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"Recycled Island" Turns Ocean Plastic into a Paradise

<i>Image via Recycled Island</i><p>Ever dreamed of living on a giant island of plastic? Well, with all the plastic that floats around in the ocean as a toxic …

Pollution

New Study On Gravitational Waves Reveals They Could Be Produced By Wormholes, Not Black Holes

The research argues that gravitational waves give off echoes which, if confirmed, would prove that black holes don't exist and are, in fact, …

Wormholes

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to 'Repair' Nerve Cells in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

How to make your own DIY Justin Clamp for half the cost of a real one

Originally made to help Joe McNally solve problems that would occasionally pop up on shoots, the Justin Clamp has become a popular addition to many …

Woodworking

How to Rinse Your Recyclables Without Wasting Water

We told you to rinse your recyclables. “But what about the wasted water?” you asked. So we asked some scientists. The short answer is, a quick rinse …

Sustainability

Strange and beautiful 'Manhattanhenge' sunsets are about to happen in New York City

• <b>Manhattanhenge happens when a sunset aligns perfectly with New York City's gridded streets.</b>• <b><br>In 2018, Manhattanhenge happens on May 29, May 30, July</b> …

New York City

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Astrophotography can be very rewarding when you see the end result of a great composition and exposure staring back at you through the LCD screen on …

Cameras

NEMO is a Drone Capable of Underwater Diving Up to 100 Meters

We bring you plenty of tales of drones conquering the air but what about drones under the sea?<p>NEMO hopes to make that next frontier a reality with …

Drones

Harness the Power of Color Like a Pro When Processing Landscape Photography

When we talk about landscape photography post-processing and it comes down to adjusting color, we're in most cases bombarded by theoretical terms. …

Landscape Photography

NASA camera engulfed by flames but its photos survive

Of the six cameras set up to cover the launch, the one the that caught fire was ironically the farthest from the launch site.

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Emilia Clarke Tries Her Hand At Stock Photography, And The Result Is Too Funny

We covered some truly classic examples of stock photography recently, and it turns out that it isn’t only us that loves to poke fun at the weird and …

Game of Thrones

Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife …

Wildlife

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Ancient Civilization

Haunting Timelapse Shows Hawaii’s Glowing Kilauea Volcano From Above

The recent images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano are as fascinating as they are disturbing, but as this new timelapse video taken from the top …

Time-lapse Photography

Racing Winter: Riding Canada’s Alpine

Reset and reconnect before the end of the season<p>For racers, summer is a full-time commitment of training, performing and traveling. As the leaves …

Canada

You've Never Seen a Mountaineering Movie Like This

<i>Mountain,</i> a new documentary by Australian director Jen Peedom, is more like a concert than a movie. That makes sense, given its conception as a visual collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Scenes unfold without plot or context, keeping the focus on high-altitude cinematography, …

Mountaineering

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they're calling this one a monster with an appetite. It's growing so fast it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.<p>Researchers at Australian National University first discovered this …

Universe

Have a Laugh at This Crazy Compilation of Fabulous Photographer FAILS (VIDEO)

Most of the how-to videos we share on Shutterbug are educational, but some are just plain fun…or funny, that is. The below video from FailsMark falls …

Up close with 4 of the best macro lenses for your phone

Smartphone cameras have telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, lenses made for low-light conditions, and even monochrome lenses; but what do you do if …

Amazing 4K Drone Footage of The Northern Lights of Norway

There’s something magical about Norway in winter. Whether because the sun rises so low, or because in summer it never gets around to setting, giving …

These New Kicks Are Made Of Recycled Gum

Two giant pains in the butt: diminishing resources here on our wonderful planet, and getting gum on the bottom of your shoes. Imagine a world where we could get rid of both of those problems (or at least make a small dent in them) and get to wear some fresh kicks as an added bonus.<p>That’s the …

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY

Car-Friendly Camp Trailer Triples in Size

Meet the modular, mobile, lightweight pod that goes from tow mode to camp mode at the push of a button.<b>Whether you like simple camping or luxury</b> …

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Bitcoin Foundation cofounder: Crypto isn't in a bubble — 'bitcoin is the pin that's going to pop the bubble'

Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien<p><b>Bitcoin has more than halved in value this year, leading critics to say it's in a bubble that's deflating.</b>• <b><br>Jon Matonis, the cofounder of the Bitcoin Foundation, says the real bubble is in bond and stock markets.</b>• <b><br>Matonis thinks that we're entering a</b> …

Sony A7 III and A7R III review: mirrorless magic

Sony’s latest professional mirrorless cameras pack a punch<p>Sony’s latest A7 cameras represent the vanguard of the mirrorless camera movement because they’re the most accessible full-frame systems on the market. The A7 III and A7R III are smaller, lighter, and more durable than their DSLR …

The Future Of Bitcoin, From A Finance Perspective

Introduction<p>One of the more controversial topics in the Bitcoin community right now is the debate over what, fundamentally, Bitcoin is. Is it …

Cryptocurrency

Cosmic dawn: astronomers detect signals from first stars in the universe

Astronomers have detected a signal from the first stars as they appeared and illuminated the universe, in observations that have been hailed as “revolutionary”.<p>The faint radio signals suggest the universe was lifted out of total darkness 180m years after the big bang in a momentous transition known …

Universe

How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking

Last September, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon took a stab at Bitcoin: “It’s worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t end well. Someone is going to get …