Some Japanese are feeling walled-in
Seven years after the tsunami that killed thousands huge sea walls that experts say will protect them are making people feel disconnected from the sea.Open this photogallery >
A behind the scenes look at Falcon Heavy & Starman
When Falcon Heavy lifted off, it became the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)---a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel--Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.
Following liftoff, the two side boosters separated from the center core and returned to landing site for future reuse.
Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster and its passenger, Starman, into orbit around the sun. At max velocity Starman and the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth.
The Photos Of 2018 Week 10
Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.Open this photogallery >
Double Trouble during surfing in Nazaré
Nazaré is world famous for it's huge and treacherous waves.
Alex Botelho and Hugo Vau found that out the hard and almost deadly way.
Tokyo under the snow by Yuichi Yokota
Tokyo is an amazing city. Millions of people, but very ordered so you never have the feeling you've been dumped into chaos.
Tranquility is even preserved when the snow has fallen.
Credit: Yuichi Yokota
Just chilling and watching a gorilla charge you
Watching wild gorillas in The Congo is on my bucket list.
This guy got to do it and was just chilling and enjoying the moment when....
Journey on a caravan of misery
Poorer by the day, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have concluded that escape is their only option. With the country's currency virtually worthless and air travel beyond the reach of all but elites, buses have become Venezuela's caravans of misery, rolling day and night to its borders and returning largely empty to begin the process all over again. For nine days, a reporter and a photographer from Reuters accompanied the migrants as they headed for what they hoped were better days in Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
For nearly 5,000 miles, they rolled through some of South America's most spectacular landscapes, including the vertiginous Andean mountain range and the world's driest desert in Chile. But even though the Venezuelans were awed by the views whizzing by their window, their minds were mostly on the land they had left behind - and the uncertainty facing them in the lands ahead.
Exploring the Unbeaten Path: Abandoned Jet Fighter dump found on a field
During a recent trip to Hungary our friends from Exploring the Unbeaten Path not only visited a military hardware graveyard and a Cold War bunker, they also visited a jet fighter dump.Read this topic >
Mussa, a rescued bbaby chimp flies a plane
Mussa was rescued from poachers, who had already killed her mother, by a Belgian pilot and Mussa returned the favor by helping to fly the plane to the rescue center.
Benghazi’s buildings shattered by war
Many of Benghazi's landmark Ottoman and Italian-era buildings have been wrecked by years of war.Open this photogallery >
Disgusting and sad: A sea of plastic
This is Manta Point, Nusa Penida in Bali. It is a prime diving spot, but earlier this week all you could spot where plastic bags, plastic bottles and other plastic items.
We're ruining Mother Earth, not just for us, but more importantly for other species.
Taiwan’s festival of firecrackers
Revelers wearing makeshift safety gear believe being hit by rockets will bring them luck in the year to come.Open this photogallery >