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Rocky Mountain National Park: Why do we love it?

ESTES PARK, COLO. — Asking visitors why they love Rocky Mountain National Park is liable to produce some befuddled looks.<p>Is it the snow-capped mountains? The roaring rivers and babbling brooks? The majestic elk and bighorn sheep? Or maybe just the chance to drive at more than<p>2 miles above sea level …

Fun Tourist Things to Do in North Korea…Before You Get Captured and Killed

The Hermit Kingdom is a human-rights nightmare with tourist attractions like bike racing and surfing.<p>North Korea has warned that United States’s …

Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist’s Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

Africa to Obama: Mind your own business | Africa

United States President Barack Obama is the most admired foreign leader in Africa because he has ancestral roots in our continent.<p>This is partly the reason his ill-informed and stereotypical admonitions of our leaders attracted cheers from a large section of our elite class.<p>But it is also because …

Hunter accused of killing Zimbabwe lion closes dental practice

A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged topic."<p>Walter James …

10 Discoveries Of Lost Cultures That May Rewrite Our History

It’s been said that history is written by the victors. But sometimes, history is rewritten (or at least given a few edits) by archaeologists, …

He Went to an Abortion Clinic With His Pregnant Girlfriend. But What Happened Next Is Inspiring the Masses.

A short, four-sentence story about a couple who chose not to abort their unborn baby has inspired a massive response on social media, including more than 720,000 likes and 24,000 shares since its publication on the Humans of New York Facebook page last week.<p>“I was 16 when my girlfriend got …

Where in the world is the worst place to be a Christian?

Persecution of Christians has increased dramatically in parts of the world. Here we list the top 25 most anti-Christian countries

Archaeologists think they have found ancient York road on 950-year-old battlefield

ARCHAEOLOGISTS working on the battle of Fulford project have uncovered an ancient road through the ford from which Fulford gets its name.<p>Chas Jones, …

Archaeology

The best of Britain's great outdoors

My eyes used to glaze over at the very mention of the word geology. But it is the furnace in which the priceless asset of our National Parks was forged. Look at a geological map of Britain and you will see one of the most complicated geologies of a land mass our size anywhere in the world. And it …

7 tips for great road trip photos

Want to capture the magic and majesty of a road trip? Follow this simple advice from a pro photographer...<p>The journey is often more important than …

Resource Travel’s Top 10 Travel Photos of the Week

<i>Editor’s Note – Michael Bonocore is the Editor in Chief for Resource Travel, a new division of Resource Magazine. Resource Travel is dedicated to</i> …

Sunny road in Iceland

Are We Past Peak Francis? Pope Plummets in U.S. Approval Poll

He’s lost significant support among conservative U.S. Catholics, with outspoken views on climate change and materialism. Will all be forgiven once he …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Shark attack near misses: the most terrifying caught on camera

Incredible footage of Mick Fanning fighting off a shark during an international competition in South Africa went viral over the weekend.<p>So The Telegraph video desk has compiled some of the best shark attack near misses caught on camera.<p>The video includes footage of a fisherman fighting off a reef …

Girl filmed playing the piano while sleep walking

Video shows a young girl from New Zealand playing the piano whilst fast asleep<p>Some people are so good at <b>musical</b> instruments they purport to be able to play it in their sleep. Yet for this one girl named Isabelle, it's a reality.<p>A video released online shows a 12 year-old slumbering girl playing out …

I adder lucky escape: Teenager falls from 100ft cliff, survives, then is bitten by snake

Mother of Brock Leach, 14, tells how he tumbled over a cliff edge then got bitten by the only native venomous snake in the UK<p>A teenager has survived after falling 100ft off a cliff then being bitten by a venomous snake at the bottom.<p>Brock Leach, 14, tumbled over a cliff edge and bounced off …

Eccentric Man Builds Giant “Chicken Church” in the Middle of Indonesian Jungle

Buried deep inside the Indonesian jungle is a very odd structure, shaped like a giant chicken. The long abandoned construction, locally known as …

Disabled Children

The Week in Review: NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto Discoveries

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned first-time images of Pluto this week, revealing “huge mountains” on the surface that scientists have deduced are made of ice—a sign of water on the dwarf planet—and a high-resolution photo of Charon, its largest moon. The photos proved Pluto has no impact …

Solar System

Saudi Arabia's King Salman backs Israel over Iran nuclear deal concerns

Saudi monarch raises questions about verification and sanction "snap-back" mechanism in meeting with US defence secretary even while saying he welcomes agreement<p>King Salman of Saudi Arabia voiced misgivings about the Iran nuclear deal to Ashton Carter, the visiting US defence secretary, on …

U.S. Soccer reminded everyone just how average a team it is

The United States lost to Jamaica 2-1 in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday night. Jamaica is 76th in the FIFA rankings, and until yesterday, had only beaten the U.S. once in 22 tries. Wednesday marked the first home loss to a Caribbean team since 1968.<p>Lyndon B. Johnson announced he wouldn’t seek …

American Soccer

Turkish Archaeologists Discover the World’s Oldest Known Writings

Art World<p>,<p>Archaeologists have discovered what they believe could be the earliest known writing. A 12,000-year-old pictograph was found within the …

Archaeology

Does Archaeology Confirm the Existence of Specific People Mentioned in the Bible?

On virtually every page of the Bible you will find the name of a person or place.<p>Since the Bible claims to be real history, its credibility rests on …

The 10 best national parks in the US

After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …