Kirstan Schamuhn

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Images show how brain heals itself after tumor

Scientists used a new imaging technique to learn how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks after a tumor was removed.<p>People with pituitary …

Can we conquer infectious disease?

With ambitious vaccine projects taking on the flu virus, Ebola, and other threats to human health, will our future be less sick?

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

'Mockingjay': Is it time to end Hollywood's final-book mitosis?

It was an accident, or at least an anomaly, when it first happened about five years ago. J.K. Rowling's final Harry Potter book, suffixed "The Deathly Hallows," would get the two-movie treatment.<p>As producer David Heyman explained then, the seventh tome in the long-running smash series "is so rich, …

Explore The Alien World Of Insect Macro Photography | Thomas Shahan

We have all seen those images that look like they were taken some alien planet, but in reality, are macro images of that creepy spider perched above …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

Sister Secret Agents in World War II Fought Alongside Men

British women practiced the black arts of sabotage and silent killing.<p>The U.S. Army lifted its ban on women in combat roles only last year. But more than 70 years ago, a group of intrepid women was recruited to fight alongside men as agents by a secret British organization called the Special …

Photo Lesson: Seeing and Using Light

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts, interacting with guests aboard the <i>National Geographic Explorer.</i><p>On a recent trip to …

Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?

Changing Planet<p>Flooding in New York City caused by Hurricane Sandy Photo by Patrick McFall https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruanon/<p>Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane …