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The artists who own the moon

With as much land as Africa, the moon is a new frontier. Lured by its natural resources, China sent the Jade Rabbit rover there last month. Meanwhile, Google is sponsoring a competition to spur private companies into landing similar vehicles by 31 December 2015. Yet the question of who owns the …

Major cold hits the eastern U.S.

Extreme cold is hitting Canada and the eastern half of the United States this week. Many areas have not seen such cold temperatures in nearly two …

Amazing Nature: Lightning Creates Food Out of Thin Air

Though lightning can cause great damage, it can also create life-sustaining materials when it strikes air.<p>One of the substances found in the air is …

Chemistry

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Quadrantid meteor and aurora on January 3

In 2014, as the Quadrantid meteors were flying, those at far northern latitudes were seeing auroras.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in …

Can You Save The Planet?

No matter whether you still sit down and watch the evening news, or you catch the latest on your mobile, the daily headlines can be really depressing. Freak storms and strange weather patterns, epidemics causing misery, another species added to the endangered list... it can all seem so overwhelming.<p>…

UFO Sightings in California on New Year's Eve

UFO sightings happened in California on New Year’s Eve, with multiple residents reporting seeing flying objects with bright lights.<p>Terry and Jans …

The 20 Highest-Paid Players In Major League Baseball

But to understand Andrus' contract, it needs to be placed in perspective. In 2015, when the extension begins, Andrus will be making $15 million. That would not even rank among the 20 highest-paid players in baseball this season.<p>And with television revenue skyrocketing in baseball, salaries will …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

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Apple denied iPad Mini US trademark

<b>Apple has been denied a trademark for the popular iPad Mini by the US Patent and Trademark Office.</b><p>The trademark application for the tablet was turned down because the name was "merely descriptive" and did not create a unique meaning, it said.<p>But Apple still has until July to persuade the Patent …

March madness: Kevin Ware's public agony highlights lure of basketball's NCAA

How would you react if you looked down and saw your shinbone protruding through your skin? If you were lucky you would pass out or descend into the disbelieving trance typical with the state of shock.<p>At the very least you would wail and scream and beg for painkillers strong enough to incapacitate a …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

Endangered Species

APOD: Moon or Frying Pan? (2013 Apr 01) Images Credit: Frying Pan (Copyrighted): Christopher Jonassen; Moon: NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130401.html Explanation: Which is which? Of the two images shown above, one is a moon in our Solar System, while the other is the bottom of frying pan. We are not making this up -- can you tell a pan from a planetoid? Think you got it? To find the answer click here. OK, but there are more! That's right: you, your family, friends, neighbors, and local elected officials can all play "Moon or Frying Pan" with these other image pairs, too. As everyone knows, the fundamental underlying reason why moons and frying pans appear similar is -- OK, we at APOD aren't sure either. And if you've been fooled, don't fret -- just remember that it's OK because today is April Fool's Day. http://www.christopherjonassen.com/ Starship Asterisk* Quiz • Moon or Frying Pan? http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30890 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130401 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0401

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

One of the first and still one of the best, Stan Lee’s <i>How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way</i> has been the primary resource for any and all who want to …

Classic Marvel Superhero Comic Art Thrown in Modern Movies http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/3/29/classic-marvel-superhero-comic-art-thrown-in-modern-movies.html This is an awesome series of art created by Butcher Billy that replaces live-action Marvel movie superheroes/villains with classic comic book character art from the 60s and 70s…

‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Sequel to Shoot This Summer?

We're not sure if the 2010 comedy 'Hot Tub Time Machine' has too many devoted fans, but we do know that it made a small profit at the box office …

In the latest Justin Bieber news, the singer now has a pet monkey and it recently got detained in Germany. No, really. http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2013/03/justin-bieber-has-a-pet-monkey-and-it-got-detained-in-germany/

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

APOD: Flying Over the Earth at Night (2013 Mar 31) Video Credit: Gateway to Astronaut Photography, NASA; Compilation: David Peterson (YouTube); Music: Freedom Fighters (Two Steps from Hell) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130331.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fTKAqZ5g Explanation: Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth's thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes. http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ http://www.youtube.com/user/Bitmeizer Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130331 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0331

Two bows in the Parisian sky. http://ciel-villeetnature.e-monsite.com/

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …