How to use advanced editing tools without ruining your photos

There’s something utterly wrong with this photo. (Harry Guinness/) With great editing power comes great responsibility—the more easily you can change things about your photos, the more carefully you have to do it. Over the past few years image editing tools have gotten more advanced, more user-friendly, and, in some cases, even completely automatic. Now, […]

How to save important photos and video from the web

Protests are often historical events, but you should take care when taking and saving photos and footage. (Koshu Kunii/Unsplash/) We can’t say exactly why you want to save images, videos, social media posts, or other types of information from the internet. We can, however, guess that you’re probably doing it for personal, historical, or accountability […]

Photos of the world’s tallest trees

It takes centuries of slow growth for the world’s tallest trees to reach heights far beyond the tops of their surrounding forests. As they stretch for the sky, the giants nurture ever-changing ecosystems of plants and animals. Since 2015, Steven Pearce and Jennifer Sanger, a Tasmanian ­photographer-and-­ecologist duo, have been documenting Earth’s unique and underappreciated […]

These close-up photos of the largest canyon in the solar system are gorgeous

To get more clues as to the structure’s origins, researchers used this impressive power to zoom in on regions of the canyon like Tithonium Chasma, pictured above. They noted light and dark diagonal slashes on the surface of the feature’s slope, which they think could point to ancient cycles of freezing and thawing on the […]

The 100 best science photos of 2020

Science isn’t always cerebral, oftentimes revealing its intricacies with a striking image. And 2020 revealed some science gems that were both stunning and awe-inspiring. From “naked” sharks to secret galaxy mergers to disco tardigrades and more, a trove of incredible science photos came to light this crazy year. Seal ballet (Image credit: Copyright Greg Lecoeur/UPY2020) […]

These photos of the Arecibo Observatory telescope collapse are just heartbreaking

Gut-wrenching pictures and video documented the beginning of the end for one of the world’s most iconic telescopes.  The National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, known for its studies of asteroids and aliens and for its cameo in a James Bond film, collapsed this morning (Dec. 1). The 900-ton platform that hung above […]

Google Photos is better at image editing than you think

Use only one app to save original shots while you play around with light settings on a copy. ( Dan Gold / Unsplash/) Google Photos has come a long way from the days when it was part of Google Plus. Once a simple cloud-based image manager, the platform has become an artificial intelligence-powered one-stop shop […]

Photos: Murder hornets will haunt your nightmares

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is dubbed a “murderer” for a reason: These thumb-size insects literally rip off the heads of honeybees … by the thousands. And such murder hornets have reached the U.S., where they are wreaking havoc with their oversized curved stingers and venomous stings. Here’s a look at the pests, which […]

Can you guess the tiny objects in these zoomed-in photos?

Microscopes were invented a good 300 years before photography came into fashion. But it still took a few decades for someone (more specifically, a surgeon in the US Army) to combine the two and make science shine brighter in the public eye. A century and a half later, researchers are still honing their artistic skills […]

Amazing images: The best science photos of the week

Each week at Live Science we find the most interesting and informative articles we can. Along the way, we uncover some amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover the most incredible photos we found this week, and the remarkable stories behind them. A saucer in the sky (Image credit: Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez) A ghostly […]