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One Click to Better Black and Whites

Black and white conversion can be a complicated ordeal, and you can find yourself down a deep rabbit hole of theory if you're not careful. There are …

Fundamental Physical Constants

And Examples of When They May Be Used<p>Physics is described in the language of mathematics, and the equations of this language make use of a wide array …

How to Get Better at Achieving Your Goals

I went into the summer with big plans, mainly to meditate and exercise a lot more. Then I went on vacation, and then the kids were home, and then I …

Goal Setting

27 stunning photos of our universe

On August 21, you'll be able to stream the "first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years" live on Facebook. If you live in the US, you can also just walk outside and look up — as long as you're wearing a pair of protective glasses, that is.<p>Solar eclipse aside, there's a special sense of …

Voyager: Inside the world's greatest space mission

In 1977, two spacecraft started a mission that has redefined our knowledge of the Solar System – and will soon become our ambassadors on a journey into the unknown. BBC Future looks at their legacy, 40 years after launch.<p>In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban …

Space

Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World

In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville, the French scientific base on the Adélie Coast of East Antarctica, we have to break up a thin layer of ice that has formed over the hole we drilled the day before. The hole goes right through the 10-foot-thick ice floe. It’s just wide …

Nature

Tour de France 2017: full team-by-team guide

Ag2r La Mondiale (France; UCI ranking 11)<p>Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional team but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France scenery, and to mark two decades of commitment and steady progress they’d love to take just one more upward step. They don’t do …

Road Cycling

What's The Largest Galaxy In The Universe?

Our Milky Way contains some 400 billion stars, spanning 100,000 light years in diameter.<p>Yet compared to other galaxies, it’s not even especially large.<p>In our own local group, the Andromeda galaxy is significantly larger, reaching 220,000 light years across.<p>Interacting spiral galaxies can have their …

Universe

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography – in pictures

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains

Landscape Photography

All of NASA's out-of-this-world images are now in one place

Finding a particular NASA image used to mean digging around a bunch of separate websites. Not anymore!<p>NASA first announced that all of its photo archives would be made available on one easily searchable website in late March. But an interview with some of the minds behind the merger, courtesy of …

Archives

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

Ohio State University

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics

New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto’s Moon Charon … and Vader Crater?

LAUREL, Md. — Pluto is the star of the show for NASA's New Horizons mission — but its biggest moon, Charon, is a close second. The two icy worlds are sometimes characterized as the first known double dwarf planets because they orbit a common center of gravity in a complex gravitational dance.<p>So …

Solar System