People on the beach watched the detonation of a World War II-era airplane bomb in Wassenaar, Netherlands Monday.
Buddhist monks Tuesday carried jars of holy water during a ceremony in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The holy water ceremony is part of the observation of Vesak Day, which is commonly known as “Buddha’s birthday” — observed during the full moon in May or June. The holy day celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhartha Gautama, considered the founder of Buddhism.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stood guard Monday in Mexico City, Mexico at the honoring ceremony for Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Hundreds waited outside the Palace of Beautiful Arts in Mexico City to … Continue reading
A 2015 Ford Mustang sits atop the observation deck of New York’s Empire State Building Wednesday in celebration of the sports car’s 50th birthday. The automobile was brought up in separate parts and assembled atop the skyscraper, where it will stay on display for a couple of days.
Comet C/2013 A1 will be making a trip through Mars’ neighborhood in October.
The comet, also called Siding Spring, will be knocking on the Red Planet’s door, in the astronomical sense, as it passes by Mars at a distance of 84,000 miles on Oct. 19 — less than half of the distance between Earth and the moon. Continue reading
While the 19th century vision of America was as untrammeled wilderness — overwhelming, majestic and sublime — a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows a grittier 20th century America, altered by its inhabitants. "Landscapes in Passing" features the work of three photographers inspired by life on the road. Continue reading
The story of how one iconic civil rights era photograph changed the lives of two women is the subject of David Margolick’s new book, “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock.” Ray Suarez and the Vanity Fair editor discuss the not-yet-finished story. Continue reading
We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down because the pace of innovation is … Continue reading