The burger drop shot, where the ingredients of the world’s most perfect food appear to fall from the sky and perfectly stack themselves upon landing, pops up a lot in fast food commercials. But seeing what it takes to realize this footage without computer graphics makes you wonder if it’s worth all the effort.
Say goodbye to London, because it’s about to become Earth’s second moon.
Dutch history meets modern energy initiatives in artist Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation, which uses beams of green light to visualize the movement of the country’s windmills.
Find out where Prometheus 2 could be headed. Plus a fan theory makes a good guess at where American Horror Story's fifth season might be set. Guillermo del Toro updates us on Crimson Peak and the Pacific Rim sequels. And another classic Disney character is coming to Once Upon a Time. Spoilers now!
I don't know if the new Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be good or bad. All I know is that the trailer is pure eye candy made of real brutal stunts, crazy camerawork, and a varnish of pitch-perfect digital effects. It really looks amazing. I think I'm ready for yet another 80s revival film, despite the lack of Tina…
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The visible-light Hubble Space Telescope images of the Ring Nebula are iconic enough, but layering on infrared data brings out even more detailed structure.
Argentina's fertile agricultural region in Pampas is a patchwork of farm fields, with one notable exception. In the center of the image (and magnified inset) is a cypress and eucalyptus forest shaped into a guitar. This grove is tended by a farmer in memory of his wife.
An astronaut on the International Space Station took this picture in 2012 over Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia of city lights and green airglow.
The salty red waters of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are an easily-recognizable landmark in Botswana, and a valuable source of industrial salts.
Weekends are for dreaming of interior design. This weekend, I'm gazing with covetous awe at Schönstaub's nebula area rugs. The three rug designs are photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of nebulas in the small and large Magellanic Clouds.
During the last Ice Age, when sea levels were lower and the Bahama shelf was exposed land. Rainwater drained down the cliffs, carving gullies in soft rocks. Modern sea levels submerge the region, with pale blue water on the shallow shelf, darkening to deep blue in the submarine canyon.
It's time for weekly space-links of astronomy and planetary science stories that we didn't cover on Space this week.
When half of a binary system goes supernova, usually that means a very bad day for the remaining star. But DEM L241 is tougher than that, surviving the astronomical blast to shine another day.
NASA plays along with each new Cosmos episode, posting photos, stories, and projects relevant to the episode. This week is an exploration of how scientific theory is used to predict events on the cosmic scale.
To celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colour, check out this colourful radar image! The bright rainbows are areas of dynamic changes, while dull greys are stable and steady.
The Hubble Space Telescope is always a good source for astronomical eyecandy. Today is it's 24th birthday, and to celebrate, NASA has released images of stars being born in the Monkey Head Nebula.
Last year, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) carried cargo to the ISS using their HTV-4 spacecraft. To return the favour, a stationary camera on the ISS captured this awe-inspiring photograph of HTV-4 returning to Earth.
Our sun let out a mid-level solar flare yesterday, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of it in multiple wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
A glory is the atmospheric phenomena that produces scintillating, iridescent clouds. They're special enough to see on Earth, but now we have a photograph of a glory on Venus! I'm always down with a bit of interplanetary cloud-watching.