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Sunken treasures from ancient Egypt heading to British Museum

Blockbuster exhibition to feature objects from two lost cities at mouth of the Nile uncovered by underwater archaeologists<p>More than 200 spectacular ancient Egyptian treasures buried beneath the Mediterranean seabed for more than 1,000 years are to travel to the British Museum for a blockbuster …

Archaeology

The Beauty of Wildlife

This blog represents my hand-picked collection of outstanding wildlife photography from all over the world.

500 Alien Worlds, Visualized

And even these worlds are just a small portion of all the exoplanets we know about.<p>It’s hard to imagine, but up until 1992, astronomers had no direct proof that any planets existed outside of the solar system. Sure, it seemed <i>likely</i>–the earliest speculation about exoplanets was way back in 1584– but …

The Helmets From “Star Wars” Redesigned For Elephants, Hippos, And Rhinos

“A long time ago, in an African savannah far, far away…”<p>Although there’s plenty of aliens in the <i>Star Wars</i> canon, most of the main heroes and villains look human. But why human? The universe existed a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. In that context, it would make just as much logical sense …

Kangaroo farts won't save the world

Their gut microbes really aren't that special<p>Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in reality, this was done because there isn’t much else going …

America, The Beautiful - Photographs by David Graham | LensCulture

What is it about the American landscape that has captivated photographers for so many decades? From Robert Frank’s still seminal road trips across the country, to the countless efforts that have followed (and, of course, preceded his work), there is something about the breadth, width and intensity …

Built Environment

Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical …

Prototypes

5 Tallest Buildings in the World

Tall buildings seems to be becoming a tradition, 500ft to 800ft buildings are now common these days. Architects always push their limits to construct …

A Restored UFO-Shaped Prefab Home Has Landed in London

There's so much to love about the retro futurism of the '60s, and this prefab home is one of them. This turquoise UFO-shaped space has been restored …

Prefab Homes

Katy Perry is 2015's highest-paid woman in music

When it comes down to dollars, pop’s top lady has been deemed Katy Perry. <i>Forbes</i> announced its list of 2015’s highest-paid women in music Wednesday, …

Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'

Long before he wrote the wild, dramatic score for <i>Batman</i> and the twisted song cycle that runs through the beloved <i>Nightmare Before Christmas</i>, Danny …

Siblings

SETI Researchers Find No Sign of Aliens at KIC 8462852 ... Yet

Alien hunters have been training their telescopes on the mysterious KIC 8462852 star system for more than than two weeks, and so far it looks like extraterrestrials aren't home.<p>Last month, astronomers discovered a star roughly 1,500 light years from Earth that had a strange dimming pattern. It …

Aliens

Damselfish in Distress Release Chemicals That Summon More Enemies

In the finale <i>Jurassic World</i>—and spoiler warning for anyone who hasn’t seen it—Bryce Dallas Howard’s character uses a flare to summon a <i>Tyrannosaurus,</i> which then battles the film’s main antagonist <i>Indominus rex</i>. As the two predators duke it out, the humans escape.<p>A similar strategy plays out in the …

Fish

Unusual and Beautiful Rainbow Cloud Portal Appears in the Sky

The beautiful phenomenon pictured above, was captured floating high above Eastern Victoria, Australia. It almost appears to be a portal to another dimension, complete with a rainbow beckoning to the other side, but there is a scientific explanation for these bewitching cloudy formations known as …

Pictures of the Week 11.5.15

Jammu and Kashmir

Every James Bond Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

He has driven an invisible car, ran across crocodiles, <i>and</i> made love in space. Is there anything James Bond can't do?<p>For over 50 years, the number one cause of death for Euro-trash supervillains who reside in swanky volcano lairs has kept the world safe on the big screen with his unique brand of …

James Bond

NASA releases wild high-res images of last year's Orbital rocket explosion

This week, NASA posted new high-resolution photos to Flickr of last year's Orbital Sciences rocket failure, showing the nighttime launch pad explosion in even greater detail. The images chronicle the short ascent and fiery disintegration of Orbital's Antares rocket, which blew up just seconds after …

Double Exposure Animal Portraits By Andreas Lie

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie blends verdant landscapes with photographs of animals, creating a subtle double exposure effect. Snowy mountains and …

Art

T. rex kon zijn bek héél ver open doen

De onder- en bovenkaak van de vleesetende dinosaurus konden een hoek van negentig graden vormen, zo blijkt uit nieuw onderzoek. Tot die conclusie …

Deze papieren toevoeging maakt reisfoto’s nog specialer - National Geographic Traveler Nederland/België

Van selfiestick voor de zeemeermin in Kopenhagen tot een horloge van de Big Ben, McCor maakt overal bijzondere creaties van. Hij begon een Instagram …

De zon in superkwaliteit

Volgens Nasa zelf ‘groter dan een sterrenstelsel’: hun nieuwe, ultra-high definition, of ‘4K’, video’s.<p>4K refereert naar de horizontale resolutie van …

Olifanten gebruiken slurf als bladblazer

<b>Ze blazen lucht door hun slurf om lastig bereikbaar voedsel te grijpen. Het suggereert dat olifanten een stukje slimmer zijn dan gedacht.</b><p>Japanse …