Space, Videos

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

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When it comes to geography, things don’t get any cooler than this – astronomers Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a brief geography lesson straight from the International Space Station (ISS), hurdling through space at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph). Enjoy! ……

Feature Post, Videos

Man descends 1200 ft to experience an active volcano and lava lake up close

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Sam Cossman and George Kourounis teamed up with legendary volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose to become among the first explorers to step foot inside one of the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible volcanoes, Marum Crater. Ambrym is a volcanic island in Malampa Province in the archipelago of Vanuatu, well known for its lava lakes. It’s a large basaltic volcano with…

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Astronaut Alex Gerst Unveils Jaw-Dropping Earth Timelapse in Ultra HD

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This mind-blowing HD animation was shot by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The montage is actually a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The film runs 25 times faster than reality did for the astronauts. Alexander Gerst is a member of…

Animals, Videos

Amazing fungus gnat larvae group together to form a ‘snake’ [VIDEO]

Fungus gnats (Bradysia species) – also known as dark-winged fungus gnats, are small, mosquito-like insects often found in homes and offices, usually in the vicinity of houseplants. The larvae that hatch are legless, with white or transparent bodies and shiny black heads. From the first glimpse you’ll notice they’re not the prettiest sight, but what they lack in looks, they make up in cleverness….

Animals, Videos

Meet an awesome blonde penguin

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Seafarers on a 2012 National Geographic-Lindblad expedition to Antarctica found this amazing and rare “blond” penguin on a colony on Aitcho Island. < The penguin actually suffers from a condition called isabellinism or leucism – not albinism.Though technically separate conditions, isabellinism and leucism are used interchangeably In albinism, there is a complete or partial lack of the skin pigment called melanin…

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Watch a huge iceberg suddenly collapsing

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A couple was on vacation, and the two were filming a big, spectacular iceberg. However, their video took an unexpected turn when the iceberg started to collapse, sending a big tidal wave towards their boat. Warning: there are some ear piercing screams in this video The video was filmed in the Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland, Canada. “I think my heart…

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Diver almost gets swalloed by whale

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Being a marine wildlife photographer is as rewarding as it is dangerous – and here we get a chance to see just why. While filming off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Rainer Schimpf nearly got swallowed whole by a Bryde’s whale. As the 15 meter (49 foot) long whale rushed towards the surface to breathe, Schimpf was in the water filming…

Climate, Videos

Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys climate deniers with new episode of Cosmos

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For 11 episodes now, the groundbreaking Fox and National Geographic Channel series Cosmos has taken a deep look at some of science’s most thorny aspects – from creationism and evolution, to industry funded science denial, giving science teachers something new and cool to show in class on Monday mornings. This coming Sunday will be the most staggereing episode of all –…