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Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several …

Saturday Night Live's New Look And How They Did It

Alex Buono, member of the SNL's film unit, helped produce one of the coolest title sequences ever using time-lapsing, light writing, freelensing, and …

These beautiful worlds are trapped in tiny bottles

Some people build ships in bottles. Rafael Varona builds worlds.<p>The Berlin-based artist and animator recently launched a new series of animated GIFs called "Impossible Bottles," that imagine beautiful, wondrous worlds stuffed inside miniature glass bottles. Right now the ongoing series includes a …

Dropping into a Cave in Mexico

Speaking of mountain biking underground, Aaron Chase, Eric Porter, and Chris Van Dine were getting rad in Mexico recently, and built a blind drop …

Lytro Documentary Brings Images to Life Through the Eyes of 5 Photographers

Lytro recently created a fascinating documentary to show off the capabilities of its new Illum camera.<p>By teaming up with five different …

MTF Charts: The English Translation

This post contains absolutely no mathematics. Explaining MTF without math is sort of like doing a high-wire act without a net. It’s dangerous, but …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

How elite soldiers wore nuclear bombs like backpacks during the Cold War

Twenty years after nuclear bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the US and Soviet Union were deep in the Cold War. Tensions were high; while the Soviets had the Americans outgunned in terms of conventional arms, the US had a vastly superior store of nuclear power. However, due to President …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

OS X Console Emulator 'OpenEmu 1.0' Launches

OpenEmu 1.0, an open source project designed to bring game emulation to OS X, has officially launched following a lengthy beta testing period. Though there are other emulator options for OS X, OpenEmu has been designed from the ground up for OS X.<p>For the first time, the ‘It just works’ philosophy …

The Real Oldest Photo of New York City is Not Nearly As Cool as the Fake One

News flash: You can’t believe everything you see on Twitter. We know, we were shocked too.<p>Such was the case with this striking sepia-toned image that …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) …

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

Freshly Exhumed sends in a story about how close the United States came to accidentally attacking itself with nuclear weapons just a few days after …

Amazing 19th Century Photographs of the American West by Timothy O’Sullivan

Photographer Timothy H. O’Sullivan is perhaps best known for his photos of the Civil War, which include his famous “Harvest of Death” photo. But …

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly Seeing Their Younger Selves

When my grandmother was suddenly stricken by a massive stroke, my family had to make the heartbreaking decision to let her go. The doctor told us …

Colorizing Photoshoppers Put a New Spin on Old Historical Photos

There’s an awesome little subreddit that has been getting a lot of press coverage as of late. It’s called ColorizedHistory, and is a 20,000+ person …

Iron and manganese seepage creates streaks on a sandstone wall on Lake Powell in Utah, July 1967

Iron and manganese seepage creates streaks on a sandstone wall on Lake Powell in Utah, July 1967.Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic

Photographer Captures a Soccer Player Looking Extremely Small

Reuters photographer Yves Herman captured this peculiar photograph at a match between the Belgian and French national soccer teams yesterday. The …

Pixar Founder John Lasseter Accepts Steve Jobs' Disney Legends Award in Emotional Speech

Pixar founder John Lasseter accepted Steve Jobs' Disney Legends Award yesterday at the D23 Expo, an annual Disney event held for fans. In a video from YouTube channel WDWINFO, Lasseter can be seen emotionally talking about how Jobs had become like a brother to him after he lost his own brother to …

Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

Elon Musk discusses Tesla and Space X's near-bankruptcies during Google Hangout

On Thursday, Elon Musk and Richard Branson sat down for a Hangout video chat with Google for Entrepreneurs to talk about the struggles and satisfaction of starting a business. The hourlong talk, which can be seen in full on YouTube, covered a broad range of topics, such as why Silicon Valley …

Never-Before-Seen WWI Photos Taken by a German Officer

Back in 2011, developer Dean Putney‘s mother dropped a photographic goldmine in his lap as he was getting ready to leave home after Thanksgiving. Out …

Shuttle Launch Captured in Amazing High Def by Cameras on the Rocket Boosters

When the Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> launched on June 8th, 2011 it marked the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The video above harkens back to that …

The Crash Landing of Southwest 345

A tale of harrow and then frustration from Nick Bradbury:<p>I read somewhere that technically what we experienced isn’t considered a crash landing, but …

Chinese scalpers booking up all Genius Bar appointments & selling online

<i>Beijing Morning News</i> reports that local ticket scalpers have found a new way to make money on Apple: booking up all available Genius Bar appointments and then offering them for sale online.<p>Ticket scalpers usually make their money by buying large quantities of event tickets as soon as they go on …

Hotshot Firefighter Takes to Instagram to Document His Crew’s Heroics

In the world of firefighting, a “hotshot” is a firefighter who specializes in containing forest fires before they reach inhabited areas. Gregg …

Blast From the Past: Take a Trip on New York City’s Subway System Circa 1905

In the past, we’ve had occasion to share some great color film footage that showed London and the UK as a whole all the way back in the 1920s. We’ve …

The sailing ship Terra Nova is framed by an ice grotto in Antarctica, 1911.Photograph by Herbert G. Ponting, National Geographic

The sailing ship <i>Terra Nova</i> is framed by an ice grotto in Antarctica, 1911.Photograph by Herbert G. Ponting, National Geographic