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The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.<p>Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday at home …

The Brilliant Upland – Landscape Photography by Matthieu Parmentier

French landscape photographer Matthieu Parmentier has created a portfolio of outstanding vistas during his travels. His compositions are powerful – …

Landscape Photography

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Photographer Captures Iceland's Breathtaking Landscapes Using Infrared Photography

UK-based photographer Andy Lee is capable of wearing many creative hats. He is a versatile artist and uses various mediums to express art. In this …

Elaborate Underwater Photo Project Involving a Sunken Shipwreck Produces Some Spectacular Images

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong has a reputation that precedes him for shooting complicated productions, exceedingly difficult shots in …

The Forrest Gump of Chile

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Chilean ultramarathoner Matías Anguita ran 40 marathons in 40 days. What compels a person to never stop going?<p>I …

South America

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

You know that scene in the film <i>Contact</i> where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic …

Meta Overload: This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video

This is just crazy… It seems even the most standard subject — say, a first person view from the front of a wooden roller coaster — can go viral if …

60-Second BTS Video Speeds Through the Retouching of a Corona Advertisement

Jack Salzke from over on FadedFocus Photography worked with Leigh Diprose of Warehouse 100 to create this speed-retouching BTS of the process that …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

National Parks

Watch Lockheed Martin's laser weapon take down boats from a mile away

It's good that Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser can shoot down drones and rockets, but there are threats much closer to Earth -- say, small boat crews bent on destroying large warships. Never fear, though, as we now know that ADAM can take care of those targets as well. Lockheed has successfully …

Arches Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their creative and unique photos showing arches in different ways and shot from unique angles. A big …

Landscape Photography

The event

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

Musical Instruments Photographed From Inside

Macro shots taken by Mierswa Kluska capture the interior of a violin, cello, flute and pipe organ as if they were spacious airy chambers, filled with …

Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

Astronomy

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …