Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean. Read more
Our newest Lightbox Installation is on view! Photographer Navid Baraty’s large-scale images of Manhattan intersections provide a thrilling vantage point that reverses the usual gaze upward. While exploring the city from up on high, Baraty had his camera strapped to his wrist as he leaned out of windows and ledges to gain perspectives of New York City that very few get a chance to see. The Lightbox Exhibition, Intersection, will be on view at the Bowling Green subway station through 2014.
2013 won’t go down in the history books as a banner year for globally significant elections. True, the election of Hassan Rouhani changed the tone in Tehran and possibly opened the door to a lasting diplomatic solution to the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program. But the outcome of most of the elections held in 2013—and there were a lot of them—mattered primarily to the people who cast the ballots. In contrast, 2014 is shaping up as a year in which the choices voters make could reverberate well beyond their country’s borders. So for those of you eager to peer ahead, here are 10 elections to watch for in 2014.
Whatever happened on Easter Island, it wasn’t good. Polynesians landed there, farmed, thrived, built their famous statues, and then things went very bad, very fast. Sixteen million trees vanished. What happened?