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A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more …

This year's flu shot is not as effective against one of the nastiest strains — but you should still get it

This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective at protecting people against one of the most common, nasty strains of the flu. But that doesn't mean you should forgo the shot.<p>The flu vaccine generally reduces the risk of the overall population contracting influenza by 40-60%, but this year's shot …

Public Health

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

6-person team part of study to better understand psychological impacts of long-term space mission<p>Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been …

Experimenting with Flower Photography at f/1.2

Like many other photographers I enjoy letting my mind wander, seeing if it will lead me to some kind of new photographic experiment that I haven’t …

Photography

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, generating enough power to lift 269,000 pounds into orbit, had been the workhorse of the Apollo moon missions.<p>Later this year,<p>SpaceXplans to launch its most …

Space Travel

Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.<p>In this video, …

The Best Piece of Equipment To Improve Your Star Photography

Improving night photography is an ever closing gap riddled with tech-tips, tricks, and expensive gear. The Star Adventurer by Sky Watcher-USA seeks …

Landscape Photography

Study finds evidence life on Earth arose much earlier than thought

Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago — when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. …

Earth Science

The people who refused to leave Chernobyl

It is 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Fiona Macdonald explores the work of Andrej Krementschouk, who has documented destruction – and new life – at Chernobyl.

Chernobyl

It’s official: The Great Barrier Reef is totally screwed

If you’ve ever dreamed of scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, then you might want to hurry up and go already. This week, marine biologists with the …

Great Barrier Reef

JAXA loses touch with Hitomi/ASTRO-H telescope

Japan's space agency says communication has failed with a newly launched, innovative satellite with X-ray telescopes meant to study black holes and …

Space Exploration

India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Sculpture

New York's LaGuardia airport will get a $4 billion overhaul

New York's LaGuardia Airport, which Joe Biden once infamously compared to a third world country, is consistently ranked among the worst airports in …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Photography

The moments that made me love flying

As adults, we often forget the magic of flying. But what it brings to our lives, our perspectives and our outlooks is undeniably the stuff of dreams.<p>One hectic morning, early in my marriage, I was driving my father-in-law to the airport. While navigating the snarling highway traffic, my mind looped …

Dallas

Awesome Gear for iPhone Photography — Tools and Toys

The iPhone has become the world’s most popular camera, and for good reason. Focus pixels, face detection, auto-stabilization, optical image …

Mobile Photography

Photographer Edward Honaker Documents His Own Depression In Dark Self-Portraits

The 21 year old photographer Edward Honaker was diagnosed with depression two years ago. Here in these photos he convey his emotions and …

Tumblr

Hawkeye Huey: 4-Year-Old’s Photos of the American West to Become a Photo Book

Hawkeye Huey is a 5-year-old photographer who has already accomplished quite a bit in his young career. At the age of 4, Huey traveled across the …

The Avengers

Dead whales in Pacific could be fault of the Blob

Scientists believe the mysterious deaths of more than two dozen whales in B.C. and Alaska since May are probably related to the so-called "Blob" of …

Whales

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

We’ve seen it in plenty of thriller/crime solver TV shows and movies: upon reviewing some grainy and very low-resolution surveillance footage, …

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Has vanishing spacecraft Beagle 2 finally been found?

Beagle 2 was supposed to have touched down on Mars on Christmas Day 2003 looking for signs of alien life, but it vanished<p>A media briefing is expected to shed light on the mystery of what happened to Beagle 2, the British Mars probe that vanished while attempting a Christmas Day landing on the …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday …

SpaceX: Watch live launch and rocket sea landing attempt

Watch live from 10am at Cape Canaveral, where SpaceX is aiming to launch their resupply mission to the ISS and land part of the Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform 200 miles off the Florida coast. This livestream has now ended<p>The launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX was aborted after issues with the …

Space Travel

Liftoff! The Orion Capsule Launches Into Space

NASA's second attempt to fly a capsule that could take us to Mars was a success<p><b>Update 11:29 a.m.</b> Splashdown! Orion is safely in the waters of the Pacific after successfully deploying its parachutes, thus concluding its first mission to space. According to NASA, the test flight went off without a …

36 epic beach hotels to visit before you die

The incredibly beautiful InterContinental Bora Bora is notable for its overwater bungalows on the Pacific and a world-class spa. (via, via)<p>Hamilton …

Cabo San Lucas

Viral Photo of Great White Shark Stirs Debate Over Cages, Baiting

Picture raises questions over impact of popular cage diving in South Africa.<p>A schoolteacher's dramatic photo of a great white shark has gone viral, inspiring a lively Internet debate about whether it's ethical to bait sharks, many of which are threatened species, so that tourists can see them up …