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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 …

Mount Everest

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia

Exposure

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Aquatic Sports

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Travel: The New Fountain of Youth

Five hundred years ago, Juan Ponce de León set sail from Puerto Rico–where he had been appointed governor by the Spanish crown–in search of magical waters said to restore vitality. Turns out the 39-year-old explorer had more pressing priorities–gold and empire expansion chief among them–as he took …

Travel Photography

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown<p>When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him. When the first orbiting astronauts looked down on their home planet, the Great Barrier Reef’s size awed them too. Australia’s …

Great Barrier Reef

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

“The Appalachian Trail is both intimate and majestic,” says hiker and author <b>Jennifer Pharr Davis</b>, who has through-hiked the megatrail three times and holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes).<p>Completed in 1937 and stretching 2,180 mountainous miles from Georgia to Maine, the</b> …

Hiking

Haiti clashes as protesters demand President Martelly resign

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1029000/1029231_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518288451_b653fac6d0ebf43cf5ed01333f3b653f<p><b>Protesters in Haiti have clashed with police as thousands rallied to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly.</b><p>The police fired tear gas to try …

Latin America

Whiz-kid , 13, teaches technology class to MIT graduates

In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to programme electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time.<p>Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic …

Education

The 'dissenting' clerics killed in Afghanistan

<b>The last decade has seen a little-reported but systematic campaign by insurgents to silence Afghan clerics who disagree with their tactics and ideology.</b><p>More than 800 religious scholars who confronted the Taliban by calling their insurgency un-Islamic and unlawful have been killed.<p>The most recent …

Afghanistan

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A pair of smiling North Korean skaters has carried out lifts and death spirals during practice ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics, drawing …

Antonio Guterres

Selfie: Australian slang term named international word of the year

Oxford Dictionaries reveals it was first used online by a young drunk in 2002 to describe a self-portrait photograph<p>After giving the world the Hills Hoist, dual flush toilets and cask wine, Australia can now take credit for the term "selfie" – Oxford Dictionaries' international word of the year for …

Last British resident in Guantánamo Bay: we are treated like animals

Shaker Aamer speaks from prison cell for first time in interview with CBS's 60 Minutes show<p>Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantánamo Bay – where he has been incarcerated for the past eleven years despite protests from the British government – has spoken from his prison cell for the …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …