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June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Astronomy

Mysterious Blob Hovers Over Local Ala. Weather Radar

Audie Cornish talks to atmospheric science professor Kevin Knupp from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, about an unusual blob that hovered on the local weather radar for nine hours earlier this week.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>This past Tuesday, in Huntsville, Alabama, something unusual …

What Would Antarctica Look Like If All The Ice Melted?

Spoiler: still not super hospitable.<p>Ever wondered what's underneath the ice--sometimes up to three kilometers thick--that covers Antarctica?<p>Until very recently, we weren't really sure; maps were based on guesses and older technology. But NASA just released a video showing the results of what's …

Morphine-like drug may ward off PTSD - Futurity

EMORY (US) — A new compound reduces PTSD-like symptoms in mice that have been exposed …

The Energy Fix: Wind Power Blades Get Bigger, Turbines Get Smarter

A look at tomorrow’s turbines<p>In 2012, wind power added more new electricity production in the U.S. than any other single source. But even with 60 gigawatts powering 15 million homes, wind supplants just 1.8 percent of the nation's carbon emissions. Tomorrow's turbines will have to be more …

Baby apes and humans teach lessons about evolution of language

When it comes to communication, a human infant starts out with hand gestures, much as baby chimps and bonobos do, and all three of those species shift to using more symbols as they grow up. But the shift to symbols is more pronounced for the human and relies more on vocalization. That pattern may …

Xbox One's used game policies to lay with publishers

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Xbox One will require an internet connection at least once every 24 hours in order to play games offline.<p>This number is reduced to every …

Epic new Man of Steel trailer, plus another TV spot and three banners featuring Superman, Jor-El and General Zod

Just as they did with <b>The Dark Knight Rises</b> last year, Warner Bros. and Nokia have partnered up to give us one final preview of the studio’s big …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Lightning Strikes the New World Trade Center

It’s been more than a decade, but a new World Trade Center has risen from the ashes at Ground Zero in New York. A recent spring storm christened the …

Luminous Sea Creatures in Underwater Photo Series 'Blackwater'

We have a long standing obsession with what is up there in outer space. Space exploration has always been a dream that consumed the imagination of …

City Photography Techniques for Various Times of Day

Photographer Mike Palmer was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For years he’s been photographing the street of his hometown, and he’s …

Sluggish Canon EOS M Autofocus Will Be Up to 2.3x Faster with Firmware Update

There was a great deal of excitement when Canon entered the mirrorless camera market with the EOS M last year, but much of the buzz evaporated when …

San Francisco in 1951 Through a Submarine Periscope

Anyone who has been to San Francisco in California cannot deny being charmed by this quaint city. It is a place unlike anywhere else with its …

20 Beautiful Engagement Photos

Engagement photos are taken to remember the memory of the engagement and to announce to others that the couple will soon be getting married. In these …

A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

Peacock and The Best of Light Stalking This Week

Seen by nearly a million photographers each and every month, Light Stalking has grown into one of the top online resources for photography. Nearly …

Who's the must-see act at this year's Rock Ness?

YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry protest

One of the world's leading concert pianists angrily exited a performance on Monday evening saying YouTube was "destroying music" after he caught a …