingspan! Location is the Piccaninny Plains Sanctuary of the @AustralianWildlifeConservancy, a spectacular wilderness area on the #CapeYork peninsula, #Australia. See more @TimLaman. @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, on assignment for @NatGeo.

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

<i>Stephen Alvarez photographed the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc for the story “The Origins of Art” that appears in the January 2015 issue of</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. Here, he chronicles his experience shooting some of the world’s oldest cave art, under extremely challenging circumstances.</i><p>*****<p>At …


'Remarkable' 7-year-old girl walks away from plane crash that killed her family

Forty minutes after a small plane lost contact with air traffic controllers over southwestern Kentucky on Saturday, a bloodied and barefoot …


Blind Windows, Fawcett Street, Sunderland #blindwindow The exuberant Elephant Tea Rooms (1873-77) designed by Frank Caws, who described the style as "Hindoo-Gothic". The ground floor including the turret's supporting vaulting was removed in the 20th century

Charlotte and dad taking it all in.. St Peter's Square, Rome

Awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees are among the largest living things on earth, but the opportunity to experience them is rare. Approximately 75 groves exist, and #GiantForest (pictured here) at #Sequoia #NationalPark in #California is one of the largest groves. Some of the largest trees are in the Giant Forest -- some of which are as tall as an average 26-story building and their diameter at the base exceeds the width of many city streets. Photo of #snow-covered sequoias by Steven M. Bumgardner from earlier this #winter.

Experience Samurai Culture! A Trip around the Aizu Region by Rail

Aizu is an area where the samurai culture lives very strongly in the castles and townscape, and it's also packed full of charming tourist areas like …

A dream-like view of the #TajMahal, via our friends at @lonelyplanetindia. This particular image was featured on their account recently, and originally captured by @nimitnigam. Its creator, Emperor Shah Jahan, said about that Taj, that it made 'the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes'. The Taj was designated a World Heritage Site in 1983 and looks as immaculate today as when it was first constructed – though it underwent a huge restoration project in the early 20th century.

birds and tree

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all …

The Cheap Eater: Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana

<i>In honor of National Pizza Day, here's another look at a pizzeria in Dunning:</i><p>We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but …

Hate Brussels sprouts? Try these lovely Christmas recipes

Love them or loathe them, Brussels’ famous brassicas are quietly becoming cool – especially if you try these variations on a theme for your greens<p>In the battalion of Christmas ingredients, each division has its hero. For the meat it’s turkey, the fruit is satsuma, the pie is mince and the pudding …

Nadir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque' in Shiraz, Iran. Built to catch the morning sunlight through the stunning stained glass windows. #pink #mosaic #beauty #interiors #design #architecture #reedharristiles #reedharris #welovetiles