May 21, 2013 — Engineers have figured out a way to get crystals to form rose and tulip sculptures, each smaller than a strand of hair. The gardens sprout up on a penny dipped in a salt solution. The technique is similar to 3-D printing and could one day be used to make any complex shape.
Feb 20, 2013 — Satellites help track storms, power the GPS signals in our cars and phones and beam TV signals around the world. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.
Dec 27, 2012 — NASA's Curiosity rover turned its camera around and captured a beautiful self-portrait from Gale Crater.
Dec 5, 2012 — "The night is nowhere as dark as we might think," says one scientist. How does your location light up the night?
Aug 23, 2012 — For the past century, the Forest Service has been sending photographers out to the same 13 points in Bitterroot National Forest in Montana every decade or so. The resulting photo series shows just how dynamic our forests really are.
Aug 11, 2012 — Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?
Oct 25, 2011 — Some 73 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. Despite increased public awareness, large-scale operations are still open for business in many countries, new images show.
Oct 12, 2011 — Park rangers thwart poachers' plans to sell a baby gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, caretakers are watching little Shamavu around the clock.
Oct 6, 2011 — The 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards feature the U.K.'s resident animals as they roam their terrain and swim in their waters.
Sep 28, 2011 — A rare, yellow hypergiant star has been photographed by researchers at the European Southern Observatory. The burning ball of gas is rapidly dying, just 13,000 light-years away from us.