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Ice pancake mystery 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:18:31 EST 
    Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster.


Revealed: Double life of dashing WWII spy 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:23:30 EST 
    The spy who drew me: How a top British spy become a fashion illustrator (Revealed: Double life of dashing WWII spy)


Feast your eyes on amazing golf tricks 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:06:40 EST 
    If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.


Do methane 'burps' mean life on Mars? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:55:07 EST 
    NASA's rover, Curiosity, has found methane "burps" on Mars; could this mean life on the planet? Erin McLaughlin reports.


Debilitating virus sweeping Americas 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:24:28 EST 
    Its name means "bending over in pain," it has no treatment - and it has infected over 1M people.


Free energy from space with lasers? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:19:45 EST 
    In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


China's faltering fight against corruption 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:52 EST 
    In China, bribery is known colloquially as "tea money" and nearly everyone from local businesses to foreign multinationals has usually had a brush with it.


Canadian namesake gets free world trip 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:49:11 EST 
    It pays to be called Elizabeth Gallagher. It means a free trip.


2014 Nat Geo photo contest winners 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:31:25 EST 
    More than 9,200 entries were submitted from more than 150 countries in three categories: people, places and nature.


2004 tsunami: What did we learn? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:57:23 EST 
    Ten years on, Oxfam publishes a report on the lessons learned from the disaster.


12 best places to spend Christmas 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:22:22 EST 
    Any old city can string up a few lights downtown and call it a holiday celebration.


What will the travel trends of 2015 be? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:13:44 EST 
    'Botlers,' 'braggies' and booking local. What will travel look like next year?


Lawyer discovers X-Men powers 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:48:57 EST 
    Words have been a part of Marjorie Liu's life as far back as she could remember.


Mountain plunge 'like meditation' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:17:21 EST 
    Rocks, roots, trees to dodge -- world champion mountain biker explains how she does it.


What will this whale be doing in 2015? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:22:33 EST 
    At the end of another turbulent year for business as usual, the march of the disruptors shows no sign of abating. Big data analytics, the sharing economy, and virtual reality are just some of the transformational trends that have been causing sleepless nights for CEOs.
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