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On Earth Day, National Geographic is broadcasting stunning, previously unreleased photos from its archive — accompanied by music

Earth Day is one of the world’s largest celebrations of our environment. To commemorate the holiday, National Geographic is debuting a “Symphony for our World“: a television event that will pair a slideshow of National Geographic’s stunning wildlife photography with a five-part symphony. The music is created by Bleeding Fingers […]
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Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Archaeologists uncovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle using state-of-the-art laser technology. The find could completely rewrite what we know about the Mayan civilisation. Archaeologists are extremely excited. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including […]
Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle  —  and it could re-write human history
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12 stunning train rides every traveller should take in their lifetime

Tagskryt, or “train-bragging” in Swedish, has become a 2019 buzzword. Inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg, more people are opting to travel by train to reduce their carbon footprint. The most stunning train rides around the world include a journey through the brilliant red landscapes of the Australian Outback on […]
12 stunning train rides every traveller should take in their lifetime
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Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Raced A Cheetah And Won

In a documentary for Nat Geo Wild’s “Big Cat Week,” Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans raced against a pair of Cheetahs. While Johnson came up short in his race, Hester bested his beast. Hester did have an advantage. Johnson and his Cheetah […]
Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Raced A Cheetah And Won
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10 Shots In The Running For National Geographic’s Photography Contest

National Geographic is currently accepting submissions for its 2013 Photography Contest, which will award prizes to the best entries in three categories: people, places, and nature. First-place winners in each category will be published in National Geographic magazine, while the owner of the best photo overall will win $US10,000 and […]
10 Shots In The Running For National Geographic’s Photography Contest
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How America Rebuilds And Upgrades The Mighty M1 Tank

The Abrams M1 tank is the primary battle tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. It has been used in nearly every major U.S. conflict since its introduction in 1980 and the military wants to keep these land weapon systems in service until 2040. NBC reports that the U.S. […]
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The Shocking Details That Weren’t Included In NatGeo’s Russian Prison Documentary

As bad as things look inside the Russian prisonsfeatured on National Geographic, the reality may be much worse. The 2012 documentary (which we highlighted recently) obtained unprecedented access to one of the country’s “most guarded institutions” only through cooperation with the Russian government, and presumably what they saw was restricted. […]
The Shocking Details That Weren’t Included In NatGeo’s Russian Prison Documentary
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Vanilla-Scented Beaver Butt Secretions Are Used In Food And Perfume

Castoreum is an anal secretion beavers use to mark their territories. It also happens to smell like vanilla. More specifically, the raw form is often described as “birch tar or Russian leather.” But when diluted in alcohol (not the kind you drink), the substance picks up “more pleasant, musky and […]
Vanilla-Scented Beaver Butt Secretions Are Used In Food And Perfume
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The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic’s 125-Year History

The journal of the National Geographic Society officially launched in October 1888. Since then, National Geographic has expanded its global reach to over 60 million readers, a TV channel, and a website. The publication is known for its award-winning nature photography and knack for visual storytelling. In honour of its […]
The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic’s 125-Year History
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The Winners Of The National Geographic Photo Contest

[credit provider=”Photo by Micah Albert / 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest” url=”http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/”] National Geographic just announced the winners of its 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest.Over 22,000 photos by professional and amateur photographers from 150 countries competed in three categories — people, places and nature.
The Winners Of The National Geographic Photo Contest
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The 10 Greatest Adventurers Of The Year

[credit provider=”Jimmy Chin via National Geographic” url=”http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2013/”] For the past eight years, National Geographic has been rounding up the 10 greatest adventurers from around the globe.The men and women selected this year are explorers, artists, humanitarians, and athletes who achieved incredible feats in 2012.
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Stunning Entries From The National Geographic Photo Contest

[credit provider=”Photo and caption by Ondrej Zaruba/National Geographic Photo Contest” url=”http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2012/”] National Geographic is currently accepting photo submissions for its annual National Geographic Photography Contest.
Stunning Entries From The National Geographic Photo Contest
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Meet The Man Who Found The Titanic

[credit provider=”Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution “] By his own admission, Bob Ballard is a heretic. “If I were in Tunisia, I’d be toast,” he said. He likes to disprove conventional wisdom, and throw out textbooks (metaphorically speaking).In graduate school in the 1960s he was part of a wave of young […]
Meet The Man Who Found The Titanic
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The Winners Of The National Geographic traveller Photo Contest

[credit provider=”Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi / 2012 National Geographic traveller Photo Contest” url=”http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveller-magazine/photo-contest/2012/”] National Geographic traveller magazine just selected the winner and the runners-up of its 2012 traveller Photo Contest among more than 12,000 entries from 6,615 photographers in 152 countries around the globe.The top images were taken […]
The Winners Of The National Geographic traveller Photo Contest
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Breathtaking Photos From The National Geographic traveller Contest

Today is the last day to submit entries for the 2012 National Geographic traveller Photo Contest.Photography enthusiasts can submit pictures that have captured memorable travel sights – places, wildlife, and people – that evoke a sense of delight and discovery. More than 13,000 photos from all over the world were […]
Breathtaking Photos From The National Geographic traveller Contest
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6 Extreme Photos Of Modern Day Explorers In The Wild

[credit provider=”Photo by Lynsey Dyer/National Geographic” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/national-geographic-adventure/id509318915″] Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Walked on lava? Sledded through snow drifts up to your knees? Well, there are people out there who have. And there are pictures to prove it.
6 Extreme Photos Of Modern Day Explorers In The Wild
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A Rare Look Inside The Fukushima Evacuation Zone

[credit provider=”AP Photo/AP Photographer David Guttenfelder on assignment for National Geographic Magazine”] AP just released stunning photos of the Fukushima evacuation zone taken in the months after the nuclear disaster in the region following the devastating tsunami on March 11, 2011.Photographer David Guttenfelder, who was on assignment for National Geographic […]
A Rare Look Inside The Fukushima Evacuation Zone
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Here’s The Winner And The Runners-Up In The National Geographic Photo Contest

[credit provider=”Shikhei Goh / National Geographic Photo Contest (2011)” url=”http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/”] Shikhei Goh of Indonesia was just crowned the winner of the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest. His stunning image of a dragonfly bracing for a big splash will be published in worldwide editions of National Geographic magazine, and Goh will also […]
Here’s The Winner And The Runners-Up In The National Geographic Photo Contest
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Incredible Images Competing In The National Geographic Photo Of The Year Contest

[credit provider=”Antoni Georgiev/National Geographic Photo Contest” url=”http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/”] National Geographic is currently considering photo submissions for its annual National Geographic Photo Contest.Over 20,000 photos are competing in three categories — people, places and nature. The top winner will be selected among the finalists in these groups and will be awarded $10,000 […]
Incredible Images Competing In The National Geographic Photo Of The Year Contest
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10 Awesome Under-The-Radar Vacation Destinations

[credit provider=”Flickr – dsasso” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsasso/13319565/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Here at Business Insider, we’ve talked about the most popular vacation spots, as well as the most expensive.But what about the roads less traveled?
10 Awesome Under-The-Radar Vacation Destinations