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Driving Through the Magnificent Landscape of Iceland

In 2014, Michalina Okreglicka and her husband decided to move to Iceland, packing their belongings into their beloved old Nissan and driving across …

12 Photographers Shot Portraits in the Same Room, and This is What Resulted

A group of 12 photographers gathered in a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy, last year to be creative, learn from one another, and exchange ideas. On …

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

Scientists work on it, it’s consistent with science, and it hopes to be the biggest scientific breakthrough of all. But it’s missing one key …

Learn How to Properly Connect Guitar Chords and Make Your Playing More Exciting With This Simple Lesson

Pressure Cooker Recipes That Get Dinner On The Table In No Time

Get food on the table faster than you can say pressure cooker.<p>The pressure cooker doesn't have the same kind of reputation as the beloved slow cooker. Even though if can make a meal in a fraction of the time, it doesn't have a reputation of being reliable -- it's even be called dangerous -- and so …

Cooking

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

Electric Guitar

Happy Birthday Einstein! 100 years of General Relativity

On November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein finally announced the complete mathematical details of his General Relativity Theory in the last of a series of four papers, but gravity and the nature of space itself, remain as mysterious today as they were back then.<p>Distortion in spacetime caused by rotating …

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The Science Behind Why Nice People Finish Last—And How to Fix That

Adam Grant, the youngest tenured professor at Wharton Business School, wants nice people to finish first. But, according to him, they don’t.<p>Grant was …

Saved by the Bike

1 of 6<p>Embry Rucker<p>Meet five inspiring cyclists who radically transformed their lives just by pedaling their bikes. Here's how they made it happen—and how you, too, can harness the power of the bicycle to change your life for the better.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 6<p>Paul Van Hoy<p>Anthony …

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Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

On 3 June this year, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN began delivering particle collisions at an energy 63% higher than previously achieved. This week in Vienna, first physics results were presented. Here are some highlights<p>The European Physical Society High Energy Physics conference is taking …

This photographer’s nightscapes will make you long for clear skies

Finnish fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures the atmosphere of night time like no other: with a sense of mystery and beautiful, clear …

Photographer Captures Tiny Lightning Storms with a Mini Tesla Coil

A violet ray is an antique electrotherapy medical device invented by Nikola Tesla that’s essentially a portable tesla coil. Altdorf, Germany-based …

Irrefutable evidence that Utah has the most epic night skies in the US

Picture Utah. What comes to mind is probably the impressive geological formations in the national parks and their other-worldly landscapes shaped by …

Photographer Captures the Adorable First Weeks of a Baby Bunny’s Life

When photographer Ashraful Arefin‘s bunny Tooni gave birth to four babies, he decided to document the beginning of their lives in a series of adorable snapshots. “For 10 months I have been photographing my bunnies that I adopted,” the proud rabbit owner told 500px ISO. “Not only are they adorable …

Incredible timelapse video uses 86 million mined tourist photos

TIMELAPSES ARE AWESOME, BUT THEY ARE unfortunately pretty difficult to put together, especially over long periods of time. The photographer must set …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Wikimedia

‘Yosemite HD’ will blow your mind

This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite …

4 Common Bike Maintenance Mistakes

<b>1. Not washing your bike</b><p>This is especially important if you use your bottle cage for sugary drinks that might slosh onto the frame. Bike + sticky, sugary liquid = gradual disaster in the form of deteriorated shifting from sugar collecting at the bottom bracket. It’s better to clean it off before it …

Medicine Hat has almost eliminated homelessness by giving homeless people the keys to their own apartments

Donald Smith has slept in homeless shelters and roughed it on the streets of Vancouver, Halifax, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and …

Housing

10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

5 Common Bike-Maintenance Mistakes

1 of 6<p>The Art of Making Mistakes<p>At the DIY-wrenching classes I teach, I encourage my students to mess up as much as possible while they're learning—because when you make a mistake, the memory of what went wrong stays with you. I've heard tales of simple blunders, grand catastrophes and everything …

What life on the farm can teach you about building your own startup, from a founder who raised $68 million

Frei grew up in a wheat and beef cattle farm in Idaho.<p>One day, Frei's father made him drive a pickup home five miles away, while his father drove the tractor behind him. Frei's younger sister sat in the passenger seat next to him. Frei could barely reach the pedal, but he drove the pickup through …

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A Moonrise Photo That Combines Day and Night

This photo may look like a Photoshopped image that blends a sunrise with a nighttime shot, but it’s actually a single exposure of a …