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NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Why Sex Can Make You Look Younger... And Even Hotter

When we complain to our dermatologists about having dull complexions or suffering from adult acne, the last thing we expect them to prescribe is sex. But it turns out getting "busy" has benefits beyond the bedroom (or wherever you choose to get it in).<p>Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant clinical …

New Evidence Suggests That Mars Was Once Covered By Huge Oceans

The latest clues were found in photos from NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the planet. The images show what appears to be an ancient river delta, which may have emptied into a vast Martian ocean that inundated up to one-third of the Red Planet long ago, a new study …

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Award-Winning Photographer's Photos of Enormous Clouds Capable of Producing Tornadoes and Hailstones

Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman has made quite a reputation for herself with the spectacular images of the polar region in her amazing …

Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts

<b>Being jolted awake every morning by an alarm clock is plenty annoying, but at least that alarm doesn’t actually live in your body.</b><p>The Hawaiian bobtail squid (<i>Euprymna scolopes</i>) has an internal alarm clock that’s run by a species of glowing bacteria known as <i>Vibrio fischeri</i>. This bacterium and the …

Solstice Supermoon Fills Sky This Weekend

This weekend's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2013.<p><i>Editor's note: Share your best #supermoon photos with us and our editors may include one in a NationalGeographic.com gallery.</i><p><b>This weekend, skywatchers looking up at the full moon may sense it's a bit more striking than usual—and</b> …

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen Compete for Samsung’s Super Bowl Ad (Within An Ad)

Is this a Samsung ad or the new Judd Apatow movie? If there’s any confusion there, it’s 100% intentional, as the electronics manufacturer’s Super Bowl ad sports appearances from two longtime Apatovian leading men: Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.<p>Created by agency 72andSunny and blockbuster director Jon …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

OMG, I Want This House: Manhattan

Made in Manhattan<p>Suffer from apartment envy? Wait until you see this New York townhouse where art and modern design are entwined.<p>06.21.13 2:25 PM …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Man and his Elephant

Some pets are universal – dogs and cats, for instance, are found in households around the globe. Then there are certain pets that are pretty specific …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

Apple iOS Is More Fragmented Than It Seems

Apple is very proud of the adoption rate for new versions of its iOS mobile operating system. Tim Cook pointed out that 93 percent of all iOS devices are using the most current version, and now Apple has published a chart illustrating how fragmented–or not, really–iOS is. The problem is that there …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Turkish cops shoot a protester's drone out of the sky

Above, footage of a protester's quadcopter in Gezi Park getting shot down by the Turkish Police. Below, the footage of police violence the drone had …

Scarred Brazil still hopeful of World Cup success

<b>Football supporters fleeing tear gas and rubber bullets. Angry mobs torching banks and buses. Gleaming new stadiums encircled by activists.</b><p>These are images few Brazilians would have predicted they would see on the streets of their country just 10 days ago, images the organisers of the next year's …

Timelapse Photography Showing the Amazing Power of Hawaii’s Volcanoes

Having photographed each of the United States’ 59 National Parks, professional landscape photographer QT Luong is no stranger to capturing the …

5 Private Island Resorts for Honeymoons

Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These five romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

15 Beautiful Pictures of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is located in The Golden State of California. This national park offers a variety of things to do for the whole family; with …

Seeing stars: Visions of the Universe exhibition - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/11/visions-universe-royal-maritime-in-pictures<p>720<p>See the wonders of space as photographs of …

Visions of the Universe exhibition reveals full wonder of space images

A child has just stepped onto the Red Planet. While visitors to Visions of the Universe, an exhibition of astronomical photography that has just …

Photograph of the Largest Landslide Ever Recorded in the United States

A couple of months ago, a massive landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine cut production at the second largest copper producer in …

Incredible Hyperlapse Photography of a Graffiti Artist at Work

Sure you’ve seen plenty of timelapses and hyperlapses. Those commonly made include the change in weather and light over the city skyline, or a …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Multiple Exposures

Regardless of their feelings about editing or manipulating images in Photoshop, most photographers will admit that the powerful program can create …

21 Nature Pictures From Hannah Schmucker

Hannah Schmucker loves to travel and discover new places. She especially likes northern countries because of the nature in those areas, such as the …