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Dad owns girl’s racist bullies in viral video

Bradley Knudson, from Prior Lake, Minnesota, recorded the messages his adopted African-American daughter received via snapchat and played them as …

Social Media

Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

On a graph, they look like detonations. Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs: mysterious and strong pulses of radio waves that seemingly emanate far from the Milky Way.<p>The bursts are rare; they normally last for only about 1 millisecond. In a first, researchers in Australia say they've …

Universe

Mountain-Size Asteroid Will Whip Past Earth on Monday

A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.<p>Asteroid 2004 BL86, which is about 1,800 feet (550 meters) wide, will come within 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of our planet Monday — about three times the …

Space

Find at Japan's Shiga ruins suggests ancient Buddhist site-cleansing ritual

1/22/2015 05:00:00 PM<p>Five coin-filled pots believed to have been used in an ancient Buddhist ritual to purify a building site have been unearthed at …

Michael Bay Apologizes For Project Almanac B-52 Crash Footage

US Air Force, families upset by use of real footage.<p>Producer Michael Bay has issued an apology for footage of a real B-52 crash used in his upcoming …

Military

Lions Confiscated From German Circus Start new Life in African Sanctuary

Changing Planet<p>Maggie and Sonja, two lionesses seized from a circus in Germany, are settling into their new home in South Africa, “where they’ll have a second chance to live out their days in a nurturing and natural environment” at the Born Free Foundation’s Big Cat Rescue and Education Centre at …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2015

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2015 and why:</b><p><b>> Philippines</b><p>“I can’t get the Philippines out of my mind. This archipelago …

NASA Cuts Live ISS Video Feed As UFO Appears (Real Footage)

I'm in!<p>NASA was recently accused of cutting their live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) just as an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) …

Dawn Spacecraft Successfully Enters Orbit Around Huge Asteroid

After a somewhat harrowing waiting period, NASA confirmed over the weekend that its Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.<p>All apparently went according to plan, but NASA had to wait a while to make sure, because Dawn could not communicate with Earth while its ion thrusters …

For first time, divers enter crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage

For the first time, Indonesian divers were able Friday to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and retrieved six bodies, an official said.<p>The operations chief at the National Search and Rescue Agency, Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, said the divers spotted …

Airplanes

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Sets Record for Acceleration in Space

NASA has a fine track record when it comes to winning space races, so it should come as no surprise that the space agency's Dawn spacecraft has set a new record for velocity change produced by spacecraft propulsion somewhere out in the middle of the asteroid belt. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

A Touching Video That Shows How a Starving Kitten Found in a Power Plant Became an Integral Part of a Family

The Fabulous Mr. Pug has created a touching video documenting how his beloved kitten Coco came into his life after a pretty rough start and how she’s …

Kittens

Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing …