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Astronauts in space have recorded a breathtaking new video of Earth's aurora

Auroras are one of the most beautiful and bewildering natural spectacles on Earth. But the view is even better from above.<p>The faint green glow of auroras is caused by high-energy particles from the sun plowing through Earth's atmosphere. Bands of the aurora dance, bob, and weave as the flow of …

21 Affordable Beauty Buys Celebrities Swear By

In researching for this piece, we went deep into celebrity Instagram. We took a long, hard look into the abyss, and came up with one realization: Celebrities <i>hardly ever</i> do their...

This salamander species is solar-powered

Few animals are capable of photosynthesis, and until recently it was thought to be an impossible task among vertebrates. However, the yellow spotted …

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova<p>Although the night sky often seems so peaceful and still, a closer look reveals constant movement and change. The Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) in California looks for ephemeral phenomena in the heavens, …

World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Found in Australia

A team of scientists has found some of the world’s largest dinosaur footprints in northwestern Australia, measuring nearly 5 feet 9 inches in …

Jurassic Park

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

One look at a long exposure landscape photo like the one above, and I'm sure you're salivating at the thought of creating something so beautiful.I …

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Brazil

The White House photographer has taken more than 2 million photos during Obama's presidency — here are the best

Pete Souza has taken an estimated 2 million photographs during Obama's eight years in office, and released them to the public in real time on Flickr and Instagram.<p>Souza has captured historic moments, such as the Situation Room meeting where Obama learned the outcome of the mission to kill Osama Bin …

Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plant

The fuels we burn add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. A new compact power plant is starting up in Finland that …

Portable

The world’s largest carbon-capture power station will soon open—on schedule and within budget

When they fire up the Petra Nova system at the W.A. Parish power plant this year, it will become the world’s largest coal plant capable of capturing its own carbon, perhaps extending a lifeline for coal in an era of severe climate change (pdf).<p>The 240-megawatt facility outside Houston, Texas, is …

Fossil Fuels

Hilarious Finalists of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

<b>The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016</b> are in full swing – with hundreds of the most funny and offbeat animal photographs being sent in from around …

How one 26-year-old banked nearly $150,000 in savings as part of a plan to retire by age 37

But the story is different for the Money Wizard, a 26-year-old financial analyst and blogger with a six-figure net worth who started saving before he could even get behind the wheel of a car.<p>"I remember my eighth-grade math teacher posed the magical doubling penny question to us, which opened my …

Child marriage is allowed in more than 100 countries—including the United States

Over 700 million women currently living got married while they were just children, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) (pdf). That number is set to rise to nearly 1 billion by 2030, if current trends …

Child Marriage

21 Photos Of Fluffy Babies Yawning That’ll Make You Smile

Just ten more minutes, mom.

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

New Discovery: "The Missing Matter of the Universe's Cosmic Web"

A team led by a researcher from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, observed this phenomenon directly. The research shows that the …