160 years after the original California gold rush, gold fever still grips the men of Nugget Alley
Photographs by Sarina Finkelstein
Photographer David Burnett revisits the Normandy invasion with the help of World War II veterans
Photographer Stuart Franklin recounts the 1989 uprising and the extraordinary events that led to the making of his iconic photograph
Friends and families band together to buy inexpensive, grass-fed meat directly from farmers.
Photographs by Asia Kepka for TIME
A Pittsburgh company develops a simple technology to ensure that no surgical sponges get left behind
The company unveils its new motion-control game console at E3 in Los Angeles
The cute character from Japan celebrates her big year with fashion shows and product launches
Foreign investment in Burma's abundant natural resources is picking up around the isolated nation, but there is little hope that its benefits will reach anyone but members of the country's ruling military junta
The small republic likes to show off its military muscle in friendly competitions
North Korea experts pore over new photos of the Dear Leader for signs of ill health
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
His run on The Tonight Show is coming to a close, but the curtain has yet to fall on America's favorite late-night companion
A new retrospective, "Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000," running through Sept. 6 at the International Center of Photography in New York City, celebrates one of the 20th century's greatest photographers
Photographer David Bowman's images explore GM's Fairfax Assembly Plant in exquisite detail
Demonstrators protest the use of water torture by creating frighteningly realistic simulations
On Sunday, March 8, North Koreans went to the polls to elect their rubber-stamp Parliament, leading the way for another five years in office for leader Kim Jong Il
From Stonewall to Presidential Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage
A Latino woman judge is Obama's choice to become the next Associate Justice of the high court
A Japanese company has developed a wearable Hybrid Assistive Limb "suit"
The roar of engines will again fill the 100-year-old Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend, as the world's top drivers vie for racing glory. A closer look at one of the country's most historic sporting events.
TIME photographer Callie Shell shows why the First Lady is such a big hit
To cushion itself against the recession, the Asian giant is investing in one of the most ambitious public-works programs the world has ever seen
The Naples Emergency Responders are tasked with protecting the
city from the omnipresent volcanic activity of Mount
Photographs by Emiliano Mancuso / Grazia Neri
She cruised the campaign trail in casual looks, but ever since she entered the White House, the First Lady has streamlined her style
Photographer David Walter Banks explores the legally hazy world of marijuana and its users
The Terminator Salvation star rises from child actor to action hero
Where they came from, how they won and what they're doing now
At this week's ICFF in New York City, color, plastic and practicality were the design stars
Glitter and glamour from the French film festival
A gallery of couples who committed to a lack of legal commitment
The nation of 170 million is torn by many religious outlooks, class divisions and ethnic rivalries.
Photographs by Alixandra Fazzina for TIME
The hit NBC comedy The Office invites viewers to submit photos of the high jinks in their own work spaces. Here's a gallery of the best submissions
Pope Benedict XVI is on a week long tour in the Middle East his first to the region as pontiff that includes Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
Hundreds of thousands are displaced by fighting between the Taliban and the Pakistani army
The International Committee of the Red Cross asks five great photojournalists to document eight conflicts where the group's work remains vital
Photography by the photographers of VII
A spectacular new exhibit at the University of California, Riverside raises extraordinary questions about the nature of sight
The space shuttle Atlantis made a final maintenance trip to the Hubble Telescope, which has offered Earthlings a closer look at the cosmos since 1990. A look back at the telescope's remarkable life and achievements.
Looking back over the past half century of a British design icon.
In boldly going where no man has gone before, the crew of the Enterprise (and its successors) have battled evil in many forms
A gallery of items on display at the party's national headquarters
Photographs by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME
The director takes aim at the comedian and TIME 100 no-show and recruits other celebrities to his cause
A look back at the Holy See's efforts to find rapprochement with the world's Jews
Pakistani forces prepare to take on the Taliban in the volatile northern districts
The President and his Veep move their weekly lunch to Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia
A Scottsdale, Arizona company finds a market for its "Smart Sponges", chemically-engineered filters that effectively and cheaply purify storm-water runoff
Fear of the illness leads Mexican authorities to close the country's football matches to fans.
Mexico's cartels employ increasingly sophisticated technology to burrow under the border
The body temperature scanners installed at airports around the world help control the spread of the illness and generate haunting, otherworldly imagery
The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place as always on the first Saturday in May. TIME takes a look back at the "most exciting two minutes in sports."
Lured by a generous tax rebate, many studios are moving their productions to The Wolverine State