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The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

Snapchat Takes Its Place Among The Photo-Sharing Giants

Snapchat's recent growth is eye-opening. Since launching in 2011, the mobile app's "disappearing" photos have exploded in popularity: the number of photos shared daily on Snapchat averaged 50 million in December 2012 and 150 million in April 2013, an increase of 200%.<p>The service is particularly …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #43

Human Journey<p><b>After a few weeks away working on Africa’s most endangered parrot this wonderful collection of wild bird photographs reminds us that there is so much left to save… This world of ours is still filled with amazing, vibrant wild birds that will take your breath away and astound at first</b> …

Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon

The controversial Google Glass computer could soon recognise who you are talking to thanks to a new ‘hack’.<p>The new software from Lambda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers …

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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

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Top Right: battling Brazil’s bureaucracy

If the Brazilian government is looking for inspiration about how to attract foreign investment to the country, they need only to study the example of …

China’s latest scam: fake condoms [updated]

Rat meat disguised as mutton, fake pharmaceuticals, entire replica Apple stores – China has seen almost every scam imaginable. But in the latest …

Death By A Thousand Cuts? Google Wallet’s Plan To Take On PayPal Leverages Chrome, Android, Google+, Gmail & More

Flying under the radar amid a flurry of announcements from today’s Google I/O developer conference is the bigger news of how Google is stepping up its efforts to compete with online payment giants, such as PayPal. It plans to do so with a revamped checkout process for the web, mobile web, within …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named

Winners of the 2013 Earth & Sky photo contest capture the beauty of the night sky and highlight the issue of light pollution.

Stargazing in Sedona

After a 13-hour drive from Sequoia to Sedona — during which I nearly ran out of gas on a beautiful but desolate stretch of highway 40 (if it hadn’t been for Max‘s hybrid endurance, I absolutely would have!) — I squeaked into Red Rock Country well past dark and barely in time for my star-gazing …

Reader Recs: America’s Best BBQ Joints

A <b>post on the best BBQ joints in the U.S.</b> elicited a surprisingly dramatic response. From coast to coast (and beyond), readers wrote in with alternating approval and admonishment. And no one seemed shy when it came to pointing out what should have made the list.<p>We learned a lot from the feedback, …

“Astonishing” and Rare Orca vs. Sperm Whales Video Explained

Wildlife<p>The other day Alexis Manning posted a link in the Nat Geo Daily 10 to a video showing rare footage of a pod of orcas attacking a family of sperm whales (watch above). The video is from Blue Sphere Media, a production company with the tagline: “We fuse dramatic imagery with intimate and …

Tiniest Drone Takes Off, Sort Of

A robotic fly flies freely at Harvard (as long as it's plugged in).<p><b>Researchers at a Harvard robotics laboratory have created a drone the size of a large fly or bee that can fly freely in the lab—though it still trails a power cord.</b><p><b>The slender carbon-fiber body of the robo-insect is just half an</b> …

Pictures: Take a Look Through Nature’s Most Transparent Animals

Wildlife<p>A team of researchers recently announced the discovery of <i>Cyanogaster noctivaga</i>, a brand new species of transparent fish that lives deep in the Amazon. Indeed, with its transparent skin and dazzling blue belly, the discovery constitutes an entirely new genus and, despite being very hard to …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #11

Human Journey<p>Explore the wilderness with us… This week we share the “golden wilderness”! The rich colors and textures of the wild can never be replaced or surpassed. Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human …

Q&A: Odd Couples of the Animal Kingdom

Wildlife<p><b>Your spouse may baffle you at times, but does he latch on to your rear as a miniscule parasite 500,000 times smaller than you?</b><p>That’s what a male seadevil does. Is your honey 50 times your size and liable to eat you after a snuggle? Let’s hope not, else she’d be a garden spider.<p>The animal …

Restaurant's Lion Tacos Renew Exotic Meat Debate

A Florida restaurant's taco fillings has stirred a social media storm.<p><b>A Florida restaurant known for its exotic choices in taco fillings—including beaver and otter—has come under fire for adding lion meat to the menu. The uproar has reportedly spurred the restaurant, Taco Fusion, to pull the</b> …

Mohammed Ahmed, Illinois Man, Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute While On His Honeymoon

It didn't take long for police to locate a 21-year-old Chicago-area man reported missing by his newlywed wife while honeymooning in the Orlando area last week -- he was already in their custody after he attempted to hire a prostitute who was actually an undercover detective.<p>Mohammed Ahmed, of the …

Experts Marvel At How Cyberthieves Stole $45 Million

With a haul of $45 million, it's being billed as possibly the biggest cyber-heist in history. But in reality, experts and authorities say, it was thousands of small but highly coordinated thefts.<p>As we reported on Thursday, federal prosecutors charged eight people with being the just New York cell …