The debate over whether photography can be truly considered an art takes another weird turn as the winner of a photo contest in Australia took home a $20,000 prize for what is essentially a blank photograph covered in scratches and spit courtesy of her grandmother.
If someone told us that these stunning new photos had been taken on Earth, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye. But they weren’t. Instead, every one of these photographs comes from a planet millions of miles away from us.
A brand new underwater microscope just took an unprecedentedly-close look at the deep seafloor. You can see the footage it took, including a microscopic coral cage-match, right here.
It’s well-known that Facebook uses an algorithm that can recognize a person based on information in photographs. It’s a little creepy, sure, but is it illegal?
You spend a long time staring at your smartphone screen, so don’t settle for a backdrop image that’s staid and dull. These Android and iOS apps bring a wealth of superb ready-to-go images right to your handset in an instant, so the only problem you’ll have is choosing your favorites.
We’re not exactly sure why they’re doing it yet, but a self-described ‘Web standards fanatic’ named Mathias Bynens has discovered that Facebook and Instagram are automatically making ASCII art versions of every photo you upload. And accessing the lo-fi versions of your images is super easy.
Photographer Jeffrey Milstein is known for getting stunning shots of our culture from above; we previously covered his aerial photographs of cruise ships. For his new series LANY he photographed the two cities from a helicopter. While these views don’t necessarily feel unfamiliar (thanks Google Earth!), his…
Where do planes go when they die? If they’re part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it’s also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile…
Well, this is awkward. Flickr’s seemingly impressive image recognition system is making some embarrassing slips when identifying black people and concentration camps, according to the Guardian.
Photographic negatives are like a peek into some hidden dimension. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge, we want you to photograph a negative.
Critter & Guitari make some of the most unique synthesizers I've ever seen. They don't just sound cool—they're explicitly designed to be both familiar to experienced musicians and encourage people to engage with the gear in new and creative ways.
We are used to see the epic, awe-inspiring, perfect photos from the golden age of NASA, during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. Those are not the photos that you will find in Drewatts Bloomsbury's auction. These are all pretty shitty—poorly exposed, badly framed, out of focus, or just plain boring.
The Society of Biology has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The annual competition is open to amateur photographers, but you'll scarcely believe it after looking at these stunning photos.
French artist and photographer Franck Bohbot has the ability to make New York City look even more cinematic than it normally does by manipulating color very carefully. According to him, he plays with melancholic light and hues to create an "enigmatic atmosphere with a documentary-style approach."
Here's an amazing experiment to see the differences between feminine beauty "ideals" across different countries: 24-year-old radio journalist Esther Honig had her picture photoshopped by Photoshop artists from 25 different countries. She told them to "make her look beautiful" according to their country standards.
Sure, that selfie you just uploaded is perfect in your eyes, but will the internet feel the same way? A new calculator made by researchers at MIT lets you upload your snapshots to calculate the probability that they will go viral.
Empty out your backpacks, totes, and purses and tell us what's inside — though some researchers say that you may be revealing much more than you mean to.
If you ever thought that Scarlett Johansson looked like Marilyn Monroe or that George Clooney reminded you of Cary Grant or that certain celebrities today make you think of famous people from years past, you're not crazy. It's true. Beautiful famous people look like beautiful famous people, no matter the era. And…
War photographs aren't grainy or blurry or dark anymore. Now they are so crispy, clean and dramatic that my brain has problems admitting they are real. Or are they? This collection of awesome combat images are a good example of that. They feel like perfect special effects shots taken out of sci-fi movies or video…