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Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

Universe

Millie Bobby Brown Made a Video of Her Dancing to "Walmart Boy"

This is seriously impressive.<p>The Internet just can't get enough of the viral sensation that is "Walmart Boy." And just when you think you've seen it all with this latest meme, Millie Bobby Brown has surprised us all.<p>The <i>Stranger Things</i> star pulled out all the stops for her tribute to the young …

Stranger Things

Finalists From Smithsonian Magazine's 2017 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine have just announced the 60 finalists in their 15th annual photo contest, selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 155 countries. They've once more allowed me to share a selection of these images here from the competition's six categories: The Natural …

North Dakota

15 Easiest & Most Beautiful Flowers Anyone Can Grow In Their Garden

Beginner gardeners can enjoy a colorful and fragrant outdoor space right from the get-go with this list of 18 beautiful flowers that are easy to …

Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Video: A View Of A Breathing Earth

For this post-Thanksgiving week, I'd like to suggest a remarkable video produced over two decades by NASA scientists.<p>Satellites monitored populations of plant life on land and oceans, mapping variations of green regions of vegetation and snow cover on the North and South Poles. As seasons pass, we …

Carbon Dioxide

Master gardener shares how pots, plants and driftwood can brighten up your garden as leaves fade

Adding some vibrance and some pop to plots, patios and pots can help keep the spaces fresh as fall colours start to drop away, according to B.C. …

Gardening

These Photos Perfectly Depict What Parenting Really Looks Like

Life's not quite as picturesque as Instagram pictures make it look. Kids don't smile when you ask them to, family rooms aren't spotless and clutter-free, and moms don't always have it all together. That's why Danielle Guenther's Best Case Scenario series of photographs speaks so well to parents. …

Mysterious rock art uncovered in caves on uninhabited Caribbean island

Experts have uncovered a vast array of mysterious pre-Columbian rock art in the caves of a remote uninhabited Caribbean island.<p>Archaeologists explored around 70 cave systems on Puerto Rico’s Mona island. The thousands of designs, created centuries ago, comprise the largest concentration of …

Archaeology

This Viper’s Spider Tail is Guaranteed to Make You Squirm

In 1968, a group of researchers, known as the Second Street Expedition, were exploring the Zagros Mountains in Western Iran, looking for new types of …

Freaky-looking bug stuns the internet

It's orange. It’s furry. It pulses. It has tentacles.<p>It’s not an animatronic alien from a movie set.<p>Nor is it a mythical chimera straight from a medieval manuscript.<p>This footage was originally posted to social media, and has become a talking point for many users on Reddit and Facebook after being …

South-east Asia

Amazing mini animals – in pictures

David Yeo’s photography places naturally small species alongside animals that have been selectively bred to be tiny and cute

West Africa

Is this $20 phone a fidget spinner or is it a fidget spinner that's also phone?

So, fidget spinners are apparently not quite over yet. Ugh.<p>From $17,000 gold-plated ones to ridiculous iPhones that have been converted into …

Mobile Technology

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pollution

Mysterious ‘Long-Arm Squid’ is a Lovecraftian Horror of the Deep

<i>Editor’s note: The author of this article slowly went mad while researching the horrifying and otherworldly long-arm squid. His final email</i> …

The World’s Largest Musical Instrument is Made of Stone

Here’s something that would make a great addition to Batman’s Batcave; something to add some proper acoustic ambience to all that angst and …

Music Production

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes

Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground.

Cosmology

15 of the most remarkable trees in America

<b>From the world's largest to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures.</b><p>While they …

South Carolina

Gravitational Lensing Is a Magnifying Glass Made by Gravity

We might be surrounded by cutting-edge technology, but nature still has some tricks up her sleeve. Here's one: while engineers painstakingly grind …

Universe

See Images of International Borders Taken From Space

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This is The Most Beautiful Waterfall in America You've Never Heard of

The Grand Canyon is one of Southwest America's greatest icons and natural wonders. Welcoming over 4.5 million visitors a year, it's surprising how …

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

11 Amazing Pics From NASA's 'Lost' STEREO Spacecraft

NASA reestablished contact with STEREO-B after two years. Here are some shots from the mission.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Space

Scientists Have Found a Weird, Glowing Purple Blob on The Ocean Floor

Ermmm, hello.<p>Strange as it may seem, not absolutely everybody is hunting for rare Pokémon on their phones right now.<p>While the rest of us are glued to …

Biology

25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography

The Department of Defense has officially announced the winners of its 2015 photo competition, honoring the best in military photography this …

Military

19 Reasons Smoke Bombs Are The Hottest Wedding Photo Trend

The next smokin' hot thing in wedding photography? Colorful smoke bombs.<p>With their pretty plumes in all colors of the rainbow, smoke bombs add a dreamlike quality to wedding portraits that sparklers just can't compete with.<p>But don't be fooled by their billowing beauty; these smoke bombs can get …

Weddings

This bizarre Wizard of Oz amusement park has been closed for 36 years — a photographer got inside and took these eerie photos

Equipped with a real yellow brick road and costumes from the movie set, visitors were made to feel like they themselves were Dorothy — venturing from the tornado ridden house to the Emerald City.<p>But only 10 years after opening, the park officially closed due to the developers going bankrupt. Today, …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Southern Secret: The Pea Crab

For many oyster lovers, this small orange crab is a happy surprise<p>So you wrenched open a fresh, local oyster and out peeked an orange crab the size of a small house spider. If you don’t know what’s going on, the experience might be enough to turn you off shellfish forever. But for many oyster …

Zoology