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A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’

A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’

A version of this story appears in the February 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine. The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku is about soaking up nature with all your senses. Whereas hiking is usually about reaching a destination, and a nature walk would take an inquisitive look at plants and animals, forest therapy encourages participants to…

Raise a glass! It’s the 100th anniversary of Prohibition.

Raise a glass! It’s the 100th anniversary of Prohibition.

On January 17, 1920, brewing and selling alcoholic beverages became illegal in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect. This “noble experiment,” as described by its backers, was celebrated by temperance advocates across the country. Before a crowd of 10,000 people, popular evangelist Billy Sunday (a former baseball player)…

These rare zebras are dependent on humans, for now

These rare zebras are dependent on humans, for now

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A tour through the heart of Europe

A tour through the heart of Europe

Budapest is one of Europe’s great cities, a place of broad boulevards and buzzing bars and the elegant sweep of the Danube. It’s a place to spend a few days strolling the markets and the old town, enjoying world-class galleries and museums, and indulging in some fabulous food and drink. But there’s so much more…

Traveling to the Philippines? What to know about the volcano

Traveling to the Philippines? What to know about the volcano

On January 12, the sudden and spectacular eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines shut down the country’s main international airport and canceled more than 500 flights. A plume of ash extended nine miles high; a thick layer carpeted the surrounding towns and villages, covering houses, roads, fields, and farm animals and forcing the evacuation…

Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012

Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012

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Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains

Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains

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