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Scientists: Global Warming Likely to Surpass 2°C Target

They argue for new “narrative” so world can better prepare for dangerous climate change impacts.<p>It took a long time for nations to set a speed limit on the road to a warming world.<p><b>But for the past four years, even though negotiators have never arrived at a plan for avoiding dangerous climate</b> …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Time-Lapse Video Shows How Quickly Older Arctic Sea Ice Is Disappearing

Take a second and watch older Arctic sea ice -- represented by white and lighter colors -- expand and retreat in this animation. By the end of the time-lapse, it's strikingly clear that older sea ice has declined dramatically since 1987.<p>Scientists refer to older ice as "multi-year" ice, meaning …

7 ways to become a spontaneous explorer of the world

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally …

Famous Movie Locations in Rome

Most of us gain our first impression of the world's great cities in cinema -- and our ideas of what these cities are like (and what to expect when we actually visit them) are forever influenced by what we see on that silver screen.<p>Some cities are rather blasé about their movie star status -- none …

Italy

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Creative Commons Attribution

National Geographic Travel

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

Live Music

Brand USA Campaign Attracted 1.1 Million Visitors, Says Brand USA

The nation’s first coordinated campaign to promote the United States to international travelers generated $3.4 billion in additional spending last …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s early-stage travel startups are tailored to fit individual travelers’ needs, whether they are families trotting across the globe or …

The Best Hotels In The World, According To Lonely Planet

Our friends over at Lonely Planet have put together their first annual best hotels in the world list, breaking the impossible down into three categories: extraordinary, eco-friendly and best value.<p>The list includes some super sweet properties all over this globe of ours, so if you're looking for …

Safari Njema: How to Road Trip Through Tanzania

When I first visited Tanzania in 2010, I brought only a carry-on suitcase and a small backpack. I was intending to be there for just three weeks.<p>I didn't leave until 2012.<p>Tanzania has a way of reeling you in. It is at once so challenging and raw, yet at the same time comforting and nurturing. It is …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

10 Things You Must Do During Your Next Trip to Belize

Maybe your cruise ship docked for only a day in Belize, which didn't allow you the time to explore much of the local culture, jungles or coral reefs. Or perhaps you stayed at one of the all-inclusive resorts and didn't venture out beyond the sun, sand and water. If so, book the next flight you can …

Central America

10 experiences you can only have in the Guianas

French Guiana (or Guyane), Suriname (previously Dutch Guiana), and Guyana (until 1966, British Guiana) are undoubtedly the three countries you fail …

Democrats Clash In Military Sexual Assault Debate

The Capitol Hill crackdown on sexual assaults in the U.S. military has been a rare mission on which Republicans and Democrats have found common ground over the past year.<p>The effort, spearheaded by Senate women — including an unprecedented seven on the Armed Services Committee — has already resulted …

Birds and dinosaurs - one of the great fossil connections

Recent questions over the activities of creationist organisations in the UK, and a public debate in the US have stirred up a host of stories on both sides of the Atlantic over the evidence for evolution. Naturally the same old series of canards, false claims, out of date ideas and profound …

Big Pic: The Solar System's Largest Moon, Mapped

A geological guide to Jupiter's moon Ganymede<p>Fancy a trip to see Punt crater? This map will show you the way, though you're on your own for arranging transportation.<p>This is a map of Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter. With a diameter of more than 3,000 miles, Ganymede is three-quarters the size …

Astronomy

Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish - vertebrates just like people - have a face. But it has not always been the case.<p>A skull of Romundina, one of the earliest jawed fish, is shown in this image courtesy of Uppsala …

Women’s Ski Jumping Makes Olympic Debut Amid Protest

(WOMENSENEWS)–After a decade-long fight, women’s ski jumping will finally make its Olympic debut at this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which …

Human Rights

In Sudan, taking a stand against female genital cutting

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February, seeks to draw attention to a practice that represents an extreme form …

Female Genital Mutilation

Living Myths About Virginity

Vacuums of reliable information and sexism in popular culture can have serious consequences for women's health.<p>Laci Green grabs a thin sheet of latex, stretches it over the end of an empty toilet paper tube, and starts cutting away with a pair of scissors. "I'm makin' a hymennn," she sings before …

Culture in action: street theatre raises awareness of child marriage in Pakistan

<i>Safeer Ullah Khan is the Coordinator of the Bedari Theatre Programme. Bedari is a Pakistani non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works with women</i> …

Make Every Woman Count

<b>Source:</b> Sunday Trust<br>The media plays a crucial role in the political or electoral process. It's the ears and eyes of the public and help mould …

Participation

Powerful partnerships

<i>This blog was originally published on Catapult.</i><p><i>Girls Not Brides</i> is a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage. Catapult was …

Brides

Online Discussion: Data Gaps on Gender Equality

Online Discussion from 27 January until 14 February 2014<p>Wikigender online discussion <br>Data Gaps on Gender Equality<p>Read the synthesis report! Click …

Women's rights country by country - interactive

<b>Nikki van der Gaag:</b> Things have certainly improved for women, but at the top of both industry and government the faces remain stubbornly male