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A Mysterious Pulsar Is Sending Strange Emissions Really Far Into Space

Astronomers have never seen anything like it.<p>Most stars are just out there in space, doing their star thing, but not the pulsar called RX …

Space

The First Goes Where Most Space Stories Don’t

Science fiction typically celebrates the drama of space travel: the stomach-twisting hope of a potentially habitable planet, the enchantment and …

Mars Mission

Mars Mission 1, brought to you by Coca-Cola? Maybe, as NASA considers corporate sponsorships

SpaceX may not be the lone acknowledgement the private sector gives to the vastness of space, especially if NASA moves ahead with its proposed plan …

Mars Mission

The New Plants That Could Save Us From Climate Change

Breakthrough Prize Winner Joanne Chory is designing plants that could take incredible amounts of CO2 out of the atmosphere.<p>Plants are incredible organisms. They tend to be very simple, only requiring a little CO2, water, and oxygen in order to live, but they’re capable of tremendous diversity and …

Iconic Modernist Buildings Reimagined Inside Idyllic Thomas Kinkade Paintings

Featuring angular lines, asymmetrical compositions, and sparse color, the Modernist architecture aesthetic is the complete opposite to the pretty pastoral worlds of a Thomas Kinkade painting. However, when architect and Twitter user @robyniko merged the two in Photoshop, it strangely worked! The …

Architecture

33 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here's how to unlock your map app's …

Maps

This Is What Earth Looks Like From Other Planets

On August 23, 1966, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter I sent home the first picture of Earth from the Moon. Taken on the orbiter’s 16th lap around the Moon, the black-and-white image shows the crated surface of the Moon in the foreground and the cloudy atmosphere of Earth in the distance, almost 240,000 miles …

Planets

Use Your Flip-Flop as a Grad ND Filter

Can you use a flip-flop — or any solid item, for that matter — as a graduated neutral density (AKA grad ND) filter? Sure. But, it doesn’t work in all …

Landscape Photography

Red Planet Survival Ain't Easy in 'Surviving Mars' Game

Mark Watney, who struggled to stay alive in "The Martian," was right: It is really, really hard to survive on the Red Planet.<p>For decades, with help …

Scientists Drastically Sped Up Production of a Mineral That Harvests CO2

We need to do something about all this CO2.<p>If we’re going to have any hope of reversing the troubling trend of years that get steadily hotter on …

Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Shooting Portraits with a $20 Work Light from Home Depot

After seeing photographer Skyler Burt’s experiments with lighting food photos using a cheap work light, photographer Jessica Kobeissi recently …

Cultivating Compassion

<b>Compassion</b> is feeling sympathy for another’s pain or distress combined with the desire to soothe that person’s suffering. Born of empathy, feelings …

The cosmic winners of the 2018 David Malin astrophotography awards

Australia's most prestigious astrophotography competition is named after British-born David Malin, a world-renowned photographer and astronomer who …

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant …

Clean Energy

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

How Leica Camera Became a Unicorn and Why Ape Ditched Canon

Leica Camera – A Mythical Beast<p>The unicorn. A legendary creature described since antiquity as an animal with a single large, pointed, spiralling horn …

Cameras

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Funniest Wild Animal Photos Of The 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Some seem to be having a whale of a time. Others, grinning for the camera, or caught in “gotcha” embarrassing moment. Yet, although they all seem so “human,” they are wild animals immortalized in photos for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>A demure lemur covering its mouth in surprise, a …

Awards

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

The case for burning our way to a cleaner planet

A novel and unproven plan to fight climate change and feed humanity.<p>There are myriad proposals to fight climate change, but the simplest and most effective is to leave fossil fuels in the ground — simple in concept, yet elusive in practice, to put it mildly. Energy reformers face an economic system …

Carbon Dioxide

Yale experiment to reanimate dead brains promises 'living hell' for humans

A scientific experiment to reanimate dead brains could lead to humans enduring a ‘fate worse than death,’ an ethics lecturer has warned.<p>Last month Yale University announced it had successfully resurrected the brains of more than 100 slaughtered pigs and found that the cells were still healthy.<p>The …

Introducing the Saab PhoeniX Concept

This Michigan-developed material is a solar power breakthrough: BTN LiveBIG

It is estimated that in an hour, the Sun blankets the Earth in more energy than the whole of humanity uses in a year. Some of that energy, of course, …

Previously on RedShark News, I’ve explained the mechanisms of exposure and the means of measuring it. Today I’ll tackle the crux of the matter: how …

An American Airlines Passenger Was Stuck Next to a 'Screaming and Kicking' Toddler. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

You have three choices in a situation like this one. Two of them can wind up making you 'internet famous.'<p>Imagine your happy place. Now, imagine that in order to get to your happy place, you first have to sit next to a screaming toddler in economy class on American Airlines for a few hours.<p>We've …

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …