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Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

University of Tennessee

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Cartography of Extremes: In Search of the Wild - Photographs and text by Emmanuelle Blanc | LensCulture

When Chris McCandless journeyed into the far reaches of Alaska, he was going Into the Wild. But if Chris had been French, would there have been any place for him to go?<p>French photographer Emmanuelle Blanc was intrigued by the same question: does France have any wild left? Yes, the country has …

France

This is What Yesterday’s Equinox Looked Like from Space

Over the past 24 hours, the Earth has been experiencing its autumnal equinox. That is, the length of day and night across the globe was the same due …

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Here Are The 14 Tallest Peaks On Earth — And The History Of Our Dangerous Obsession With Them

Eight thousand is a perfectly arbitrary number. Yet, no other number looms larger for mountain climbers. Fourteen mountain peaks stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).<p>There could have been many more of these "eight-thousanders" if the French commission that established the length of the …

MacUpdate app keeps your non-Mac App Store software up-to-date – at a price

While your Mac should automatically alert you to updates downloaded from the Mac App Store, you may not be aware of updates available for software purchased elsewhere. MacUpdate Desktop 6 alerts you to updates on thousands of software titles, as well as enabling one-click installation of new …

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …

Alaska-Glacier Bay

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Behind the Scenes: Shooting a Panorama from the Top of the Freedom Tower

Last year, TIME teamed up with Portland-based software company GigaPan to create something special: a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Freedom …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Digital Art

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

European Travel

The Secrets Of A Memorable Infographic

New research refutes a common perception about what makes infographics stick in your mind.<p>Human memory is very fallible, but lately cognitive scientists have found that our minds capture much more visual detail in a moment than once believed. A 2008 paper reported that people who saw thousands of …

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which we live our ordinary …