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China’s Last Cave Dwellers Fight to Keep Their Underground Homes

GEBENG, China — When armed bandits prowled this remote, mountainous stretch of the southwestern province of Guizhou in the chaotic years before the founding of modern China, the ethnic Miao villagers hid in the region’s enormous caves.<p>And there they have remained, even after China was united under …

China

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

Universe

Sony a7 III Review

Despite its billing as a 'basic' model, the Sony a7 III is a supremely capable full frame camera. Though it doesn't have the most megapixels or shoot …

Cameras

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

Mysterious Arctic Ice Holes Baffle Scientists

Were these strange features caused by melting ice, seals, or something else?<p>While flying over the eastern Beaufort Sea as part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, mission scientist John Sonntag made photos of something he had never seen before on April 14: odd crater-like holes in the ice.<p>While experts …

Global Warming

Welcome to the Tour

The original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour!<p>The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour launched in Edinburgh in 1996! …

Edinburgh

Highway to hell: road trip fails and how to avoid them

Road-tripping is one of the most liberating ways to travel – it's just you, your vehicle and the open road. Having said that, because it's just you, your vehicle and the open road, if things go wrong, your adventure can swiftly arrive at a dead end.<p>To help you steer clear of cul-de-sacs, we asked …

El Paso

Shooting Greenland in Winter: Part 1 - Uummannaq Whiteout

Earlier this year, I was sent on assignment to shoot Greenland in winter. This was a trip I had been wanting to do for years, but it always fell …

How to find the best natural light for portraits

How do you find good quality natural light while walking out and about? It’s not always easy, but if you know where to look and what to look for, you …

Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750

For the past few years, I've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi-professionals needing a reliable DSLR to grow in to – probably …

F8 BOOKS

Huge Dinosaur Footprints Discovered on Scottish Coast

The tracks shed light on dinosaur life in the Middle Jurassic, a period from which few fossils have survived.<p>More than 160 million years ago, long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods lumbered through the ancient lagoons that dotted what is now Great Britain. Now, dozens of their footprints have been …

Sony A7 III Review: Sony Goes Back to Basics with Its Lower-End Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

When Sony announced the A7 II in 2014, it did so in an unusual fashion. First, the company unveiled the camera at Sony headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, …

Tiny Mummy’s ‘Alien’ Appearance Finally Explained

Researchers hope their new research will settle debate over the origins of Ata, a naturally mummified infant found in the Chilean desert.<p>Ata is just six inches tall, with a conical-shaped head and unusually hard bones for her size. Some have claimed that she’s an alien. But a new study published …

A Mysterious Radioactive Particle Has Been Detected Above Alaska

It was "definitely not from a natural source".<p>The team was on a routine pollution-sampling flight from Anchorage to Hawaii when they discovered it by …

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

From a crafts store to a KFC, 22-year-old photographer turns 'ugly locations' into stunning images

Photography isn’t always about blowing your budget on lavish studios, especially when you live in a small town of 8,800 people.<p>From gas stations to …

Gallery: SkyPixel's jaw-dropping drone photos of the year

SkyPixel received more than 44,000 submissions from 141 countries for its 2017 Photo Contest, which it runs in collaboration with drone-making giant …

Photography

Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Super Blue Blood Moon

The Controversial VASIMR Engine Could Get Us to Mars in a Matter of Weeks

There are a lot of hurdles to jump before we send the first human crew to Mars. Fuel for such a long mission adds a lot of weight and expense, and …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Cameras

How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

Landscape Photography

Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Coming—First in 35 Years

The cosmic trifecta of a supermoon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982.<p>Lucky sky-watchers just got a cosmic three-for-one deal, as the second super-size full moon in a month underwent a dramatic total lunar eclipse on January 31. According …

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Breakthroughs

You Need Your Personal Space—Here's the Science Why

Your brain uses it to protect you.<p>The term “personal space” is relatively new—but that uneasy feeling you get when someone moves too close is ancient. “There really is such a thing” as personal space, says neuroscientist Michael Graziano, author of the new book <i>The Spaces Between Us.</i> “The brain …

You Can Smell When Someone's Sick—Here's How

The curious case of a woman who can smell Parkinson’s reminds us our noses are our first defense against illness.<p>I’m sick, and I don’t smell right. I don’t mean that my nose isn’t working—though this cold has me stuffed up. Instead, my own body odor seems somehow different, sour and unfamiliar.<p>I’m …

Swimming Pools

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Teleskope fangen extremes Funksignal aus dem All auf

Astronomen rätseln über Signale aus drei Milliarden Lichtjahren Entfernung. Ist ein rotierender Stern die Ursache? Oder vielleicht sogar eine …

Wissenschaft

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …