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Gravity Not Linked To Quantum Spin, Scientists Show In Setback To Hunt For Theory Of Everything

Physicists have a problem. One they can’t seem to get any closer to solving.<p>The universe we live in obeys two seemingly incompatible laws — quantum …

See some of the world’s most breathtaking drone photography in 2015

Smartphone cameras opened the art of photography to basically everyone, and now, camera-equipped drones offer access to vertiginous new perspectives, from skyscrapers poking through clouds to vast fields laid out like a carpet.<p>On social media site Dronestagram, you can share those shots and see how …

Aerial Photography

First drive: the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai

<b>What’s this, then?</b> We have the future. No really: the word ‘Mirai’ translates as ‘future’ in Japanese. A fully-fledged production car propelled by …

Energy

Astronomers discover largest known structure in the universe is ... a big hole

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.<p>The “supervoid”, as it is known, is a spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across that is distinguished by its unusual emptiness.<p>István Szapudi, who led the work at the University of …

Universe

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider with mission to make scientific history

“Congratulations,” Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the straight-talking director general at Cern, a particle physics lab near Geneva, told thousands of staff from the control room of the Large Hadron Collider. “Now the hard work starts.”<p>The pat on the back and call to arms marked the restart on Sunday morning …

Physics

The disgusting creatures inhabiting your body

Humans are teeming with bugs, including tiny spiders, lice and microbial colonies. Far from being a hazard, however, they are the making of you.<p>We hate to break it you, but you’re not totally human. It’s nothing about you personally. It’s just that more than 90% of the cells in the human body are …

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Meet the Physicist Who Wants to Build a Time Machine to Save His Father

Ronald Mallett thinks a working machine is only 10 years away<p>Ronald Mallett's father died when he was 10. But Mallett, now 69, has never stopped trying to reconnect. Bloomberg has a feature on University of Connecticut physics professor's quest to build a time machine that would allow him to send a …

Physics

3 Ways To Make A Star On Earth

Fusion: It's a blast!<p>Last fall, Lockheed Martin divulged a new fusion reactor design--one it claimed could power homes and cars in a decade. The wildly optimistic claim is reminiscent of that old trope: Fusion is just 10 years away ... and always will be. Still, experiments suggest we’re getting …

Nuclear Energy

Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants

Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>Ants are nature's very own army: …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have gained a foothold, Nasa scientists say.<p>The huge body of water spread over a fifth of the planet’s surface, as great a portion as the Atlantic covers …

European Space Agency

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

7 of the world's coolest commutes | CNN Travel

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter tomorrow

The countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On chilly January mornings, the air becomes thick with mist and the sky glows red as the sun pokes up above the horizon at dawn. By mid-morning, that haze is usually gone, leaving behind a bright blue …

Nuclear Energy

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks on the Nat Geo Travel …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

6 Enchanting Tiny Victorian Homes Built For Kids

Darling as they may be, they come with quite the price tag. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>Like many kids, you probably spent your childhood dreaming of owning an elaborate Victorian dollhouse, one with tiny furniture, wooden columns, and miniature porches. And perhaps, if …

Alice In Wonderland

National Geographic Travel

Travel

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Portraits of Time

Project info<p>Portraits of Time is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …