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Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun school have vanished

Victims of teacher at school that taught royals are frustrated in search for truth<p>Official files on police investigations of child abuse at Gordonstoun, the school in the Scottish Highlands that educated the Queen’s sons and Prince Philip, appear to have gone missing or been destroyed.<p>In a case …

Balaton, the Hungarian Sea - Photographs and text by Zsófia Pályi | LensCulture

During the 1960s and 70s, Lake Balaton, the biggest lake in Central Europe, was a major tourist destination for working-class Hungarians and people from the Eastern Bloc. It also served as a meeting point for Eastern and Western Germans, who were separated by the Berlin Wall until 1989, but could …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

Australia Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Australia (including Ayers Rock, Sydney, koalas, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Top 10 Nightlife Cities

Travel<p>The globe’s hottest party spots cater to all tastes—glitzy, gritty, seductive, and strange.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Dublin, Ireland</b><br>Wedged between Trinity College and the old city, the Temple Bar area is a decadent neighborhood of …

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Britain's 'nicest' man Luke Cameron hands out £365 to strangers to celebrate 365 days of good deeds

The 26-year-old completes his Good Deed Diary in which he carries out a random act of kindness each day. Now he hopes others will be inspired to do the same in 2015<p>At the start of 2014 Luke Cameron was just a normal twenty-something working as a shop assistant in Cheltenham.<p>But the 365 good deeds …

From Slushy to Serene, Our Favorite Pictures of Winter Weather

With record snow and cold hitting parts of the United States even before winter officially arrives, we decided to dig out our favorite photos of winter weather. (Read why it's getting cold and snowy so early.) Sit back, relax, and maybe heat up of mug of hot cocoa as you browse through some …

Christmas celebrations from around the world

More than 160 countries celebrate Christmas around the world. A few countries refer to the holiday as Family Day, including Angola and Uruguay. Some …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

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Dramatic Photos of Sweeping Landscapes Inspire Wanderlust

Seattle, WA-based photographer Griffin Lamb inspires serious wanderlust with his breathtaking shots of sweeping landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. Influenced by the gorgeous scenery of Washington, Lamb travels to places like the North Cascades to capture dramatic images that showcase the splendor …

When The Job Offer Comes In Low

These days you can’t afford to say “I’ve had three interviews with the same company, so it looks like I’m going to be working there soon.” There are too many things that can and do happen to disrupt the hiring process. You can’t stop your job search just because you’re involved in one …

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …

Iceland through an Instagrammer's eyes

Our readers have voted Iceland their favourite European country – drawn by its epic vistas, otherworldly remoteness. It’s a landscape that Icelandic graphic designer Siggeir Magnús Hafsteinsson – aka sigvicious – never tires of sharing with his 24,000 Instagram followers<p><b>• Follow us on Instagram at</b> …

An independent traveller's guide to Gallipoli

Its tranquil hills and gullies are now covered in pine forests and wildflowers, but one hundred years ago this slender peninsula between the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea was the location of a prolonged, noisy and bloody battle that is seared into the memory of many nations.<p>Now protected as a …

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea or sky. This time around, we listed the exact places where …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

A sea of blue at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. See more of our favorite submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1ytHdRu Photo by Hiroki Kondo

Sali Hughes: the essential guide to staying ahead of the beauty game

One day, as a very little girl, I sat on my grandmother's bed watching her spritz on Yardley English Lavender perfume, powder her face from a gilt Stratton compact and slick on her fuchsia No7 lipstick. Transfixed, I asked why she wore makeup. Clicking the lipstick shut, she said, matter-of-factly, …

Mongolia’s lost secrets in pictures: the Kazakh horsemen

The wild and remote western edge of Mongolia is home to a group of Kazakh nomads. Here, among the soaring Altai Mountains, which climb up to 4100 metres, the nomads have lived an isolated existence for hundreds of years. On this rugged frontier, there are no paved roads and the horse is central to …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in</b> …

The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim

It was with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes that I read about the horrific cases of abuse and neglect revealed in the Rotherham report this week.<p>Much of the media coverage has focused on how men of mostly Asian descent preyed on vulnerable young white victims. The details of this abuse are …

London maps: a unique view of the capital through classic cartography

Part of the Totally Thames festival, Mapping London is an exhibition of maps of the capital, dating from 1572 to 2013. Curated by Daniel Crouch, a leading specialist map dealer, it runs from 4 to 14 September at the gallery at Oxo Tower Wharf

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …