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The secret life of shadows

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Check Out Amazing Rare Photos Of Nirvana Before They Were Famous

These images from the new book Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 tell the story of how the band nearly broke up in Rome just before the most crucial show of their career.<p>The new book <i>Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989</i> is a collection of the personal photographs of Sub Pop …

Nexus 5 launch, unboxing, print ad and more sightings – last minute rumors (Update: hands-on)

Google is yet to unveil the Nexus 5, but the phone keeps popping up in various reports, most of them indicating that the launch is imminent.<p>Nexus 5 release date<p>As some of the previous rumors have said, it looks like the phone will be unveiled at some point tomorrow, but there won’t be a special …

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Canyon

Cellular logistics

NANOTECHNOLOGY is a hot topic in science. Not a day goes by without news of some clever device forged using components measuring billionths of a …

The Robot Roundup

Robot Muscle Grows A research team at the National University of Singapore has created a robot that can lift 80 times its own weight. This robots …

Guardiola: Bayern did everything but win

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was left without words after his team failed to claim victory over Bayer Leverkusen.<p>Bayern went to the top of the …

Preparing for a @natgeo assignment requires meticulous preparation weeks before heading into the field - @paulnicklen and @cristinamittermeier spend hours checking and organizing gear, making sure no detail goes unnoticed for an upcoming assignment in #Hawaii.

Photo by Fritz Hoffmann @FritzPhotos - Defueled reactor compartments removed from decommissioned US Navy nuclear-powered submarines and cruisers are stored in the low-level burial ground called Trench 94 located at a nuclear waste disposal landfill site at Hanford, Washington. The diameter of each of these steel hull sections is huge, each one equals that of the submarine it was removed from. The rest of the ship was recycled but this section housed the nuclear fuel that powered it. The lead shield in these compartments was contaminated during the years in use. The first compartment to be stored here came from the USS Patrick Henry in 1986. Getting there is often the hardest part of making a picture and getting permissions to be on site often consumes a big chunk of the time spent when working on a National Geographic story. Thanks to Cameron and Geoff at the DOE for help with that. Once on location other logistical problems need to be solved. For this picture I was in a boom lift extended 80 feet above the ground. That was made possible with the assistance of boom operators Phil and Vince and safety supervisor Russ, all made possible by safety director Wayne. Thanks guys! For this National Geographic story I'm using boom lifts to photograph sites like this around the country. The story is scheduled to be published in late 2014.

Best Space Photos of the Week: Blue Fire, Raindrop Dunes

Science Roundup: Swarm Intelligence, Longline Fisheries, and Insect Mating

Some interesting science finds you might have missed this week.<p><b>In the mad rush to cover the grand experiment called science, all kinds of exciting studies fall through the cracks. We've summarized three of the more interesting ones below for your reading pleasure.</b><p>Forge ahead to learn about insect …

Saving the World Through Water

Changing Planet<p>Taking a break from Freshwater Species of the Week, I wanted to post this infographic from WaterStep, an international nonprofit based in Louisville, Kentucky. WaterStep works to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world, from developing countries to people …

Cenote Sac Uayum’s Inner Sanctum

Wildlife<p><i>The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a supernatural</i> …

100 Best Albums of the ’90s

50<p>2Pac, ‘All Eyez on Me’<p>All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death …