Culture

Photo Digest: Week of May 4, 2014 in Pictures

Festival goers race cheese wheels, Australia says "no, thanks" to graffiti, and more in this week's… >>

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The Best Vacation Books You Ever Read

Sometimes a book is an indelible part of a journey. Our staffers share their lasting memories. What… >>

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7 Women You Should Thank Every Time You Use a Computer

These smart women made for some significant and groundbreaking changes in technology. >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures

New saints, new Star Wars, and more from this week in case you missed it. >>

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10 Star Wars Quotes to Live By

Jedi wisdom you must follow. >>

9 Incredible Pictures of City Lights From Space

The NASA Earth Observatory captures unbelievable photos that show just how electric our world… >>

The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More

See which cities topped recent polls to rank highest in personal job satisfaction, favorable cost… >>

10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures

Learn more about these natural, awe-inspiring beauties. >>

Rick Bragg: This Book Changed My Life

Celebrated journalist Rick Bragg reflects on To Kill A Mockingbird's enduring message of courage… >>

How Does Google Work?

It's not magic, but the tech wizardry behind the world's favorite search engine may still amaze you. >>

5 Weird Facts About Rain

What you never knew about the wet stuff. >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 20, 2014 in Pictures

In case you missed it: Instant history at the Boston Marathon, a robot challenges the President to… >>

5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World

Among the 60-some freelancers currently working for National Geographic magazine, about a dozen are… >>

9 Unusually Detailed Animal Habitats

See how birds, oysters, snails, caterpillars, moths, and more rely on their inventive natures to… >>

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Cool Google Tricks You Never Knew Existed

From functional to fun: The all-powerful search engine is packed with more cool Google tricks than… >>

7 Greatest Sonic Wonders of the World

Treats for our ears are everywhere—we just have to pay attention. A leading aural researcher… >>

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Gabriel García Márquez Quotes: 10 of His Best

The Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate wrote many words in his lifetime; these are a few of the… >>

Crazy Ants Could Destroy the Entire Gulf Coast

They’re coming by the billions—strange, creepy creatures that appear to be impossible to kill… >>