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Daily Radar: 08.10.10

British explorer Ed Stafford has become the first person to hike the entire length of the Amazon, completing a 4,000-mile journey that began on April 2, 2008 at the river’s source in Peru. Stafford, who was accompanied by Peruvian forestry worker Gadiel “Cho” Sanchez Rivera for the majority of the trip, set out on the…

Daily Radar: 08.02.10

Australia’s Jenolan Caves National Park, located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, is now accommodating a whole new group of travelers – Trekkies. The park has announced it is offering a self-guided audio tour of Nettle Cave in the Klingon language, created for Star Trek in 1979. The Klingon tours will become available…

The Elephants of Scotland

Elephants lumber behind stone Scottish cottages. A cheetah races along the shores of a loch. A herd of water buffalo graze among Celtic crosses in a hilltop cemetery. London-based photographer George Logan has brought the impossible to life in Translocation, a new photography book that fuses Logan’s shots of African wildlife into his dramatic takes…

We all know the Big Apple is the dance capital of the U.S., if not the world. With unparalleled ballet companies like the American Ballet Theatre, contemporary legends like the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and that little place called Broadway, world class dancers and choreographers flock to Manhattan – and bring audiences with them.…

Visitors to Tennessee can now steer themselves back in time to a world of bootleggers and moonshine, where country music has its roots and Daniel Boone led pioneers to settle the wilderness. The White Lightning Trail, part of the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program, is a mapped driving route beginning in Knoxville.  Officially launched…

World Cup 2010: The Final

The end has arrived. After a month in South Africa of drama and upsets, heartbreak and elation, the two teams that have risen to the pinnacle of the soccer world – the Netherlands and Spain – take the field at 2:30 p.m. Eastern today for the 2010 World Cup Final. This is a match up…

The Vatican Secret Archives

History enthusiasts and Da Vinci Code fans rejoice – Belgian publisher VdH Books has released a 252-page volume filled with photographs of restricted texts from the depths of the Vatican’s mysterious archives. The Vatican Secret Archives, created with the aid of seventeenth Archivist Cardinal Raeffaele Farina, contains over 100 documents accompanied by detailed historical commentary…

In what can only be called an ill-conceived publicity stunt, Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Arizona added a rather strange new item to the menu to celebrate the World Cup: a burger made with African lion meat. The unusual meat was bought by restaurant owner Cameron Selogie from a USDA-regulated free-range lion farm located in…

World Cup 2010: Australia vs Serbia

The Aussies take on the Serbs today at 8:30 p.m. local time, with coverage on ESPN2 starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern for all you stateside World Cup fans. Both teams are out for blood – the Socceroos (yes, really) and the White Eagles both need a victory to have a chance at getting into the…

Da Vinci: The Genius

This week, the National Geographic Museum unveiled Da Vinci: The Genius, a traveling exhibition that delves into one of history’s greatest minds. The gallery, which runs until September 12, is filled with a myriad of da Vinci’s fascinating inventions, all created based on the sketches he left behind in his famous codices. Beyond his well…