Sharon Payton

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15 Jaw-Dropping US Libraries All Bookworms Should Visit This Summer

Whether it’s the intoxicating smell of old books or the millions of stories just waiting to be discovered, take a bookworm to a library and you’ll likely be stuck there for a <i>long</i> time. With thousands and thousands of books to discover — from Pulitzer Prize winners to cheeky little books that …

Timera, An App for Making Then and Now Photos From a Library of Historical Photographs

<i>image via Timera</i><p>Timera is an app and online community for making then and now photos from a library of historical photographs. Users can add to the …

Some History in color.

The faceless men

<b>Now we associate the Great War with gut-wrenching horror. But the first painting to truly depict it was immediately censored.</b><p>What you notice first about the two figures in Christopher Nevinson's painting Paths of Glory is the banality of their death. Their commonplace, mundane fate. They lie face …

She's Her Own Twin

Lydia Fairchild was a proud mother who faced the most unusual of challenges. She had to fight in court to prove the children born from her body were …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

How to #DrownYourTown: a step by step guide to modeling sea level rise in Google Earth

We’ve reached the point in the program where requests for #DrownYourTown are coming in faster than I can process. That’s great! It means people are …

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will be at higher end of expectations<p>Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study.<p>The scientist leading the research said that …

Stunning Photo: Luna Snuggles With Goddess of Love

Changing Planet<p>The crescent moon and Venus shine through a natural rock arch in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, after dusk on December 5, 2013. Credit: Brad Goldpaint,<p><b>The waxing crescent moon appears to play peek-a-boo with the planet Venus through a natural rock arch in</b> …

Distant Stars, Saturn's Bars, and a Trip to Mars

A supernova's ghost, Saturn's unearthly rings, and the next Mars mission's send-off round out the week's best space pictures.

Belgian civilians are evacuated by American troops, 1944

Belgian civilians are evacuated by American troops, 1944.<p>Image by George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

How science fiction could get climate change right


Striking 13-Photo Composite Captures Two Galaxies and a Comet in the Same Image

We’ve found reason to share Czech astrophotographer Miloslav Druckmüller‘s breathtaking work once before when we showed you his composite of a total …

Best Space Photos of the Week: Cat's Paw, Solar Horns, Martian Ripples

See views of Mars, the Earth, and the Sun, as well as a star-factory nebula, in this week's space photos.

George Clooney's satellite spies reveal secrets of Sudan's bloody army

Actor and activist funds a hi-tech project that is tracking troops and warning civilians of attacks<p>Nathaniel Raymond is the first to admit that he has an unusual job description. "I count tanks from space for George Clooney," said the tall, easygoing Massachusetts native as he sat in a conference …

Nightvision, Stunning Time-Lapses of European Architectural Landmarks

The short film “Nightvision” showcases European architectural landmarks through a series of motion control time-lapses. The film’s creator, Luke …

“@MollyHooper221B: Does a Serenity version exist?” Yes. It comes with a log for @alan_tudyk 's chest.

Behold the incredible places where we'll build cities in space

People always forget about radiation when they imagine space colonies. Out there, on other worlds, humans won't be shielded from cosmic radiation the …

What Are the Chances of Capturing Fireworks & Lightning in the Same Shot?

If you’ve dabbled in photography, you know how hard it is to get the perfect shot. Sure, you’ve read tutorials, carefully researched equipment …

Space Pictures This Week: Starburst Aurora, Milky Way Portraits

A galaxy hunter takes a last look, the Milky Way shines, and auroras shimmer in this week's best space pictures.

Space Pictures This Week: Supermoon, Green Sun

A solar storm rages, smoke billows over Colorado, and the Milky Way resembles a cosmic rainbow in this week's best space pictures.

New Night Sky Timelapse Video: Stars and Storms Vie for Attention

Changing Planet<p>Breathtaking shots of the ground and sky dominate this striking time-lapse video shot in South Dakota and Wyoming between April and October of 2012 by veteran photographer Randy Halverson.<p>One highlight: the footage shows the Milky Way galaxy’s bright central hub — located more than …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #12

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Explore the wilderness with us… Edward O. Wilson was awarded the Hubbard Medal at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the National Geographic Society last week. Here we share some of his quotes from a 5 decade long career that revolutionized our thinking on the natural world. Within …

How to Photograph Fireworks

Getting great shots of these pyrotechnic displays is not as hard as you think.<p>Photographing fireworks can be challenging but it's not impossible. Here we share tips and tricks for taking the guesswork out of shooting this nighttime event, and getting inspired to capture your own unique …

Earth and Sky Photo Gallery

See earth and sky images from expansive clouds to beautiful mountains, and buy prints from National Geographic.

Supermoon Captured: The Best Shots of Biggest Full Moon in 2013

Photographing the Night Sky

Get expert tips and advice for photographing the night sky with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Using Special Techniques