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Curvy Model Challenges Rigid Victoria’s Secret Model Standards By Recreating Their Catalog, And The Result Speaks For Itself

Brooklyn-based model Tabria Majors has fighting words for Victoria’s Secret, but all she really needed was three Instagram photos to prove her point. …

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Hacking Our Cells to Produce Solar Power Could Make Humans Heal Faster

Kinda like Wolverine.<p>Much like a gas-powered car, the human body relies on carbon-based fuels for energy. But for automobile engines and our cellular engines alike, burning carbon has intrinsic inefficiencies.<p>If we could upgrade our cells to run on solar power, the age-old restrictions of using …

How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Answer Astronomy's Biggest Questions

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope began operations, making it the first great NASA observatory, capable of seeing to the far reaches of the distant Universe. It’s shown us what our Universe looks like today, and how it’s changed and grown over billions of years. It showed us how galaxies were …

A Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes And Repair The Pancreas, Says New Research

This looks promising.<p>Researchers have been able to reverse symptoms of diabetes and restore pancreas functions in mice by putting them on a version …

Diabetes

Action Figures Come To Life In Stunning Images By Japanese Photographer

Japanese photographer Hot.kenobi plays with his action toys and uses photography to tell their entertaining stories. Osaka-based Hot.kenobi creates a …

Scientists might be just weeks away from taking the first real picture of a black hole

The numbers behind the creation of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) are mind boggling enough, let alone the thought of what it might see on April 5 when it's trained on Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.<p>It's 26,000 light years from Earth. Even though its …

Black Holes

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Universe

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Harnessing electricity-generating bacteria to clean up drinking water

The bacteria <i>Shewanella oneidensis</i> is a heavy metal fan. Its taste for iron, lead and mercury make it useful for cleaning water of these contaminants, …

University of California

Faintest Galaxies Ever Seen Explain The 'Missing Link' In The Universe

To see farther than ever, we point our most powerful space telescopes at a single region and collect light for days.<p>The Hubble Frontier Fields program focused on massive galaxy clusters, using their gravity to enhance our sight even further.<p>The only problem? The cluster itself is closer and …

Lightning Meets Lava in These Incredible Images by Nature Photographer Hernando Rivera

Hernando Rivera is a graphic designer and nature photographer living in Mexico, and he recently made a series of amazing photos of lightning striking …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

Earth Science

Turkey says waiting to see outcome of Trump's Syria safe zones call

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is waiting to see the outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to order safe zones in Syria, and has long advocated such a plan, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said on Thursday.<p>Trump said on Wednesday he “will absolutely do safe zones in Syria” …

Middle East

In Trump era, Democrats and Republicans switch sides on states' rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five years ago, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now President Donald Trump’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, sat in the front row as the U.S. Supreme Court debated the contentious Affordable Care Act.<p>President Donald Trump looks up …

Sanctuary Cities

Mark Zuckerberg 'reconsiders' forcing Hawaiians to sell him their land

Facebook CEO makes statement after backlash over ‘quiet title actions’ to secure parcels belonging to native owners within his $100m seafront property<p>Mark Zuckerberg has said he is reconsidering whether to seek the forced sale of tracts of land belonging to native Hawaiians in a large estate he …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

<b>More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has alleged.</b><p>Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss.<p>Luxury cars and other items were reportedly …

Japan Inc believes Abe, Trump don't want to see excessive yen weakness: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies believe that neither U.S. President Donald Trump nor Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want to see the yen weaken significantly, a Reuters poll showed, a development they worry could spark an unwelcome political backlash.<p>An employee of a foreign exchange trading …

Economy

The world's best poker bot is learning, now crushing humanity again

"It took us a while to study and get an understanding of what was going on," one of the pros, Jason Les, wrote in an email.<p>But then the bot started winning again and big. By the end of day 10, it was up a likely insurmountable $677,000, with all of the humans down six figures. (You can see the …

Artificial Intelligence

Hackers copied US climate data to European servers during Trump's inauguration

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Donald Trump

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Trains

Women's marches around the world – in pictures

Protests to show solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington have taken place around the world after Donald Trump’s inauguration

3 simple ways to backlight your model and make your portraits pop

When creating studio portraits, it’s good to make the subject stand out from the background. Most photographers know this, but many still make the …

12 Simple But Impactful Tips for New Photographers

So, you finally jumped into photography? Good for you!As you’ll surely find as you get more and more involved in photography, it’s a fun hobby and …

Landscape Photography