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Top 10 Wonders Of The World You Didn’t Know About!

For travel and history buffs, the “wonders of the world” have always been a source of bucket lists. How many tourist places you have visited in your …

Top 10

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Are Back―and Goofier Than Ever

Conservation is serious business, but the behavior of the animals we work to save can be quite the opposite. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards …

Take a photographic world tour with these stunning L.A. Times reader photos

The calendar says fall begins Thursday, but thanks to readers of the Travel section, summer may linger. That's because they shared hundreds of photos of their summer travels for our annual reader photo issue. Travel and photo editors as well as online producers scrutinized scores of photos to …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

The Winners of the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

Skyscapes:Ainsley Bennet captured this image of Venus and the crescent Moon on a misty morning on the Isle of Wight in O<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Binary Haze by …

A Friend Told Me He Thinks About Me While Masturbating

Dave Holmes is here to help.<p>Making your way through this cruel, confounding, ever-changing world is difficult. Potential for pain, embarrassment, and heartbreak lurks around every corner. It's hard to do it on your own, and sometimes you need a fresh perspective. Got a question about relationships, …

Inside Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Pool Party, 25 Years Later

‘Nevermind’ the Baby, Here’s the Stand-In<p>That is from the album cover shoot. That's a rescue diver holding the doll so I could frame and practice the …

These Are the Only MTV VMA Moments That Actually Mattered

There's a reason people watch every year, and it's not the awards.<p>The MTV VMAs are the reality television of award shows. Each year they bring a conglomeration of scripted events, high drama, and inflated personalities to one televised event. But, for what they lack in handing out actual …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Universe

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films: Who voted?

We polled 177 critics from around the world – here is how they voted.<p>Communicating with 177 film critics is a time-consuming process. But for every critic who participated – and many more were invited – it wasn’t just a matter of lending their expertise; it was about sharing their passion. The …

Fear of the light: why we need darkness | Amanda Petrusich

Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?<p>Every civilisation we know of has devised a system – scientific, religious, what have you – to make sense of the night sky. The mystery of what’s up there, where it came …

A Fast-Paced Thriller That's a Tour Through the Multiverse

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow I read a novel this week called Dark Matter. And the main character is a guy named Jason Dessen. …

34 Freaking Insane Pictures Of Space And The Milky Way Taken From All Around India

We are so very, very small.<p>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, a photographer from Kerala, has been obsessed with astrophotography for the last three years. "I witnessed and captured the Milky Way from my terrace in Kerala, and I've been fascinated by space ever since," Unnikrishnan told BuzzFeed. Since then, …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies on Netflix you have to watch in your …

The longest-living animals on Earth

Greenland sharks rank as the longest-lived vertebrates to roam the Earth, living as long as 400 years, a new study says.

A One Year Timelapse of Earth From a Million Miles Away

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR …

These Beautiful New Photos of Mars Will Make You Cry A Single, Solitary Tear

Space is pretty cool<p>Thanks to a $720 million spacecraft called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which maps the landscape of Mars, NASA has just released an incredible 1,000 new images of the red planet.<p>The reason for such a big haul is that every 26 months Mars and the sun are on the opposite sides …

Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography – in pictures

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Egypt,Exhibitions,Dubai,Middle East and North Africa,Africa,World news<p>These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourist’s view of Egypt that we know – and the backstreets we don’t

See the Viral Photo of a High School Basketball Player ‘Levitating’ During a Game

A local photographer in Champaign, Illinois, captured a photo of Champaign Central High School’s Walker Stillman appearing to levitate during a basketball game Friday evening, according to Champaign’s News-Gazette.<p>The picture quickly went viral.<p>“You wouldn’t believe the attention,” photographer Liz …

High School Basketball

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Audrie & Daisy review: teenage rape documentary is essential viewing

Film is sure to provoke a national discussion after events that led to California teen’s suicide – and scare viewers from laying foot near Maryville, Missouri<p>A year after the documentary The Hunting Ground exposed a campus rape epidemic and systemic coverup efforts by some administrations, Audrie & …

Documentaries

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

'The Revenant' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki shares Instagram pics and memories from making the film

Even those who didn't embrace "The Revenant," Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brutal frontier story of survival, surely will concede that the movie's images are stunning — and, as captured by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and his crew, are a must to experience on the big screen. But if …

Cinematography

17 Beautiful (and Tastefully Naked) Women We Love

We hear from Kate Upton, Mila Kunis, Emilia Clarke, and more.<p>Through the years, we've had the honor of speaking to (and photographing) women, some of whom we've named the Sexiest Women Alive. Read on for their life advice, their career stories, and their jokes.<p>Kate Mara<p><b>Kate Mara on Life, Death, and</b> …

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

<i>Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media</i><p>From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a …

Books

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

<b>A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole's event horizon in 2017.</b><p>The project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, has completed most of its technical preparations as well as extensive theoretical calculations.<p>It will focus on …

Black Holes

Readers' travel photography competition: 2015 winners

Over the last year, Guardian readers have entered thousands of fantastic images to our monthly travel photography competition. Here are the best from each month’s theme – scroll down to see the overall winner and runners-up, judged by Mick Ryan of Fotovue. The winner’s prize is a fantastic …

Travel Photography

The Loneliest Galaxy In The Universe

One hundred years ago, Einstein put forth his theory of General Relativity, replacing Newton’s concepts of absolute space and time with a dynamic fabric — spacetime — that would not only curve dependent on the matter-and-energy present within, but would expand or contract depending on some global …

Shōji Ueda: the most beautiful, surprising photobook of the year

He was known as a ‘sedentary adventurer’, spending much of his life shooting the sand dunes right by his house. But when the Japanese master photographer died, 5,000 unseen pictures came to light. Every one is a stunning surprise, as a breathtaking new book reveals<p>The word “surrealist” crops up a …