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8 Stunning Wildlife Photos That Capture Nature’s Patterns

When photographer Art Wolfe put together the original edition of his wildlife photography book <i>Migrations</i>, he was trying to emulate Dutch graphic …

Writing Sci-Fi? First Understand How Elephants Aren't Dragonflies (Op-Ed)

<i>Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy</i> …

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

Space Exploration

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Once upon a time, poodles raced in the Iditarod. They weren’t half bad.

Maybe it was his California upbringing. Perhaps it was his bent for seeing a joke in just about anything. For whatever reason, when Alaska transplant John Suter saw a miniature poodle eagerly running to keep up with his snowmobile, an improbable thought occurred to him: Now there’s a sled dog.<p>It …

Pets

Today in Pictures: The sun rises behind Havana's Hotel Nacional on March 18. President Obama's visit to Cuba on March 20 will be the first in 90 years for a sitting American president. See more of today’s best pictures at the link in our profile. (Photo: Joe Raedle / @gettyimages ) #NBCNewsPics #cuba

Oculus Rift Will Launch With 30 Games -- Here Are Their Trailers

And prices<p>Many of the modern virtual reality headsets have the Oculus team to thank for the current state of VR. Those who have pre-ordered the Oculus Rift at $599 can look forward to finally receiving their purchase sometime after March 28. But along with the packed-in Xbox One controller, 30 …

Virtual Reality

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

See 9 Gorgeous Winning Images From Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest

As amazing as that Snapchat pic of you high-fiving a Samuel L. Jackson wax figure outside of Madame Tussaud’s is, sometimes it’s nice to admire the photography of the pros. A perfect place to start would be with the winners of Smithsonian’s 13th annual photo contest, which have just been …

8 Days in North Korea

Welcome to the world’s most isolated civilization<p>In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the …

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues of sea stars, the ominous “warm blob,” the “godzilla” El Nino and …

Global Warming

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

Artificial Gills To Breathe Underwater: A Million Dollar Scam?

The ability to breathe underwater unencumbered by heavy equipment is a common dream. Unfortunately, it also appears to be a pipe-dream that has …

Sea Level

Science vs. Religion? It's All in the Brain, Study Says

Discussing the issue of science versus religion may be considered a no-no on the dinner table, but a recent study reaffirmed the notion that opposing …

Wild Kingdom: A Scuba Diving Adventure in Cuba's Gardens of the Queen

In a time not all that long ago, before cellphones, the Internet, video games or cable TV, I spent Sunday evenings watching Mutual of Omaha’s <i>Wild</i> …

Fidel Castro

This Debut Novelist Might Have Won a Literary Prize if It Weren't Actually a Robot

When computers take our assembly line jobs, we scoff: Let them do the work for us! When they beat us at our greatest games of logic, we comfort …

Creative Writing

Can Belgium protect its Jews? A community has its doubts

ANTWERP (JTA) – The hundreds of rifle-toting police and soldiers who patrol Isaac Michaeli’s neighborhood have done little to improve his sense of …

Israel

A dolphin surprised a surfer mid-wave and it led to the gnarliest picture ever

Australian surfer Soli Bailey was out on the water one day, doing his thing, shredding his gnar, when a dolphin popped out of the wave he was riding. Bailey almost hit it, which would’ve been awful, but he doesn’t, so instead it’s just totally amazing. Check it out:<p>Bet he’s really glad it wasn’t a …

Wilder