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Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

Tadpoles flying across blue sky wins Royal Society Publishing photography competition

An underwater photo of tadpoles seemingly flying across a bright blue sky has won first place in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Terrifying, Eerily Beautiful Photos Taken From Space Of Hurricane Patricia

The gigantic storm, the most powerful hurricane in recorded history, is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Friday night.

Weather

Fabulous Fall Foliage in Full Bloom: Pictures

United Kingdom

Pictures of the Week 10.15.15

Dance

See the Photos From the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Mammals category winner: A Tale of Two Foxes. It’s a frozen moment revealing a sur<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Don Gutoski<p>1 of …

Pictures of the Week 10.8.15

Asia

Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Astronomy

Colorized Photos of WWII Refugees Offer New Perspective on the Migrant Crisis

Displaced persons cross a bridge on the River Elbe at Tangermunde, which was blown up by the Germans, to escape the chao<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Fred …

Pictures of the Week 9.17.15

Washington D.C.

Scientists discovered a bunch of incredible creatures in the deep ocean

These areas are protected waters, part of national marine sanctuaries and monuments.<p>The team of scientists is sending rovers up to 3 miles under the sea to explore sea life, some of which has never seen before.<p>There's still a lot we don't know about the deep oceans, but hopefully the Okeanos …

Pictures of the Week 9.10.15

Japan

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Forestry

The Italian Air Force just showed off its most advanced aircraft and capabilities — here are some sweet photos

Obviously, the leading role in the airshow was played by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) that showcased its most advanced "hardware" and capabilities.<p>The Italian Eurofighter Typhoons took the stage not only with a stunning solo display by the F-2000 (as the aircraft is designated by …

Aviation

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Universe

The power of photography: Images that changed world opinions - Telegraph

Photography

Voyager 1 Has Entered Interstellar Space

<i>Watch NASA’s announcement on the Voyager spacecraft here.</i><p>In September 1977, Star Wars was a huge hit in theaters, the Bee Gees were on the brink of …

Astronomy

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

New Orleans

Here’s What The Earth’s Mammal Population Might Look Like If Humans Never Existed

Things have changed.<p>When you want to go on a safari, you go to sub-Saharan Africa, the only place in the world outside of a zoo where you can see rhinos, elephants, hippos, and leopards all at once. According to a new study, this isn’t because Africa has the optimal climate and environment for …

EyeEm photography festival finalists – in pictures

Lanterns, aspiring baseball players and a frozen Chicago are some of the shortlisted images in one of the world’s largest photography competitions. More than 15,000 photographers submitted work, and here’s a selection of the finalists with the winners to be announced at the EyeEm festival in New …

Photography

Photos: Incredible images of the red planet from India’s Mars mission

India’s Mangalyaan—the world’s cheapest Mars mission—has sent back some stunning images of the red planet’s surface.<p>On July 19, the mission snapped images of Ophir Chasma, a massive canyon that is some 317 kilometres long and 62 metres wide. It is part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons …

Mars Mission

7 Places to Visit Before You Have Kids

<i>By Kymri Wilt for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Traveling around the world with kids can be one of the most fun and gratifying things a family can do together. But there are some destinations and experiences that definitely lend themselves to adult company. Considering remoteness, adventure, and sheer …

17 cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien, a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius, runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley's culture.<p>"The industry/culture can be very magical but also slightly absurd. It's entertaining to take that absurdity to an extreme in comic form," Fosslien tells us. "I work in …

Silicon Valley

Scientists took these award-winning photos of nature, and they're absolutely stunning

Luckily for those of us chained to a desk, there are talented photographers who <i>do</i> have that privilege — and also happen to be scientists.<p>Each year the scientific journal BMC Ecology hosts a photography competition to hand out awards to scientists for their best photos of the natural world.<p>BMC …