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Wild Things: Life as We Know It

Caterpillars, Frogs, Big Birds and More...

The Australian Dragonfish

Weird Creatures From the Deep

A massive census of the oceans has turned up a trove of strange marine wildlife, from jellyfish to octopuses to anemones

Common Thresher Shark

Wild Things: Life as We Know It

Cobras, sharks, lemurs, hermit crabs and more...

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Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

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Extreme Jellyfish

There are some 2,000 species of jellyfish. Some are tasty, others will kill you with the tap of a tentacle. Here are nine varieties that really stand out

Shanghai’s European Suburbs

Chinese urban planners are building new towns with a foreign flair, each mimicking architecture from Europe’s storied cities

Northern quolls, cat-size Australian marsupials

Wild Things: Life as We Know It

Hummingbirds, birch trees, queen bees, northern quolls and more...

James Brown recorded three live performances at the Apollo Theater, in 1962, 1967 and 1971.

Legends of the Apollo

For more than 75 years, some of the world’s greatest entertainers have performed at the famous Harlem theater

Rick Steves' Europe: Aero, Denmark

On this small island on the south edge of Denmark, visitors wander down picturesque streets of thatched cottages and savor the coastal views

Rick Steves' Europe: Algarve, Portugal

On Portugal's south coast, The Algarve is home to both sun-seeking tourists and working fishermen with their colorful boats

Rick Steves' Europe: Baden-Baden, Germany

The park-like city of Baden-Baden, nestled in the Black Forest, is renowned for its restorative spas and elegant casino

Rick Steves' Europe: Blackpool, England

Home to a giant amusement park, a vintage trolley and an old-time variety show, Blackpool is northwest England's glittering beach city

Rick Steves' Europe: Bruges, Belgium

Belgium's exquisitely preserved medieval city is home to picturesque canals, gilded architecture, great beer and handcrafted chocolate

Rick Steves' Europe: Medieval Castles

Ancient fortresses offer glimpses of medieval brutality and 19th-century Romanticism

Rick Steves' Europe: Cinque Terre, Italy

Italy's answer to the French Riviera offers swimming, hiking, romance and relaxation along the Mediterranean

Rick Steves' Europe: Cotswold Villages, England

The storybook countryside of hedgerows, grazing sheep, thatched-roof cottages and stately homes harks back to the days of the medieval wool trade

Rick Steves' Europe: Dingle, Ireland

On western Ireland's remote and rugged peninsula, traditional Irish culture thrives

Rick Steves' Europe: Tallinn, Estonia

Dominated by the Soviets for 50 years, the Estonian capital boasts medieval architecture and signature chic, attracting admirers of Old World character

Rick Steves' Europe: Florence, Italy

In Florence, Michelangelo's masterpiece epitomizes the heroic power and surpassing artistry of the Renaissance

Rick Steves' Europe: Gimmelwald, Switzerland

On a mountainside above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Swiss traditions persist in a 700-year-old hamlet populated by contented cows and hospitable villagers

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