2013: In Photos

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

Reuters news agency sifts through tens of thousands of photos, taken all over the globe, every year. Their annual review of 2013 sees the entire spectrum of the human condition represented the world over. From capturing the human face of tragedy and armed conflict to intimate portrayals of everyday life, the overarching theme of the images is one of connectedness. Spanning across actress Jennifer Lawrence …

The Trickiest Tongue Twister Ever

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

“Sally sold seashells by the seashore,” move over. There’s a new kid in town, based on research conducted by a team at MIT. They’ve come up with the phrase “pad kid poured curd pulled cod” as one of the toughest to say quickly, based on creating combinations of alternating words—so hard that some participants simply gave up. The next step of the research process? Measuring …

Rorschach Light Art

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

In a new light-painting series by photographer Nicolas Rivals, Rorschach’s famed ink-blot tests have been inadvertently recreated with marvelous effect. The “Light Rorchach” (typo intentional) images were captured symmetrically through the spinning of burned steel wool beside a reflective water surface. Each long exposure shot makes you wonder which half is the original, and which is the reflection. Both sides are equally magnificent, as are …