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How to Take Great Pictures of the Northern Lights

Everybody loves pictures of the northern lights! If you’ve never tried to shoot the aurora yourself but always wanted to, here are a few tips to get …

The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago. A couple of old concrete platforms and some rusty pipes, parts of the mountain's old weather station, are the only hints that humans have ever taken an interest in this …

Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity's Future - The Crux

By Andrew Snyder-Beattie, University of Oxford | April 24, 2014 11:21 am<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Last week, …

The Biggest Thing In The Universe Is So Gigantic It Shouldn't Exist At All (VIDEO)

What's the biggest known structure in the universe?<p>Astronomers used to think it was a "filament" of galaxies known as the Sloan Great Wall. But recent research suggests a different structure is even bigger -- and its size has astronomers scratching their heads.<p>Meet the Hercules-Corona Borealis …

Astronomers Discover the "Mega Earth," an Entirely New Type of Planet

Meet the "Mega Earth." Described today by astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this ancient rocky world weighs 17 times …

The Closest Known Potentially Habitable Planet Is 13 Light-Years Away

Astronomers have discovered two new super-Earths orbiting an ancient 11.5 billion year-old star a "mere" 13 light-years from here. One planet is in …

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Images: Black Holes of the Universe

X-Ray Spex<p>Credit: NASA Marshall Center<p>Black holes are some of the universe's most enigmatic and mysterious objects. Take a tour of some of the most …

Top 10 Open-Air Bathrooms Our picks for the most...

• Rain shower and outdoor bathtub at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa<br>• Open-air bathroom with wooden viewing deck and hanging chair at River …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

17 Swimming Pools That Make Us Wish Year-Round Summer Was A Thing

But like, why isn't it?<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool, these pools will make you want to dive right in. If you need more inspo, try our favorite patio and landscaping ideas. Now your backyard is summer (and party!) ready.

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Moon formed from Earth collision with planet-sized body: New evidence

The theory that the moon formed when a planet-sized body named Theia crashed into Earth is supported by new evidence using samples from Apollo …

Archaeologists discover 4,000-year-old tomb from 11th dynasty in Luxor

Spanish archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old pharaonic tomb belonging to a leader from the 11th dynasty of Egypt in Luxor, the antiquities ministry said on Monday.<p>The wide surface of the tomb showed it was that of "someone from the royal family or a high-ranking statesman," the …

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

<b>A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.</b><p>The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week.<p>Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results …

Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses

If you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, a good night’s sleep afterwards – or even just a power nap – will aid long-term storage of the new …

Earth may 'remember' more of its infancy than previously thought

Ancient gases trapped deep within the Earth's mantle may reveal clues about our planet's earliest days, according to a new study.<p>For the past decade scientists believed our planet's memory was reset 4.5 billion years ago when an object the size of Mars slammed into the Earth, releasing enough …

Pair of researchers suggest black holes at center of galaxies might instead be wormholes

(Phys.org) —Zilong Li and Cosimo Bambi with Fudan University in Shanghai have come up with a very novel idea—those black holes that are believed to …

Ten North American gardens worth travelling for

From Montreal to Mexico, discover the splendour of the continent’s best public gardens, as profiled in the third annual Garden Tourism awards.

40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die

Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to …

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This DIY Skin Laser Delivers Derm-Quality Results Without Damaging Your Complexion

A laser treatment from your dermatologist's office can leave your skin red and sensitive for days -- not to mention set you back a few thousand …

Music Festivals 2014: Dates, Location, and Information for Coachella, Lollapalooza, and More

With SXSW behind us and Coachella in the not-so-distant future, spring and summer music festival season is officially here! These days there are so many happening—and all with an amazing lineup of artists—that it's hard to pick which one is worth the price of admission. Here's a quick guide to some …

10 Beauty Products That Work on Everyone

No matter what your skin tone, skin type, or hair color, these buys deliver. The best part? You can pick up every product here from the Shop Glamour App or on shop.glamour.com.

17 Sauna And Steam Shower Designs To Improve Your Home And Health

Enhancing our well-being should become one of our major concerns. Luxury and comfort are not enough to escape everyday stress and routine. Find a way …

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