Elizabeth McConnell

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12 Things To Quit Buying To Save Money

Life Hacks<p>9 Comments<p>When it comes to spending money, you probably don’t think as much about your finances as you should. I am guilty of this. When …


23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …


62 Photos Of Iceland To Inspire Your Next Adventure

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their gorgeous photos of Iceland in the Iceland The Beautiful Photo contest with chances to win a …


The Magic of Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe (Feel it!)

The magic of dark chocolate cake is something that you can feel if you try this delicious chocolate cake! So rich, chocolatey, and moist! It will …

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Crack Bread

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Crack Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a serrated knife, make lengthwise cuts 1 inch apart in …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

4 Easy Indian Desserts You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen

4 Indian Desserts You Can Make at Home<p>Whether you're already a talented chef or a newcomer to the world of cooking, these simple recipes are sure to …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

National Parks

How Mars’ atmosphere was lost to space

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life …

Epic photos taken while swimming in a superpod of whales

<b>An underwater photographer found himself amidst a rare and enormous gathering of sperm whales; his photos are out of this world.</b><p>Tony Wu is a …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …


Chris Cornell: 15 Essential Songs

The singer's most memorable moments: Soundgarden's grunge classics, Audioslave's hits and his poetic solo material<p>NOW PLAYING<p>Chris Cornell: 15 …

Is Dark Energy Pushing Our Galaxy Somewhere?

<i>If dark energy is pushing our Galaxy in a known and straight line, then where is it pushing us to? What kind of force is driving the dark energy and where is it taking us to? Or is there a force that is drawing dark energy to it, and we are just trapped within it?</i><p>Dark energy isn’t pushing our …


Spy Ancient Remnants and Newfound Supernovas Using Mobile Apps

Supernovas, or stellar explosions, are among the most exciting events that astronomers can observe. Such an event occurs when a massive star becomes …


You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

Buzz Aldrin

NASA astronaut: Space toilet inspires 'sheer terror'

Forget motion sickness and adjusting to microgravity. Astronaut Jack Fischer is most worried about facing the space station's intimidating bathroom facilities.<p>On Thursday, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer is scheduled to embark on his first voyage to the International Space Station. He's excited to be …

Space Exploration

15 Of The Most Relaxing Vacation Spots In America

Plan a trip that's not overbooked or over-programmed.<p>Too often, we do vacation the same way we do life: overbooked, over-programmed and hopelessly plugged in to technology. It takes intention ― and often an epic location ― to plan a trip that provides true relaxation.<p>These are just the places to do …

The Can't-miss Sights in 20 National Parks Across the U.S.

First-time visitors will be in awe when visiting these incredible spots across America's national parks.<p>When brothers Jim and Will Pattiz visited …

National Parks

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Dark Matter

Severe thunderstorms and flash floods continue to pound Texas, Louisiana and other areas of the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast this week. This epic photo was captured yesterday at Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas. 📸: Richard Douglass

A #mandrill approaches the camera in Lekedi Park, Gabon. Mandrills may look menacing but the photographer says they are good-natured animals and he got within touching distance. Photo: Simone Sbaraglia / Barcroft Media

Go ask Alice... (San Francisco, CA)

Thick fog settles over London, rendering Big Ben barely visible. It is precisely on days like this that Romanian photographer @theradu loves snapping images of the city where he lives. #ItsAmazingOutThere

Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, China, men fish without the aid of a rod, hook or bait, instead using a method which was first practised in 960AD. #Fishing with cormorant birds and a net is an ancient tradition found in a handful of countries. In China it has been practised for over a millennium. Photo: Andy Beales / Barcroft Media #stayandwander #cormorant #Guilin

Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer Sacred Cenote ~ Cenotes were once sacred places, such as the majestic X'Keken Cenote in the town of Dzitnup just outside of Valladolid in the Yucatan of Mexico. Today, they are places of rest and at times, meditation. I photographed this poetic moment for the Nat Geo story, Sacred Water, spending three days in this amazing underground cave. You can find this image and the entire story in the April 2010 issue of the magazine. Pleased to announce my latest Visual Storytelling and Social Media workshop, a 9-day event happening in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, June 22

The deadline for the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is nearing so we're taking a look at some past winners. This photo captures fishermen checking their nets in #Vietnam. The marine economy is one of the strongest economic sectors of Vietnam, targeted to reach 53-55% of GDP by 2020 and to comprise more than 60% of the country’s export turnover. Overfishing is a real concern as areas of the Mekong Delta, home to millions, grow devoid of fish. Photo: Hoang Long Ly

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz I was supposed to be photographing the largest pig slaughterhouse in Europe today. But when the permission didn’t come through, I got a day off to wander the streets of Quedlinburg, Germany, a UNESCO world heritage site with buildings dating back to the 14th century. #iPhoneonly If you are in Paderborn, Germany on Friday, I will be opening the last showing of my Desert Air exhibit with a 7PM lecture at the Naturkundemuseum.

Photograph by @paulnicklen // At -20 degrees , a grizzly bear feeds along the Fishing Branch River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Wet fur turns to ice and lips turn red with the final salmon feast of the season. Within days, this bear will enter a den for the winter and conserve energy through a long, deep sleep. Bears are now waking up both in the Yukon and British Columbia and prepare to scratch out another omnivorous season. All week we are celebrating bears on @paulnicklen so please #followme to see my favorite images of all species of North American bears. #BC #stoptrophyhunting #grizzly #bear #nature #wildlife #follow #followme #picoftheday #photooftheday #gratitude

Photo of the Day! @lovebeingagi took a night walk along the #Thames, and the weather cleared just in time to admire the lights of #TowerBridge. Share your favorite night pics with us via link in our bio! #GoPro #GoProGirl #🇬🇧