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The 18 Best Astronomy Photos of the Year

With more than 4,000 entries submitted to the 8th annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, ran by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, here are the best of 2016.

An Astronaut's View: Photos From 6 Months in Space

The sun reflects off of Earth as night approaches, April 5, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 17<p>Tim Peake, the European Space Agency's first British …

Six Ways To Travel The World This Summer Without Spending A Dime

People offer a lot of reasons for not traveling more often, with lack of funds usually topping every list. At Uproxx, our basic argument is that traveling is more worthwhile than most of the other crap we spend our money on. Still, even though we firmly believe that travel is cheaper than most …

Paris Then & Now: Composite photographs that compare the city today with the past

French art director and blogger Julien Knez loves to take old photographs of Paris and photograph them at exactly the same spot from the same angle. …

France

Polish Mother Captures Heartwarming Photos of Her Son and Their Three Adopted Dogs

Three years ago, Agnieszka Gulczynska started photography as a way to capture the graceful movement of horses. When she became pregnant with her first child, Igor, she found that couldn't ride anymore, so instead, she ran after horses with her camera. Now two years old, Igor is Agnieszka's favorite …

Pets

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Making Uncomplicated Women’s Underwear Is Actually Really Complicated

The founders of Negative on their quest to create minimalist intimates<p>This one is for all my ladies out there. For all of you who know firsthand the …

Masterpieces Turned into 3D Printed Sculptures for Blind and Visually Impaired People to Enjoy

When admiring an artistic masterpiece, we often think about the artist behind the work, the medium itself, and perhaps the inspiration behind the work. What we don't typically consider is that we're fortunate enough to actually see what's before us. “There are many people in the world who have …

Art

See Inside Lauren Bacall's Lavish New York City Apartment

Which just sold for $21 million.<p>Actress Lauren Bacall raised her three children and entertained legends like Anjelica Huston, Barbra Streisand, and Ted Kennedy in her nine-bedroom apartment at The Dakota on the Upper West Side of New York City. After Bacall's death, in 2014 at the age of 89, her …

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Why is the sky blue? Children's questions parents can't answer

Research reveals nearly two thirds of parents give incorrect answers to children rather than admitting ignorance. Could you answer these questions?<p>How can the universe be infinite? What is photosynthesis? Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why is the sky blue? These are just some of the questions, …

Photosynthesis

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

India

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Space Science

Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …

Northern Lights

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

Albino's in gevaar door verkiezingen Afrika

Kandidaten voor die verkiezingen willen lichaamsdelen van de pigmentloze mensen hebben om te gebruiken bij rituelen van zwarte magie. Dat heeft een …

IS zet 'zwaar geschut' in

De terrorist, die tot nu toe veelal op de achtergrond bleef, werd bekend door een interview van het Britse Channel 4 met een 14-jarige jongen uit …

iOS 9 is er: dit moet je weten

Apple heeft zijn nieuwe besturingssysteem voor iPhones en iPads uitgebracht. Wat is er allemaal nieuw en wordt jouw toestel wel geüpdatet?<p><b>Dit de 7</b> …

Gastgezin voor vluchteling: 'Schuif maar aan bij het eten!'

Binnen een week 400 gastgezinnen vinden voor vluchtelingen: dat was het doel van de initiatiefnemers van de Facebook-pagina 'Ik ben een gastgezin …

Syrische peuter overleeft oversteek niet

Op hartverscheurende foto's is te zien hoe het overleden kind in het water ligt. Hij wordt vervolgens door een Turkse reddingswerker van het strand …

Zelfhelend materiaal herstelt zich na kogelgat | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Dat meldt de <i>American Chemical Society</i>.<p>Het materiaal bestaat uit twee lagen hard polymeer waar een reactieve vloeistof tussen zit. Wanneer het …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

15 Photos that Capture the Magic of Aviation

Human flight is a modern-day miracle. One day we were staring at the birds longing for their high-flying freedom; the next a pair of brothers were joining them up there.<p>Really think about it for a second and it will blow your mind, or at least it should. And if, for some reason, your imagination …

Vincent Van Gogh Found in a Photo from 1887

This group photo from 1887 is reportedly the first photo ever found of Vincent Van Gogh after he became an artist. If experts are correct, then the …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain