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12 Nature Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

You can learn so much without ever leaving your couch.<p>Binge-watching comic-book shows and savoring prestige dramas are fine pastimes, but sometimes you need to sit back, relax, and look at animals walking around in scenic vistas. If you pay close attention, you might even learn a weird fact about …

David Attenborough

Scientists May Have Spotted Buried Lava Tubes on the Moon

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—A system of buried, empty lava tubes hides beneath the moon’s surface, remnants of a bygone age when the volcanically active moon launched fountains of fire into space.<p>At least, that’s what scientists think.<p>For years, teams have hunted for these elusive sublunar tunnels, which …

Geology

The week in wildlife – in pictures

White-handed gibbons, whistling ducks and wild pigs foraging in the backstreets of Hong Kong are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

How To Use Lightroom Filters For Better Editing

At some point in your journey into learning post-production, you are almost certainly going to come across the filter options in Adobe Lightroom. …

Tutorials

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Tutorials

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

Australian Universities

Astronomers share first images of new planet in formation

Australian and US scientists capture imagery of the accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet, which is the process of formation<p>Astronomers have taken the first images of a planet still in formation, a discovery expected to shed light on how giant planets manage to beef up early in …

Universe

Heartbreaking numbers comparing how much money NASA spends vs. smokers

Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth.<p>In fact, that's a whole cultural meme. You see it played out over and over in the comments section whenever mainstream media covers a space story.<p>While …

Space Science

There's a spectacular meteor shower happening this week

The universe has given us some spectacular light shows this year, but prepare for another: The Leonid meteor shower will peak this week.<p><b>Those in the US can expect to see about 15 meteors per hour from late Tuesday night through dawn on Wednesday, November 18.</b><p>The crescent moon will set before …

Meteor Showers

MIT scientists have charted a course for Mars that they say beats NASA's by a landslide

It's a very different plan than the NASA astronauts in the latest sci-fi action film "The Martian" take.<p>Moreover, it's not what the real NASA describes in their outline for human exploration of Mars, called the Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0.<p>But the US space agency might want to reconsider …

Space Exploration

NASA to Unveil New Findings About Mars' Atmosphere Thursday

NASA will reveal new results about the atmosphere of Mars this Thursday (Nov. 5), and you can watch the action live.<p>The space agency is hosting a …

Earth - At 46 billion pixels, this is the largest image of space

Weighing in at a massive 46 billion pixels, a new image of the Milky Way from the astronomers at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany is the largest astronomical image of all time.<p>The picture is so big, researchers headed by Professor Rolf Chini had to create a special online tool to house it. The …

The largest astronomy image of all time reveals something amazing

To see this brilliant masterpiece in all its beauty, you'll have to use this online tool, which not only shows the image but also has a search feature you can use to identify specific objects.<p>Generated from five years of observations in one of the driest places on Earth, the image is of our home …

Universe

The Pint: A Convertible Camping Canteen

One of the beauties of camping is that you only pack the essentials—but many people must pack a bottle for water and a separate cup for coffee or …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Astronomy

This Is How You Assemble a 21st Century Spacecraft

You’re looking at the critical first manufacturing step being taken to get the United States on the way to Mars.<p>NASA has just published a whole set …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Nebulas

Tested: The Best Outdoor Beer Growlers of 2015

Insulated, stainless steel beer growlers are awesome for camping. But with so many to choose from, which is the best? We put five to the test.<p>11<p>SHARES<p>…

Beer

Which water technology will save California from its long, dry death?

For years, willful ignorance has prevailed. Infrastructure projects allowed water to flow in places it would not otherwise be found. Seemingly …

What is the Big Bang?

Source: Big Bang. NASA The Big Bang is the leading theory for the cosmological model of the universe. The theory states that the universe started in …

Bastille Day

This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings

Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.<p>The moon makes several planetary visits throughout the week, while on Friday, Saturn reaches its closest point to Earth for the year.<p><b>Moon and Mercury.</b> About a half hour after sunset on …

Astronomy

Travel Lens: Max Lowe’s World

Montana native <b>Max Lowe</b> is one of National Geographic’s <b>Adventurists</b>, exploring the planet outside his comfort zone with a camera in hand. <b></b><p>Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens:<p><b>Megan Heltzel: You’re based in Bozeman, Montana. Why, out of every place on Earth, do you choose to make your</b> …

Travel Photography

A study of astronaut twins will give NASA some key genetic insight

Twins have long been scientists’ favorite human subjects for testing how genes interact with environmental factors. But what about when one of the twins isn’t on Earth at all?<p>That's the case for Mark and Scott Kelly, identical twins who are taking part in a year-long NASA research program. Scott is …

Why Don't We Burn Our Trash?

<b>Related on TestTube</b> <br>Does Recycling Actually Help? <br>Why You Can't Throw Away Batteries<p>Sweden has gained a great deal of attention for its approach to …

New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.<p>The newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD …

Universe

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes