How do 21st century photo editing techniques impact classic conceptions of beauty? Just have a look at the image above, by the Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano. Giordano's Venus project gives Photoshop makeovers to paintings such as Botticelli's La Nascita di Venere.
This "autonomous pack horse" is designed to interact with troops in a "natural way" like a trained animal would.
NASA's Earth Observatory detected a slab of ice 21 miles by 12 miles, or about the size of Singapore, floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west of Chile.
Astronomers in April, 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma-ray burst.
This image is an artist's illustration of the 4U1630-47 star system featuring powerful jets emanating from a black hole candidate that is just a few times the mass of our sun. So what type of matter is contained in these jets?
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
This telephoto view from Kenya, captured on the morning of November 14, shows that Comet ISON has substantially increased in activity, surging to naked-eye visibility for dark sites and sprouting a more complex tail.
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
-Doris Lessing, 1919 – 2013
"After a very long wait, the image that the world has awaited is finally here!"
"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
-Robert Louis Stevenson (born on this day in 1850)
"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need." - Auguste Rodin
It's difficult to wrap your head around the scale of destruction that was caused by Super-Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most intense tropical cyclones in history. Satellite images released by NASA and other agencies provide some perspective.
"Eclipse watchers" have been dying to catch a glimpse of this image, captured in clear skies in central Africa, which depicts the Sun's total eclipse on November 3.
Kepler-78b, which is slightly larger than Earth, is the most similar in size to the Earth of any exoplanet yet directly discovered. However, the similarities end there.
These two images represent what is known as a hybrid eclipse, which involves both a total eclipse and an annular eclipse. That is what happened this weekend. The image comparison above is from 2005.