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Ring of fire eclipse on Sunday

The February 26, 2017 annular solar eclipse – aka a ring of fire eclipse – will be visible from parts of Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.<p>The next new …

Astronomy

Remembering Ren Hang

Yesterday afternoon a photographer reached out with news that Ren Hang had reportedly committed suicide. I could see tributes beginning to form on Twitter, but, I thought, it can’t be true. But when publisher Pierre Bessard announced “Mon ami Ren Hang left us this morning” on his website and …

In a science fiction-like twist, scientists are weaponizing humans to passively kill mosquitoes

By one estimate, mosquitoes are the single biggest killer of humans. Each year they infect more than 700 million people with a host of diseases from malaria to Zika. We’ve tried hard to rid ourselves of the buzzing monster, but with limited success. That could change, if a science fiction-like idea …

Fracking fluid is leaking more often than we thought

And that's not great<p>Hydraulic fracture oil and gas wells spill pretty often, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i>.<p>That study, along with a companion paper which appeared in the journal <i>Science of the Total Environment</i>, analyzed spill data and behavior across …

The French Military Is Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

So far, they've trained four eagles to intercept drones, and now four more are on the way.The post The French Military Is Training Eagles To Take …

These Are the Fabrics You Will See Everywhere in 2017

Before you upholster anything, consider these new patterns, colors, and textures<p>Looking at fabrics can be a dizzying affair. With a zillion different options, presented in books so big you could bench-press them, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged when shopping for upholstery or wall …

Home Decorating

8 Animals That Are No Longer Endangered

<b>by Kirsten Howard</b><p>In September 2016, almost 50 years of constant breeding and conservation, the giant panda was removed from the endangered species …

Scientists Have Discovered the Real Reason Why Whales Jump

It’s hard to miss: A 30-ton mammal flings itself out of choppy waters, hanging in the air for a brief moment before its 45-foot frame crashes back …

Humpback Whales

Extraordinary House on the Portugal Coast

The articulation of two overlapping forms causes visual relations between full and void, between light and darkness. This is where QL house project …

Architecture

Perfect Pictures of Dancers in Puerto Rico

After Cuba, New York and Mexico, photographer Omar Z. Robles traveled to Puerto Rico to catch stunning portraits of dancers in the streets. …

NASA’s Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

MIT/Carnegie Institution for Science<p>NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in …

Universe

Paint it grey: the controversial plan to 'beautify' São Paulo

For many of the 12 million people who live in São Paulo, sitting in traffic and staring out the window at the graffiti-coated walls that line the 23 de Maio thoroughfare is a daily ritual, defining life in the city like the shake of a London umbrella or the swipe of a New York Metrocard. In a city …

Streetwear

The Difference Between Stocks and Bonds

Investing isn’t as hard as most people think, but there’s a lot of jargon to learn. Stocks and bonds are two common terms that come to mind when you …

Investing

United Arab Emirates Has a Plan to Colonize Mars with 600,000 People in 100 Years

Elon Musk has been rather outspoken in recent years about his plan to create a human settlement on Mars. Stressing the need for a “backup location” …

United Arab Emirates

Iceland’s President Would Ban Pineapple Pizza if He Could

The president of Iceland has very strong feelings about pizza toppings. On a recent visit to a high school, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told students that …

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Aborts Cargo Delivery to Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship packed with nearly three tons of supplies aborted its rendezvous to the International Space Station early Wednesday (Feb. …

Space Exploration

Wanted: a People's Army to find network of hidden public art

Have an eye for art and fancy yourself as an amateur detective? It could be your time to shine.<p>Members of the public are being urged to seek out tens of thousands of hidden masterpieces, left languishing in private collections around the country under a little-known tax exemption scheme.<p>A new …

This Company Will Pay You to Travel Europe for Six Months

The only thing better than a six-month vacation is getting paid to go on a six-month vacation. That's what one company is offering right now.<p>European …

European Travel

India's space agency employees get treated with free pizza after setting world record last week

India’s space agency ISRO shattered world record last week when it launched a flock of 104 satellites into space with one rocket.<p>The space agency has …

Pizza Hut

Incredible 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon creates stunning sky display

A spectacular 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon has been captured on camera lighting up the sky in Singapore.<p>The amazing sight was visible over the sovereign city-state for around 15 minutes on February 20, one witness told the BBC.<p>“It started as a small orange circle then grew bigger and bigger …

MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water.<p>A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna Beach. Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told News 4 Jax that the …

Everything You Need to Know About Building Muscle Mass With Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are great strength training tools for home or while you travel, but they may not be ideal for building muscle mass when compared to …

Exercise

Why You Should Lie About Your Personal Information Online

These days, every new online account a website prompts you to create feels like an open invitation for identity theft. Even if you use a password …

Artist's Unapologetic Vagina Paintings Are A Force Of Body Positivity

Jacqueline Secor painted her way to self-love, one vulva at a time.<p><b>Warning: This article contains paintings of vulvae. Beautiful paintings of vulvae.</b><p>Initially, artist Jacqueline Secor didn’t intend to show her series “The Diversity of Nature” to a public audience. Rather, she created her …

How the BBC makes wildlife films that look like Hollywood movies

Planet Earth II is the most cinematic wildlife series yet.<p>Capturing Planet Earth <i>is a</i> <i>three</i><i>-part video series from Vox Observatory about the evolution of the BBC’s wildlife films.</i><p>When the BBC launched its Natural History Unit in 1957 to produce radio and TV programs about wildlife, its wind-up film …

ISRO’s record satellite launch a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry: Chinese media

Two days after hailing India's significant achievement, the Chinese media on Monday said that ISRO's successful launch of a record 104 satellites was …

This boat will make its own fuel on a round-the-world voyage

Remember Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that circumnavigated the world in July 2016? This could be the ocean-going equivalent. In a bid to …

Renewable Energy

20+ Creatively Geeky Signs from the ‘Stand Up for Science’ Rally

It’s barely a month into the Trump presidency and protests are becoming a regular occurrence in cities around the United States. On Sunday, February 19, thousands of scientists and supporters gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to “stand up for science”—a subject that’s repeatedly threatened under …

Watch a drone's eye view of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing

A nearby drone captured amazing footage of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing in Cape Canaveral, where it had also launched from.<p>The rocket was returning from delivering supplies to the International Space Station.<p><i>Produced by David Ibekwe</i>

Giant 'Rivers in The Sky' Are Causing Widespread Chaos in California

We finally know what's causing these historic floods.<p>This month, the percentage of California still stuck in a drought dropped by 22 percent in a …