1. This gigantic supernova remnant, a bubble-shaped shroud of gas is 23 light-years across and is expanding at more than 11 million miles per hour. See more incredible Hubble photos that will blow your mind. 

     
  2. So, what do you give an adorable baby who already has everything? Something equally adorable. Here’s what Prince George is getting as gifts during his tour of New Zealand

     
  3. South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’ struggle with history

    For the ANC, a 102-year-old political movement whose raison d’etre throughout most of its life was the overthrow of white-minority rule, the “Born Frees” - who now number 20 million, or 40 percent of the population - are problematic.

    When Nkululeko Simelane was born on April 27, 1994, her parents did not have to think twice about her name.

    In Zulu, Nkululeko means “Freedom”. (Read more.)

     

  4. "I feel privileged that people are looking up to me, and perhaps a dream will be born because of my presence."
     
  5. guardian:

    The world’s best animal architecture - in pictures

    Australian weaver ants building their nest by pulling on leaves and working in chains, in Northern Territory, Australia. The adult builders pull leaves together with their pincers then interweave them with silk threads produced by their larvae. They can build an entire nest in 24 hours. Photograph: Ingo Arndt

    (Source: theguardian.com)

     
  6. The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 24 tomorrow, so we’re celebrating with a look at some of its most mind-blowing images. See more incredible images from Hubble

     
  7. Believe it or not, this photo was taken from space. Here are more amazing photos released by NASA

     

  8. "We don’t own the moon! We don’t need a national park on the moon even if we did."
    — the Congressional Western Caucus, on the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, a bill that would create a national historical park on the moon  (via latimes)

    (via latimes)

     
  9. Big Bang still a big question for most Americans

    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time. Take the Big Bang, for example. (Read more.)

     
  10. reuterspictures:

    Gallery: Russia’s kid cadets

    The General Yermolov Cadet School is a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes in addition to a normal syllabus. The school, outside the south Russian city of Stavropol, allows its pupils to take part in field-training trips, during which they spend time at a base and undergo physical drills and weapons training. The outings are seen as a treat for students, and those with bad grades are not allowed to go. The school is named after the Russian imperial general Alexei Yermolov and many of its students are from military backgrounds. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

     
  11. Here’s a must-see collection of photos for Earth Day. The images will take your breath away.

     
  12. A satellite shot of ocean currents around the Canary Islands was named NASA’s Earth Photo of the Year in their annual photo tournament. Incredible, isn’t it? Here are more great photos. 

     
  13. This is Lucey, and she just won a bulldog beauty contest. We think it was well deserved. (Read more about Lucey here.)

     
  14. timemagazine:

    See Marvel’s Avengers like you’ve never seen them before with these exclusive portraits by Mike Mitchell. 

     
  15. The 2014 Boston Marathon was an emotional event for the city. Here, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Women’s Elite division. See more photos from the race.