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155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

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Colliding galaxies, Martian moons and the black hole in the Milky Way's heart – in pictures

This month's collection of the most spectacular space-related imagery includes a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a spiral galaxy, pictures of Mars's two moons taken by the Curiosity rover, and the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Space shuttle Endeavour's final journey across the US captured in stunning timelapse

NASA's Endeavour space shuttle has gone on a lot of wild rides — performing 25 missions in total — but its final trip was something of a somber one: a long procession across the United States toward its final resting place in California. But photographer Scott Andrews was along for the ride last …

A behind-the-scenes look at the UN's landmark climate change report

The conclusions of the UN's most recent climate change report are frightening and definitive: it is "extremely likely," the 2,219 page report warns, that global warming is indeed manmade. But the process of arriving at those conclusions was far from clearcut. In fact, the high-pressure process …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …