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A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Climate change might be worse than thought after scientists find major mistake in water temperature readings

Global warming might be far worse than we thought, according to a new study.<p>The research challenges the ways that researchers have worked out sea …

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.<p>For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational waves from the same event, a neutron star collision 130 million light years away. Thanks to advance warning from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave …

This Stray Cat Broke Into a Zoo and Became Best Friends With a Lynx

A few months ago, we got really excited when an amicable meerkat befriended a husky, because unlikely animal friendships are what we <i>live</i> for. Today, …

Tips on Using a Wide-Angle Lens for Landscape Photography

Every landscape photographer needs a good wide-angle lens. Popular YouTuber Thomas Heaton discusses his new Canon 16-35 f/4 lens and offers some tips …

Science Says Time Really Does Seem to Fly as We Get Older. This Is the Best Way to Slow It Back Down | Inc.com

Time flies as we get older. But why?<p>Research shows your brain's internal clock runs more slowly as you age -- which means the pace of life appears to speed up. Other research suggests that the perceived passage of time is related to the amount of new perceptual information you absorb; when you're …

Self-improvement

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

Travel photography,United Kingdom holidays,Travel,Photography,Landscape photographer of the year award,Awards and prizes,Art and design<p>In this selection of winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, amateur and professional photographers worked to a brief of showcasing Britain’s …

Photography

It looks like we're in for another La Niña winter. What does that mean?

A quick refresher on what “the little girl” actually is.<p>It seems like every year there’s some talk of El Niño or La Niña, and every year you intend to figure out what that really means. It’s something about the weather getting warmer...right? But only in certain places? Wind is definitely involved, …

Live Blog: The Huge Gravitational Wave Discovery We've Been Waiting For Is Here

"We shared in the joy and excitement of that moment."<p>Well folks, that massive gravitational wave announcement has been well worth the wait.<p>Read on …

Tyrus Wong, The 'Bambi' Artist Who Endured America's Racism, Gets His Due

The late Tyrus Wong, whose paintings formed the basis of Disney's iconic film, is finally receiving the recognition he deserves.<p>Even if you’ve never heard the name Tyrus Wong before, you’ve likely seen his work. Maybe not in a museum or gallery, but you’ve probably enjoyed the late artist’s …

From FDR to Donald Trump – the decline of the American empire

Trump wants to “make America great again”, but as Great Little America.<p>The founding fathers of the United States sought to avoid the perils of …

How Will History Judge the Trump Presidency?

Donald Trump may be a radical break from the past, but history will have its say. Six scholars of the presidency—A. Scott Berg, Robert Dallek, Jon Meacham, Edmund Morris, Stacy Schiff, and Garry Wills—put the current occupant of the Oval Office into perspective.<p>The Strength of Humility<p>By Jon Meacham<p>…

Cheap Photo: Last Call On The Lightroom Preset Mega-Deal

We first shared this lightroom preset deal a few weeks ago, but time is running out on this limited time deal. The deal is over at PhotoWhoa and …

The best iPhone camera lenses you can get your hands on

The photographic capabilities of the iPhone have come a long way since the 2-megapixel camera found inside the original model. But, there are times …

Cameras

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

Replace Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom with this App: Fstoppers Reviews ACDSee Ultimate 2018

Earlier this year I reviewed ACDSee Ultimate 10. However, ACDSee just released the 2018 version of their flagship photo editing software and thus …

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks …

Tutorials

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

The Milky Way, the Northern Lights and hurtling asteroids feature in the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 14 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory …

Astronomy

Austria warns Italy over influx of migrants

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says Italy should stop allowing illegal migrants from reaching the mainland. He said allowing them movement is giving them a gateway to Europe.<p>The comments were made during a meeting with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano, in Vienna.<p>It’s estimated …

NGOs

To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes

This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases.<p>It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The …

Public Health

Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a “lousy” country.<p>President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a turnover ceremony of …

Frozen in Time: Swiss Couple Just One of Many Findings Revealed by Melting Ice

Two frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.<p>Ice has entombed — and then returned — numerous objects over the years, ranging in size from dormant bacteria to warplane wreckage.<p>The items are often perfectly …

U.S. Army

This *Is* Normal. American Politics Have Always Been Terrible.

The more civil norms America that experienced in the latter half of the 20th century and in the beginning of the 21st were what was abnormal.<p>Between …

Stopping deforestation might be easier than we thought

A little money goes a long way.<p>The lush forests of Uganda provide a home for thousands of species of flora and fauna, including endangered chimpanzees. But they’re also owned by private landowners, and they sometimes have to chop down a few trees to make ends meet.<p>In the ongoing battle against …

Everything you need to know about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will sweep across America, casting millions of people into temporary darkness. It will be the biggest astronomical event America has seen in years, watched by millions of people from within the path of totality and tens of millions more who are outside it. One …

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.<p>Normally, the hottest years on record occur when the …

California’s electrical grid can’t handle all the solar energy the state is producing

In California, solar power is booming: The state leads the nation in solar production, and for a brief period on March 11, California pulled nearly 40 percent of its electricity from the sun.<p>But the state’s solar boom isn’t all sunshine, as the Los Angeles Times energy reporter, Ivan Penn, laid out …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …