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The Best Photos From Your Shot: Drama, Drama Underwater

Every day here at National Geographic, our photo editors look through somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 images that are uploaded to our photo community, Your Shot. Of those images, 12 are selected to shine in what we call the Daily Dozen. And from those photos, only one is chosen. And by chosen, I …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Body Art

Adorable 3D-Printed “Wearable Planter” Keeps Nature Close By

As the temperatures rise and flowers come back in bloom, it's clear that spring is officially here. And, what better way to celebrate than with Colleen Jordan's <i>Wearable Planter</i>! The unique accessories are miniaturized vases and decorative containers that hold sprouts, succulents, and small flowers. …

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 …

Travel Photography

Crystalized Geode Installations Bring Beauty to Decaying Street Corners

Over the past few years, L.A.-based graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist Paige Smith (a.k.a. A Common Name) has installed countless crystalized rock formations in cracked, decaying nooks and crannies on the streets of cities as distant as Madrid, Istanbul, and Philadelphia. These “urban …

Crystals

Leak in Mars Rover Curiosity's Wet Chemistry Test Finds Organics

An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appears to have …

Why 0.5-Liter Cylinders Will Soon Dominate Automotive-Engine Design – Feature

From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>A decade or so ago, a team of German university scientists settled on 500 cubic centimeters as the ideal per-cylinder displacement for internal-combustion engines. A 500-cc cylinder with a stroke length larger than its bore diameter, these forgotten …

10 Space Movies to Watch in 2015

From movies based on best-selling books, to the newest "Star Wars" installment, 2015 should be a big year for films geared toward space fans. Here …

OPEC Losing Its Grip? No, The Saudis Are Partying Like It's 1981

Falling oil prices have provided the equivalent of a $1 billion-a-day tax cut to U.S. consumers. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is despite all the crowing about OPEC losing its ability to control oil prices, quite the opposite might be happening. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

The end of OPEC as we have known it is here

Early last Fall, when oil prices had fallen by about $25 a barrel and it became clear the decline was more than a temporary blip, the big question …

Six Trends To Watch In Clean In 2015

2014 was a solid twelve months, for the most part, for renewable technologies. Solar firmly solidified its role as a major player in power, LED sales continued to climb and investors began to more seriously look how efficiency gains can be measured and hence monetized in large commercial …

He Sold 'Draw Something' For ~ $200 Million — Now Dan Porter Is Back With A New Startup

OMGPOP was the maker of Draw Something, one of the first mobile games to go viral. It racked up 1.2 million downloads within its first week and a half. Three months later, Zynga dropped tons of money on it. After the acquisition, users promptly lost interest in the game. Zynga later shut down its …

Startups