October 4, 2012 Evan Prince's portraits of Star Wars bad guys at a convention show that even a Stormtrooper is capable of emotion.
September 28, 2012 The Gouffre Berger cave in France was once dubbed the world's deadliest. Now it's a rite of passage for new cavers. Photographer Robbie Shone illuminates its dark, and cold, depths.
September 26, 2012 Early voting is now an option in most of the country, and roughly a third of all Americans casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential race are expected to do so before Nov. 6, Election Day.
September 25, 2012 Not much brings Mumbai, India, to a standstill, but the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival does just that. Diptychs offer a glimpse into the merriment and mayhem of the 10-day festival.
September 24, 2012 Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds in one year and documented her changing body by taking photos in dressing rooms. The images tell a poignant story of transition and self-discovery along the way.
August 31, 2012 A team of doctors and scientists, known as disease detectives, fly around the world on a moments notice to investigate mystery illnesses or contain outbreaks. These Sherlock Holmes of medicine chatted on Twitter about what it's like to be a disease detective and how you snag the gig.
August 17, 2012 The rising popularity of premium coffee in the U.S. is having a direct positive effect on some of the poorest farmers in the world. Freelance photographer Jonathan Kalan has seen it firsthand, and explains how this business sprung up in Rwanda and how it continues to benefit the family farmers.
August 16, 2012 High oil prices and technological advances have made it economically viable to ramp up oil production from Canada's tar sands. The oil pulled out of the ground is so thick and sticky that it needs complex, energy-intensive processing just to get it into a pipeline.
August 16, 2012 Photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea with an illegal passport and concocted an elaborate lie to avoid being detained. It was all part of his project to document modern-day communism.
August 14, 2012 A self-described "panographer" stitches together NASA's photos to create an engaging view of the red planet.
August 9, 2012 Daily photo galleries from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
August 8, 2012 Glass buildings kill millions of birds each year when the animals crash into windows. By studying how birds interact with buildings, architects and ornithologists are trying to create special features designed to keep birds alive.
August 1, 2012 For a time, posture contests were all the rage. They gave chiropractors a public relations boost when the profession was fighting for respect. The pageants helped build goodwill and support for licensure, a chiropractic historian says.
August 1, 2012 Artists Judith and Richard Lang create sculptures from plastic they find washed up on a 1,000-yard stretch of beach in California.