Andrew Kroeker

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This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW

Here’s an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse …

How to Take Better Pictures on Your Phone

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI love taking photos on a phone, because it is so carefree, fun, and liberating.If anyone tells you that a phone …

Mobile Photography

The Most Intense Cosmic Explosion Out There Has Been Captured as It Happened

It was pointing right at us.<p>The most powerful kind of cosmic explosions known to science are called gamma-ray bursts – aka 'death from space' – …

Bill Nye: 'You can shoot the messenger but climate is still changing'

The acclaimed scientist and television star talks about his new book and the damaging effects of ignoring the planet’s changing climate<p>“Excuse me, but gigawatt is pronounced ‘<i>gigg-uh-watts</i>’,” Bill Nye said in 1985. “You say it with a hard ‘g’.”<p>He was a 32-year-old engineer living in Seattle who …

Clean Technology

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

What Is The Singularity And Will You Live To See It?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

Physics

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions<p>Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were …

Global Warming

One single theory may have solved three Mars mysteries

We still aren't quite sure how Mars formed; there are many questions about its distinct geology and weird (but lovable) potato moons that don't really make sense. But now, a study in the journal <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> may have solved some of the enduring mysteries of the red planet.<p>Mars has …

Astronomy

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Where to go for incredible views of the Great American Eclipse

The year 2017 may be an anomaly for more reasons than we can count, but the universe has a gift for all of us this summer.<p>On Monday, Aug. 21, a rare …

South Carolina

A time capsule containing 118 trillion cubic feet of gas is buried in northern Australia

Two to three kilometres beneath the surface of Australia’s Northern Territory sits buried energy. The layered rock formations known as the Velkerri …

Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

Universe

Scientists can’t rule out collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029

Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly …

Asteroids

Minuscule Measurements Over 12 Years Confirm The Existence Of Orbiting Black Holes

In a ground-breaking study over ten years in the making, scientists have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting each other hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.<p>“For a long time, we’ve been looking into space to try and find a pair of these supermassive black holes orbiting as a …

Black Holes

Meet eight species living on the brink, thanks to weather and climate change

A volatile future will affect way more than just the polar bears.<p>By the 1940s, North American hunters and developers had driven whooping cranes to near extinction. Though they rebounded, changing weather threatens them anew. Cranes nest in Arctic wetlands, surrounded by natural moats. Persistent …

Climate Change

We only have 3 years left to turn the corner on global warming

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal <i>Nature</i> by …

Why To Get Excited About A Black Hole Crash 3 Billion Light Years Away

These events last only tens of milliseconds, but they’re the most powerful phenomena since the Big Bang, and open up an entirely new window on the universe.<p>For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. …

Black Holes

Toyota Ends Tesla Partnership, Working On ‘Flying Car’ With Cartivator

<b>UPDATE: 5:30 a.m. EDT —</b> Toyota confirmed it had liquidated its entire stake in Tesla, Bloomberg reported Saturday, citing a spokeswoman for the car …

These Six Delicious Party Appetizers Are Perfect For Your Next Get-Together

You'll def be the life of the party.

Eggs

The 10 best-value games you can buy and play for months

A serious dedication to gaming often means a tough time for your wallet. Keeping up with the latest games, not to mention the hardware to play it on, …

Gaming

A giant magnetic bridge between galaxies

Known as the Magellanic Bridge, it’s a huge stream of neutral gas stretching 75,000 light-years between the 2 Magellanic Clouds, which orbit our …

Universe

Astronaut Captures Stunning GoPro Footage During Spacewalk

Walking in space is a kind of slow-motion skydiving. An orbit, after all, is nothing but a free fall — albeit one in which the Earth keeps curving …

Space Exploration

How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers

Although Ashton Kutcher is best known for his roles in massively popular sitcoms like <i>That 70s Show</i> and <i>Two and a Half Men</i>, he’s only just begun some of the most important work of his life.<p>In 2009, the Iowan actor founded a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child …

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang<p>Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae.<p>Scientists aren't sure why or how these stars detonate near the end of their lives, but …

Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness

Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”<p>There might be …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomers have spotted a black hole so ravenous, it's pushing the limits of physics

Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a decade — more than 10 times longer than any stellar meal detected before.<p>Not only is this by far the largest meal a black hole has been seen consuming, but the feast has been going on so …

Universe

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small …

Nanotech