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Want To Improve Your Instagram Photographs? Try These 3 Simple Styling Tips

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>The fundamentals of good photography apply to all kinds of mediums, from a professional grade DSLR or a smartphone. …

Photography

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2018

Have a larger home with Wi-Fi dead zones? A multi-node system might be a better solution than a traditional wireless router and extenders. Here's …

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Hubble Space Telescope Spies A Distant Collision Between Two Gas-Rich Spiral Galaxies

Collision of two galaxies — each made up of billions of stars — is an event that is as cataclysmic as it is violent. Take IRAS 14348-1447 — a distant …

Major Linux security hole gapes open

An old Linux security 'feature' script, which activates LUKS disk encryption, has been hiding a major security hole in plain sight.<p>Sometimes Linux …

Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints

NEW YORK (AP) — Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.<p>The PhotoScan app for iPhones and Android phones will use the phone's camera to capture an old photo in four sections and stitch them together, much like a panorama shot. Google says this approach helps …

The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

Counting all the galaxies in the universe is hard. So hard, it seems, that it's possible to miss billions of them.<p>A new analysis of Hubble Space Telescope data finds there are almost 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we once thought there were — about 2 trillion of them, up from about 200 …

Astrophysics

How to See the True Nature of Things

Have you ever met two people who went through the same experience, at the same time, with the same circumstances, but saw the experiences in …

The Brain

10 New Mobile Games You Need to Play This Week

This is an <i>exceptional</i> week for mobile games. From ports of fantastic (and important) console and PC titles to hotly anticipated new games that are …

Indie Gaming

'Cannonballs' of plasma the size of Mars seen racing from a mystery star

The Hubble Space Telescope has had another result. The giant space viewer has now spotted "superhot blobs of gas" emerging from a distant star system.<p>…

Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

The very earliest stages of the Universe as-we-know-it began with the hot Big Bang, where the expanding Universe was filled with high energy particles, antiparticles and radiation. But in order to set that up, we needed a time where the Universe was dominated by energy inherent to space itself, …

Dark Matter

Aliens on Mars: NASA Captures Mysterious 'Ancient City' on the Red Planet

UFO enthusiasts are claiming that a proof that alien life has existed in the red planet is once again in one of NASA's official photos.<p>According to …

Mars

A View of Earth From The Milky Way

As a child I was always fascinated with astronomy, the stars, planets, and galaxies.<p>I can still remember my parents taking me to stargazing events on those clear somewhat-cool Florida "winter" nights. We were members of our local astronomy club.<p>I can remember staring for hours through a telescope, …

UFO News 2016: Astronaut Captures Mysterious Object in Spacewalk Video

Astronauts in the International Space Station allegedly had a close encounter with not one, not two, but three UFO fly byes during a spacewalk. A …

Gorgeous Stabilized Timelapse Shows Earth's Rotation In Relation To The Stars

This is a beautiful timelapse video made by Greta Life, that demonstrates earth's rotation in relation to the stars, which stay fixed in the video. …

Earth Science

Photographer Janette Beckman Presents "Rebel Cultures"

The underground music scene of the '80s comes to life in her new exhibition.<p>Drawn to the underground music scene in the early '80s, Janette Beckman's photographs showcase musical pioneers like Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt'n'Pepa and Grandmaster Flash. In honor of her new exhibition "Rebel Cultures," …

Another Previously Undiscovered Asteroid Just Buzzed Past Earth for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Astronomers have discovered a new asteroid—just in time to catch it as it hurtled past us at less than a tenth of the distance between us and the …

Microsoft to unveil Surface all-in-one PC in late October

Microsoft has been testing a variety of Surface all-in-one PCs, and the company is expected to unveil at least one model during a hardware event next month. <i>ZDNet</i> reports that Microsoft will unveil a Surface-branded device currently codenamed "Cardinal" at an event in New York City. Sources familiar …

Surface Pro 4

Costa Rica has gone 76 straight days using 100% renewable electricity

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat mostcountries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn’t burned anyfossil fuels to generate electricity. That’s right: 100 percent renewable power.<p>This isn’t a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and 150 days so far this …

This new study is a sign of just how far we have to go to understand mental illness

This is good news. We know something about bipolar disorder that we didn't know a month ago: Childhood inflammation is a statistically significant risk factor for developing it later in life (though it's by no means a sure sign).<p>But this also points to a deeper issue with the study of mental …

Mental Health

Microsoft's Sunrise calendar app gets a stay of execution

When Microsoft made a final appointment to terminate Sunrise on August 31st, fans of the app were discouraged. Not only were they losing their favorite calendar program, but Redmond has not integrated very many features into Outlook as it promised when it purchased the app last year. However, it …

A group of citizen scientists have cracked a 300 year old mystery

If you happened to be in London on May 3, 1715, a few minutes of your day would have been shrouded in darkness as the moon passed between Earth and …

Why Victims of the Aurora Shooting Were Ordered to Pay the Movie Theater $700,000

Not a great look for Cinemark, the third-largest theater chain in America.<p>Four survivors of 2012's Aurora shooting have been ordered to pay $700,000 to the movie theater chain where the massacre took place. The demand was first made back in June by attorneys for Cinemark in an effort to cover the …

Guns

A Monster Galaxy Hiding in Plain Sight

Not too far away in cosmic terms—about 250 million light-years—lies a monster. The thing is, we’ve known about it for a long time, but we didn’t know …

Astrophysics

1970s spy satellite 'better than Google Earth'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sorry to break it to you, but Google Earth ain't all that.<p>In a pre-digital era more than 30 years before Google Earth, an ultrasecret US satellite program spied on other countries by taking much higher quality photos of the planet's surface.<p>The intelligence community called this program Big …

CNN

These are the 20 most impressive games we saw at E3, the biggest gaming event of the year

The week of E3 is always insane. It's the time of year when we get drowned in incredible new trailers for video games, and this year was no different.<p>Since you're a busy individual with all sorts of real-world responsibilities, we took the liberty of ranking the 20 best-looking video games at E3 …

Mega Man

Astronomers just discovered a huge planet orbiting two suns

Tatooine, is that you?<p>A team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University has discovered a new exoplanet that orbits around two stars. What’s notable about this particular discovery is that it’s the largest planet in a double-star system discovered so …

The most under-loved planet in our solar system

If you were to peer down on our solar system from a distance, you'd see three planets in the so-called "habitable zone" with a shot at harboring …

Astronomy