This amazing magical tree produces 40 different types of fruit

Sam Van Aken discovered that an old New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008. He bought it to save those species but also to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit. » 7/23/14 12:23am 54 minutes ago

All the supernovas ever photographed in one spectacular collection

NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument—the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58—to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all. » 7/22/14 10:07pm Yesterday 10:07pm

Nothing says summer like these slow melt ice cream time-lapses

This is exactly how summer feels like here in Spain. Everything seems to be melting around me: Trees, buildings, dogs, even me. Despite the air conditioning I feel like I'm slowly melting on my chair. That's what Mateo Cabeza—a filmmaker based in Seville, Spain—seems to be thinking too. » 7/22/14 7:51pm Yesterday 7:51pm

This Warehouse Holds All Illegal Wildlife Goods Confiscated In The U.S.

Crocodile purses, polar bear rugs, ivory chalices—they're all illegal in the U.S. And no matter where they're confiscated, these pieces ends up in a warehouse outside Denver named the National Wildlife Property Repository, a haunting space filled with the frozen faces of endangered and extinct creatures. » 7/22/14 7:16pm Yesterday 7:16pm

Seeing real US Navy SEALs moving underwater is way cooler than any movie

This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission. » 7/22/14 6:41pm Yesterday 6:41pm

How the Best Seinfeld Parody on the Internet Created Seinfeld Emoji

"Imagen if Senfeld on TV today?" is a question often posed by @Seinfeld2000, an alternate universe of Seinfeld characters in contemporary situations told through garbled English and meme-ready Photoshop renderings. Now @Seinfeld2000's creator has invented his own 2014-appropriate language to communicate with fans: … » 7/22/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

That's No Moon or Space Station, Just a Fantastic Death Star Rug

What's this? A piece of Star Wars-themed decor that doesn't look like a grade eight craft project? There's a chance that folks who've never even seen Star Wars might actually want this Death Star rug in their living room, since its asymmetrical design doesn't scream 'science fiction movie prop'. » 7/22/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Space Station 76 Pokes Fun at 1970s Futurism

You can almost hear the pitch meeting echoing through the Hollywood Hills: "It's like Anchorman, meets 2001: A Space Odyssey." And frankly, that sounds like a damn good way to spend an hour and a half. So let's hope the upcoming movie Space Station 76 lives up to the completely unfounded expectations I've created for… » 7/22/14 4:46pm Yesterday 4:46pm

A Nanotech-Powered AIDS-Killing Condom Is Closer than Ever

Correctly used, condoms do a damn good job of preventing STDs (and pregnancy!). But nobody's gonna say no to an improvement that ups those odds. Say, a condom coated in antiviral gel that kills up t0 99.9% of HIV, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus. Australia just said yes, and hopefully the U.S. isn't far… » 7/22/14 4:26pm Yesterday 4:26pm

How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer

Explorers are never bored for long. Their lives are filled with mystery, adventure, and the thrill of the unknown. While that may sound more aspirational than attainable, a few small adjustments to your routine could release the explorer inside you — you may even be just the type of person National Geographic's … » 7/09/14 12:00pm 7/09/14 12:00pm