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The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids.

Remember the View-Master? That classic toy is getting a virtual reality reboot.<p>This fall, Google (GOOG) and Mattel (MAT) are coming out with a plastic viewer that pairs up with your smartphone. You can explore virtual reality environments, make three-dimensional dinosaurs appear in the real world …

Virtual Reality

Dead and Gone

• <b>Author:</b> Charlaine Harris<p><b>Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page</b>.<p>When the weres and shifters finally come out, the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, must deal with the violent aftermath. But a far greater danger threatens. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive …

The Lost Gate

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the …

The Sorcerer's Ring Bundle (Books 1,2,3)

• <b>Author:</b> Morgan Rice<p>“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for …

Skin Game

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Butcher<p><b>From Jim Butcher comes the newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files...</b><p>Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab …

Falkor the Luckdragon

Snow + a rainbow = this amazing photo from Yosemite National Park. Photo: Leasha Hooker #california #publiclands #yosemite #nationalpark #snow #rainbow #rainbows #nature #landscape #nationalparks #naturelovers #instanature #instacool #instagood #instawow #bestoftheday #photooftheday #photography #instalike #love #like #hiking #travel #stunning #amazing

Surprise! Scientists Find That Starfish Eyes Actually See, at Least a Little

After decades of wondering what starfish use their eyes for, scientists see some light.<p><i>Update, February 7, 2018: This story has been updated with information on the 2018 study on deep-sea starfish in the Arctic.</i><p>Starfish have eyes—one on the end of each of their arms—but what they do with them was …

Pictures: Ford Solar Car at CES 2014, Past Sun-Power Vehicles

With Ford debuting a solar concept car at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show, we take a look at past efforts to harness the power of the sun to put vehicles into motion.

7 STEM Gift Ideas For Girls

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>Doing some last-minute holiday shopping?<p>There are some amazing toys and gifts on the market …

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love to make hiking fun. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty …

Kids

Mermaid Picnic

Shares 0<p>Throw a fun Mermaid Picnic, featuring a hot dog octopus, “ocean” cup with goldfish, a watermelon seahorse and a mermaid tail smoothie push …

35-Foot Tall Straw Dalek

(Photo: Chester Chronicle)<p>The UK is going crazy for Daleks as the fiftieth anniversary of <i>Doctor Who</i> approaches. Snugbury's, an ice cream shop in …

The Thirsty Tree of Chapel Rock

(Photo: Zeo Rudiskill)<p>(Photo: Dave Hogg)<p>Chapel Rock is an unusual rock formation in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a national preserve and …

From Tested

From Tested.com, how Michael McMaster of the Wall-E Builders Club made a real, life-size Wall-E Robot, complete with accurately adorable sounds. Follow that up with this making-of video:

There's a super moon at the end of the road

Earth and Sky Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery<p>See earth and sky images from expansive clouds to beautiful mountains, and buy prints from National Geographic.

National Parks

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. Stamets is one of the world’s leading mycologists (meaning …

Rare Breed of Killer Whale May Be New Species

Genetic research done on 50-year-old skeleton of "type D" killer whale.<p><b>A group of killer whales once thought to be genetic anomalies may in fact be a species all their own, according to a recent study in the journal Polar Biology.</b><p>The rarely-seen "type D" orcas—which live in the Southern Ocean—are …

Mistborn

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut <i>Elantris</i>, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be …

Grounded

• <b>Author:</b> G. P. Ching<p><b>***A Library Journal Selection***</b> <b><br>Faith kept me plain. Science made me complicated.</b> <b><br>Book 1 in the Grounded Trilogy</b><p>My name is Lydia Troyer. Growing up in Hemlock Hollow, my life has always been simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since …

Ready Player One

• <b>Author:</b> Ernest Cline<p><b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read</b><p><b>The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</b><p>In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked …

Solstice Supermoon Fills Sky This Weekend

This weekend's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2013.<p><i>Editor's note: Share your best #supermoon photos with us and our editors may include one in a NationalGeographic.com gallery.</i><p><b>This weekend, skywatchers looking up at the full moon may sense it's a bit more striking than usual—and</b> …

National Geographic Magazine

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Photo: Hubble Spies Galactic Penguin and Egg

Wildlife<p>This newly released picture postcard from Hubble Space Telescope, taken in both visible and infrared light, shows two galaxies interacting.<br>Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p><b>The Hubble Space Telescope has spied a pair of giant galaxies that bear a striking</b> …

Tiny osedax worms consume the bones of dead whales. Female worms attach themselves to a carcass with a tube-like root, then digest fats and proteins using specialized bacteria. Dozens of microscopic males, much smaller than the females, live inside each tube.