Images and Slide Shows

Some of science's most remarkable statements aren't made in words. Here, we've gathered some online features tied to unusual or striking images from Science and its companion sites.

A New Look for Early Homo>
Scientists uncovered a stunning skull that gives a fresh portrait of early humans.
Drilling for an Ancient Climate Record>
Scientists gather for a first look at a fresh sediment core, hoping that it will offer hard data linking environmental change to human evolution.
Repeat Photography Reveals a Changing Climate>
Models and experiments only go so far in assessing the effects of climate change. For a reality check, researchers turn to historical photos.
Emerging Microarchitectures>
This slideshow presents images from a paper by Noordiun et al. on the emergence of self-assembling, complex mineral nanostructures from solution by manipulation of conditions in the solution such as temperature, pH, and CO 2 concentrations.
A Gallery of Planet Hunters>
In 1992, astronomers announced that a whirling neutron star called a millisecond pulsar harbored the first known planets outside our solar system: extrasolar planets, or exoplanets. Two decades on, nearly 900 of them have been confirmed, and hundreds of fresh candidates are turning up every monthNorth Korea has one of the highest TB rates outside sub-Saharan Africa and a burgeoning drug-resistance problem.
TB in North Korea: Public Enemy Number One>
North Korea has one of the highest TB rates outside sub-Saharan Africa and a burgeoning drug-resistance problem.
Crocodile Head Scales Are Not Developmental Units But Emerge from Physical Cracking>
In most amniotes, keratinized structures like scales, hair, and feathers are formed from primordia, developmental nodes distributed in a predictable pattern.
Slideshow:Three-Dimensional Structures Self-Assembled from DNA Bricks>
In this slideshow by Y. Ke et al., the researchers demonstrate the creation of nanostructures from DNA using tiles to build up three-dimensional objects.
Slideshow: Pigmentation Patterns in Domestic and Wild Cats>
What cheetahs and house cats have in common.
Slideshow: HIV/AIDS in America: A Tale of 10 Cities>
In the spring of 2012, Science correspondent Jon Cohen, working with photographers Malcolm Linton and Darrow Montgomery, explored the treatment and prevention challenges faced by 10 different U.S. cities.
Slideshow: Who Needs Psychiatrists?>
In recent years a movement for global mental health has gained momentum. One of its leading ideas is to train general practitioners, nurses, and even village volunteers to do much of the work traditionally done by psychiatrists. A real-world test of this approach is underway in Aceh, Indonesia, the province devastated by the 2004 tsunami. If the project is successful, it could be a model for expanding mental health care in other parts of the developing world.
Slideshow: 2011 Visualization Challenge>
Browse images, videos, and interactive games that won the 2011 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. This year's slideshow includes a glimpse of metabolism in the eye, a city-like array of carbon nanotubes, self-assembling molecules on the march and more.
Slideshow: Vigil at North Korea's Mount Doom>
Changbai-Paektu unleashed one of the largest eruptions in recent millennia; scientists are joining arms to discern when the volcano may roar back to life.
Slideshow: 2010 Visualization Challenge>
Browse the striking sights, sounds, and motion that represent the winning entries and honorable mentions in the 2010 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Photo Slideshow: The Fight for Yasuni>
Ecuador's Yasuni National Park may be the most biodiverse forest on earth. This slideshow highlights this ecological treasure trove and the battle to protect it.
Photo Essay: HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe>
A gallery of images featuring researchers, clinicians, advocates, and affected individuals in Russia and Ukraine. Photos by Malcolm Linton, with commentary by Jon Cohen.
International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2009[vis2009_index]
In the journal's 19 February 2010 issue, Science, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, presents the winners and honorable mentions in the seventh annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Audio Slideshow: Episode 9: Gourmet Food, Served by Dogs[2-thumb]
The Gonzo Scientist goes to the dogs--truffle-hunting dogs, to be precise--to answer the question of whether gourmet food is really worth the price. Would you eat dog food if it were served like pâté? You may not be so sure of your answer after this episode.
[vis2008_image]International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2008>
In the journal's 26 September 2008 issue, Science, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, presents the winners and honorable mentions in the sixth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
[1297b_image]Audio Slideshow: Episode 7: How Astronomers Have Fun (and Nearly Die Trying)>
In the November 2 installment of The Gonzo Scientist, contributing correspondent John Bohannon The Gonzo Scientist risks life and limb to reach the Gobi Desert in time to help rescue the sun from being swallowed by the dragon-god Rah. [Flash 8 and JavaScript required; broadband connection recommended.] (Posted 5 September 2008)
[2-thumb]Audio Slideshow: Happy 300th Birthday, Linnaeus>
In the November 2 installment of The Gonzo Scientist, contributing correspondent John Bohannon visits Uppsala, Sweden, for a tricentennial birthday bash for Carl Linnaeus -- who, in addition to being the father of modern taxonomy, also appears to have had a thing for food. [Flash 8 and JavaScript required; broadband connection recommended.] (Posted 2 November 2007)
[svcha107_image]Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2007>
From depicting the inside of the nose to modeling the flight of bats to exploring the neurobiology of nicotine addiction: The winners and honorable mentions of the fifth annual challenge, cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and Science, explore new and interesting approaches to visualizing science. (Posted 28 September 2007)
[3-thumb_image]Audio Slideshow: A Summer Camp for Grown-Up Geeks>
In a slideshow accompanying the first installment of The Gonzo Scientist, contributing correspondent John Bohannon narrates a tour of some sights and sounds from Idea City, Canada's premier summer conference for scientists and other thinkers. [Flash 8 and JavaScript required; broadband connection recommended.] (Posted 14 September 2007)
[hobbit07_image]Audio Slideshow: The Fellowship of the Hobbit>
Audio interviews by Elizabeth Culotta with several scientists featured in her August 10 News Focus article on the controversial H. Floresiensis 'hobbit' fossil, along with images direct from the excavation site. [Flash 8 and JavaScript required; broadband connection recommended.] (Posted 31 August 2007)
[svchal06_image]Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2006>
The inner details of a child mummy, mathematical surfaces rendered as glass objects, the highest mountain on Earth, air traffic by night, cellular dynamics, the vasculature of conjoined twins, and more -- all captured by the winners of the fourth annual challenge, cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and Science. (Posted 22 September 2006)
[aidsamericas_image]HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Photo Essay>
Images by Malcolm Linton and commentary by Jon Cohen show the human face behind the devastating epidemics in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, and South America. A feature of Science28 July 2006 special issue. (Posted 27 July 2006)
[svchal05_image]Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2005>
In the third annual challenge, cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and Science magazine, the winners included a striking illustration of neuronal activity, amazing video of the emergence of the 17-year cicadas, and more. (Posted 23 September 2005)
[gv05_image]125th Anniversary Series: Global Voices of Science>
During 2005, Science celebrated the 125th anniversary of the publication of its first issue with a special essay series, inviting researchers from around the world to provide a regional view of the scientific enterprise. Each of the essays was accompanied by an online slide show. (Posted monthly throughout 2005)
[svchal04_image]Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2004>
The second annual running of the NSF-Science cosponsored competition featured entries from delicate images of diatoms to an infrared movie of a bat capturing its prey. (Posted 24 September 2004)
[aidsasia04_image]HIV/AIDS in Asia>
Culminating a year-long exploration of the disease on the Asian continent, the wrap-up feature of the series was accompanied by an online slide show and photo essay with dozens of images from Malcolm Linton and commentary by Jon Cohen. (Posted 25 June 2004)
[bio3_image]Biological Imaging>
In Science's 4 April 2003 special issue, a feast of news and reviews on the cutting edge of imaging technology -- coupled with a slide show depicting some striking examples. (Posted 24 September 2004)