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Rise of the Microglia

Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, have long been the underdogs of the glia world, passed over for other, flashier cousins, such as …

5 times your camera meter will be wrong

Camera metering systems are pretty amazing and I’m usually very happy for the evaluative metering systems in my cameras to figure out the exposure …

Cameras

Here's An Insanely Genius Hack For People Who Constantly Shrink Clothes

All you need is hair conditioner.

As Jon Stewart’s Tenure Ends, Daily Show Secrets Come Tumbling Out [Updated]

From backstage squabbles to late night White House visits, Jon Stewart’s legacy receives new dimensions.<p><b>Update July 29,10:48 A.M.:</b> Jon Stewart appeared on <i>The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore</i> to address the rumors that he paid “secret” visits to the White House. He noted, as this article does below, …

This Freakishly Large Snake Caught In Florida Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Nooooooooooooooope.<p>The invasive snake species has plagued the national park in recent decades, breeding rapidly and massacring native animals, U.S. Geological Survey biologist Dr. Bryan Falk told BuzzFeed News. In the picture above, Falk is pictured holding the tail of the snake, which he described …

Places where nature has won

15 photos that capture Earth's turbulent drama and blissful serenity

The deadline is rapidly approaching for National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest with the first place contestant winning an eight day …

15 Fateful Facts About Gilligan’s Island

The 98th—and final—episode of <i>Gilligan’s Island</i> was broadcast on April 17, 1967. Though never a critical favorite, the show was still a solid ratings …

Pop Culture

Photographer Captures a Humpback Whale Fight Up Close

Underwater photographer Karim Iliya was shooting in the ocean off the coast of the island of Vava’u last August when he had a magical (but scary) …

Security Camera Footage Of The Nepalese Earthquake Reveals Just How Violent It Was

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all day, which probably isn’t the best idea given the subject, then you’ve undoubtedly heard about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. According to The New York Times, Nepalese officials put the death toll at around 1,157, though this number will …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

Los Angeles

You Can Now Download Pixar’s Rendering Software—For Free!

Aspiring animators, rejoice! Pixar’s coveted rendering software, RenderMan, can be all yours—for free.<p>Available for download on any non-commercial …

Car-Sized Stingray Caught in Thailand

<i>Image: Team of Jeff Corwin, Animal Planet</i><p>Animal Planet personality Jeff Corwin's team snapped this photo of a stingray that is 14 feet in length, 7.9 …

Stunning Nighttime Photos Capture NYC's Rarely-Lit George Washington Bridge

If you're local to the New York City/New Jersey area, then you're probably familiar with the George Washington Bridge. The massive architectural structure connects Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey and makes it possible for relatively easy travel between the two places. But, did you know that …

George Washington

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Cute

Video: Watch a professional archer make insane shots you wouldn’t believe if they were in a movie

Remember how badass Legolas looked in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> when he would rapidly fire off arrows at hapless orcs who actually thought they had a …

Upside-Down Icebergs, Living Fossil Sharks, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

Bodypainting

Let It Snow! (Leopards, That Is)

Eight-month-old Snow Leopard twins, ‘Okara’ and ‘Orya’, are practicing their big cat skills, at Zoo Zurich.<p>Photo Credits: Zoo Zurich/ Peter Bolliger …

Stunning Entries in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

There's only one month left for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the biggest and best photography competitions around today. First launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating the culture of photography. They've just revealed an …

Nature Photography

18 Cool Tricks You Can Do To Your Body - That You Didn't Know

<b>1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!</b><p>When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good …

A Russian Miner Takes These Amazing Fox Photos on his Breaks from Work

Ivan Kislov works as a mining engineer in Russia's Chukotka region, the environment of which is arctic tundra. To relax in his spare time during long …

14 Apps That Will Teach You Something New Every Day

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