Madison Jean Thompson

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

ZSL animal photography prize 2013 - in pictures

A tiny leaf-cutter ant carrying a heavy load and a turtle gliding through the Red Sea are among the images judged by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to best illustrate the wonders of the animal world. These winning and commended images were entered into the ZSL animal photography prize 2013, …

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

J.K. Rowling Is Returning to the World of 'Harry Potter' for a New Film Series

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The dream of more stories from J.K. Rowling about the world of Harry Potter is alive. Warner Bros. …

Artist Creatively Re-Imagines Iconic Paintings

Cuban-American painter Cesar Santos recreates iconic paintings with a contemporary twist for his series known as <i>Syncretism</i>. His intriguing works simultaneously pay homage, merge, and play with Renaissance art and Modernism. Santos' collection of paintings tackle the famous works of some renowned …

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The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

NASA Ponders Life-Seeking Mission to Europa Moon

<b>With tantalizing hints of a global salty ocean lying beneath a layer of fractured ice, Jupiter‘s moon Europa has been catapulted to the top of the list of suitable homes for ETs in the solar system.</b><p>Now NASA has begun mapping out what a future mission to this intriguing worldlet may look like.<p>A new …

National Geographic uses drones and robots to capture stunning images of African lions

"This is more than a wildlife story."<p>© Michael Nichols/National Geographic<p>Michael Nichols has spent the past two years living with lions in Tanzania. An award-winning photographer and editor, Nichols ventured into Africa's Serengeti Plain in July 2011 to document a pride of lions for a feature …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Microsoft, Google Say They're Moving Forward With NSA Lawsuit

Microsoft and Google say they will go forward with a lawsuit against the U.S. government that seeks to make information about surveillance requests public.<p>The two giants filed the lawsuit earlier this summer, but were negotiating with the government to reach an agreement.<p>In a blog post, Brad Smith, …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Facebook closes above $38 a share IPO price

Initial Facebook investors are finally in the black.<p>Shares of the No. 1 social networking firm Thursday rose $0.56, or 1.5%, to close at $38.05. It was the first time the stock has closed above its $38 a share offering price since the days following its initial public offering in May 2012.<p>Facebook …

How to build (or rebuild) your credit history

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Move to mobiles and share rebound leaves Facebook sitting pretty

When Facebook was preparing to float in May 2012, former analyst Henry Blodget – now the high-energy editor of the Business Insider website – was unambiguous. The stock was, he said, "muppet bait" – so widely anticipated and hyped that there was no chance of beating the market by subscribing to the …

Snails kiss on a cabbage leaf

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Queen takes power from weir on Thames for Windsor Castle | Financial Times

The Queen’s frugal tastes are known to extend to storing the royal cornflakes in Tupperware and deferring the odd palace repair.<p>But she also turns …

Elizabeth Warren, hard-liner

Earlier last week at the White House, President Barack Obama tried to use his powers of persuasion on Elizabeth Warren, privately urging the consumer watchdog-turned-Massachusetts senator to back the student loan deal he was reaching with Senate leaders.<p>It didn’t work.<p>On Thursday, she went to the …

Police Talk Down Woman Who Was Apparently Attempting Suicide Outside Of 'Kick-Ass' Comic-Con Event

Police rushed to the scene of an apparent suicide attempt in San Diego, Calif. after onlookers realized a woman hanging from a 14th floor balcony was not part of a Comic-Con marketing stunt.<p>The woman, who the Los Angeles Times reports was wearing green pants that suggested she was part of the …