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The Flimsy Veneer of Gigantic Advertisements

Next time your eyes are drawn to a billboard or a commercial facade, try to notice what it’s obscuring.

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How the Coronavirus Got Its Close-Up, Thanks to Electrons

This teeny, tiny particle doesn't just expose what the pathogen looks like—it's already helped scientists design a vaccine now in...

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Space Photos of the Week: Keeping an Eye on Jupiter's Storms

NASA's Juno orbiter, along with its Hubble and Gemini telescopes, will help scientists better understand the planet's atmosphere.

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High in the Alps, Giant Blankets Slow a Glacier's Ice Melt

Despite preservationists' best efforts, the Rhône Glacier may not be long for this world.

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The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running

The under-sung heroes of the country's rail system keep vigilant watch from colorful mini-castles.

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Space Photos of the Week: An Eternal Voyage of Discovery

As we sunset this weekly series, we take a farewell tour of the outer planets—and pay tribute to one of the most famous last looks...

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The Webs of Covid-Related Caution Tape Across London

Seemingly overnight, the red-and-white-striped tape that suddenly became ubiquitous in the English capital.

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Artist Rachel Cabitt Is Trapped in a Quarantine Horror...

Yes, the current experience is full of terror. But there's room for catharsis, too.

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8 Best Camera Accessories for Android and iPhone (2020)

From mobile lenses to shotgun mics, here’s everything you need to assemble a portable, pro-grade photo studio.

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