American surfer Garrett "GMAC" McNamara rides what could be, if confirmed, the biggest wave conquered in history as a crowd watches Monday in Nazare, Portugal.
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January 31, 2013 How does a tiny spot on the Portuguese coast generate some of the world's most gnarly waves? Surf experts say there are a few factors that combined Monday to create what might have been the biggest wave ever ridden.
The sun begins to rise over the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, VA, in August 2011.
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August 9, 2012 Attention to social media diminishes our experience of the real world! So we're often told. But commentator Barbara J. King turns this notion around and shows how Twitter, especially, can markedly increase our appreciation of nature.
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