A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built To Track the End of the World

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it's just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly… » 4/14/14 1:22am 4/14/14 1:22am

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 12:00pm 4/03/14 12:00pm

An Astronaut And His Robot Companion Are Photobombed By A Watery Planet

Commander Koichi Wakata poses before a Cupola window aboard the International Space Station. The Canadarm2's Latching End Effector looks on from the other side of the glass. Meanwhile, in the background, Earth hangs almost modestly, all but obscured by the photo's fore- and middleground subjects. » 4/02/14 5:15pm 4/02/14 5:15pm

Learn How To Be A Better Wildlife Photographer

You don't have to travel far to shoot decent wildlife photos. Other than spending some time practicing at the zoo or with your pets, why not take your camera to a nearby park or hiking trail? Birds and squirrels and lizards and the like may not be as charismatic as zebras or pandas, but they make for interesting… » 3/29/14 2:15pm 3/29/14 2:15pm

These Close-Up Views Of Nature And Technology Are Simply Awe-Inspiring

Each year, the UK's Wellcome Trust selects its favorite images captured by any number of technological devices — from scanning electron microscopes to CT scans. This year's winning crop provide an intimate glimpse into these previously unseen worlds. » 3/25/14 8:40am 3/25/14 8:40am

The winners of this year's Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. The winners were selected from over 700,000 entries and feature everything from skydiving selfies and lightning flashes to hummingbirds and starry nights. Twisted Sifter has put together a spectacular gallery featuring some of the best images » 3/20/14 4:00pm 3/20/14 4:00pm