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Enchanting Long-Exposure Photo of Full Moon Illuminating Fog Over California

Three weeks ago, in the quiet of night, photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo hiked up Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. He waited patiently for the fog to begin rolling in. When it began its slow and graceful arrival, Montezemolo opened his shutter for an incredible three minutes, capturing …

Marin County

I spent only $2 a day on food for a month — here are the 9 foods I bought to get the most for my money

If you're spending $2 a day on food, you have to shop strategically.<p>I did just that in January, on the "Elon Musk Challenge," spending a little under $62 on food over the course of the 31-day month.<p>I did all of my shopping at the famously affordable Trader Joe's. Yes, I've heard that Aldi is …

Barry man choked to death after eating cheeseburger whole

<b>A father of three choked to death as he tried to eat a McDonald's cheeseburger in one mouthful, an inquest has heard.</b><p>Darren Bray, 29, of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, blacked out as he ate the 99p burger following a night out with friends in October 2015.<p>Cardiff Coroner's Court heard Mr Bray, who had …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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This is the start of the post-antibiotic era

The discovery could herald a virtual return to the Dark Ages, with doctors unable to control common germs like E. Coli, rolling back centuries of medical progress.<p>"These are extremely worryingly results," said Liu Jian-Hua, a professor at China's Southern Agricultural University and co-author of a …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

This man discovered the real cost of a single meal

Andy George of “How to Make Everything” spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch.<p>He begins his video series by …

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Lego

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

IndoorAtlas offers navigation inside buildings, so you can always find the mall bathroom

IndoorAtlas has begun to deliver its service that lets you navigate inside enclosed buildings such as shopping malls.<p>The Palo Alto, California-based company, which was founded in Finland, launched a private beta test in San Francisco for its “indoor positioning system,” or IPS, which lets you …

Google’s Next Version Of Android Is Called “Marshmallow”

Google has made it a thing to name its Android OS versions after food. Letter by letter in the alphabet (har har). But not just any food — food that’s really bad for you. This version, which has been called “M” until now, had its name unveiled today….<p>The new “marshmallow” statue was unveiled today …

27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

AT&T creates mobile and video giant after sealing DirecTV deal

Shortly after winning FCC approval, AT&T closes its deal to buy the satellite TV provider. DirecTV's video relationships could become key as more content is delivered on mobile devices.<p>AT&T is now the largest paid-television provider in the country.<p>The Dallas telecommunications giant confirmed …

Amazon to launch test location for grocery pick-ups, report says

Amazon's efforts to put food on your table with AmazonFresh are apparently moving into yet another direction: drive-through shopping.<p>The ecommerce …

eCommerce

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

Mountaineering

USA Routs Japan to Win World Cup

55 awesome things to do in the US this summer

The season is only a few months long though, so it's best to start crossing off the items on your summer bucket list sooner than later.<p>In order to help with that, we've made a comprehensive list of some of the best ways to spend your time this summer.<p>From sailing on Lake Michigan to stargazing in …

Carli Lloyd leads U.S. into Women's World Cup final

For three weeks the U.S. has been looking to put its stamp on this Women's World Cup. Tuesday it fell to<p>Carli Lloydto make that happen.<p>Lloyd didn't miss the chance, scoring one goal on a penalty kick and setting up the other in a 2-0 semifinal victory over top-ranked Germany that sends the …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot

Gallery: Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot<p>Gallery: Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot<p>+ 1<p>Exoplanets outside of our …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.<p>From the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, to Africa's Namib Sand Sea, the world's only coastal desert, here are 20 …

That'll be 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars, please

Zimbabwe's central bank scraps old currency at the exchange rate of $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging 'quadrillions' of local dollars for a few US dollars next week, as President Robert Mugabe's government discards its virtually worthless national currency, …

Africa

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …