It’s been a rough summer so far. Shootings of civilians by police have caused Americans to ask how much more can be tolerated. And the sniper massacre of police officers in Dallas has put law enforcement on edge. Oh, and Pokémon Go happened. All of that has been encapsulated in this one photo.
Every year, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, hosts an event called Vivid Sydney: a festival of light, music and ideas. This year, it’s constructed a giant tunnel, known as the Cathedral of Light, which runs along the edge of the gardens — and there’s a rather large surprise waiting at the end. See more >>
This colourful image may look like a work of modern art, but it’s actually a false-colour satellite image of Rub’ al Khali — the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, and home to insanely hostile conditions. Read more >>
If you like jigsaws, you’d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image. Made up of 7,000 separate files — totalling 32 terabytes of data — the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa. Read more >>