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You're Leaving Money on the Table

Stock photography is an industry that enables many photographers to make a good living. Though some photographers focus their entire career around …

NASA Renews Focus on Earth's Frozen Regions

In 2018, NASA will turn up the gain on its studies of one of the most critically changing parts of our home planet, the cryosphere, with the launch …

Physical Geography

What it took to land my dream software engineering job

Even before I started my job search in January 2018, I knew I wanted to work at DigitalOcean. The culture, the learning opportunities, and the chance …

Protect your privacy: here’s how to do it now

Facebook may be getting a lot of long-overdue chastisement over its business practices but guess what? It’s not the the only one. It’s just the …

The five types of people who refuse to buy into the Elon Musk hype

Of all the challenges Elon Musk faces, living up to his own hype is surely the biggest.<p>So far, incredibly, he has delivered. Most notably in creating …

Getting Started With Capture One

I've recently started getting more familiar with Capture One, though I, like many others, used to feel a little intimidated by the interface and …

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Mapping Earth's Gravity

Of the terrestrial planets in the solar system, Earth is not only the largest body but also the most massive. A calculation of its weight puts it …

Al Gore explains how to make money from saving the planet

When it comes to sustainability, Al Gore likes to invest his money where his mouth is.<p>The environmentalist and former US vice president is cofounder …

Al Gore

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as …

Fossil Fuels

Our Milky Way

<i>Astronomy</i> magazine’s one-of-a-kind Milky Way poster shows a scientifically accurate depiction of our Milky Way Galaxy and its nearest neighbors, …

Cosmology

13 Netflix Tricks Everyone Should Know

Enhance your Netflix and chill experience.<p><b>A version of this article originally appeared on Motherboard Germany.</b><p>More and more people are abandoning traditional, linear television programming in favor of streaming services. Many people—more than 100 million around the world to be exact—opt for their …

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

Global Warming

Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and …

Space Travel

Brexit Britain will depend on 'foreign' London and its Muslim mayor in 2017

They’re still at it out there. “Sadiq Khan getting elected as mayor tells you all you need to know about London!” declares a self-described royalist and Rangers fan on Twitter: “[it’s] Becoming a muslim/immigrant shit*****e!”. Here’s someone calling themselves Deadpool commenting at the Daily Mail: …

United Kingdom

There's going to be a leap second on December 31

That means your day and year - and everyone's day and year - will officially be one second longer.<p>Leap seconds have been added 26 times since 1972. They're inserted at the end of the last day of either June or December. The leap second will be added to the world's clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and …

Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos

NASA's IceBridge missions provide visual evidence of melting ice.<p>Climate change can be hard to visualize, because it tends to happen at a relatively creeping pace, not in one dramatic surge, as Hollywood often likes to depict.<p>But new photos from NASA flights provide a fresh look at melting ice. For …

Global Warming

The pope tried to convince skeptical US Catholics that climate change is real. Here’s why he failed.

There was much hue and cry among climate hawks in 2015 when Pope Francis issued his "Laudato Si," an impassioned, 184-page statement decrying humankind’s ill treatment of the Earth. In particular, it framed global warming as a challenge to the religious conscience.<p>Climate campaigners greeted the …

Can’t we agree to just not have Heathrow at all?

Is climate change still happening? You don’t hear so much about it, do you? It’s like the <i>Doctor Who</i> reboot – I presume it’s still going on, but it’s struggling to stay in the headlines. These days it’s all <i>Bake Off</i>, Trump, Isis and <i>Poldark</i>.<p>It must still be happening, because if it had stopped we …

Climate

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far …

Elon Musk Has a Habit of Setting Lofty Goals--and Missing Them

A report from The Wall Street Journal examines just how often Tesla misses its targets.<p>Elon Musk is well known for setting ambitious targets for his companies. In the end, though, he has a pattern of falling short of many of those goals.<p>Tesla has missed more than 20 production and financial targets …

Here's What an Astronaut Thinks of Elon Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars

Retired NASA astronaut Tom Jones has some opinions about Musk's grand vision.<p>Elon Musk is an ambitious visionary, a disturbingly hard worker, and a master of hype. But is he a realist?<p>On Tuesday, the entrepreneur laid out a wildly aggressive vision for beginning a colony on Mars. The plan entails …

Why ‘The Martian’ Author Won’t Join Elon Musk’s Mars Mission

Andy Weir still believes SpaceX can go the distance.<p>Earlier this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his plans for colonizing Mars by the middle of this century, using a humongous new spacecraft design called the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which would be capable of carrying a crew …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Brian Cox dismantles arguments of Australian climate change denier with simple graph

Brian Cox has clashed with a newly elected senator of Australia’s far-right One Nation party who believes climate change is a global …

A 3 Year Old Classic? Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Review On Relevancy

The original Sony A7 and A7R were announced in October 2013 along with 5 full frame E-mount lenses, designed for the new platform. One was the …

Cameras

Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time

A research team including a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego climate scientist simulated in a computer …

San Diego

Louisiana’s Vanishing Island: America’s First Climate Refugees

Residents of a Louisiana island are among the first American climate refugees. Encroaching water is forcing them off the land they have lived on for …

Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland.<p>The Republican presidential candidate has called climate change a "con job" and a "hoax." But in an application filed this month in County …

OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

Microsoft promised developers that Windows would run anywhere. This summer, it finally will.<p>The Windows 10 Anniversary update, due later this summer, …

Windows 10