Mason Seidel

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Scientists Uncover The First Ever Evidence of The Multiverse

For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. It is …

How to Shoot a City in Unimaginable Ways - Essential Tips for Epic Cityscapes!

Exploring Cityscape Photography<p>Cities are massive and full of power, energy and vibes that they are great to photograph! For a photographer, they're …

Landscape Photography

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking about work and relationships and …

Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

Ancient History

Physicists Discovered New State of Matter

Excitons are made when a photon strikes a material, mostly a semiconductor. If an electron is knocked loose, or excited, it leaves what is labelled …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Here's what happened when UFC fighters took on Marine Corps martial-arts experts

Have you ever wondered how the toughest competitors in the Ultimate Fighting Championship would stack up against the military?<p>Well, you can stop wondering. A YouTube video called "UFC Fighters Experience Marine Corps Martial Arts" gives a look at what happened when five fighters — Marcus Davis, …

Martial Arts

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Aerial Photographs Reveal The Gorgeous Geometry Of L.A. And NYC

Seeking order from above chaotic cities.<p>When he was a teenager, photographer Jeffrey Milstein swept out hangars at the Santa Monica airport in exchange for the chance to fly a Cessna 150 around Los Angeles. Today, he rents helicopters to capture aerial shots of the urban landscape. His meticulously …

Los Angeles

Ancient skeletons from Lake Titicaca reveal history of brutal brawls - as well as evidence of primitive brain surgery

• <b>Skeletons dating to between 1000 and 1259 AD found near the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, show signs of interpersonal violence</b>• <b><br>It's been</b> …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics