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See the Winning Nat Geo France Photojournalism Contest Photos

The Fujairah International Photo Competition in partnership with National Geographic France is now closed and we have chosen the winner—Abdollah Heidari from Iran has been awarded the Grand Prix of the 1st Fipcom/Nat Geo France photo contest. Born in 1985 in Tehran, Heidari’s striking and very moving reportage tells the story of school girls who were dramatically…

The Heat Is On: Which Animals Will Win or Lose in Climate Change?

As winters warm due to climate change, some animals are doing worse, while some are doing better.

Making Dreams Come Alive

Guillermo Alfonso Castellanos Castro, a 24 year-old journalism student from Colombia, captured this photograph in Chaguani, a small village in Cundinamarca. It portrays a street teather company called ¨Nemcatacoa Teatro.¨ This photograph has been awarded the First Prize in Kike Calvo Photo Contest: Sandisk Latin American Edition. The photograph was selected from thousands of photo submissions from around…

Hubble Contest Winner Arp 274 in Full Color!

You voted, and [unlike with Stephen Colbert] NASA listened. Now the good folks at Hubble have released this sparkling new image of the interacting galaxy group known as Arp 274: —Image courtesy NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) According to NASA, the galactic trio received 67,021 votes out of the nearly…

Hubble’s Next Discovery: Interacting Galaxies

You voted, and here’s your new Hubble superstar: a pair of galaxies that seem to have locked arms in an interstellar dance. Of the six choices in Hubble’s contest, Arp 274 won by a landslide—67,021 votes, as compared to the next runner-up, the spiral galaxy NGC 5172, with 26,987 votes. Now Hubble scientists are preparing…

And the Winner Is …

Jamieanne Hassler of Indianapolis! This self-described cupcake addict baked up an amazingly creative version of Jupiter that, well, takes the cake in our Planetology cupcake contest. It really has been Jupiter’s lucky week so far: a new orbiter, an intriguing new study of its core, and now a sweet homage in the form of a…