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Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

National Parks

Hikers Record Themselves Walking on Ice as Clear as Glass in Slovakian Mountains

Two hikers recently stumbled upon an amazing phenomenon while exploring the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia–a frozen lake with a surface as clear as glass. In a viral video shared by Tomas Nunuk, one of the hikers, he and his friend find themselves walking on ice so transparent that the rocks at …

Hiking

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Photography

Watch: This Is What Happens When You Give a Squirrel a GoPro

National Geographic talks to the Canadian lawyer who shot the now viral video.<p>Always remember, if you give a squirrel a GoPro ... you're going to get some squirrelly images.<p>November 9 was a normal Sunday in Westmount Park in the Canadian city of Montreal, complete with the ambient sounds of traffic …

Magnificent Outdoor Cathedral Formed from Living Trees

Located at the foot of Mount Arera on the outskirts of Bergamo in northern Italy, a spectacular outdoor cathedral formed from rows of trees has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists, art lovers, and spiritual visitors alike. Called the <i>Cattedrale Vegetale</i> (also known as the <i>Tree Cathedral</i>), this …

Italy

Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Futuristic House Design Concept Harnesses Energy from Ocean Waves

Designer and architect Margot Krasojevic recently revealed designs for this futuristic home concept, called the <i>Hydroelectric Tidal House</i>, in which tidal wave power is harnessed to generate energy. The idea proposes the construction of a structure with an outer and inner shell. The concrete outer …

House Design

Buckingham Palace's Dancing Guardsman Could Reportedly Face Jail

A guardsman who was spotted doing pirouettes outside Buckingham Palace could face prison time and a hefty fine, The <i>Telegraph</i> and <i>The Daily Mail</i> report.<p>…

Buckingham Palace

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

‘Space weather’ experts say double event unlikely to cause problems but alert issued to power and communication networks<p>Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be …

Coach crashes down ditch on M5 in Gloucestershire

<b>A coach carrying 53 adults and children from the West Midlands on a day-trip to the seaside overturned in a ditch off the M5 in Gloucestershire.</b><p>The crash happened just before 10:00 BST close to junction 13 for Stroud.<p>Five adults and one child were injured, a South West Ambulance Service spokesman …

England

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Nicholas Buer's Amazing Astrophotography

Landscape and astrophotographer Nicholas Buer captures all kinds of spectacular light shows exploding throughout the sky. He documents many of the natural wonders of our planet through his lens by combining his love of the outdoors with long camera exposures and a lot of patience.<p>Buer says, “I love …

Astrophotography

This Is What Your WiFi Looks Like

Amazing photographs bring the WiFi spectrum to life.<p>(All photos by Luis Hernan)<p><b>The air around us is alive.</b> Radio waves, WiFi signals, all manner of frequencies are zipping about, unseen and unheard yet bringing life to our phones, computers, radios, and more. Sometimes it almost seems if you squint …

Wi-Fi

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

Astronomers and amateur skywatchers excited as perigee moon and comet Swift-Tuttle appear together for dazzling skies<p>Supermoon lights up skies around the world – in pictures Share your pictures of the supermoon with GuardianWitness<p>A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor …

This Magical Tree Grows 40 Different Types of Fruit

Add this to your truth-is-stranger-than-fiction file: an art professor in upstate New York is modifying plum trees so that each can bear not just …

Syracuse University

Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy

​The largest digital camera ever sent into space is beginning its quest to map the Milky Way, surveying a billion stars with nearly a billion pixels.<p>Having launched into space in December 2013, the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite is now 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and ready to begin …

Universe

How the Dinosaurs Could Have Survived That Asteroid Impact

A new study suggests that if the timing of the asteroid impact had been a little different, all the dinosaurs might not have died off.<p>Dinosaurs lorded over the Earth for more than 160 million years, and then, about 66 million years ago, poof!<p>What exactly happened? Most laypeople probably think we …

Formula One Drivers Do Highly Specific Exercises To Keep Death At Bay

Try telling a Formula One driver that driving a car is for the fat and lazy.<p>Despite the fact that they effectively earn a living by sitting in a car, the strength and endurance required of a F1 racer is pretty incredible.<p>For starters, Formula One is physically strenuous because there are numerous …

Motor Racing

Lauda issues apology to Ferrari

Niki Lauda has apologised to Ferrari for making critical comments about his former team's Formula One car.<p>The retired triple champion, who is now non-executive chairman of championship leaders Mercedes and also a television pundit, was quoted in a Spanish newspaper last weekend as saying Fernando …

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APOD: ALMA Milky Way (2014 Jul 24)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky<br>(Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …

Speed Special: Wherein We Attempt to Qualify for the Indy Grand Prix on Honda's Racing Sim – Feature

Throttle flat, the turbo V-6 keening, I’m whistling along at more than 150 mph in sixth gear, running the wrong way over the famous yard of bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the 400-foot marker, I boot the brakes with every erg of lower-body strength I can muster. The horizon jumps a …

Motorsport

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

Buzz Aldrin 'saw UFO' during 1969 Apollo 11 flight

Second man to walk on moon convinced life exists elsewhere in space but denies his sighting was extraterrestrial<p>Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, said he glimpsed an unidentified flying object during the Apollo 11 flight.<p>The astronaut also said the first humans to set foot on …

Buzz Aldrin