Mud Wars, Sex in the Park, and Crimes Committed for Truffles

This week's roundup includes sex, violence, and truffles—the last of which is not unlike the drug trade, with a surprisingly shady underside. So, without further ado, here's this week's R-rated landscape reads. » 1/21/14 6:20pm 1/21/14 6:20pm

These Astonishing Vietnam War Firefight Photos Look Like Laser Hell

When James Speed Hensinger was 22, he'd already spent nine months fighting in Vietnam, spending his nights in perpetual fear of snipers hiding in the mountains above. So come April of 1970, after fielding multiple nighttime attacks from a single sniper and his AK47, the 173rd Airborne Brigade—of which Hensinger was a… » 6/25/13 3:28pm 6/25/13 3:28pm

The Only Thing Better Than a Fireworks Show Is a Fireworks Competition

There's something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colorful explosions. You might even have your own little display over the holiday weekend. But this explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam will make your backyard show look puny by… » 5/23/13 3:24pm 5/23/13 3:24pm

Vietnam Builds a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge To Commemorate the …

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco's Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2,500 LED lights—oh, and it also breathes fire. » 4/04/13 8:39am 4/04/13 8:39am

This Watch Might Have Saved Someone's Life in Vietnam

Luxury watch makers seem to be caught up in an arms race to include the most exotic materials in their timepieces. From genuine volcanic ash, to metal from the Titanic, to a face stamped from the bodywork of one of the most recognizable symbols of the Vietnam War. » 5/15/12 3:40pm 5/15/12 3:40pm

Take a Tour Through the World's Biggest Cave Passage

Working as a National Geographic photographer is (thankfully) more than just panther attacks and paraglider crashes. Sometimes you get to explore the underground equivalent of "a previously undiscovered Mount Everest" like photographer Carsten Peter. » 2/14/12 1:00am 2/14/12 1:00am

Mark Zuckerberg's Amazing Race Luxury Vacation Revealed

What do you when you have more money than Christ and an appetite for fried foods? You head to Red Vietnam for a getaway replete with lavish meals, private yachts, helicopters, and goat-catching. We have Mark Zuckerberg's exclusive holiday itinerary. » 12/27/11 2:00pm 12/27/11 2:00pm