Photo Blog

The Photo Blog is MNN’s curated collection of photography and visual art that focuses on everything that makes our world beautiful, strange, and — at times — extraordinarily cute.

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An image of hexagonal wells containing individual microbes. Researchers use these cells to rapidly screen compounds for “hit” combinations that promote health or defeat disease.
April 4, 2019, 5 p.m.
Annual Koch Institute exhibition explores the thought-provoking visuals behind biomedical research at MIT.
A portion of an ice cave glows amber from the sun's rays in this stunning image captured by photographer Sarah Bethea. o
April 4, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Fortuitous timing gives photographer Sarah Bethea a stunning view of the 'Land of Fire and Ice.'
A trio of elephants stand under a tree, with one of them standing up on its hind legs to reach the tree.
April 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
These animals may not have a bird's-eye view of the world, but they get to see plenty from up there.
NASA's 'Mars Helicopter' is classified as a demonstration technology and will accompany the Mars 2020 rover to the red planet in July 2020.
April 1, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
Autonomous aircraft heralds the beginning of a new era in our exploration of the red planet.
Joshua and the Sky
March 27, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
The riveting images include landscapes, portraits and wildlife.
An artist's illustration of the SpaceX Starship on liftoff aboard a Big Falcon Rocket.
March 19, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Initial testing of company's 'Starhopper' prototype will begin as soon as this week.
supermassive black hole
March 18, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Japan's Subaru Telescope have uncovered an array of black holes.
Kenya's 'Queen of the Elephants,' formally known as F_MU1, shortly before her death from natural causes at the age of 60 in 2017.
March 18, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
Will Burrard-Lucas's new book 'Land of Giants' chronicles some of the last days of this towering gentle giant.
Manarola, one of five villages included in Italy's Cinque Terre National Park
March 16, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Visitors using improper footwear to hike the popular Cinque Terre along the Mediterranean will now face steep financial penalties.