It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it
Glistening with rain or dew, these ladybugs look absolutely enchanting in these macro photos by Ireland-based photographer Tomasz Skoczen. For years now, he's been capturing these black and red winged insects as they're walking through grass or landing on flowers. Taken mostly in the garden of his backyard, he uses his Canon 5D Mark II and his macro lens to shoot these insects in their natural state.
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The Pacific coast of North America supports one of the most vibrant and diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, largely because of the presence of thick schools of small prey fish such as Pacific sardines.
New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light, detail. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, infrared light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritag
Whether he's shooting Half Dome at Yosemite National Park or Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland, photographer Chris Burkard always finds a way to make us step back and appreciate the awe-struck beauty of the world. According to Slate, Burkard's recent trip to Iceland had him carrying a Lytro Illum, a camera that can capture "live" 3-D photos. "
University of Tasmania finds 35 species face shifts in their ranges and egg-laying patterns as the waters off south-east Australia warm faster than average Australian scientists have assessed how 35 common fish species are coping with climate...
The Serengeti national park and adjacent Ngorongoro conservation area in northern Tanzania are famous for their diverse and abundant African wildlife, from the ‘big five’ to migrating giraffes, wildebeests, zebras and gazelles Continue reading...
Fertilizers are known to promote the growth of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater and oceans worldwide, but a new multi-institution study shows the aquatic microbes themselves can drive nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in a combined one-two punch in lakes.
Photographer Roman Golubenko captured these priceless shots of sea otters snuggling! Sea otters are a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. These shots, taken in Alaska, show otters keeping warm as they go for a dip in the freezing cold. In one photo, a baby otter sleeps on its mother as they float on a surface of the lake which is surrounded by ice. (See first photo, below.) These pictures were submitted to National Geographic's Your Shot, and one p