The Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

Photographer Jos Jansen’s book Universe: Facts in the Post-Truth Era visualizes scientific research in the era of fake news. This image shows a digital optical module developed by the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics to detect neutrinos. More than 5,000 such orbs that will soon be suspended in a grid at the bottom of … Read moreThe Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

Why Master Photographer Ralph Gibson Went Digital After Decades

The renowned film photographer Ralph Gibson was lying in his shrink’s office in lower Manhattan a few years back, brooding. FedEx had knocked on his door that morning, delivering a digital camera the company Leica asked him to try out. But Gibson, in his mid-seventies, wasn’t sure he wanted to: He’d been shooting analog for … Read moreWhy Master Photographer Ralph Gibson Went Digital After Decades

Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars

Sometimes in space, what we’re gazing out on is but a beautiful corpse. Consider these leftovers from a violent death some 20,000 light years away, a supernova remnant called G54.1+0.3. What once was a star has collapsed upon itself and imploded with such force that material including gas and plasma are being shot into space, … Read moreSpace Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars

CES 2019 in Photos: The March of the Gadget Fanatics

Attendees endure a virtual reality “ride” at the Las Vegas Convention Center. UBTech always brings interesting robots to CES. This one, the Cruzr service robot, can navigate your home autonomously using the built-in localization technology that helps it map its surroundings in real time. Having fun with ducks in the Nikon booth. For safety reasons, … Read moreCES 2019 in Photos: The March of the Gadget Fanatics

Photo Gallery: A Family’s Nuclear Legacy, Etched in Silver

The Japanese word gaman, which describes the state of enduring insufferable pain with dignity, tends to seep into the vernacular during times of strife. The Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, for example, or the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Or the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, which occurred just 45 miles from … Read morePhoto Gallery: A Family’s Nuclear Legacy, Etched in Silver

The Viral ‘Half Summer, Half Winter’ Manhattan Aerial Photo

Paul Seibert spent much of 2018 hovering thousands of feet over New York City. He was taking photographs for the social media accounts of the helicopter tour company FlyNYON, and over the course of the year Seibert shot the city from almost every imaginable angle. But even though he shared multiple vantage points, the images … Read moreThe Viral ‘Half Summer, Half Winter’ Manhattan Aerial Photo

Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

On December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew around the moon, and astronaut William Anders captured this famous photo of Earth. They called it Earthrise. The photo has been credited with sparking the environmental movement, and of course it is a good reminder that while it might be fun to imagine other planets far … Read moreSpace Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

A Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

After years of playing with fire, Kevin Cooley finally got burned. Inspired by the smoke signals used at the Vatican to signal the election of a new pope, the multimedia artist began setting controlled fires in and around his studio and photographing their multicolored plumes of smoke. In a way, it was the logical next … Read moreA Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

Photo Gallery: Capturing the Everyday Horror of Dairy Farming in Germany

Germany is known for its efficiency—and that includes its bovine population. A century ago, a dairy cow produced 7,700 pounds of milk a year; today, its descendants are doubling that output. But farmers want more. Nikita Teryoshin documents this quest in Hornless Heritage. It’s an unsettling look at dairy farming in Germany—the EU’s biggest milk … Read morePhoto Gallery: Capturing the Everyday Horror of Dairy Farming in Germany