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Fall Is in the Air

Autumn really is the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a couple of weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Now it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter…

Winners of Nikon Small World 2018

Nikon just announced the winners of the 2018 Small World Photomicrography Competition, and it’s shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things…

Illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border

Latin American immigrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border in Texas are often apprehended as soon as they cross. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif spent a week documenting their often futile attempts to live the American dream.…

25 Fridays of Protest in Gaza

For nearly six months now, Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been staging weekly demonstrations at points along the border between Gaza and Israel—protests they call the “Great March of Return,” which demands that Palestinian…

The Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence has now weakened to a tropical depression, and forecasters are warning of continued heavy rainfall and flooding still to come. When the hurricane came ashore on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said it had sustained…

Namibian Coast

From the Skeleton Coast in the north to the Orange River in the south, Namibia has nearly a thousand miles of coastline. For much of that distance, the windblown dunes of the Namib Desert reach right to the pounding surf of the Atlantic…

15 Years Since the 2003 Northeast Blackout

On August 14, 2003, a series of faults caused by tree branches touching power lines in Ohio, which were then complicated by human error, software issues, and equipment failures, led to the most widespread blackout in North American history.…

Trying to Keep Cool

Over the past month, record-setting high temperatures have been recorded across the northern hemisphere. Sometimes dangerous heat waves in Europe, Asia, and North America have driven people to beaches, lakes, water parks, even…