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How Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Purse to Send Secret Signals to her Staff

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

9 Biscuit Recipes for Better Mornings

Nail your biscuit basics and make towering breakfast sandwiches<p>Comforting, warm, and oh-so buttery, homemade biscuits are hard not to love. And while …

The World's First Tesla Race Car Does 0-60 in 2.1 Seconds

Built for the Electric GT racing series, this gutted and race-prepped Tesla P100D is ready to race in 2017.<p>Last March, we heard a crazy rumor that someone was starting a single-marque Tesla racing series alled Electric GT. Then, in November, we saw the first working prototype of the Model S P85+ …

NASA Gets Last Close Look at This Eerie Alien Moon

After a poignant farewell flyby of Saturn’s largest moon, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on a collision course with the ringed planet itself.<p>On April 21, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft paid its final visit to Saturn’s largest moon, swooping roughly 600 miles above Titan’s haze-wrapped surface.<p>This last …

Astronomy

Turning Images of Earth Into Abstract Art

With help from satellites, artificial intelligence, and a painter born in the 1800s, a cartographer has created remarkable images of human-altered landscapes.<p>The image above is what happens when you take a satellite photo of Earth and use an artificial intelligence program to give it a makeover in …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Amazing Animal Organs People Don't Have

Under-eye "flashlights," venom glands, claspers. Nature abounds with body parts that aren't found in humans.<p>We humans like to explore the world, but sometimes we even find surprises in our own bodies.<p>Take the mesentery, a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall. A new study …

Zoology

Morgan Freeman Searches for the Divine

His quest to seek out the origins of spirituality continues in the second season of Story of God.<p>For over a year, Morgan Freeman has been traveling the world in search of God. And not just to find a man in white–or in his case, a man in white who changes light bulbs—but to illuminate the different …

Morgan Freeman

Let Photographer Woody Gooch Shift The Way You See The Ocean

Australian photographer and surfer, Woody Gooch, is sure to catch your attention. First, with his humorous, but very real, name, and second with his elegant, minimalist surf photography. Gooch finds a way to capture fleeting moments in the water while honoring the curling, curving beauty of the …

Paragliding Photographer Captures Stunning Landscape Images From High in the Air

Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski has found a truly unique way to combine his talent with his self-described “addiction” for paragliding by …

Photography

The 11 Best U.S. National Parks For Solitude

Most everyone knows that some of the least likely national park spaces to find solitude are the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful in …

Vintage Photos of New York and Boston That Look Like 'Stills from a Horror Film'

These street photos by Richard Sandler are "also a love-letter. A love-letter to our world and everyone around us," writes Jonathan Ames in the photographer's new book 'The Eyes of the City.'<p><i>Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1990</i><p><i>The following excerpt is from photographer Richard Sandler's new book 'The</i> …

Nine DIY Photography Tricks That Anyone Can Do

<b>Video:</b> If you're getting tired of the usual selfies and perfunctory sunset pictures, here are a few fun tricks that can reinvigorate your photos with …

20+ Of The Best Entries From The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has come to an end, but before the judges pick the winners, let's take a look at the …

Let weeds do their job. They will heal and nourish our bare soil this autumn and winter<p>This is an extract from John Walker’s new book Weeds: An Organic, Earth-friendly Guide to their Identification, Use and Control.<p>Bare, exposed soil isn’t part of nature’s master plan. How many examples can you …

Gardening

20+ mindblowing spots in Colorado

In Colorado, you can have everything. Not just legal weed but high peaks 10,000-plus feet above sea level, ultra challenging climbing routes up red …

Hiking

The Time America Almost Nuked Arkansas

The new documentary Command and Control highlights the precarious state of nuclear safety.<p>All it took to nearly blow up the state of Arkansas was wrong kind of wrench.<p>In 1980, a 19-year old safety technician was working at the Titan II Launch Complex 374-7, just north of the small town of Damascus, …

War

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel’s rare condition means that a bath is agony; even her own tears will scorch her face. How can the human body reject life’s most basic necessity?<p>Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering …

Travel These Exotic Skateboarding Locations From Around the World

From the mountains in Norway to the Zulu heartland of South Africa.<p>Evolved from a tiny Californian subculture, skateboarding has become a well-recognized and respected mainstream sport all over the world. With the growth of its commercial success and universal appeal, the boardsport is practically …