Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations — a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen — that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and interactions.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012: Part II

Female bonobos carry and nurse their young for four years and give birth on average every five years. The National Geographic Photo Contest for 2012 ends today, November 30. View galleries of the thousands of entrants, from which an overall winner and winners in each category of People, Places, Nature will be chosen.

Here is a sampling of some of the photos entered