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The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak. The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But</i> …

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, According to Science

1<p>Thin and Crispy<p>Use all granulated white sugar. If a recipe calls for brown and white sugars, substitute an equal amount of white for the brown. …

Dessert

This Shot of a Diving Kingfisher Was 6 Years and 720K Photos in the Making

Nailing the perfect shot sometimes requires a lot of patience. Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen would know: he spent an estimated 6 years, 4,200 …

Nature Photography

Wizarding World of Harry Potter virtual tour: Universal Studios Hollywood launches interactive

Want to see what California’s soon-to-be-opened “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is going to look like, but you’re rubbish at Divination?<p>Universal …

Universal Parks & Resorts

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Post 9

For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

Seattle

DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone

Android is a powerful, flexible operating system, but the wrong combination of apps — or simply too many apps — can eat up system resources and leave your phone feeling sluggish and difficult to use.<p>That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the …

Apps

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, eastbound from San Luis Obispo, I honestly …

Renewable Energy

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani