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Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Pets

'Homeworld Remastered Collection' Goes For The Nostalgic Jugular With New Videos

Now that we know when the Homeworld Remastered Collection will get released on February 25th, Gearbox Software is now almost gleefully bombarding fans with serious amounts of eye candy.<p>The first of the two new videos covers the story (shown below). The original games used a brilliantly minimalist …

Blackbirds

Half-Life 3: Unannounced Explores How Gordon Freeman Is Handling The Wait

Half-Life fans aren't the only ones eagerly anticipating the release of the long-awaited, but unconfirmed, Half-Life 3.<p>A new fan-made short film shows that Half-Life hero Gordon Freeman is suffering from boredom as he waits for his next chance to fight the Combine and save Earth.<p>Check out the film …

Half-Life (Video Game)

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

James Gunn talks Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Peter Quill's father

As James Gunn continues development on the sequel to last year’s smash hit space opera <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b>, the filmmaker has been speaking to …

Astronomy

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve part of the problem.<p>Nearly two …

Gorgeous Photos of Sunshine Hitting Mountains in Patagonia

Photographers often travel thousands of miles and wake up at the crack of dawn to capture their once-in-a-lifetime shots. So it was Evgeny Tchebotarev who took these two breathtaking photos at Torres Del Paine, the national park in southern Chilean Patagonia. He writes,<p>“Another alarm. It's 4:00am. …

Landscape Photography

Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have just been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photo titled <i>A Node Glows in the Dark</i> nabbed the top spot. An eerie glow comes over the girl in the center of the photo, who's consumed by her smartphone. It's the sign of the times. …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

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Dragon Age Inquisition - #2: Filfy Rich (Multiplayer)

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

National Parks

Kayaker Aleksander Doba

At 67 years old, a Polish kayaker completes the longest open-water kayaking expedition across the Atlantic in history.<p><i>UPDATE: The votes are in—more than 521,000 of them, more than ever before—and we have a winner. Aleskander Doba is our 2015 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year.</i><p>“People ask me how …

My brothers and I

Photo Contest Winners<p>Browse our editors' favorite submissions from 2010-2014 contests.<p>Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos …

Britain's best stargazing locations

One of the most ravishing sights on Earth should be the night sky – the brightest stars from the billions in our Milky Way, the streak of meteors, planetary neighbours such as Venus and Jupiter, the glow of other galaxies such as Andromeda. Light pollution, however, means few experience this free …

Scotland

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Scotland

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Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was Funny

<i>This piece was originally published in the May 23, 2010 issue of</i> New York <i>Magazine.</i> <i>Rivers died today at 81.</i><p><b>Expect nothing and you won’t be</b> …

George R.R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon on 'Rulers of the Realm' panel (San Diego Comic Con 2014)

Morrissey: 10 of the best

With his new album winning plaudits, let us survey the solo career of the man who made grandiose despair an art form<p>1 Everyday Is Like Sunday<p>“Whoever says the Smiths have split shall be severely spanked by me with a wet plimsoll,” harrumphed Morrissey in 1987. Presumably, in the following months, …

The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, …

Furniture

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Amazon.co.uk: Kindle for Android--read Kindle ebooks on your Android device

• <b>Buy Once, Read Everywhere:</b> Read anytime you have your Android phone or tablet with you—just download the Kindle for Android app to start reading</b> …

These Adorable Photos of Guinea Pigs Will Make You Swoon

Mention the creature guinea pig and immediately images of experimentation and testing come to mind. As a matter of fact say ‘guinea pig’ and you will …

Cute

@paulnicklen for @natgeo. Bears and wolves inhabit marine and coastal areas as they forage along the intertidal zones and in salmon bearing creeks. As the #northerngateway pipeline gets the go ahead from Canada's Federal Government, what is the future of these species if there is an oil spill on the BC coast. #standup4greatbear. #nature #wildlife #protectedareas #picoftheday #bear

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between of Bungie's 'Destiny' Alpha

You may think that it’s too soon to write up impressions of Bungie’s Destiny Alpha less than 24 hours after it launched, but given the fact that I’ve spent the majority of those hours playing the game on PS4, and I’ve done everything there is to do in the public test, I think I’m able to …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …