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GOP and FOX Get It Wrong Again in Baltimore

The GOP can never pass up an opportunity to make themselves look like complete buffoons, and a protest following the funeral for Freddy Gray, who died from a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody, is no exception. Why display compassion, understanding, and leadership when you can jump …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Infographics

Cliff House on Big Sur Coast, California, USA

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

Wildlife

Your pictures: Sunshine

5 Fascinating Questions on Quora

Here's a round up of some interesting (and maybe odd) questions and answers on Quora.<p>Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an …

Ronald Reagan

Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets'?

America's Road To Energy Independence, Part 4

The final episode of our series on the clean technologies that will set us free<p><i>Our series follows Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward on a trip across the country and around the world to see firsthand the ideas that could usher in a new era of true energy independence for the United States. In this episode:</i> …

Nighttime Scenes Illuminated with the Soft Glow of LED Lights

Photographer Harold Ross is a practitioner of “light sculpting.” Visiting various outdoor landscapes at night, he uses LED flashlights and other …