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Astronauts Capture, Tweet Constellations from Space Station

Changing Planet<p>ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers took this photo from the International Space Station on February 1, 2012. The Orion constellation, with the line of three belt stars, can be seen rising in the center, while the V-shaped Taurus constellation is visible on the right. Credit: European Space …

Skywatchers Enjoy Comet Bonanza

Changing Planet<p><b>Backyard astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere get an eyeful this week, when four comets will be visible with binoculars or small telescopes in the early morning sky.</b><p>First up, the most famous of the bunch is Comet ISON, which is currently speeding towards its close encounter with …

Marrakech's new arts scene in the funky old medina

It's just another sunny Saturday morning in the cool, green oasis that is Le Jardin (lejardin.ma), a lively riad cafe in the heart of the Marrakech medina and the social hub of the emerging arts scene in the old city. What strikes me about the gathering at my table is the cosmopolitan nature of it …

Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers

The English photographer Mark Power, who is quiet, self-effacing and a bit shy, is telling me what happened when he went out shooting on the streets of Marrakech with his American colleague Jim Goldberg, who is none of these things. "Jim was having a pretty hard time. For myriad reasons, many …

Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines - live updates http://gu.com/p/3k8az/fb • Three people have killed and seven injured, according to the Philippines national disaster agency. Relief agencies fear that death toll will increase. • Power and communications in the three large island provinces of Samar, Leyte and Bohol were almost completely down, according to Reuters. • The storm is now heading for Vietnam, according to the storm tracking site Cyclonane. • Haiyan is the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall, according to Jeff Masters, director of meteorology, at Weather Underground. Photograph: ZUMA/REX

November 2013