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Historic statues reveal their stories via app

Historic statues reveal their stories via app

Passers-by can hear 35 statues across London and Manchester "speak" with a swipe of their smartphones
10 of the world's best nighttime adventures

10 of the world's best nighttime adventures

Some things are just better after dark. These experiences around the planet prove it
6 masters keeping China's most incredible arts alive

6 masters keeping China's most incredible arts alive

With more 6,000 years of history, Nanjing is one of the few cities where artists continue to practice the country's endangered crafts
The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

Having cycled around the world and skied Greenland's ice cap, National Geographic's "Adventurer of the Year 2012" is now focusing on smaller adventures closer to home
 Blood Countess: Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Blood Countess: Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Four hundred years after the death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, her murderous exploits prove a grisly attraction
World's funnest theme parks

World's funnest theme parks

From Myanmar to Mickey Mouse, Stefan Zwanzger, aka The Theme Park Guy, gives his rundown of the best
'Exploding lake' becomes tourist hotspot

'Exploding lake' becomes tourist hotspot

Lake Kivu in Rwanda is a popular chill-out zone for tourists, but is also becoming an important source of power, thanks to its methane and CO2 gases
No cage, no problem: Photographer goes face-to-face with sharks

No cage, no problem: Photographer goes face-to-face with sharks

Photographer Michael Muller swims among sharks to raise awareness about their dwindling populations
Best of the South Pacific: An island for every travel taste

Best of the South Pacific: An island for every travel taste

War buffs, honeymooners and hardcore surfers all have something in common in the South Pacific -- a destination filled with innumerable possibilities
The original miracle of flight: Glorious birds in action

The original miracle of flight: Glorious birds in action

CNN recently invited readers to share their best photos of birds in action, and here they are
Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Full stomachs should be left on the ground, but soaring off a Swiss mountain is worth the high anxiety
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