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Large Island Declared Rat-Free in Biggest Removal Success

Year of the Bird<p>South Georgia Island near Antarctica is now teeming with native wildlife, thanks to an effort to remove invasive rats that had been devouring birds.<p>A remote, freezing, salt-spray lashed paradise for wildlife has been completely cleared of rats in the largest rodent eradication of …

Seals

Fish With a Built-in Switchblade and Other Secret Animal Weapons

From harpoons to swivel-fangs, many creatures rely on hidden arms to deter predators.<p>Animal weapons are usually too obvious to be secret.<p>It's tough to miss moose antlers and beetle horns, for instance, which become "billboards" that advertise their fighting ability, says Doug Emlen, a biologist at …

Pictures of the Week 1.18.18

London

The 51 Best Costumes from The Crown

Revisit the best of Season 1 and preview Season 2 before its December 8 premiere.<p>The costume designer for any period drama has the unique challenge of capturing the spirit of an era while bringing their own sensibilities to a production. But <i>The Crown</i> is a beast of its own, with the added pressures …

Queen Elizabeth II

A very British weekend

<b>How would you depict a long weekend in October?</b><p>World-renowned photographer Rankin asked the people of Britain to capture a normal day in their lives, taken from Friday to Sunday and moving from early morning to late at night.<p>More than 300 photographs were selected and the resulting images have been …

Photography

Common Keyboard Symbols

Although you may think of the ampersand (&), asterisk (*), and pound sign (#) as typographical symbols found on your computer or phone keyboard, each …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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See What's Controlling These Zombie Ants

New research shows a deadly fungus is carving its way into the insects' bodies.<p>It's like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," but with ants.<p>A new study is shedding light on the mysterious markings of zombie ants, tropical carpenter ants that take their orders from a fungus<i>.</i> The fungal vampire carves …

Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Discovered at 8,000-Year-Old Village

Contrary to stereotypes, Stone Age people had a taste for finer things.<p>On a small rise less than 20 miles south of Tbilisi, Georgia, a clutch of round, mud-brick houses rises from a green, fertile river valley. The mound is called Gadachrili Gora, and the Stone Age farmers who lived here 8,000 …

Vibrant Photos of Foliage From Above

TravelPhoto Contest<p>If you missed this fleeting, colorful season, immerse yourself in these stunning pictures from our Nature Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Seasons can turn in the blink of an eye. In the northern hemisphere, winter is quickly approaching. Here are some photos to help us savor the …

New Hampshire

Harlem Renaissance

New York, New York<p>Phase 1 of a Harlem Townhouse renovation. The focus of this project was replacing the windows and doors and renovating the first floor living areas to increase storage space and update finishes. Another highlight was the complete renovation of the backyard in which we built a play …

Living Rooms

Pictures of the Week 10.26.17

Downtown It Girl Hari Nef on Her Glamorous Uptown Birthday Style Reveal

Hari Nef’s gilded 25th birthday party was a cheeky mix of full-on glamour and carefree cool. The <i>Love</i> magazine event, cohosted by Dara and Mel Ottenberg, took place over the weekend at Grand Central’s newly restored cocktail bar, the Campbell. And while this may seem to be an unlikely location for …

Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought

A new study of ancient ash suggests that the dormant giant could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades.<p>If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.<p>After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the …

The Most Outrageous Outfits Christina Aguilera Has Worn Through the Years

We might have all been talking about Christina Aguilera's head-turning very sexy swimsuit this year, but it's not the first time she's made a big impact with her fashion choices. The Ecuadorian-American singer wore some pretty memorable outfits when she first came into the spotlight.<p>Who doesn't …

Pictures of the Week 5.11.17

Tornadoes

Hunter, hunted set to rendezvous: Long range aircraft, submarine to be parked together in Visakhapatnam

Watch Full Video<p><b>New Delhi:</b> The hunter and the hunted are set to rendezvous by a beach in India's east coast city, Visakhapatnam.<p>In a feat of military …

Military

Rediscovering The Lost Skyscrapers Of New York

Many of New York’s early tall buildings were demolished. Some of those that remain are hiding in plain sight.<p>There are upwards of a million buildings in New York City, so you’d be forgiven for not even noticing the hundreds of the earliest skyscrapers that still dot the city today. After all, a …

See beautiful images of Hanoi street vendors from above as they travel through the city

People in Vietnam pass by vendors in the streets every day, but one photographer decided to capture them from a different perspective.<p>Loes Heerink lived in Hanoi for nearly four years, but has since returned home to the Netherlands. While she was there, she started taking photographs of street …

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Photographer Creates Stunning Portraits of Indigenous Peoples in Tribal Make-Up (VIDEO)

Ever since he was young, French photographer Eric Lafforgue has been fascinated with distant lands and indigenous cultures. For the past 10 years he …

Photography

The Most Beautiful Photos of Ugly Food—So Far

The Plate<p>A lot of food is unnecessarily wasted because it doesn’t meet aesthetic standards. Maybe the carrots are gnarly, a banana is too short, or a potato has some spots (we like to think of them as design elements). These imperfections don’t render food inedible, but they often keep it off …

Photography

Pictures of the Week 2.4.16

Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans: Pictures

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Getting Cozy With Vultures Inside the Carcass

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Charlie Hamilton James captures the fascinating and gruesome life of vultures.<p>Picture Stories<p>I love vultures, and not just because they’re charismatic, intelligent, and physiologically incredible. No, I love vultures in a really sick way too. What they do when they feed …