Photograph courtesy Pierre-Olivier Antoine, PLoS ONE
Photos show the final moments of a Tibetan exile who self-immolated at a protest rally in March. Warning: This gallery contains graphic images.
Image courtesy SSI/ISA/ESA/NASA
Paleontologists in Turkey uncover a 9-million-year-old rhino fossil, slow-cooked by volcanic debris.
Photograph from Moviestore/Alamy
Tokyo glitters in an astronaut’s photo, a storm swirls on Saturn, and jets shoot out of a supermassive black hole in this week’s best space pictures.
Photograph by Hugh Gentry, Reuters
Men and women differ when it comes to how much of an image they explore and where they focus their attention.
Photograph by Dar Yasin, AP
Lava belched from Hawaii’s famous volcano Kilauea runs into the ocean.
Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic
The story of 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan who burned himself in protest against Chinese policies in March 2012.
Photograph from AP
Bowerbirds build patterned courts to impress females, will stick with flawed designs.
Image courtesy MSSS/Caltech/NASA
The biggest crocodile and the God particle are featured in National Geographic News’s most visited coverage of 2012 discoveries.
Photograph courtesy Joe Riis
Carbon-based compounds discovered by the Curiosity rover may have formed during an experiment or come from Earth, scientists said today.
Photograph by Heather Liebensohn, My Shot
Pronghorn antelopes cross a busy Wyoming highway on an overpass built to help them navigate a dangerous bottleneck in their migration.
Fire lights an ice cave, hounds go on the hunt, and Manhattan goes dark in National Geographic photo editors’ favorite news pictures from November.