Space Drones Find the a Planet at the Precipice of Life

Even though humans are long gone, the devices we built and gave the mission of seeking out life still search the universe. This — a planet sporting primordial soup — is the closest they've yet come to fulfilling their purpose. » 10/03/14 1:30am 10/03/14 1:30am

The World Where Everything's an Iceberg: 90% Is Under the Surface

It's a classic camouflage technique: hiding as much as possible where it's unlikely to be seen. And on this planet, it's a strategy that's been adopted by everyone: sea creatures, towns, and individuals. Simple pastoral scenes hide this world's achievements stories below the surface. » 9/16/14 11:18pm 9/16/14 11:18pm

Cyborgs enjoy a snowy evening in the City of Peace

Even as the glare of the message of universal love reflected off Carla's helmet, she swore she caught a couple of baselines tittering out of the corner of her eye. Jaime always said she needed a thicker skin, but Carla never saw one on the list of approved modifications. A serene digital painting by Thomas Wievegg. » 12/15/13 5:00pm 12/15/13 5:00pm

This stunning painting imagines the real sky that inspired The Starry…

Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night evokes much of the majesty of the night sky while presenting it in a new and deeply individual light. Alex Ruiz's digital painting reinterprets Van Gogh's work, imagining how the sky might have looked the night the artist was inspired to paint it. » 6/30/12 4:00pm 6/30/12 4:00pm

Digital Portraits of Our Decaying Mecha Future

Daniel Conway's digital paintings imagine richly detailed scenes from humanity's future, a time when mecha suits and robot warriors have been part of our lives so long that we have had time to see even them tarnish and beautifully decay. » 9/23/09 2:00pm 9/23/09 2:00pm