Amy Jonkers

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Interview: John Spies' Magnificent Photos Reveal the Hidden Wonders of Underground Caves

With more than 30 years of experience as a cave explorer and guide under his belt, Australian photographer John Spies is an expert at navigating the incredible formations and winding passages of underground sites never before seen by man. Camera in hand, the adventurer has journeyed into the depths …

Catch a falling star: the Lyrid meteor shower - in pictures

The Lyrid meteor shower happens every April, and on average 10 to 20 shooting stars can be seen an hour. Clear skies over the UK made this year’s display particularly spectacular

Meteor Showers

Birds "Walk" on Water to Impress Mates—Here's How They Do It

Frantic foot slaps and a wonky stride allow "dancing" grebes to skim the surface without sinking, a new study says.<p>If you think dating is hard, be glad you're not a grebe. These North American waterbirds have high standards when it comes to attracting and keeping a mate: If either a male or female …

Annual Lyrid Meteor Shower Lights Up Night Sky

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‘Flameproof’ hawk is world’s most polluted bird

A Cooper’s hawk found in Canada may be the most polluted wild bird in the world.<p>Researchers made the discovery while analyzing liver samples from …

Birds

NASA Unveils Star 'Fireworks' for Hubble Telescope's 25th Anniversary

No fireworks show on Earth can match the brilliant lights captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA released this photo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hubble, which was launched into orbit on April 24, 1990.<p>It's an image of a relatively young star cluster — young meaning only about 2 …

Hubble

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Erupts Spectacularly

Evacuations and ash plumes and lava, oh my!<p>Chile's Calbuco volcano has been sleeping since 1972--and yesterday, it woke up with a start. The peak finally erupted, sending a huge ash plume into the air followed by lava pouring out of the mountain's vents shortly afterwards.<p>Calbuco's eruption took …

40,000-year-old teeth suggest an ancient culture belonged to humans, not Neanderthals

Two teeth and a bone fragment are all that's left of the Protoaurignacians, but that might be enough<p>Tens of thousands of years ago, the rise of humanity as we know it began. Modern humans spread from Africa to Europe and Asia, which were already populated by older Neanderthal cultures. The two …

Tesla's Next Product: A Battery To Run Your House?

The rumor mill is abuzz with electricity<p>On March 30, Elon Musk sent out this tweet:<p>Since then, we've all been waiting with bated breath to see what kind of "new product line" Tesla could possibly be getting into.<p>Now, we may have an answer. Bloomberg reported earlier this week that they'd seen an …

Hot! Gigantic Magma Reservoir Found Under Yellowstone National Park

Scientists have detected a gigantic reservoir of hot, partly molten rock deep beneath Yellowstone National Park. The newly discovered magma reservoir is big enough to fill up the Grand Canyon 11 times and is several times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber beneath Yellowstone. …

Geology

Homemade Iron Man Glove Fires Lasers

A threat to party balloons everywhere<p>Patrick Priebe isn’t Iron Man, but he’s getting pretty close. In a video uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, the Priebe shows off his homemade Iron Man gauntlet, which has not one but two lasers--one on top and one in the palm--as well as an ejectable piece …

For The First Time, Visible Light From An Exoplanet Detected

Seeing is believing<p>One does not simply look at an exoplanet. In order to learn more about these space rocks lurking many light years away, researchers have various indirect methods for deciphering their features. Astronomers can examine how the planet’s host star wobbles in relation to the globe, …

Dawn begins Ceres science mission

<b>Stuart Clark</b> on how the Nasa spacecraft has begun searching for ice on a rocky mini-world just 950km across

Astronomy

10 Incredible Photography Tips & Tutorials from Pro Photographers

We always love to hear some tips an advice from Professional Photographers. In this article, we have collected 10 incredible photography tutorials …

How to Capture and Stitch Panoramas

Capturing and creating panoramas can be as easy as following three simple steps or can become a nightmare if done wrong. Great panoramas will be …

Gavin Heffernan Shows You Can Shoot the Milky Way in Light Polluted L.A. (Awesome Photos and Timelapse)

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Time-lapse Photography

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

Photography

Beautiful Landscape Photos of the Great Outdoors

Corvallis, Oregon-based photographer Marc Adamus specializes in landscape images. The beauty and artistry of his photographs come from a keen eye for …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

Photography

Photography Matters: The Prix Pictet and the Power of the Image - Interview with Francis Hodgson | LensCulture

<i>As part of the LensCulture</i> <i>Earth Awards</i> <i>2015, we will be interviewing various members of our international jury to hear their perspectives on the broad theme of “Earth.”</i><p><i>Today’s interview subject is Francis Hodgson. Over a long career in the photography world</i><i>, Hodgson has worked in many roles—in</i> …

An Incredibly Rare Photo of a Quadruple Rainbow

New Yorker Amanda Curtis was waiting for a train in Long Island, New York, this past Tuesday when she spotted something incredibly rare: a quadruple …

A Time-Lapse of the Calbuco Volcano Eruption in Chile

Yesterday, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in over 42 years, sending an enormous ash cloud 7 miles into the air and …

Photographing the Blood Moon in Yosemite

I was in the middle of Yosemite during the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse on April 4th, 2015. Here’s the story of the cool experience I had shooting …

Coffee Brewing

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