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Head-spinning & never-seen-before: NASA releases over 10,000 images from Apollo mission (PHOTOS)

NASA has uploaded dozens of galleries containing over 10,000 photos from the manned Apollo missions. Blurry astronaut faces, stunning lunar vistas …

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BBC News

Oldest Human Footprints Found Outside of Africa

A chance encounter on a rainy beach in southeast England uncovered the oldest known human footprints found outside of Africa.<p>As a group of ancient humans walked across a muddy beach in England nearly a million years ago, little did they know that one day, their footsteps would thrill modern …

Keystone XL: Is It the Right Fight for Environmentalists?

What happens if President Obama approves the pipeline?<p>Last Monday night, when environmentalist activists staged 280 candlelight vigils in 49 states to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline—in Washington, D.C., demonstrators inflated a giant black tube in front of the White House—many no doubt …

New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women, Says National Geographic Photographer

A proposed law would roll back gains made to protect Afghan women, photographer Lynsey Addario warns.<p>National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario says that a new Afghan law, passed by parliament and awaiting signature by President Hamid Karzai, would effectively silence victims of domestic …

6 Sky Events This Week: Leo’s Heart and Goddess of Love

<b>Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the silvery moon guides sky-watchers to a stellar heart, just as the goddess of love shines at her brightest this week.</b><p><b>Moon joins Jupiter.</b> Check out the king of planets after nightfall on Monday, February 10, as Jupiter pairs up with the waxing, gibbous …

Intense Starburst Spotted in Nearby Galaxy

<b>Things are rocking right now in our own galactic neighborhood.</b> <b>Backyard telescope users already knew about the Cigar Galaxy, or M82, located in the Great Bear constellation, Ursa Major. N</b><b>ow it has two new cosmic secrets to explore.</b><p>Two weeks ago a supernova—a giant exploding star—was discovered by …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

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What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind two recent cases of this rare illness.<p><b>A second child is battling infection by a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>Weeks after a 12-year-old Arkansas girl contracted the parasite while swimming in …

Rebuilding a Real Loch Ness Monster–“Gully” the Plesiosaur

Changing Planet<p><i>In 2012, the Spitsbergen Jurassic Research Group led by National Geographic Explorer Dr. Jørn Hurum finished off their final field season on Svalbard. After eight consecutive years, the project of locating and excavating marine reptiles from the Upper Jurassic has been a success.</i> …

Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Researchers were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits.<p><b>It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation</b> …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

Mitigating the Human-Wildlife Conflict

Farmers in India cope with dangerous wildlife.<p><b>When the interests of human beings and wildlife are at odds, sometimes nobody wins. In rural India, several million people rely on crops and livestock for income. A roaming tiger, leopard, elephant, or pig can pose a threat to their livelihood, not to</b> …

New Carnivore Revealed: Photos of the Olinguito and its Kin

The world's newest carnivore, the olinguito, shares the South American treetops with other fuzzy members of the raccoon family.

Young People Look to Old Ways of Hunting and Gathering

<i>National Geographic Young Explorers Charu Jaiswal, Sarah Robert and Jenny Miller are embarking on a one-month expedition to Alaska documenting food scarcity and a revival of hunting and gathering among young people. Follow team’s updates from the field on Explorers Journal</i>.<p>——<p>We are National …

Newly Declassified Map Reveals Area 51 Exists

A government document confirms the existence of the site. But there's no mention of spaceships.<p><b>Until Thursday, the U.S. government had never publicly acknowledged the existence of Area 51—a remote spot in the Nevada desert that has long been associated with conspiracy theories, alien sightings, and</b> …

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

<b>What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says.</b><p>Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima Island about 20 years ago. But no one knew how these …

Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple …

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This Radical iPhone 6 Concept Completely Reimagines The World's Favorite Smartphone

Graphic designer and artist Johnny Plaid has envisioned a drastic update for the iPhone 6 which takes advantage of an edge-to-edge display, multi-touch sensors in the bottom of the device that get rid of the home button, and a brand new charger that integrates MagSafe technology.<p>While it's highly …

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29 Feelings That Are Better Than Sex

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Flickr Friday

Falling in love prohibited – The Cigarette: glowing, The Coffee: scenting, The small cup: without a handle, You break up: the superfluous is way too …

WhatsApp Launches Voice Messaging, Hits 300M Monthly Active Users

With all the texting that people do these days, it’s naturally taken a messaging app to re-introduce the act of using our voices to communicate.<p>WhatsApp, the increasingly ubiquitous global messaging app, has launched “voice messaging,” a new feature that will let users record and send audio files …

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21 Useful iPhone Apps We're Obsessed With Right Now

Many of these app makers are raising a ton of money to enhance, remix, or try to take down kings like photo-favorite Instagram, travel comparison service Kayak, and even Apple's own camera app.<p>Take for example LandCam, a brand-new camera that will have you itching to ditch Apple's stock camera. …

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iPhone 5S rumoured 4.3-inch screen could lead to delay

Here's a juicy morsel of semiconductor industry gossip (not a phrase I've ever written before) -- Apple is planning a larger screen for its …

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