Every year, thousands of scientists come to Antarctica for research. For a dozen days in January, in the middle of the chilly Antarctic summer, the Associated Press, including photographer Natacha Pisarenko, followed scientists from different fields on the frozen continent.
"Pinging Baidu without a VPN takes 17ms on average with 0% loss; pinging the Atlantic without a VPN takes 350ms and about 40% loss." Chronicles of a country walling itself off
Recent mystery flights over France are frightening. But so far, they're much less so than the CIA's lethal sorties.
A survey of reactions to The Atlantic's cover story—from think tanks to jihadist Twitter
In today's formless, open-ended wars, it can be hard to know what "victory" would mean. It's much easier to identify defeat. A response to Sebastian Junger.
Nir Barkat subdued a man who was assaulting an Orthodox Jew.
Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the country's recent wars. But if that's a problem, what's the solution?
Earlier this month, a cease-fire agreement was signed in Minsk, Belarus, after long talks between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Heavy fighting ensued right before the deadline, and sporadic violence continues even now, more than a week later.
The group is famously active on Twitter and has attracted thousands of foreign fighters. But to what extent is one related to the other?
The attempt to retake Iraq's second-largest city from ISIS may prove successful on the battlefield. But what about in the long run?
By obtaining a bailout extension from its European creditors, the beleaguered country avoids bankruptcy. But its long-term fiscal outlook remains bleak.
Every year in Okayama, Japan, nearly 10,000 men take part in the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple. The men, dressed in Japanese loincloths, battle to grab a pair of lucky talismans thrown into the crowd by priests. Participants in the boisterous event are asked to prepare papers with their name, blood type and emergency contact number, and tuck them into their loincloths beforehand.
"The most frustrating part of watching this debate unfold is how many people don't seem to get the elementary fact that stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons is impossible. What is possible is discouraging them from wanting to get them or wanting to use them."
A Spanish artist made a hyper-realistic sculpture of Francisco Franco—and then the story got weird.
Further strengthening his grip on the opposition, Nicolas Maduro arrested Caracas's Antonio Ledezma for allegedly planning a coup.
By avoiding the phrase "radical Islam," the president may be making a statement about the nature of terrorism itself.
And how it could result in Tehran getting the bomb
This week we have images of Beluga whales in Vladivostok, speleotherapy deep below Belarus, the Maha Shivaratri festival in India, the Chinese Lunar New Year, a partially-frozen Niagara Falls, a "Wearable Tomato" robot in Japan, and much more.
Wes Anderson's Oscar-nominated film does something few art forms have managed: It offers a funny, but respectful, reflection on the horrors of the Holocaust.
A word that has replaced thought