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A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Wildlife

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Cycling

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The Debate Over Spying Will Be Secret Too

Classified debates among the members of Congress who authorized the program in the first place. There may be changes, but they won't tell us.<p>WASHINGTON — Revelations about National Security Agency programs designed to spy on millions of citizens have begun a fundamental debate over the limits of …

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Extreme walk over Rio De Janeiro (10 pictures)

It’s not enough to have no fear of heights. This walk requires nerves of steel, patience, self-control and excellent condition.<p>Photo Gallery

Spectacular Places

Amazing Two-Story Bike Strolls Through Los Angeles

More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built <i>STOOPID TALL</i> bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for …

Los Angeles

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Early US colonists resorted to cannibalism, new evidence shows

Starving residents of the first permanent US settlement consumed one another to survive, according to a new analysis of recently unearthed bones by anthropologists at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.<p>The bones were found in Virginia, at the site of the Jamestown colony, which was …

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Antigravity gets first test at Cern's Alpha experiment

<b>Researchers at Cern in Switzerland have tested a novel way to find out if antimatter is the source of a force termed "antigravity".</b><p>Antimatter particles are the "mirror image" of normal matter, but with opposite electric charge.<p>How antimatter responds to gravity remains a mystery, however; it may …

Physics

Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Astronomy

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

Ada Lovelace: Great Minds

Administration confirms NASA plan: Grab an asteroid, then focus on Mars

NASA's accelerated vision for exploration calls for moving a near-Earth asteroid even nearer to Earth, sending out astronauts to bring back samples within a decade, and then shifting the focus to Mars, a senior Obama administration official told NBC News on Saturday.<p>The official said the mission …

Intensity

Freeze-framed dogs - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/mar/31/freeze-framed-dogs-in-pictures<p>720<p>Photographer Rhian White specialises in capturing images …

Dark river of Milky Way, with airglow

International Dark Sky Week begins one week from today, April 5 – 12, 2013. In a dark sky, you could see what this photo has captured: the Milky Way …

Astronomy

'30 Days of Biking' pledgers bike, boast and post daily in April

Gallery<p>Stay Informed<p>The news on your schedule from MPR News Update<p>See our Privacy Policy. Must be age 13.<p>The 30 Days of Biking movement is back for a …

Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

The atmosphere of Belvedere’s, a dive bar on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood — with its stage and pool tables and little in the way of ambiance — was completely transformed by the bass. It reminded me of a water jet cutter. Taking water and streaming it at such a high rate …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

The Wonderful World Of Whisky Art

Ernie Button was putting a Scotch glass left out overnight into the dishwasher when he noticed something — a white, chalky film on the bottom of the glass. He held it up to the light and, upon closer inspection, could see a series of fine, lacy lines running along the inside of the glass.<p>As a …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …