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Google's surprising list of most photographed cities and sights

Using data from Google's map-based photo-sharing site Panoramio, a developer created a heat map of the most photogenic places on Earth, or at least the ones that draw the most shutterbugs. Tour our curated gallery.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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Explore an 800-year-old salt mine with Google Street View

Google has added a virtual view of the 13th century Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, including its glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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Street View hikes Endor-like Yakushima Island in Japan

The island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to towering cedars that are thousands of years old. Google has captured views of the forest in winter.

By Apr. 4, 2013

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Google Street View takes you to 'World Wonders'

With the launch of its World Wonders Project, Google is making it easy for users to get up close and personal with 132 world-famous sites, without needing a passport.

By May. 31, 2012

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Artists turn aging dome into must-see light show

When architect Max Berg observed the debut of Poland's Centennial Hall in 1913, little did he know that the massive concrete dome he designed would host a futuristic light show 99 years later.

By Jun. 25, 2012

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Flushed with pride, Korea celebrates toilet theme park

The Restroom Cultural Park showcases loos from around the world. Drop in to the Mr. Toilet House and, er, unload.

By Nov. 11, 2012

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Japanese scientist creates 'poop burger'? Surely not

A Japanese scientist reportedly finds a way to do something ecologically useful: create artificial meat from sewage containing feces. But doesn't the story smell just a little funny?

By Jun. 18, 2011

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Singer Sarah Brightman books flight to space station

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, singer Sarah Brightman has booked a seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 10-day visit to the International Space Station.

By Oct. 10, 2012

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'Eco-monastery' opening at Siddhartha's birthplace

Hidden solar panels will be incorporated into a mega temple to power lighting in Nepal.

By Mar. 9, 2011

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A Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Northern California

The Marin County Civic Center was Wright's last major design, and a rare government building for the master architect. The complex feels like it should be in a sci-fi movie, which of course, it has been.

By Sep. 30, 2010