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Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

Atoms

Freediving on a single breath, in pictures - Telegraph

Scuba Diving

We Interviewed Photojournalist Patrick Brown on Burnout, the Illegal Wildlife Trade, Photo Book Publishing, Crowdfunding and Instagram

For <i>Trading to Extinction</i>, Bangkok-based photographer Patrick Brown spent nearly a quarter of his life documenting the dark truths behind the illegal …

This Dreamlike Short Film Was Shot Using an iPhone and a Water Drop Lens

Here’s a 5-minute short film titled “O” that was shot entirely using a lens made with a drop of water and an iPhone. The lens gives the film a …

Filmmaking

New World Disorder 10 - Dust and Bones

Shenzhen Center Free Climb

OnTheRoofs pull off another epic free climb, climbing the world's second-tallest building.<p>Buy Now<p>Video<p>Sports<p>RC Gymkhana<p>How HPI Racing managed to …

Kevin Jorgeson Recounts Dawn Wall Free Climb

In January, Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell became the first people to free climb the Dawn Wall on the east side of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. This month, the annually published <i>American Alpine Journal</i> (<i>AAJ</i>) released Jorgeson’s first-hand account of the monumental achievement.<p>The Dawn …

Rock Climbing Champ Sasha DiGiulian on Becoming the First Woman to Conquer "Murder Wall"

"Sexism was definitely highlighted. I felt like I was being questioned for why I was trying this climb. I was told 'Little girls don’t belong on the …

"Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It's a battle against oneself."—Walter Bonatti. Daniel Streuerer and David Lama (@davidlama_official) begin the path of self-discovery beneath Cerro Torre, Argentina. @patagonia @redbull @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter @SanDisk #SanDiskStories @novusselect

Will chaos magic reign over your wardrobe?

Once there was normcore. Normcore was the future. Normcore was the way we wore jeans like Jerry Seinfeld. It was the way we wore socks with our sandals and T-shirts borrowed from our mum. In 2013 New York trend agency K-Hole used a description by science-fiction author William Gibson in his novel</i> …

Normcore

Being McQueen’s muse

<i>You might not know her name, but you've seen her picture. It was September 2000 when journalist Michelle Olley (formerly of fetish magazine</i> Skin Two <i>and the short-lived reboot of</i> Penthouse<i>) got a call from Alexander McQueen’s right hand Sidonie Barton, saying she had a proposal for her. Olley had</i> …

La longue nuit de Mégantic - Photographs and text by Michel Huneault | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were intrigued by its moody atmosphere and effective storytelling. In honor of this year’s Visual Storytelling Awards—and to</i> …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Sleep

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

How Destroying My New $1,600 Canon L Lens Made My Month

No. No. Please, no. A moment of terror for every photographer out there. I opened my photo bag, took out my camera to take a picture of the street …

Street Photography

Trip out with these London Fashion Week GIFs

This season, 78 designers showcased their collections at London Fashion Week – and that’s a lot of fashion. Maybe you’re having trouble digesting it all. Enter Paul Wagenblast. This designer and verifiable Photoshop wizard has identified six major themes from the week and turned them into GIFs. …

Follow these incredible fashion photographers on Instagram

We're halfway through fashion month (!!) and with things currently in full swing in Milan, Instagram is serving a serious dose of ‘look what you’re missing out on’. Not only have we got you covered with everything fashion week related from the four cities on the shiny new @dazed_fashion account, …

5 Perfect Fall Microadventures

Epic trips are awesome but not always feasible. That’s where microadventures come in. Loosely defined as quick outings that offer “something different, something exciting—but cheap, simple, short, and on your doorstep,” according to Alastair Humphreys, author of the book <i>Microadventures: Local</i> …

To Change the World, We Must First Reinvent It

Since 2007, people living in urban areas have made up more than 50 percent of the global population. This proportion has already exceeded 70 percent in Europe and North America, and is growing rapidly. Now urban areas, covering just a few percent of the planet's surface, contain more than three …

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What to see at the Unseen Photo Fair, while you still can

There’s been a lot to take in recently within the art world – from the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 to London’s Art Licks opening next weekend – so it’s pretty easy to become complacent when it comes to cramming everything in. One such great event about to wrap is Amsterdam’s Unseen Photo …

Pluto’s Colorful, Scaly Terrain Revealed in Detailed Closeups

The more we see of Pluto, the more stunning it gets – and that’s not because we understand what’s going on. It’s the opposite. Rather than neatly fitting pieces into a big, Pluto-shaped puzzle, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is returning data that make it clear just how unbelievably enigmatic this …

Astronomy

Healthy Snacks You Can Make When Your Fridge and Pantry Are Running Low

The Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon shares her super-fast go-to eats.<p><i>Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, WomensHealthMag.com hosts a live broadcast on Periscope called "Snack Sesh" with fun new ideas for health-conscious snackers. Make sure to tune in live—you'll be able to ask us questions and make</i> …

Food

Alessandro’s Angels: Get to Know the New Faces Who Just Debuted on Gucci’s Catwalk

<b>Alessandro Michele</b>’s Gucci runway has become known for a certain youthful eclecticism, and it should come as no surprise that the models chosen to showcase his collections reflect that same sensibility. Cast by <b>Barbara Nicoli</b> and <b>Leila Ananna</b>, Gucci’s girls during Michele’s tenure have skewed toward …

Fashion Week

First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Two supermassive black holes on a collision course could shake the cosmos

Bursts of gravitational waves could ripple through the fabric of space-time itself.<p>A team of Caltech astronomers have discovered a pair of …

Polar Bears Might Survive Ice Melting By Hunting New Prey

Trading seals in for caribou and geese<p>Polar bears are often used as the face of climate change and the melting of the Arctic. They have long been cast as one of the first large, familiar species to possibly go extinct because of a changing climate. As the spring and summer sea ice continues to …

11 Thrilling Things Every Active Woman Should Try to Do in Her Lifetime

We made you a bucket list so you didn’t have to.<p>In the May issue of <i>Women's Health</i>, we gave you 50 ideas for how to get a fresh perspective on fitness. But because you can never have enough excuses to get outside, we found 11 more items that belong on every active lady's bucket list.<p>1. Run a bridge. …

Hiking

9 Life-Changing Tricks to Make You A Better Runner

These tips will have you clocking miles as if Idris Elba were waiting at the finish line.<p>A soft breeze blowing through your ponytail. An epic tune lifting you up that epic hill. Feeling like you're going to die at the seventh mile, only to zip through the eighth. Some people could pen Shakespearean …

Marathons

A Hip-Hop-Inspired Playlist to Sweaty-Jam Out to This Weekend | Women's Health

You don't normally hear the words <i>yoga</i> and <i>hip-hop</i> in the same sentence—unless you're talking about Y7, which bills itself as a hip-hop-inspired yoga studio. "When you're holding that plank to Jay Z, it makes things a little bit easier," says cofounder Sarah Levey. Also, the lyrics make for some sick …