Images Archive
28 January 2016, 04:35 PM ET
A marriage contract signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his first wife, Josephine, will be available for auction — just in time for Valentine's Day.
12 January 2016, 12:24 PM ET
Shimmering against a background of deepest black, an image of a rarely seen larval cusk-eel earned the top prize in the Underwater Photography Guide's 2015 Ocean Art Contest.
23 July 2015, 08:08 AM ET
The unique strands of "hair ice" pop out of rotting tree branches with help from cold-tolerant fungi.
30 June 2015, 02:48 PM ET
A dark, moonless sky is awash in light radiating from an aurora over Antarctica in a new image released by NASA.
24 June 2015, 07:49 AM ET
California's four-year-long drought is helping fuel its first major forest fire of the year, a blaze that is engulfing federal land about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
09 January 2015, 01:32 PM ET
These Nobel laureates are the best in their fields — even if they're not very good at coloring.
24 December 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Everyday problems — and even major political and cultural conflicts — seem a lot smaller when you're watching them play out from 250 miles above Earth's surface.
12 July 2013, 11:03 AM ET
Twice a year, the setting sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid (running 29° from east to west), producing a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. Golden light splashes across the width of New York City's central island.
07 June 2013, 03:54 PM ET
Gorgeous images of the very small.
31 May 2013, 12:29 PM ET
View some of the newly discovered volcanoes in Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage.
20 May 2013, 10:02 AM ET
Amazing science images every day.
18 December 2012, 11:43 AM ET
These amazingly detailed images took the top prizes in the 2012 Olympus BioScapes competition.
30 November 2012, 02:21 PM ET
A scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life.
20 November 2012, 02:13 PM ET
The dangers in introducing icy frozen turkeys to a pot of searing hot fry oil. Just part of our wall to wall Thanksgiving coverage.
08 November 2012, 06:44 PM ET
Wave photographer finds beauty on the shore.
08 November 2012, 06:14 PM ET
Little waves boast big color.
11 October 2012, 04:33 PM ET
Though it’s the opposite of the Arctic, it doesn't disprove global warming.
10 October 2012, 04:33 PM ET
Aurora Seen Over Canada From Space
09 October 2012, 06:16 PM ET
The desert may be dry, but clouds can still form here.
09 October 2012, 11:18 AM ET
Two icebergs were photographed floating near South Georgia Island.
28 June 2012, 02:00 PM ET
Images of the 585-million-year-old tracks made by sluglike bilaterians.
09 April 2012, 06:48 PM ET
A new image created by Scott Hartman shows the dinosaur Unenlagia comahuensis looking for fish at dawn.
08 February 2012, 06:05 PM ET
The tiny water bacterium Caulobacter crescentus secretes a sugary substance so sticky that just a tiny bit could hold several cars together.
02 February 2012, 02:00 PM ET
The winners of the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
17 January 2012, 02:20 PM ET
From stunning stone sculptures to strategically placed leaves, we've rounded up a gallery full of amazing environmental art.
26 October 2011, 12:46 PM ET
Smooth, orange pumpkins? So old-school. Check out these genetically modified jack-o-lanterns with warts and odd skin tones to boot.
16 August 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Entries in the 2011 Nikon Instruments Small World photography competition.
09 May 2011, 02:48 PM ET
Off the coast of Argentina, two strong ocean currents stirred up a colorful brew of floating nutrients and microscopic plant life. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a massive phytopla
26 April 2011, 03:33 PM ET
These mostly nocturnal birds show off their striking looks and prey-catching talents in photos.
23 March 2011, 04:10 PM ET
Volunteers are rescuing and re-homing lost and abandoned pets after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.
14 March 2011, 05:04 PM ET
From roadkill to skunk, these plants use all kinds of smells to attract pollinators.
11 February 2011, 07:14 PM ET
An eccentric bunch of species have recently been discovered in the rainforests of Borneo, including the world's longest known stick insect, and a slug that shoots "love darts."
09 February 2011, 02:38 PM ET
Legless amphibians with tentacles on their heads and ghost frogs are just a few of the world's weirdest amphibians.
09 February 2011, 02:04 PM ET
Dogs have been gaining a lot of weight over the past decade.
08 February 2011, 06:58 PM ET
Living near the north pole can be a winter wonderland for some animals.
08 February 2011, 06:42 PM ET
Some birds and sea life find the Antarctic a surprisingly hospitable place to live.