Image Albums

  • Images: DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Images: DARPA Robotics Challenge

    December 12, 2013 | Image Album

    Meet the line-up of robots getting prepared to battle it out during the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's challenge. From Thor and Chimp to NASA's humanoid Valkyrie, which one will have the right stuff to take home $2 million?
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  • In Photos: 2013 Siemens Science Competition Finalists

    In Photos: 2013 Siemens Science Competition Finalists

    December 10, 2013 | Image Album

    A student from California and a team of three students from New York took home $100,000 scholarships for the two studies, respectively, from the Siemens Foundation, which announced the contest winners today (Dec. 10) in Washington, D.C.
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  • In Images: Colorful Chameleons Change Colors During Combat

    In Images: Colorful Chameleons Change Colors During Combat

    December 10, 2013 | Image Album

    Typically thought to help camouflage, color change in chameleons appears to play a more important role in social interactions.
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  • In Photos: China's Terracotta Warriors Inspired by Greek Art

    In Photos: China's Terracotta Warriors Inspired by Greek Art

    December 10, 2013 | Image Album

    About 8,000 Terracotta Warriors, which are life-size statues of infantryman, cavalry, archers, charioteers and generals, were buried in three pits less than a mile to the northeast of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor.
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  • Photos: Pilot Whales in Trouble off Everglades

    Photos: Pilot Whales in Trouble off Everglades

    December 05, 2013 | Image Album

    Here are photos of a group of pilot whales that were trapped near shore in a remote area of the Everglades National Park. Some of them have started moving toward the sea, making officials "cautiously optimistic" that they will be okay.
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  • Images: Amazing Mima Mounds

    Images: Amazing Mima Mounds

    December 04, 2013 | Image Album

    From the air, Mima mounds look like upside-down egg cartons or grass-covered bubble wrap. A new study suggests burrowing gophers build the mysterious mounds.
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  • In Photos: New Human Ancestor Possibly Unearthed in Spanish Cave

    In Photos: New Human Ancestor Possibly Unearthed in Spanish Cave

    December 04, 2013 | Image Album

    The thighbone of this hominid has revealed the oldest known human DNA yet. The results suggest human evolution was even more confusing than before thought, researchers say.
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  • In Photos: Animals That Mimic Plants

    In Photos: Animals That Mimic Plants

    November 30, 2013 | Image Album

    From mantises that look like orchids to lure prey to insects that mimic sticks to blend in with their branch-y surroundings, here's a look at the animal world's plant mimics.
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  • Photos: The Biggest Lions on Earth

    Photos: The Biggest Lions on Earth

    November 26, 2013 | Image Album

    Lions in Botswana's Okavango Delta are amongst the largest in the world thanks to an abundance of prey as well as the many rivers -- walking through water builds up the big cats' muscles.
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  • Photos: Roadside Dig Reveals 10,000-Year-Old House in Israel

    Photos: Roadside Dig Reveals 10,000-Year-Old House in Israel

    November 25, 2013 | Image Album

    Archaeologists opened up several trenches in Eshtaol along Israel's Highway 38, which is being expanded. The team uncovered artifacts spanning thousands of years of ancient history, including the remains of house from the eight millennium B.C.
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