Suryakumary Garimella

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This Remote Pakistani Village Is Nothing Like You’d Expect

Over the years, a mountainous region in Pakistan has become my second home. I’ve seen firsthand how global events have hurt locals’ livelihoods and how technology has challenged the meaning of tradition.<p>PASU, Pakistan—Sajid Alvi is excited. He just got a grant to study in Sweden.<p>“My Ph.D. is about …

Travel Photography

6 Amazing Discoveries From Rosetta's Epic Comet Encounter

The first spacecraft to orbit a comet just met a dramatic end. Find out what we’ve learned from the ambitious mission.<p>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. ET on September 30.<p>At 7:19 a.m. ET (11:19 a.m. GMT) on September 30, a robotic pioneer went from dust to dust: The European Space …

Space

Fast radio bursts: Scientists finally pinpoint the source of the universe’s most mysterious message

Scientists have found the source of the universe’s most mysterious message, tracing it to two colliding stars far away from us.<p>Scientists have been …

Universe

How Can We Find Planet Nine? (And Other Burning Questions)

A large, undiscovered planet lurking on the fringe of the solar system is a compelling idea—and it’s nothing new. It’s been proposed many times. And those predictions have always been wrong.<p>So what about this latest prediction, the one that might actually be right?<p>(In case you missed it, a new …

Astronomy

Photo of the Day: Best of October

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from October.<p>As the new editor of Photo of the Day, I’ve been getting to know what inspires you—every day. For October, animals and landscapes dominated your favorites, which I’m sure is no …

Nature

Floating Mountains on Pluto—You Can't Make This Stuff Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland<p>New data reveal five seemingly impossible things about the dwarf planet.<p>For such a small world, Pluto has an incredible diversity of features, including flowing glaciers, curiously pitted terrains, hazy skies, and multi-colored landscapes. Now scientists from the New …

Solar System

Earth - India's incredible night skies

When it comes to beauty, India is best known for its bright colours and vibrancy, but under the cover of night the nation takes on a whole new majesty.<p>For the past two years, <b>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan</b> has been capturing the beauty of the universe from his home in Kerala State.<p>“In India there are a lot …

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Rests On A 'Surprisingly High' Geothermal Heat Source

Last year, scientists discovered that the rate of ice loss from the West Antarctic ice sheet -- one of the world’s most unstable ice sheets -- was …

Earthquakes create as well as destroy

There is another side to this story.<p>It’s hard to write about the creative power of earthquakes amid the awful destruction and loss of life that we’re seeing in Nepal. The human misery and economic damage are front and center in coverage of such tragedies, as they should be.<p>But when such disaster …

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

University of Tennessee

When Hubble Stared at Nothing for 100 Hours

In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble Space Telescope at a patch of sky filled with absolutely nothing remarkable. For 100 hours.<p>It was a terrible idea, his colleagues told him, and a waste of valuable telescope time. People would kill for that amount of time with the sharpest …

Universe

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

Deaf-Hearing Marriages in Cambodia

Changing Planet<p><b>KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia –</b> It all began with a funny story followed by an innocent question.<p>A few weeks ago, I visited my friend, Srey. It was the first time I had been inside her home. She was giving me a tour of the house and when we entered the bedroom she shared with her husband, I …

Seeing Blindness - Photographs and text by Stefano De Luigi | LensCulture

What is the look of a blind person? Can unseeing eyes show joy, happiness, disappointment, pain, suffering, pity, regret? Does the absence of sight on the part of the subject also convey an absence of complicity with the camera’s lens?<p>We use the term “blind” indiscriminately. In other words, a …

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

It's a common hypothetical in physics classrooms: How long would it take to fall through a tunnel from one side of the Earth to the other? The new answer: 38 minutes and 11 seconds, reports <i>Science</i>.<p>The result is courtesy of McGill University graduate student Alexander Klotz, whose calculations take …

The incredible creatures of Antarctica revealed

Alien life in our midst: The incredible creatures of Antarctica revealed<p><b>Researchers have discovered dozens of new species living deep under</b> …

Earth Pictures: Iconic Images of Earth from Space

<i>Editor’s Note: This gallery, originally published in 2012, has been updated to include other more recent and stunning images of our planet from space.</i><p>…

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Then and now: Images of our changing planet

From building goliath dams that harness great rivers, to the natural construction of new land by volcanic activity, our planet is in a state of …

Costa Rica

Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first time—and maybe the last

1/13<p>New Tonga Island from Distance<p>Human feet recently trod upon a brand-new piece of the Earth for the first time, as photographer Gianpiero …

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick | Colossal

<p>Anytime you dump gobs of colorful paint on toys and add liberal amounts of centrifugal force, I’m in. Such is the case with these high speed images …