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NBA Free Agents 2016: Rumors and Predictions for Top Remaining Players on Market

You might think the NBA free-agency period is over, but there are noteworthy players still on the market.<p>Aside from LeBron James, who is still a free agent after opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the pool of available players might not be loaded with All-Stars and …

Vietnamese tour guide says three dead backpackers 'ignored' his warnings

Izzy Squire, 19, Beth Anderson, 24, and Christian Sloan, 25, were killed after being dragged into a whirlpool and swept to their deaths<p>A Vietnamese tour guide says three young British holidaymakers were swept to their deaths at a scenic waterfall after jumping into a fast-flowing stretch of …

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9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

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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 …

Paraplegic in 'Iron Man' bodysuit will kick-start the World Cup

Rosa SULLEIRO AFP.com<p>The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain.<p>Brazilian doctor Miguel Nicolelis led a team of 156 scientists from around the world to create the futuristic …

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

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RANKED: The Hottest Pre-IPO Adtech Startups Of 2014

Rubicon Project filed for an IPO, and its stock popped nicely on the first day — making adtech IPOs suddenly much more interesting than they used to be.<p>Tubemogul also filed for an IPO. DataXu confirmed it will do the same thing.<p>And, biggest of all, Pinterest looks like it is gearing up an adtech …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

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Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Sensational butterflies - in pictures

Visitors take a look around the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' butterfly house. The temporary attraction features hundreds of free-flying rare butterflies and runs from 3 April until 14 September 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist | Colossal

<p>The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. This year’s contest received more than …

10 Things in Nature That Are Not the Color You'd Expect

Blue lava? A blood-red waterfall? The natural world is full of surprises. If you think you've finally figured out Mother Nature, think again.<p>Blue lava? A blood-red waterfall? The natural world is full of surprises. If you think you've finally figured out Mother Nature, think again.

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Day 21: Docker--The Missing Tutorial

A couple of months ago, Red Hat announced a partnership with dotCloud on their Docker technology. I did’t have the time then to learn about Docker so …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

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Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

You don't need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology. The tech industry in Silicon Valley and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated.<p>That isn't to say there aren't women working at tech firms. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of …