Angela Barnette

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The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

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Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Three volcanic eruptions rock Jupiter's moon Io

<b>Guest post by Christopher Crockett</b><p>Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io, had a rough summer last year. Over two weeks, the tiny moon blazed with three …

Offices with no windows linked to lousy sleep

Office workers who are exposed to natural light sleep better and are more active compared to workers in windowless offices.<p>Employees with windows in …

9 Stunning Photos Of Pacific Northwest Sealife

A crowdfunded photography book aims to put spiny lumpsuckers, brooding anemones, and other strange underwater creatures into the spotlight.<p>Richard Salas began studying photography in college the same summer <i>Jaws</i> was released. The ocean was a part of the cultural conversation, but the general feeling …

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#Scikus: 12 Lovely Science Haikus From Popular Science Readers

On Friday we asked / For your best science haikus / The results were grand!<p>For a bit of fun last Friday, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to show off their writing chops by composing science haikus. We didn't realize so many <i>Popular Science</i> readers are poets! Some of our favorite haikus …

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How Bionic Ears Have Changed People’s Lives

The first time Sarah Churman "heard" her own voice, she was 29 years old. She grinned, laughed, and launched into tears.<p>"I don't want to hear myself cry," she said, covering her mouth. Soon came this observation, "my laughter sounds so loud!"<p>Sarah Churman was born deaf and the day she first heard …

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Your Guide To Photographing A Meteor Shower

Want to learn how to capture a meteor shower on camera? Pro photographer <b>Thomas O’Brien</b> <i>will show you how to prep for and shoot this must-see spectacle</i> …

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.<p>Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids …