First launched in 1990, the Hubble Telescope is coming up on its 30th anniversary in space. Having provided us with some of the most incredible images from our known universe, the Hubble has allowed us to explore parts of the universe no man-made craft could reach.
For 55 years, the Natural History Museum in London has run annual competitions for wildlife photography, and the finalists for the 2019 competition have just been announced. These photos of wild animals in their natural habitat are truly breathtaking, as are the skills of the photographers. Out of 50,000 entries, this collection of photographs made it to the finals - and we can see why!
Dashcams are great, not only for recording potential crashes or incidents on the road, but also because they can capture the once in a lifetime strange things that sometimes happen too quickly for us to see. From wild animals to natural disasters to evil clowns, these dashcams have seen it all.
It's like the world is one great big dad joke. God bless these people for proving it for us once and for all. Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere. Life on earth in 2019 can best be described as a meme. And when life's a meme, all you can do is look at even MORE memes.
Sometimes though humor needs that extra oomph, that edge to it to get you going. Well we are happy to oblige and give you some of the best dark humor memes available today.
This year is the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, an event that launched the United States into World War II and helped save the world from a Nazi takeover.
But a month before the America’s involvement in crushing the Nazis, Pearl Harbor was just another island paradise. America had yet to involve itself in socking it to Mr. Hitler, and Pearl Harbor represented “proof of American naval power.”
TIME dug through an issue of LIFE magazine that profiled the Navy in October 1940 and colorized some of the photos. Check out what life was like before America put the Nazis in their place, and for the black and white versions, check out TIME.
The good folks over at the New York Times wanted to show how "the nation's largest restaurant chains have made a big deal in recent years about introducing smaller portion sizes," but they have continued to make their dishes so rich they contain "a full day's worth of calories."
So they made a story showing what rought 2,000 calories looks like from some large restaurant chains, noting that "depending on age and gender, most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day."
Are you guilty of eating a full day's calories in one sitting? What do you think of how little some of these dishes are for packing in so many calories? Let us know in the comments what you're thinking.
I, for one, forgot how delicious milk shakes are and may have to add that to my next meal out. Wrong lesson here?
When Michael John Kent proposed to his girlfriend in Reykjavik, Iceland they probably thought they had the street all to themselves. They discovered later that a bystander had captured the perfect photo of the proposal just at the right time. When he didn't hear back from her after giving out the wrong email the search was on and he took to the internet to find this mystery photographer.
The woman who took the photo, Jessica Bowe, had already posted it to her Instagram. Later the happy couple went back to Iceland to meet their photographer and thank her for the image. They even did a quick interview with a local news outlet in the video above.
New Horizons began its yearlong download of new images and other data over the Labor Day weekend. Images downlinked in the past few days have more than doubled the amount of Pluto's surface seen at resolutions as good as 400 meters (440 yards) per pixel. They reveal new features as diverse as possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows that apparently oozed out of mountainous regions onto plains, and even networks of valleys that may have been carved by material flowing over Pluto's surface. They also show large regions that display chaotically jumbled mountains reminiscent of disrupted terrains on Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
"The surface of Pluto is every bit as complex as that of Mars," said Jeff Moore, leader of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. "The randomly jumbled mountains might be huge blocks of hard water ice floating within a vast, denser, softer deposit of frozen nitrogen within the region informally named Sputnik Planum."
And look at its dark side.
Additionally, if you want to see a really neat composite video of New Horizons journey through the end of our solar system, watch it here.