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insects

Can Evolution Be Photographed?

Here is a striking visual compendium of Darwin's scientific breakthrough.
October 12, 2016
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hong kong

The Glorious Symmetry of Hong Kong’s Streetscapes

Finding unexpected angles in Hong Kong.
October 7, 2016
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cabins

Photos of the World's Most Interesting Cabins, Shacks and Hideaways

The classy way to go into hiding.
October 5, 2016
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knitting

Strangely Captivating Vintage Photos of People Knitting

Gaze at one hundred years of people knitting.
September 30, 2016
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abandoned research stations

Mesmerizing Photos of Abandoned Structures in the High Arctic

Old mining towns and research shacks lie in ruins in the Svalbard islands.
September 28, 2016
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elections

The Photographer Who Captured Black Voters for Decades in Pittsburgh

The archives of Charles "Teenie" Harris are a treasure trove of political history.
September 23, 2016
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botanical illustration

See Dazzling Botanical Imagery Through the Ages

A glorious visual compendium of plants and flowers that spans thousands of years.
September 21, 2016
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utopia week

Photographing the 'Lost Utopias' of the Remaining World's Fairs

A new book looks at the sites which once promised to be the future.
September 16, 2016
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utopia week

How Utopian Living Looked to Modernist Architects

Bold visions—from the past—of how we would live in the future.
September 14, 2016
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Picturing the Strange and Surreal World of Duos and Dopplegangers

See double with this collection of unexpected pairings.
September 9, 2016
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pollution

Incredible Photos of the Hermit Crabs Who Live In Trash

Instead of shells, these hermit crabs used plastic bottle caps and other trash.
September 6, 2016
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subways

A Striking Visual Compendium of All of Berlin’s Subway Stations

This photographer took on Berlin's entire U-Bahn network, one station at a time.
August 24, 2016
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rivals week

Sniffing Behind the Scenes of the Westminster Dog Show

Up close and personal with prize-winning dogs and their groomers.
August 12, 2016
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olympics

A Visual History of the Human Pyramid

A balancing act through the ages.
August 10, 2016
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vintage

The Incredible Swimming Pools of Vintage Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas quite often stays in the UNLV Archives.
August 3, 2016
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estonia

The Soviet Travel Brochures That Made Estonia Look Like a Fairytale

Inside an archive of travel guides and postcards that sold tourists on Soviet-era Estonia.
July 29, 2016
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bioluminescence

The Neon Glow of Bioluminescent Sea Creatures

Glow-in-the-dark marine life.
July 20, 2016
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performances

Meet the Snake-Hatted Woman and Elastic Skin Man of the Harvard Theatre Collection

One of the largest performing arts collections in the world also has some of the most unusual visuals.
July 15, 2016
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new jersey

New Jersey’s Deserted Mid-Century Motels, by Night

The kitschy motels of the Wildwoods, lit up in brightly colored neon.
July 8, 2016
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electricity

How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New

Looking through a lens at the discovery that changed the world.
July 6, 2016
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soviet history

See Retro Space Mission Patches Worn by Cosmonauts

These rare Russian insignia are a colorful relic of Soviet space travel.
July 5, 2016
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abandoned amusement parks

See the Abandoned Ruins of a Catskills Zoo, in Photos

A once-sprawling farm with a sad ending and a hopeful future.
June 29, 2016
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bug week

Enormous Bugs and Where to Avoid Them

Meet the giants of the insect world.
June 22, 2016
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pools

Take a Virtual Vacation to the Beaches and Pools of New York City

Where to cool down when it's hot in the city.
June 17, 2016