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Explore Mars In 360 Degrees With Rover's New Interactive Photo

Experience what life could be like on Mars with this awe-inspiring 360 degree photograph.<p>NASA released the picture taken by its Curiosity Mars rover on Saturday, just a day after dazzling us with a stunning selfie beamed back from the Red Planet.<p>The interactive image was posted to the car-sized …

Mars Rover

A Blind Woman With Multiple Personalities Can See When She Is a Teenage Boy

Doctors believe she has over 10 personalities.<p>A 37-year old German woman who survived an accident 17 years ago, is slowly regaining her vision–sometimes. The woman, known as "BT" also suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and her doctors believe she has over 10 personalities. While being …

Psychology

Taxi Fabric Turns Cabs into Traveling Art

Designers bring their visions to taxi interiors and completely change the experience of riding in a cab.<p>Imagine sliding into a taxi and realizing, once you settle down, that you are sitting on top of a bright blue landscape with carefully painted horses leaping across the seat. In front of you, the …

Music Videos

10,000 child refugees may have disappeared after arriving in Europe, warns Europol chief

Many of them could be in the hands of traffickers, says Europol’s Brian Donald, as the 10,000 figure is believed to be a conservative estimate<p>At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared in Europe, the EU’s criminal intelligence agency has said, as it warned many could be in the …

North Africa

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

New Mexico

Boring Still Life Objects Turned Into Intriguing Erotic Images

Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in …

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Contrary to popular opinion, mistakes aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They help you learn, they keep Hallmark in business, and sometimes they go hand …

Sighted!: Emojis Galavanting in the Real World

Between Domino’s allowing customers to order with the pizza, Russia investigating whether or not the two boys kissing is legal, and custom keyboards …

Customers

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Nature

The Lexus Hoverboard Is Real…and Looks Very Difficult to Ride

Get ready to be amazed. Lexus has made good on their promise, following up their much hyped teaser announcement made over a month ago with a full …

Hoverboards

Satellite 1 million miles away captures moon passing over Earth

A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the …

It's a small world

Beagle 2 may still be working and holding data, say scientists

Although Beagle 2 ultimately failed to send any information back to Earth, its legacy is still being seen in today’s space missions<p>The newly-discovered Beagle 2 probe may still hold clues about life on Mars and could even still be working, scientists believe.<p>Although the lander could not …

European Space Agency

Found in space

The rediscovery of Beagle 2 and an ancient rifle suggest that any lost property may eventually turn up - with patience...<p>It’s been quite a week for lost and found. Beagle 2, a space probe missing for 12 years, has been rediscovered on Mars. Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has transmitted images …

Mars Mission

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

British Beagle 2 probe had not been seen or heard from since December 2003 and had been presumed destroyed<p>So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not …

Space Science

Discovery of Big Bang's Gravitational Waves Goes Bust, Due to Dust

A leaked analysis suggests that findings of gravitational waves from the big bang were illusory.<p>Back to the drawing board for how the big bang first went bang. Intergalactic dust has doomed last year's celebrated observations of gravitational ripples from the first moments of creation, according to …

Freakishly Old System Of Planets Hint At Ancient Alien Civilizations

Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have …

Universe

Newly Decoded Tattoos Show Ancient Mummy Was Clearly A Goth

A team of anthropologists was finally able to decode the 61 tattoos on the body of Ötzi, the Iceman, a mummy who died around 3,300 BC. Ötzi was found in the Alps on the border of Austria and Italy 1991, but until now, scientists haven’t been able to make out his tattoos, due in part to his …

Anthropology

New garlic cola from Japan's garlic capital is as surprising as its name proclaims

Garlic flavored cola. Just let that sink in for a moment. Fizzy sweet cola with a pungent garlic taste. Yum? Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of …

Seafood

Pictures of the Week 1.29.15

What wine goes best with Chinese food?

It's Chinese New Year in a few weeks, so Victoria Moore attended a high-end matching of wines and Cantonese cuisine. It was a surprising bottle that won the day<p>If it’s the second day of the week then this must be the Hakkasan Tuesday Tasting. I’ve wanted to inveigle my way in ever since its group …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Empathy

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Neurology

Peanut Crusted Chicken Fingers

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, and maple syrup. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.<p>Cut each chicken breast …

Natural History Museum's star 'Dippy' the dinosaur to retire

A life-sized cast of a dinosaur that has taken pride of place in London's Natural History Museum is being forced into retirement after 109 years<p><b>Dippy the Diplodocus</b> has become a monster trending hit on Twitter as supporters rally to stop him being put out to pasture by the Natural History …

Paleontology

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

Stop Motion

Body Art: Otzi the 5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Had 61 Tattoos

Four thin, black lines, stacked on top of each other, bring the total number of tattoos on Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummified iceman, to 61, according to an exhaustive new study.<p>Finding the new body art, located on the lower side of Ötzi's right ribcage, "was a big surprise because we didn't expect …

Anthropology

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Baseball<p>We're as surprised as you are that mirrored shades and embroidered mocknecks are cool again.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Editors' …

Artist Virtually 'Paints' Ancient Drawings Onto Modern Homes Around The World

Muralists need a lot of things that aren't easy to come by: money, connections, and a wall for starters. Polish artist Maria Umievskaya realized she could approximate the reach of a public artist without any of these resources, using only the internet. Her virtual series juxtaposes clean modern …

Art