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Globe South America, map
What’s the Difference Between Hispanic and Latino?

Latin America, extending from the deserts of northern Mexico to the icy wilds of Tierra del Fuego in Chile and Argentina, encompasses many diverse countries and peoples.

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Big Sur. Pacific Ocean. Waves. Beach. Point Sur on the Pacific coastline near Big Sur, California.
What Is Known (and Not Known) About the Bermuda Triangle

People have been trying to solve the “mystery” of the Bermuda Triangle for years. Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about the Bermuda Triangle.


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Namib desert, Namibia.
8 Amazing Physical Features of Africa
Check out these jaw-dropping physical features of the African continent.
African children from Maasai tribe during Swahili language class in remote village, Kenya, East Africa
The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language.
The magnificent Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary.
5 Notable Buildings in Hungary
Know before you go.
Small canyon underwater carved by the swell into the fore reef with sunlight through water surface, Huahine island, Pacific ocean, French Polynesia.
A Tale of Two Submerged Continents
In February 2017 studies of Earth’s geological and geophysical features revealed evidence of ancient continents in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Rural Irish landscape, Sligo, Ireland.
Why Is Ireland Two Countries?
The island of Ireland contains both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but what led to this separation?
Exterior of Wrigley Field Home of the Chicago Cubs. Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago, IL. National League baseball stadium. Major League Baseball (MLB). Baseball stadium.
7 Significant Stadiums
Know before you go.
Map of Europe. Detail from the World Atlas.
What Is the Newest Country in the World?
Some countries seem as though they’ve been around since the dawn of time. But others are considerably newer. Which is the newest?

Spotlight: The Nile River

It's the longest river in Africa and one of history's most storied bodies of water, a witness to the rise and fall of advanced ancient civilizations. The Nile is home to a dizzying array of plants, fish, and reptiles—the Nile perch and the Nile crocodile perhaps being the most well-known. 


Flags of all nations of the world. Grouping of various country flags on a world map.
Which Country Is Larger? Quiz
See how these countries measure up.
Flag of Australia
Name That World Flag!
Our salute to flags from around the world. Can you name the countries they belong to?
Taj Mahal, Agra, India. UNESCO World Heritage Site (minarets; Muslim, architecture; Islamic architecture; marble; mausoleum)
Wonders of the World Quiz
Covering the ancient, new, and natural—prove you are no one-hit wonder.
Ceviche. Peruvian ceviche (sebiche). Raw seafood dish with lime, cilantro, peppers, plantains. Cuisine, food
A World of Food Quiz
In what country might you sit down to a smorgasbord? Why is durian fruit banned in several places? Take a trip around the world in this study of global cuisine.


Discover the richly complex remote ecosystem of Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica
Discover the richly complex remote ecosystem of Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica
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