These Science Photos Are So Beautiful They're Basically Art

The winners of the 2015 FASEB BioArt Image and Video Competition have been announced, and they’re amazing. Chosen from a diverse cross-section of biology, they feature everything from the proteins that make up the Ebola virus through to roundworms feasting on bacteria. Here’s the best, most beautful science photos the… »Yesterday 3:17pm11/30/15 3:17pm


San Francisco Photog Caught An Amazing Time Lapse Of Last Night's Missile Launch

Justin Majeczky was perched high above the Golden Gate Bridge on Slacker Hill executing some time-lapse photography last night when something showed up in his frame that he surely didn’t expect—a Trident D5 ballistic missile launched by the USS Kentucky off the coast of Southern California. »11/08/15 6:30pm11/08/15 6:30pm

Yale Showcases 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all familiar with some of the snapshots of craggy-faced farmers, but unseen photos in government archives tell a more complex story of a struggling country. Yale just released a… »10/05/15 4:32pm10/05/15 4:32pm

A photograph of gannets roosting on the edge of a cliff has earned Barrie Williams top prize in this

A photograph of gannets roosting on the edge of a cliff has earned Barrie Williams top prize in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards. The stunning photo was captured by the 29-year-old Scot on the Isle of Noss in Shetland. You can see other notable contest entries at The Guardian.
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Spend Your Weekend Breaking Down Identity And Bodies With Some Radical New Artworks

The annual Photoville festival, filling a bunch of Brooklyn shipping containers with artwork, is happening this weekend. And one of the containers is being curated by artist Claire Christerson, who created an exhibition about identity, the body, and prosthetics. Including some pretty fantastical artworks. »9/11/15 9:00pm9/11/15 9:00pm

This Carpenter Bee Can't Sting You, But He's Certainly Giving You the Eye

He looks like a bumble bee, but this is Xylocopa virginica, the Virginia Carpenter Bee. While females have a stinger, the males don’t, but they do step to other males who invade their turf, watching over females and young. “Carpenter” comes from the bees’ nesting habits: they tunnel into wood to lay eggs. »8/17/15 9:00pm8/17/15 9:00pm