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Photo Contest Winners<p>Browse our editors' favorite submissions from 2010-2014 contests.<p>Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Landscape Photography

Aurora and reflection

In honor of the return of aurora season to Earth’s northerly latitudes, here’s the aurora borealis – northern lights – above Norway’s Lyngen …

Northern Lights

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study <i>right.</i><p>Sit still, in a quiet place. Avoid distractions. Keep your focus …

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Floating Snowflake Hotel Will Offer Incredible Views of Aurora Borealis

If you've ever wanted to see the best views of Aurora Borealis, the soon-to-be-built Krystall hotel is the place for you! It's a floating luxury accommodation that's shaped like a snowflake and will sit within the Arctic Circle. The hotel will specifically be based in the fjords near the Norwegian …

Design

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Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death

It's 100 years since Fritz Haber found a way to synthesise ammonia – helping to feed billions but also to kill millions, and contributing to the pollution of the planet<p>Several hundred scientists from across the globe will gather in Ludwigshafen, Germany, next week to discuss a simple topic: "A …

A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft<p>"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There …

The shadow genome: why DNA isn't destiny

Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance<p>How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with since a Laval University study published in April, which looked at children born to mothers who’d …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

People often talk about how their friends feel like family. Well, there's some new research out that suggests there's more to that than just a feeling. People appear to be more like their friends genetically than they are to strangers, the research found.<p>"The striking thing here is that friends are …

Hundreds of Pieces of Stacked Wood Form Beautifully Organic Sculptures

Artist Ben Butler builds large-scale sculptures by assembling hundreds of pieces of wood together into odd formations. With no exact plan in mind, Butler carefully stacks the sections of aspen or cedar together one-by-one, letting the wood and the balance of each piece determine where the next …

Art

Stunning Photos Capture the Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Icebergs

Tokyo-based nature and wildlife photographer Martin Bailey captures the otherworldly beauty of Antarctica in this captivating photo series. While the frozen continent is home to many seals and penguins, Bailey chose to photograph the sweeping landscape without any signs of life, instead focusing on …

Antarctica

Spectacular Landscape Photos Capture the Magnificent Beauty of Iceland at Night

On a trip to Iceland, Spain-based photographer David Martin Castan worked primarily between dusk and dawn to capture breathtaking shots of the natural landscape bathed in spectacular colors. Iceland, which is home to roaring waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, magnificent volcanoes, and stunning ice …

Landscape Photography

Dynamic Photos of the Ocean During Powerful Storms

This collection of dramatic seascapes captures the striking power of nature as it collides with the fine art of photography. Created by Montauk, NY-based photographer Dalton Portella, the images are filled with a painterly quality that depicts the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather. …

Photography

Surreal Dream Worlds Come Alive in Imaginative Photo Series

Michigan-based conceptual photographer Logan Zillmer creates visual dreams through his inventive photography. In each composition, the artist's imagination comes alive through layers of colors, textures, and filters that produce unique effects through digital manipulation.<p>Nothing is what it seems …

Photography

Wimble-Dumb: Andy Samberg to Play Tennis Star in HBO Mockumentary

The one-off comedy event, '7 Days in Hell,' will co-star Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen and Will Forte<p>Andy Samberg is setting aside his badge and picking …