The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality


The Instagram account bladerunnerreality is dedicated to taking photos of the world that look like they could be straight out of Blade Runner. Is the knowledge that we are sort of living in Blade Runner comforting or distressing? » 3/30/15 2:30am Yesterday 2:30am

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked using "commercially available" resolutions. Satellite images have been used to prevent poaching, as well as to keep track of creatures that manage to be as elusive as they are enormous. » 3/28/15 3:10pm Saturday 3:10pm

Regal Yet Goofy Chinstrap Penguin Welcomes You To Antarctica

In this remarkable shot taken January 20, 2015, a Chinstrap penguin offers a close-up look at the distinctive marking that gives the bird its moniker. The waddling creature was photographed near the town of Villa Las Estrellas on Antarctica's King George Island. » 3/28/15 9:15am Saturday 9:15am

These Microscopic Videos Show How Our Bodies Are Really Fields Of War

To the naked eye, your body may not look like the site of much action, but take a closer look and you'll see the microscopic battles being waged every moment of every day, between our bodies' invaders and the systems that fight back. » 3/25/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

The Porcelain Basin Hot Springs Create an Ethereal Spring In Yellowstone

Taken just a few days after the official start of spring, this photo of the Porcelain Basin Hot Springs (named after the milky white mineral deposit) almost looks like the national park is steaming off winter in favor of spring. » 3/24/15 11:00pm 3/24/15 11:00pm

Behold The Beauty Of A Spring Equinox Sunset Over Alaska

This is either a shot of six people marveling at yesterday's spring equinox sunset on an unseasonably warm-ish (42 degrees) evening in Anchorage, Alaska ... or lost album art for an LP of AM radio jams, circa 1973. » 3/22/15 4:45pm 3/22/15 4:45pm

"Supertide" Creates Dramatic Temporary Island Off The Coast Of France

A rare "supertide" (caused by last night's post-eclipse supermoon) briefly turned France's Mont Saint-Michel into a completely encircled island. The historic site is located just off the coast of Normandy, and is usually linked to land via a bridge. » 3/21/15 1:05pm 3/21/15 1:05pm

These Historic American WWII Posters Haven't Been Seen Since 1954

Grove City College archivist Hilary Walczak recently stumbled upon 175 American propaganda posters locked away in a library cabinet. Dating back to the Second World War, they haven't been seen since the library opened over 60 years ago. » 3/19/15 8:20am 3/19/15 8:20am

Airplanes Look Like Swarming Fireflies In These Mesmerizing Timelapses

We're so used to seeing planes flying overhead, but these timelapse videos track the flight patterns of planes, bringing air traffic to light in trails of busy, beautiful light. They make air travel look positively wondrous. » 3/16/15 3:00pm 3/16/15 3:00pm

A Suprisingly Clear Photo of an Explosion's Shock Wave

Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) experimental proving ground is a piece of land over 470 square kilometers — and its isolated, clear, and moderate weather makes the location perfect for scientists and researchers to do defense work. Like this explosion. » 3/16/15 2:30am 3/16/15 2:30am

Here's What The Night Sky Would Look Like With Much Better Eyes

Not too long ago, most people on Earth could look up at night and see the Milky Way's stunning ribbon of stars. But if you live in a modern city or suburb awash in light pollution, that dazzling view of the night sky is about as rare as a wild predator sighting. » 3/15/15 1:53pm 3/15/15 1:53pm

What will fine dining look like in the post-apocalypse? Photographer Henry Hargreaves has been photographing the "Armageddon menus" of various doomsday preppers — including those whose food choices are limited by their religions and medical conditions. Some look much more appetizing than others. » 3/11/15 4:00pm 3/11/15 4:00pm

See The Wellcome Trust's Best Science Photos Of The Year

The finalists of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards have been announced. From insectoid eyes and cat tongues to curved spines and boll weevils, here are the most spectacular science photos of the past year. » 3/09/15 8:00am 3/09/15 8:00am

Stop And Admire This Charismatic, Saucer-Eyed Octopus

Photographer Robert Shults spent nine months shooting inside the Texas lab that hosts the intensely powerful Petawatt laser to create new collection The Superlative Light. He drew inspiration not just from his evocative subject, but from his favorite scifi movies, like Alphaville and The Fly. » 3/08/15 12:30pm 3/08/15 12:30pm

There's haunting, abandoned-building fascination galore, plus some intense graffiti, in this photo-heavy look at Long Island's shuttered Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Unsurprisingly, multiple horror movies have been filmed there; it's also the subject of a documentary made by a former patient. » 3/07/15 4:21pm 3/07/15 4:21pm

Take A Moment To Marvel At These Unusually Intimate Owl Portraits

It is notoriously difficult to photograph an owl. The stately birds tend to be close-taloned with their trust, requiring several months to become comfortable with even one human handler – a fact that explains both the rareness of intimate owl portraiture, and the magnificence of these shots by photographer Brad Wilson. » 3/06/15 3:00pm 3/06/15 3:00pm

How much snow has the United States seen this year? The New York Times has a set of composite photos showing snow cover from 2013, 2014, and 2015. Two things stand out: one is the photos for the Northeast, which shows the thicker more snow this year. The other is the disappearance of snow from the west. » 3/06/15 3:00am 3/06/15 3:00am

It Takes Very Little to Take an Owl From Menacing to Goofy

That is one disapproving owl. If he had glasses, he'd be peering at us over them. This is a photo of a Ninox strenua, or "Powerful owl." And yet, with one head movement, this same species becomes an instant clown. » 3/05/15 1:30am 3/05/15 1:30am