Melissa Eckley

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Growing up with my sister Amy Winehouse

A few months ago, almost two years after his sister Amy's death at the age of 27, Alex Winehouse was sorting through her possessions and came across a child-size navy blue jumper. The jumper turned out to be part of Amy's old school uniform from Osidge Primary School in Southgate, north London …

Big Oil Prepares for Future Gulf Disasters with Rapid Response Plan

Remember how all the oil companies drilling in the Gulf insisted that BP’s disaster was just that–BP’s disaster, and not a symptom of larger safety problems in the industry? After months of watching the recent BP oil catastrophe unfold, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhilips, and Royal Dutch Shell have …

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner <br>+<p>Colorful explosions captured after a balloon covered with paint is pricked with a needle.<p>This series is a …

Olek Crochets an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland | Colossal

<p>Textile artist Olek has just completed work on what may be her largest piece ever, a four-car locomotive covered in crocheted technicolor camo in …

Divers above and below - in pictures

Divers graceful above the water but equally photogenic underneath at the FINA World Championships at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic in Barcelona

Inside a Vegas Wedding Chapel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Someone is pounding on the door.</b> It is the insistent pounding of someone who wants to get married, and wants to get married now.<p>It’s 2 a.m. and Jerry Warrell, wedding coordinator at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, has spent the evening at the reception desk …