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New studies detail just how complex Pluto and its moons are

Before New Horizons started sending back data and close-up images of Pluto, we barely knew the dwarf planet. We were like a love-sick fool who could only observe from afar. Now, the New Horizons scientists have enough material to publish <i>five</i> new papers that detail the probe's findings on the dwarf …

Hubble Telescope spots the farthest galaxy seen in the known universe

We have a new galactic record, folks.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has found the most distant galaxy yet seen, and it's a doozy. It took 13.4 billion …

Akintunde Akinleye's best photograph: the aftermath of a Nigerian pipeline explosion

'Someone had tried to steal oil from a pipeline – and it caught light. There were a lot of burnt bodies'<p>I had only been working as a photojournalist for about five years when this explosion happened in 2006. It's a very common problem in Nigeria: people will go out in the middle of the night and …

Dominick Cruz: Most Doctors and Therapists Unprepared to Treat MMA Fighters

Dominick Cruz, the longtime UFC bantamweight champion who was forced to abdicate his title after missing more than two years with injuries, is returning to Octagon competition this fall.<p>But he suggested Monday that his return might have been even slower had he continued with a previous course of …

High Level

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

National Geographic Travel

Travel

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …

Makerspaces

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

I Died Today, by Duke Roberts

I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.<p>And I laughed.<p>And I thought about how much I’m going to miss it here.<p>We told jokes.<p>We were serious.<p>My …

Escape

Project info<p>I was traveling in search of people who have decided to escape from social life and live all alone in the wilderness, far away from any villages, towns or other people. The majority of my trips were done in Russia.<p>I grew up in the heart of the big city, but I've always been drawn to …

Wildlife

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic | CNN Travel

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

Someone is killing the peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.<p>The boisterous and colorful birds have been a part of this upscale community near Los Angeles for more than a century. In recent years, the birds have become a source of contention among neighbors — but the conflict has taken a dark …

Shopping secrets of the Taliban revealed

<b>An army offensive in Taliban-dominated tribal areas of Pakistan has caused large numbers of people to flee to safer regions. Among them is shopkeeper Rasheed Rehman, who until recently counted Taliban fighters among his best customers.</b><p>"I'm sorry my clothes smell," he says. "I used to live like a …

Extremism

Professional Surfer Coco Ho gets bare naked - ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

Coco Ho surfs naked for Body Issue<p>By Morty Ain | Jun 26, 2014<br>ESPN The Magazine<p><i>This is an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue</i> …

Surfing

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …

Photographing Lava, Stars, Landscape and Wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When the lava is flowing into the ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a sight to behold and when it's not quite reaching the water, it's still …

National Parks

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Focal Length Explained

Focal length has a <i>lot</i> to do with modern photography. It’s always been important, and now, even more so. Changing the focal length makes a photograph …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image

One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Here's how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the whole world to tinker with pictures<p>It hardly looks like an image that shook the world. But this photograph, taken in 1987 by John Knoll, could be as central to …

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

Disney bought Maker Studios for $950 million, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Apple recently scooped up Beats for $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, ad tech startup Rubicon recently went public.<p>Throughout all of Los Angeles, there are 892 startups, according to an open source map called …

Startups