This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more.
Thirty-six years ago, on March 26, 1979, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that has held to this day.
Friday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, despite continued wintry conditions in a few places (I'm looking at you, New England).
I'd like to show you a few views of Bhutan, its remarkable landscape, and colorful architecture, courtesy of Google's Street View team (with links, so you can explore more on your own).
Part of France's North Atlantic coast and southwestern England braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the alignment of the sun and the moon created an ocean surge not seen since 1997.
This week, we take a look at the recent solar eclipse, the Bedlam burial ground in London, a dragster broken in half, the terrorist attack in Tunisia, protests against the European Central Bank, frozen hair in the Yukon, a monstrous statue in Seoul, and much more.
It's time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet, a roundup of animals in the news from recent months, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu late on March 13, packing wind gusts of up to 320 kilometers (200 miles) an hour, causing widespread damage in the archipelago nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
For the past two weeks, 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and police officers, and several paramilitary popular-mobilization units have been advancing on the city of Tikrit and the surrounding ISIS-held territory north of Baghdad.
This week, we take a look at a rocket motor test in Utah, a crackdown on student protests in Burma, fatal urban encounters for a leopard in India and a cougar in California, a crude oil train wreck in Ontario, a mummified frozen body found on a glacier on a Mexican volcano, Syrians digging caves for shelter from the continuing government air attacks, and much more.
A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam was escalating, the space race was in full swing, the Rolling Stones were on a world tour, the bravery of those who marched to Selma led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, and the St. Louis Arch was completed.
The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here.
Over the weekend in Ukraine's breakaway republic of Donetsk, self-proclaimed authorities celebrated International Women's Day by holding a beauty pageant. The contestants were all female soldiers fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries.
Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village.