Saturday, September 19, 2020
Space Photos of the Week: Triton and Io, Here We Come

Space Photos of the Week: Triton and Io, Here We Come

Last week NASA announced four finalists for its budget-friendly series of Discovery class missions. The first is called VERITAS (stand for Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy), which...
The Eerie Repopulation of the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

The Eerie Repopulation of the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

In March, when cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom, the Japanese leg of the Olympic Torch relay will kick off at a soccer stadium 12 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi...
These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

In 2005, multidisciplinary artist Jay Mark Johnson flew to Germany to purchase a very special, very expensive new gadget—a hand-made digital camera capable of capturing 360-degree panoramic images at resolutions...
Space Photos of the Week: Terrific, Tantalizing Titan

Space Photos of the Week: Terrific, Tantalizing Titan

Titan is Saturn’s largest and weirdest moon. In fact, it’s more like a planet: Titan is the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere, and it has a...
Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Less than two miles from Iceland’s Reykjavik airport sits a nondescript metal building as monolithic and drab as a commercial poultry barn. There’s a deafening racket inside, too, but it...
The Quest to Get Photos of the USSR's First Space Shuttle

The Quest to Get Photos of the USSR’s First Space Shuttle

On November 15, 1988, the Soviet Union's first space shuttle, the Buran, blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in present-day Kazakhstan. With striking design similarities to the US space shuttle—prompting...
An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

Elinor Carucci was just waking up following major surgery when her husband Eran gently whispered, "We have to take the picture now." Before her hysterectomy, Carucci had convinced the hospital...
The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

The Symmetry and Chaos of the World’s Megacities

Ryan Koopmans was planning to attend architecture school after earning his bachelor's degree around a decade ago from the University of British Columbia. But while working on his application portfolio,...
The Traces of Human Activity in the Burning Man Void

The Traces of Human Activity in the Burning Man Void

Burning Man bills itself as the biggest "Leave No Trace" event in the world. This means that after revelers have dismantled the geodesic domes, giant duckies, and steampunk ships that...
The Unbuilt Streets of California's Ghost Metropolis

The Unbuilt Streets of California’s Ghost Metropolis

In 1958, a Czech-born sociology professor named Nat Mendelsohn purchased 82,000 acres of land in the Mojave Desert, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, and founded the optimistically named...

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