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In Wales, Traveling by Dragon Is Now an Option, According to Google Maps

You can also commute by carriage or Loch Ness monster, depending on your location in the U.K.

Rabbits around old military facilities on Okunoshima.

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This Once-Secret Island Now Hosts Hordes of Adorable Bunnies

Now home to hundreds of semi-tame bunnies, the island once housed poison gas facilities

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Six Hikers Are Missing in Mt. Rainier's Worst Climbing Accident Since 1981

The climbers are still missing, but authorities suspect they were buried by an avalanche

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Visit a Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City

The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo., has a new interactive sculpture in the sculpture garden

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More Than 200 Hidden Paintings Were Discovered on the Walls of Angkor Wat

Researchers discovered the images by digitally enhancing photos of the temple's walls

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A 20,000-Plus Room Resort Threatens This UNESCO Site in Mexico

For twenty years, conservation efforts have protected the beach and its coral reef; a new development could harm them both

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Dracula’s Castle Is for Sale

Bran Castle can be yours for a rumored $80 million

Workers lay railway tracks near the new railway station in Shanghai, China on 01 March 2010.

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China Is Thinking About Building a Train to the U.S.

Chinese engineers are discussing a new high speed rail line from China to the US

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How to Make Hitchhiking Safe Again

A new system of background checks could make catching a ride safer and easier

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Last Call For Metro-North’s Bar Car!

The last bar cars left in America ride the rails for the last time tonight

A view in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

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An Expansive, Privately Funded Park in Patagonia Will Open to Visitors This Winter

This beautiful park—which foreign conversationists love—is putting wild animals and local gauchos at odds

Lettuce growing aboard the International Space Station.

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NASA Wants to Build a Greenhouse on Mars

A small greenhouse growing thale cress may be on its way to Mars by 2021

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Stroll Along A Glass Walkway 918 Feet Above the Ground

Glacier Skyway is Jasper National Park’s newest attraction

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Yosemite National Park Bans Drones

The Park says that the use of drones can disturb other visitors and wildlife

Santa Barbara Church, built in the late 16th century.

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Mompox Does Exist: A Town Captured by Garcia Marquez Isn't Just a Dream

Once a center of commerce, Mompox is now an isolated city in Colombia

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On These Book Tours, the Author Acts as a Tour Guide

Authors are literally bringing their readers along for the journey, by leading tours of places their books are set

The remote Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic is just one of the wilderness sites that will soon have wifi.

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Canada's Installing High Speed Wifi at Remote National Parks

Wireless internet will no longer be confined to visitor centers at an assortment of trial National Park wilderness sites

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Convenience Stores Are Killing Hotel Minibars

Once found in many hotels, minibars are slowly being phased out

Tourists crowd the Sistine Chapel

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It Takes A Lot of Planning for a City to Canonize Two Popes At Once

At least 1.3 million people gathered for the canonization of two popes in Rome this weekend

View of ancient buildings in a sandstorm in Lanzhou city, northwest Chinas Gansu province, 24 April 2014

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Photos: A Massive Sandstorm Swept Across Northern China

The event is one of the largest to hit China in years

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