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No one has set eyes on this in 150 years, and it's coming this month

Look up at the sky on Jan. 31 and you may witness a sight unseen for 150 years. For the first time since 1866, a total lunar eclipse will occur with the blue moon, or second full moon of the month, which—like the one visible on New Year's Day—will also be a supermoon.<p>Got all that? When the moon is …

2006: a space oddity – the great Pluto debate

Long known as the ninth planet, Pluto was downgraded in 2006, sparking a scientific spat that raises basic questions about how we understand the universe<p>Imagine that you have nurtured an ambition for 25 years to head up an expedition to the last unexplored planet in the solar system. You’ve worked …

Solar System

Geometry makes this foam hard to crush - Futurity

Materials scientist Jonathan Berger has developed a solid foam that he describes as "the most efficient in the universe."

Earth - Amazing photos of Australia's epic Great Barrier Reef

More than 100,000 beautiful images of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been released to the public.<p>The photos include species living on the reef, 360 degree panoramas and map the reef from 32 different locations.<p>"This is the largest single collection of survey photographs of the Great Barrier …

Exploring Comets and Asteroids: Time Capsules of the Solar System

Comets and asteroids are time capsules of the solar system's formation, increasingly within our reach, opening new possibilities for exploration.

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist<p>A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five.<p>Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at …

Milky Way Time-Lapse Captures Rare Glimpse of a Meteor Exploding in the Atmosphere

In mid-October, a meteor decided to explode in spectacular fashion in the night sky. Known as a ‘bolide fireball,’ a photographer named Ben Lewis was …

What movies can teach us about life in space

According to Hollywood hit Interstellar, we might be able to travel to distant planets via wormholes. But what else can movies tells us about life in space? Our space columnist finds out.<p>From exploding eyeballs and noisy explosions to midichlorians and inertial dampeners, science fiction is often …

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography: Photoshop Tutorial & Camera Techniques

Learn focus stacking for tack sharp photos, over the entire depth of field (DOF), for every shooting situation.<p>I’ve included a photo editing video …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Rover Drills, Stars Collide, and a Rocket Launches

Curiosity drills Mars for rocky reassurance, some stars throw tantrums as they collide, and a rocket launches to study the sun.

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

Why The CDC Thinks 1.4 Million People Might Contract Ebola By February

A crash course in modeling the outbreak of a deadly disease<p>Last June, the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone built a temporary ward in anticipation of an influx of Ebola patients. The makeshift building was covered with thin, tin metal sheets, haphazardly held to the walls by wire …

Italy, Colombia, Costa Rica Win: Photo Gallery

This American Outlaws video will get you super-pumped for Ghana

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Chili Klaus always overindulges on hot peppers. Sometimes he even forces hot peppers on little children, making them suffer with as much joy as he …

DOGHOUSE | Chart of the United States’ Growing Love of Soccer


Opening ceremony of World Cup 2014 in Brazil - in pictures

All the glitz and the glamour – and some rather odd-looking walking vegetation – at the opening ceremony of World Cup 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali | Colossal

<p>Taken recently off the coast of Bali, these surreal photos are the creation of Montreal-based director and photographer Benjamin Von Wong, known for …


A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards | Colossal

<p>At the age of 14, photographer Cory Richards had dropped out of high school and was technically homeless. His education, he says, was instead …

New Zealand "Vanscapes" Framed through the Window of a Van

In this series of unique landscapes, artist Alison Turner documents life as seen through a car window. For years, the adventurous photographer has been traveling the country in a van, along with her camera and her dog, Max. In this series, entitled <i>Vanscapes</i>, she ventured beyond the US to New …

New Zealand