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Amazing Aerial Aesthetics: The Best Drone Photography of the Year

Cameras mounted to drones take impossible photos.<p>Drone eyes go where your eyes cannot, which contributes to the creepy factor for a lot of people who'd like to see them banned. It also means they take unbelievable photography from impossible vantage points.<p>The site Dronestagram just finished a …

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Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

5 Things You Should Know About Pterosaurs

In New York City, the American Museum of Natural History just launched a new exhibit about Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs.<p>In New York City, the American Museum of Natural History just launched a new exhibit about Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived …

Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

Stanford Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Manu Prakash sees the world a little differently. He already made a scientific splash with a 50-cent origami-style paper microscope. Now he's tackling the world of chemistry sets.<p>The inspiration for Prakash's $5 chemistry set came from a small, …

El Niño could raise meteorological hell this year

It’s more likely than not that El Niño will rise from the Pacific Ocean this year — and some scientists are warning that it could grow into a bona …

A $30,000 Waterbed That Vibrates With Music

The Tranquility Pod — which looks like a mashup between a Henrik Thor-Larsen chair and a giant Mentos candy — is more than just another piece of …

These Supremely Soft Running Shoes Are a Treat for Tender Feet

Minimal or barefoot-inspired running shoes may work well for most runners. But for others, they're a real pain in the ... well, foot. And knee, and …

10 Tracks From Bands About to Blow Up in 2014

KCRW's Bands to Bank On<p>No one knows what the future will hold—except possibly LA public radio station KCRW, which has an almost freakish ability to …

At 4.4 Billion Years Old, Oz Crystals Confirmed As World's Oldest

Scientists have used a powerful new technique to prove that some tiny crystals found in Western Australia are indeed the oldest known materials formed on Earth.<p>Back in 2001, scientists reported that one of the zircon crystals was about 4.4 billion years old — so old that not everyone believed …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

If You Thought Getting Old Sucks, Try Having A Lifespan Like These Animals

Ming lived through the Spanish Armada, the World Wars and the Civil Rights movement. Though he isn’t as famous as these events, he was historic in his own right. So who is this mysterious fellow that lived for 507 years?<p>Ming is an ocean quahog (aka the species of clam in your delicious clam chowder …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is The Dye In Your Food?

Americans still consume food dyes banned elsewhere–charted here as the cause of some serious health issues.<p>They used to put cocaine in Coca Cola. Vegetables were once routinely covered in deadly DDT. Ever wonder what poisons you eat that will make future generations look back in horror?<p>In case you …

Sugaring Hair Removal Recipe

01<p>of 08<p>Make a Batch of Sugaring Remover<p>Sugaring hair removal is very similar to waxing because it removes hair from the root when done properly. But …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city.<p>With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...<p>As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.<p>Industrial structures can be …

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Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!

This weekend presents the Orionid meteor shower at its best, and tonight – the night of October 20-21, 2017 – may well be the shower’s peak night. …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

In the sky, with diamonds: Julian Lennon's cloudscapes – in pictures

Primarily known as a musician, Julian Lennon has been working with fine art photography since his first exhibition in New York City in 2010. His work can be seen at the Little Black Gallery in London from 7 September until 19 October

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Tiny Poisonous Trees Could Fight Climate Change In The Desert

Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts.<p>Five German scientists have proposed a new strategy for mitigating the effects of climate change: turn coastal deserts into forests. Why? Forests, full of trees that consume carbon dioxide, are a great bulwark against the gas …

What Are The Most Lactose Intolerant Places In The World? [Infographic]

Whether you can digest milk comfortably after childhood is a genetic fluke. For many people, the ability to produce lactase--the enzyme that allows the body to break down lactase, the sugar in milk--disappears after childhood, when we no longer need to survive on our mother's milk.<p>Lactase …

Steal Like An Artist

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, <i>Steal Like an Artist</i> is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.<p>When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …