Elizabeth Donato

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New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

Australian family sets new world record with over half a million Christmas lights

An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.<p>Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy confirmed Monday that the Richards family of Canberra set the record for Christmas lights on a residential …

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …

Photography

10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Australia

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn <i>before</i> her fateful last flight, mind you)?<p>To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Today in science: An island is born

On November 14 1963, crew aboard a trawler sailing near Iceland spotted a column of smoke rising from the sea surface. A new island, Surtsey, was …

Flipping pancakes with mathematics | Simon Singh

Mathematical minds love a problem that's easy to pose but tough to solve<p>Tomorrow marks the 80th birthday of Jacob E Goodman, a mathematician at the City College of New York. If Professor Goodman's name does not ring any bells, then maybe you know him better by his pseudonym, Harry Dweighter. No? …

The ‘Very Large’ Hadron Collider needs a better name

If built, the successor to the Large Hadron Collider will be one of the most incredible machines we have ever made, and it deserves a fitting title.<p>Over the years, physicists have done a lot to expand our perspective on the universe – but when it comes to naming their machines, they do seem to have …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

Researchers smash through quantum computer storage record

Storage record leaps from two seconds to thirty-nine minutes<p>Researchers have broken through a major barrier on the road to building powerful quantum computers. Current quantum computers struggle to store data when they aren’t frozen to incredibly cold temperatures — a state that’s quite impractical …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Scientists track new giant iceberg

Experts are watching an enormous iceberg that is separating from the Antarctica continent. Roughly the size of Manhattan, the iceberg could threaten …

Antarctica

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

When President Obama announced his plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain seven months ago, it was long on ambition and short on details.<p>Now some of the details are being sketched in.<p>The BRAIN Initiative will include efforts to restore lost memories in war veterans, create tools that let …

Leonid Meteor Shower 2013: Where to Watch, When to Watch

The Leonid Meteor Shower 2013 is about to peak, and there are several ways to watch it, including on live video.<p>The shower peaks on November 16, into …

Meteor Showers

Eat This Now: Oaxacan-Style Carne Asada at Frontera

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Ever get menu fright? It's not when you're scared of ordering because nothing looks good, but when you're overwhelmed by the choices and worried you'll make the mistake of ordering the merely great when …

The Ultimate Taco Recipe

Tacos al pastor, a Mexican street-food classic, tastes even better hot off your backyard grill<p><b>TACOS AL PASTOR</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 Tbsp white vinegar1/2 Tbsp orange juice1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo1/2 Tbsp guajillo pepper powder or chili powderPinch cinnamon1 lb …