A YEAR ON THE EDGE
A DEADLY VIRUS. LIVES IN LOCKDOWN. PASSIONATE CALLS FOR JUSTICE. THE IMAGES OF 2020 CAPTURED THE HUMANITY OF A TURBULENT TIME.
Celebrating in the Pandemic
WE’RE MISSING HOLIDAY CLOSENESS JUST WHEN WE NEED IT MOST. BUT EVEN GRIM, UNCERTAIN TIMES HOLD SPARKS OF LOVE AND LIGHT.
PUTTING ARTIFICIAL LIGHT IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ADDS AN ILLUMINATING KIND OF AWE.
ERIKA CUÉLLAR SOTO
She helps Indigenous people protect the ‘magic’ of their lands. When Bolivian conservation biologist Erika Cuéllar Soto saw the sunrise over the Gran Chaco for the first time, in 1997, she knew she was somewhere special.
The Celebrity At The Zoo
Almost everybody loves Pandas. After a year documenting a newborn cub, a photographer remembers when she did too.
The Cost Of Harming Nature
The pandemic proves it: By damaging the planet, we have sapped nature’s power to protect us from diseases.
Meet The Machines In Our Future
Humankind has a complicated relationship with robots. On one hand, we appreciate how they can do dangerous, repetitive work so we don’t have to.
When Virtual Life Turns Into Quarantine
MY GENERATION THRIVES IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD. BUT WHEN COVID-19 CUT US OFF FROM THE PHYSICAL WORLD, SOMETHING WAS LOST
What We Don't Learn From History
IT’S APPARENTLY humankind’s fate never to stop writing the history of pandemics. No matter how often they occur—and they do occur with great frequency—we collectively refuse to think about them until circumstances demand it.
WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE
A 2,400-MILE TREK ACROSS INDIA REVEALS THE MYSTICAL LURE OF ITS SACRED RIVERS—ANDA CRISIS THAT THREATENS A WAY OF LIFE.
THE FIGHT TO BE HEARD
A CENTURY AFTER U.S. WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE, WE CELEBRATE THOSE COURAGEOUS ACTIVISTS AND THEIR LEGACY.
NEW YORK HAS SEEN CRISES BEFORE—BUT FIGHTING THECOVID-19 PANDEMIC BROUGHT IT NEARLY TO A STANDSTILL.
COMING OF AGE WITH AUTISM
FINDING WORK, LOVE, AND INDEPENDENCECAN BE ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR THOSE ON THE SPECTRUM. BUT THERE’S HOPE THAT THINGS ARE STARTING TO CHANGE.
The Science of Why We Panic
FROM PREHISTORIC TO MODERN TIMES, OUR ANXIOUS BRAINS CAN SHORT-CIRCUIT WHEN FACED WITH THE SCARY UNKNOWN.
COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM IS HELPING TO KEEP TRADITIONS ALIVE IN ETHIOPIA’S OMO RIVER REGION.
OCEANIC OASIS NURTURES WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
IMAGINE A FOREST, except under the sea.
Where Have All the Insects Gone?
BUGS ARE DISAPPEARING AT ALARMING RATES. THAT COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET.
North Korea's Big Show
THE REGIME PUTS ON SPECTACULAR PAGEANTS WITH CASTS OF THOUSANDS. A PHOTOGRAPHER LEARNS TO LOOK BEYOND THEM.
FINDING EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM
The brains of infants who develop the disorder grow too fast, researchers say. The discovery could help doctors prevent impairments before they appear.
DECIPHERING THE DIALECT OF SPERM WHALES
MANY OF US have heard about whale songs, but whale talk—not so much.
She searches underwater to help us survive future emergencies.
How Do Diseases Spread From Animals To Humans?
From cats to birds to bats, animals can transmit zoonotic diseases, which kill millions of people every year.