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Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Southeast Alaska
Southeast Alaska, or the Alaska Panhandle, is a narrow strip of coastal islands and mountains that stretches more than 500 miles along the Pacific Ocean. It is home ...

Photos of the Week: Kyrgyz Horsemen, Shanghai Steeplechase, Giant Bobbleheads
Participants at the Wave and Goth festival in Germany, a baby bear in Turkey, attendees at a “Kiss-a-thon” in Mexico City, the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France, ...

Yesterday, a Hawaiian volcano thousands of miles away from me erupted violently. Moments later, the phone in my pocket buzzed with an alert, Twitter notified me, friends on ...

Historic Photos of NASA’s Cavernous Wind Tunnels
Throughout the 20th century, NASA (and its predecessor, NACA) made extensive use of wind tunnels to test and refine designs for airplanes, spacecraft, and many other vehicles and ...

In Photos: Chaos and Bloodshed in Gaza
Protests along the Gaza-Israel border were met with tear gas and live fire from Israeli forces, leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded on Monday. The Palestinian demonstrations marked ...

Photos of the Week: a Welsh Owl, a Belgian Bat, an Alabamian Bee
Retiring police dogs in Ecuador, the Medieval Combat World Championships in Scotland, Victory Day in Russia, a sunset in Paris, a rumbling volcano in Hawaii, the Met Gala ...

10 Years Since the Devastating 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths. ...

Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Zhangjiajie
In Hunan Province, in South Central China, sits Zhangjiajie, a large prefecture-level city containing spectacular landforms and parks. These include Tianmen Mountain and the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which ...

Photos of Kilauea’s Newest Lava Fissures on Hawaii’s Big Island
The recent eruptions from several volcanic vents in a residential neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island have prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said ...

Photos of the Week: Splash Dogs, Beltane Sunrise, a Springtime Romp
Up close with a sea lion in Vienna, under the cherry blossoms in Stockholm, World Dance Day in Budapest, “Bodies in Urban Spaces” in Vilnius, May Day protests ...