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Milky Way Will Be Consumed By Andromeda Galaxy In 5 Billion Years, Study Says

The Milky Way will be a victim of “galactic cannibalism” when it will be gobbled up by its neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, in about five billion …

Airglow ‘Ripples’ Over Tibet Give Aurora Photography a Run for Its Money

When you think of colorful ripples of ‘stuff’ in the sky, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. But …

New Nazca Lines Discovered In Peruvian Desert

A pilot flying over the Nazca desert in Peru has discovered huge geoglyphs that are believed to be nearly 2,000 years old -- and may shed new light on the ancient Nazca people.<p>The "Nazca lines" were apparently exposed by recent sandstorms in the area and include a snakelike figure roughly 200 feet …

Photographer Unveils the Controversial Rituals of Urban Shamans in Lima, Peru

For his haunting series <i>Urban Shamans</i>, Italy-based photographer Andrea Frazzetta documents the lives and rituals of healers, or curanderos, in Lima, …

Intriguing Photos of Cuba Show the Country in a New Light

Photographer Rose Marie Cromwell‘s relationship with Cuba is complicated, she says. Over the past four years she has taken multiple trips to the …

Reflection Photos to get you Motivated

A puddle in the road, plate glass windows, or a shiny car – what do they all have in common? They provide great opportunities to get reflection …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.<p>Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. The strange …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Madness: 10 of the best

From ska covers and tales of London youth to a reunion album worthy of the legends, here's a pick of the Nutty Boys' best tracks<p>1. The Prince<p>It's 1979 and "an earthquake is erupting", but not in Jamaica's legendary Orange Street. The locus for this particular tectonic upheaval is north London, …

Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

NASA Reveals Unprecedented Image of Deep Space

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NASA revealed today one of the most colorful and comprehensive composite shots of deep space, a work …

Powerful Images of Nature's Awesome Power Being Unleashed

The eruptions in 2010 of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland were notable, not because of their strength, which was relatively small for volcanic eruptions, …

Landscape Photography

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 …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

Boston - Livin' For You (with lyrics)

Rare Goblin Shark Caught in Gulf of Mexico

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A rare goblin shark on the deck of a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Key West, Florida. Photograph by Carl Moore<p><b>Commercial fisher Carl Moore wasn’t sure what he had netted last week just south of Key West, Florida (map), when he saw the fish’s flat,</b> …

Scientists Discover Clever Trick Ancient Egyptians Used to Build Pyramids

Pulling around massive limestone blocks to construct equally massive monuments necessitates tricks —especially 4,000 years ago.<p>A team of physicists …

Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.<p>Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life …

Biology

‘Meteor Storm’ From Comet May Light Up Sky This Month

Skywatchers have something exciting to look forward to this month — a possible new meteor shower that could send up to 1,000 shooting stars per hour streaking through the sky.<p>On May 23 and May 24, Earth should plow through debris shed by Comet 209P/LINEAR, astronomers say. These extraterrestrial …

Astronomy

How Many People Are Wrongly Convicted? Researchers Do the Math.

Is there a more tragic story than an innocent person going to prison? Tragic, and powerful. That’s why <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> is one of the most beloved movies of our time. And why we’ve all heard of this quote from an esoteric 18th-century English guy, William Blackstone: “It is better that ten …