NASA's Space Sunflower may help snap pictures of planets

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. The prototype deployable structure, called a starshade, is being developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces. They’re also 32 percent more likely to attract comments.

Rover camera shows Red Planet in color

The Curiosity rover's sent back the first images from its color Mast Camera (Mastcam), along with a 360-degree panorama of Gale Crater.

New Prometheus pics go live

Prometheus, which explores its own mythology and is not directly linked to Alien, hits theaters on June 8, 2012 via 20th Century Fox. 



Star Trek 2: The Wrath of JJ Abrams

It’s getting to the point where Hollywood studios will do practically anything to prevent leaks from a movie set.



Judge halts plans for graphic warnings on cigarette packs

A federal judge has blocked a move by the Food and Drug Administration to force tobacco companies to put graphic pictorial warnings on their packaging.

Twitter+search+pictures = ?

Twitter is rolling out advanced photo search capabilities. The idea is to create a richer search experience within the social networking site itself so users aren't tempted to go elsewhere to find what they are looking for.

Photo-sharing network says goodbye to privacy

How does a social network with no privacy settings at all sound? Because that's the setup with Color, a new application from Bill Nguyen, the entrepreneur who sold Lala to Apple in 2009 for around $80 million.

SXSW 2011: Day 1 in pictures

As I wrote yesterday, SXSW, or South by Southwest is the culmination of all things awesome. 



Dems blush as Krystal Ball sex pics hit the ‘Net

Krystal Ball, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia, says she is both "embarrassed" and "angry" that a Republican blogger posted sexually explicit pictures of her on the Internet. Warning: Definitely NSFW.

One of Jupiter's belts disappears

It seems to be a day for carelessness. First Apple loses another iPhone prototype, and now Jupiter's lost a belt.

Apple loses another iPhone prototype

"To lose one iPhone, Mr Jobs, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."

Solar observatory sends back first dramatic pictures

The new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) could be as important to science as the Hubble Space Telescope, says NASA, as it releases its first close-up pictures of the sun.

Microsoft refreshes Zune HD lineup

Microsoft has refreshed its Zune HD lineup with the addition of a new 64GB Zune HD model priced at $350.

Alleged Blackberry OS 6 screenshots hit the 'Net

Blackberry Leaks has obtained a number of images that appear to depict an unknown device running OS 6.0.

Microsoft Zunes in on Phone interfaces

While everyone waited with baited breath for Microsoft to announce a "Zune phone" at this year's MWC in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer added a surprise Microsoft twist to the mix, effectively announcing that all Microsoft phones would be Zune phones from now on.

The best of Macworld 2010

Want to fall down the Macworld rabbit hole without getting hurt? Let us take you through the best of the show, with pictures of Kevin Smith, a bronze Atlas holding an iPod, iPhone accessories galore and more!