Photographer Jeff Jacobson visits the Electric Power Research Institute, where engineers are developing techniques to reduce our demand for electricity
As the Obama family vacations on Martha's Vineyard, TIME looks back at a popular pastime of U.S. Presidents
Fifty years ago, photographer Enrique Meneses accompanied the young revolutionary and his men for four months during their historic push to Havana
The latest raids began days after a six-month cease-fire lapsed, resulting in some of the deadliest violence in the troubled territory in decades.
The top ten historical moments to land on December 25
Christmas isn't just about spending time with the family and the giving of gifts. It's a great excuse for swimming in icy waters, scaring the locals, and other wacky behavior.
Forty years ago, three American astronauts became the first to travel to the far side of the moon
The great sports photographer assembles the best work from his extraordinary career in one rich volume
On 21 December 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 bound for New York was destroyed by a bomb, killing all passengers and crew. 11 people in the Scottish town of Lockerbie were also killed as large sections of the plane's fuselage fell in and around the town.
Employees at two General Motors plants, unsure of their futures, pause from their work for TIME photographer Christopher Morris
An Iraqi journalist's small protest inspires the Arab world
A 1980 photo shoot reveals a playful side of the President-elect
Photographs by Lisa Jack
The historic 2008 election inspired thousands of people around the world to post their Obama-themed photography and art on the image-sharing site Flickr. Here is the best of the 100,000 images TIME examined.
The civil rights movement culminates in the election of America's first black president
TIME Photographer Christopher Morris travels America in search of the spirit that the historic election has inspired
The lavish taste and grandeur of Imperial Russia seen through the ceremonial dress and uniforms of Emperors and court officials in a new show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Benicio Del Toro plays the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara in Steven Soderbergh's two-part biopic
Photographs by Alex Harris and Bill Bamberger
The movies of Bettie Page, the actress and model who has died in Los Angeles after a heart attack, were sold under the counter in their day, but decades later she was elevated to the status of pulp goddess.
A gallery of the screen's best quasi-human stars
A modern-day adventurer partners with watchmaker Panerai to navigate a custom sailboat on a four-year eco-voyage around the world
The island nation's heroic music struggles to be heard in a cacophony of rock, reggaeton, and politics
Photographs by David Burnett / Contact Press Images for TIME
Advances in infrastructure and security improve the experience of Islam's holiest pilgrimage
A massive student protest against proposed government reforms of state universities developed into major rioting in the streets of the Greek capital following the shooting of a teenage boy by riot police.
After watching the last hours of Mumbai's three days of terror unfold, residents got back to their lives in a city that would never feel quite the same
Photographs for TIME by Adam Ferguson
Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America's fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City
Thirteen years after being acquitted of double homicide, the Hall of Famer is sentenced for armed robbery and kidnapping
A look back at the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon
TIME Photographer Yuri Kozyrev returns to the streets of Iraq once too dangerous for foreigner journalists to visit on foot to find a more secure, prosperous Iraq
As thousands of Americans nationwide witness the Dec. 2 lighting of the gigantic tree, TIME looks back at the Tannenbaum's origins
Italy's historic Renaissance city suffers its worst floods in twenty two years.
A new series of ten books celebrates 100 years of British life as seen the photographers of Britain's Press Association. Here's a selection from the many hundreds in the PA photo archive
With the battle over, residents must now grapple with the attacks' emotional toll
Millions in India's financial center continued to watch in shock on Friday as security forces stormed hostage sites throughout the city that were still under terrorist control
Over 100 people have been killed and nearly 300 injured in Nov. 26 and 27 attacks on India's financial capital, as a series of bombs went off across the city and armed gunmen took over two landmark hotels and an apartment building
A fun look at some of the time honored traditions of Turkey Day
From Fantasia to Waltz with Bashir, TIME looks at some of the greatest ever animated movies for the grown-up in all of us
Chieftains from the embattled Iraqi province gather in hopes of winning seats in parliament
Photographs for TIME by Yuri Kozyrev
Only Axl Rose remains in the group, but since 1987, GNR has been rocking with fury
More than 50 years of cover stories about the 35th President
Half a year after the Sichuan earthquake devastated the town of Beichuan, China, residents in this once-scenic town try to rebuild their lives amidst the rubble
Captions by Lin Yang.
Photographs for TIME by Ian Teh / Panos
In the 150 years since the island cast aside its policy of isolation, Japan has fallen in and out of favor with the international community
This year, close to 90 ships have been seized in and around the Gulf of Aden, more than triple the number of 2007
TIME's art critic Richard Lacayo reviews the first major museum survey of the American sculptor, who transforms disposable objects into stunning works of art
After decades of advertisements on every building in São Paulo, Brazil, the city passes a law requiring their removal or reduction.
Photographs by Cia de Foto
Four former Soviet Republics fight for control of a precious resource
On November 18, 1978, 909 men, women and children died in "revolutionary suicide" at Jim Jones' Peoples Temple in Guyana
Reflecting the season's somber mood, onyx and black enamel lend a graphic backdrop to diamonds
Photographs for TIME by Anthony Cotsifas
A herdsman from Inner Mongolia travels a long way after being placed in the Guinness Book of World Records
A stunning new photography book, "TIME Planet Earth: An Illustrated History", captures the natural miracles of the world we live in
The Prince of Wales turns 60 on Nov. 14 and has yet to assume his preordained role. He could have idled away the years, but instead has made a significant if idiosyncratic mark on British public life. Here's a look at his princely evolution.