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A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …

How To Build A Home Fusion Reactor

The tale of a teen physics prodigy<p>The Boy Who Played With Fusion <i>had its beginnings in 2010 when, as a contributing editor at PopSci, I discovered a small and unusual community of makers, high-energy hobbyists who were taking on both the formidable theory and the precision engineering of applied</i> …

Nuclear Energy

Comet lander Philae awakes from hibernation

The comet lander Philae has awakened from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the<p>European Space Agencysaid Sunday.<p>The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down on the icy surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in …

Space

Photo by @moriel-maerchensarg

No reference Video of the drawing process here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC9_4xEujzM Follow me on: …

Digital Art

How To Be A Brilliant Inventor

A Q&A with MakerBot's Bre Pettis<p>As the co-founder of MakerBot Industries, Bre Pettis launched the first affordable 3D printer, bringing the power of rapid prototyping and micro-manufacture into homes and workshops around the globe. While the rest of us catch up, Pettis has already moved on. At Bold …

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?<p>Sunday is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season, which means this is the week the public found out what to expect on the only official roster that really matters: The ballpark menu, of course.<p>The New York Mets, the …

Texas Rangers

Christian Marclay: the art of sound

Whoosh. Swish. Splaf. Plop. At Christian Marclay’s exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey, closing next weekend, words are popping and flying all over the place. These onomatopoeic terms fall from the ceiling, cluster on walls, splodge and splat on canvases and screen prints. Aside from a central …

Photographers

Photo @ladzinski / The twisted and spiraled navajo sandstone of #AntelopeCanyon is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world. It's an incredible place to visit in the dead of winter when the crowds have gone and you can walk through the sculpted canyon with nothin but the sound of the wind. @natgeocreative

'Zodiac Light' - the first time I have shot the elusive zodiac light and it actually shows up well on the shot! This was very late night, or early morning , not sure where is the cut off. 5:30am in the last pre dawn moments for shooting astro. Myself and 3 friends gather round one of the pools set back from Nape Nape's beach. These pools are mirror calm but covered in a lot of green algae. we find the best pool in the dark and setup to shoot. I had to edit out a couple of people from this one so sorry it has been 'photoshopped' a little. Started out as 26 raw files shot on the a7r with my canon 24mmtse lens. The final version is a crop so not all of those frames made it to here. Please check it out and vote over on 500px, also if you could select 'Get Notifications' from the Liked button above you should see more of my posts! https://500px.com/photo/101027309/zodiac-light-by-rob-dickinson

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.

Art

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Astronomy

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

Universe

Gigantic Black Hole Discovered From the Dawn of Time

Astronomers find a cosmic monster that pushes theories of the early universe to the limit.<p>Astronomers have identified a mammoth black hole weighing as much as 12 billion suns.<p>It's not the biggest black hole ever found, but it's astonishingly young. The giant appears to have swelled to its enormous …

Soon, A Giant Balloon Could Leisurely Float You To The Edge Of Space

World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere<p>It’s a dream of many to visit the great wide vacuum that is outer space—but getting there can be pretty intense. You know, like the part where you have to strap yourself into a 60-ton rocket accelerating upward at 18,000 miles per …

Global Perspectives

Biology Ideas That Billionaire Peter Thiel Thinks Are Worth Funding

Targeting "undruggable" proteins and putting stress sensors in watches<p>Investor Peter Thiel may be best known for founding PayPal and investing early in Facebook, but it seems he has a soft spot for biology too. Since 2011, the Thiel Foundation has funded biotechnology startups through an …

Peter Thiel

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

I Heart My City: Vishwa’s Nairobi

<b>Vishwa Shah</b> was born in Mombasa, Kenya, but has been based in <b>Nairobi</b> since the age of six. The current University of Illinois student has traveled all over the world, but, for Vishwa, nothing compares to the quiet beauty of Kenya’s capital city. “It is a fertile, hilly Eden in which I could live …

I Heart My City: Kieran’s Breckenridge

<b>Kieran Cain</b> once hailed from Denver, Colorado, but made the choice to relocate “up the hill”–about an hour and a half’s drive west–to Breckenridge. The “Breck” tranplant makes his living in the ski industry as the marketing director for Breckenridge Ski Resort and couldn’t be happier. Here are a …

I Heart My City: Caroline’s Atlanta

<b>Caroline Eubanks</b> has lived everywhere from Charleston to Sydney, but continually finds herself drawn back to her place of origin: Atlanta, Georgia. She shares her hometown pride on her blogs Caroline in the City and This Is My South and now she’s sharing some of her hard-won insider secrets with …

Marti’s San Sebastián

<b>Marti Buckley Kilpatrick</b>, an American journalist and cook, has called San Sebastián home for the past three years. This food aficionado with a passion for Basque culinary culture–whether in <i>pintxo</i> form or at a five-hour lunch–points to an ancient local proverb that translates to <i>“Wherever your</i> …

Beth’s Hong Kong

Native Chicagoan <b>Beth Williams</b> caught the travel bug after spending half a year in Japan during college. After graduation, she missed Asia so much she just had to go back. A gig teaching English brought her to <b>Hong Kong</b>, where she’s lived for the past two years. Armed with her camera and …

Pamela’s Quebec City

Quebec City resident <b>Pamela MacNaughtan</b> left her career behind to pursue her dream of long-term travel in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “bacon addict” isn’t only led by her taste buds; she’s also attracted to the unusual and adventurous side of travel. She’s toured working …

Emma’s Philadelphia

<b>Emma Fried-Cassorla</b> can probably get away with saying she’s from the City of Brotherly Love after spending most of her life there. In addition to working a day job in communications at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this hometown enthusiast shares her insider intel on Philly Love Notes, …

Oliver’s Frankfurt

<b>Oliver Weiss</b> is a born and bred Frankfurter. And though he’s a fervent traveler, he’s always happy to return to his home base–which he describes as a village with a “touch of city.” In fact, Oliver has so much love for his hometown that he’s willing to share his insider intel with the world for …

Erika’s Bogotá

Nat Geo Student Expeditions leader <b>Erika Skogg</b> is a photographer, writer, and educator with a passion for travel. After braving the frozen tundra of Wisconsin in her youth, Erika made the move to sunny Bogotá, <b></b>where she has been working as a media producer for Off Bound Adventures and writing for the …

Jeremy’s Miami Beach

<b>Jeremy Albelda</b> was born and raised in Philadelphia, but when it came time to choose a college, he decided to trade in those northern winters for endless summer in Miami Beach. The city hooked him, hard, and he’s been a proud resident ever since. Though Jeremy’s gig as a travel blogger means he …

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Travel

Evolve review: monster squad

<i>Evolve</i> isn't just the name of developer Turtle Rock's first game in six years; it's their mission statement.<p>Turtle Rock made a name for itself with 2008's <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, but it did it with the help of Half-Life developer Valve. <i>Left 4 Dead</i> introduced the twists on the idea of competitive multiplayer …

North Korea defends blackout satellite photos: 'the essence of society is not on flashy lights'

The US 'can't avoid its dark fate'<p>No single image could hope to capture the ruin and catastrophe brought upon the people of North Korea by the despotic Kim dynasty, but famous satellite photos of the Korean peninsula at night come closer than most; the prosperous South appears severed from the …

North Korea