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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #19

Wildlife<p>“Okavango”, “Serengeti”, “Masai Mara”, “Zambezi”, “Kruger” and “Kafue”. These are some of the wildest places left and have hidden within them “wilderness” that can take those who visit it back in time on a powerful journey that explores our place on this blue-and-green planet. In this …

Rubber Band Machine Gun RBMG Is Possibly The Greatest Toy In The World

Just look at it...<p>Fully automatic. 672 rubber band shots. 14 a second. 8 metre range.<p>It even comes with a special reloading tool so you don't waste …

The 10 Most Shared News Stories of 2013

From animals that regrow body parts to photos of the supermoon, these stories surprised and delighted our readers the most.<p><b>A lot happened in 2013. National Geographic covered a wide range of stories and topics, from the deepest space to our DNA, from the highest peaks to the history of</b> …

Sneak-Peek: Top 5 Sky Events of 2014

<b>The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights.</b><p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are our picks for sky-watching events worth circling on your calendar for 2014.<p><b>1. Total Eclipse of</b> …

Gruesome Injury Ends UFC Fight

The UFC middleweight title ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when Anderson Silva suffered a cringe-worthy leg injury, collapsing to the ground …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Parrot launches 'camouflaged' AR Drone

French wireless company Parrot has launched a new camouflaged version of its popular quadricopter that can be flown using a smartphone<p>The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition offers three different choices of camouflage for pilots – Jungle, Snow and Sand.<p>In addition to the brand new hulls, the …

A shot from the dark

BY FAR the world’s fastest torpedo, Russia’s rocket-powered VA-111 Shkval (Squall) can slice through the sea for more than 11km at a speed above 370 …

Military

100+ Best Gifts of 2018 - Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 2018

From the perfect scarf to a bag she'll carry everywhere.<p>It's never too late to get mom something she'll love.<p>Because you love your mom. And your mom loves cool presents. Easy as that.<p>He'll thank you for these—and then immediately schedule a tee time.<p>Father's Day is right around the corner.<p>Help him …

Singapore 21: a farewell trip on the world's longest flight

As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in duration, but at 8,578 miles gate to gate, it'll lead the industry in miles flown. For a few more …

Top 8 Malaysian Destinations For a Retreat Getaway

The urban city lifestyle can be fun and exciting but it can also be tremendously exhausting and stressful. Just think about it, when was your last …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

The 21 Greatest Buildings of the 21st Century

Our Favorite Pillars of Design<p>So often we look beyond the walls of our surroundings in an attempt to grasp everything around us — to better …

Your Veterans Day Required Reading

<b>Have a look at</b> a few of our best stories on veterans, war, and coming home to reflect this Veterans Day.<p>"The Things That Carried Him."Chris Jones' award-winning true story of one soldier's last trip home.<p>Pro Patria MoriLt. Col. Robert Bateman on remembering our dead today and always.<p>"I Miss Iraq. I …

Celebrating the Twisted Genius of Soldier Humor

Featuring a guy who used all the white trash names from Ted to plan a military operation.<p><b>The night before a potentially dicey mission</b> to the heart of Taliban-controlled territory, U.S. soldiers run through their battle plan using a room-sized map of a remote village drawn on a plywood floor.<p>Capt. …

Why Height Doesn't Mean a Damn Thing, with Nate Robinson

First-round NBA draft pick. Three-time dunk champion. One point every two minutes. New Denver Nugget. Latest addition to Pepsi's awesome Uncle Drew series. Short man.<p><i>Update: Watch Nate Robinson sink three awesome dunks inside of 20 minutes.</i><p><b>I am five-nine even.</b> With no shoes. Five-nine-and-a-half …

Spyder III Arctic Laser

Posted in Tech<p>You’ll probably never own a real life Star Wars light saber (at least in this lifetime), but you can get your hands on the most …

The Sexless Superhero

Whatever happened to caped men getting laid?<p><b>Modern superheroes are impressive physical specimens.</b> They're handsome, dashing charmers. They're upstanding figures of honor, courage, and virtue. And they're also, for the most part, sexless do-gooders without an ounce of carnal drive. What happened? …

Ellie Goulding: 'My voice is the top thing. That's the key'

After a quick scurry around to check that her bed is made ("Half made, will that do?"), the singer Ellie Goulding leads me on a tour of her home. It's a two-bed-and-balcony flat in west London, decked out in testament to a pop career going well. Platinum discs for her 2010 debut album, the …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Möbius ring-inspired bridge to be built in China

Architectural firm Next has been awarded first prize in a competition to design a bridge to span a river within the town of Meixi Lake in China, for …

Top 10 superhero movies, as picked by Guardian and Observer critics: http://gu.com/p/3k2gj/tw Disagree with their choices? Fight it out in the comments

Reader Recs: World’s Best Ghost Towns

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A zombie craze is sweeping the globe — with more films and television shows centered around the undead popping up in popular culture than ever before. Eerily abandoned cityscapes and bereft countrysides devoid of life are a common feature of zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic …

WW1 memories: my grandfather's story

It all begins so cheerfully, in gorgeous weather, with the troops itching to join the great adventure abroad. As the 2nd Battalion of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry sets sail from Dublin for Le Havre on an old cargo ship, the SS Buteshire, on 14 August 1914, a chorus of hoots and sirens …

Out of the shadows

THE next pandemic could emerge anywhere, but there is a good chance that bats will be involved. In 1998 the Nipah virus jumped from bats to pigs in …

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