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Stunning photos of US landmarks decked out for the holidays

Famous buildings and landmarks across the US are lit up for the winter holidays. The famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree is on display in Manhattan. The Grove in Los Angeles is decorated with wreaths and a giant Christmas tree. The White House and the Capitol Building each have their own official […]
Stunning photos of US landmarks decked out for the holidays
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Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the damage.

Rising sea levels, climbing global temperatures, and extreme weather conditions have scientists concerned about the fate of the world’s landmarks. A group of researchers recently developed a Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) that helps determine which World Heritage Sites face the most precarious future. Landmarks that are in danger include the […]
Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the damage.
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7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know

Washington, DC is home to America’s most historical landmarks. These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories. A hidden crypt, a “whispering gallery,” and moon rocks can be found in DC. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know
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Here’s what 10 famous US landmarks look like if you’re colorblind

Two common types of red-green colour blindness are protanomaly and protanopia. Protanomaly means that red cone photopigments are abnormal, and protanopia means that there are no working red cone cells at all. The colours of famous US landmarks appear muted to people with colour blindness. About 8% of men and […]
Here’s what 10 famous US landmarks look like if you’re colorblind
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10 landmarks you didn’t know had Native American origins

Native Americans built vibrant communities in what is now the United States before colonizers arrived. From the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Alcatraz in San Francisco, these US landmarks have Native American origins. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Native Americans built vibrant communities in what is now the […]
10 landmarks you didn’t know had Native American origins
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10 iconic landmarks locals hated when they were first built

When you’re a tourist in a new city, visiting famous buildings and monuments to learn about their history (and maybe snap a few selfies) is part of the experience. But to locals, those landmarks can be sources of frustration. Whether it’s a sordid history or a flawed design aesthetic, iconic […]
10 iconic landmarks locals hated when they were first built
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