The Strange Stories Behind the Year's Best Scientific Images


Researchers Kevin Mackenzie, Sergio Bertazzo and Zeynep Saygin all had winning entries in the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards, an annual competition dedicated to showcasing the year's most fascinating scientific images. Here, in their own words, is how they captured their subjects, and what their images reveal. »4/03/14 3:00pm4/03/14 3:00pm

The most spectacular wild animal photos of the year

The winners of the 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced — and this year's crop is expectedly great. The competition, which is now in its 48th year, is an "international showcase for the very best nature photography," according to London's Natural History Museum »10/24/12 10:35am10/24/12 10:35am

Artist uses NASA technology to capture the cosmic beauty of flowers in extreme detail

Flowers look like solar flares and stellar eruptions when you photograph them in intense detail, using techniques developed by NASA for imaging the surface of Mars. Photographer David Leaser developed a new process, based on NASA's tech among other things, which he uses to capture the unsettling beauty of flowers up… »2/10/11 11:30am2/10/11 11:30am