Feb. 20, 2015 - Video technology and science converge on an active volcano in Vanuatu, where explorer Sam Cossman operated camera-mounted drones to capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater. Cossman and his team piloted the drones over the 7.5-mile-wide (12-kilometer) caldera while confronting toxic gases and boiling lava. Although two drones succumbed to the harsh environment, the team was able to bring back video and photos that will help scientists learn more about the volcano and the life around it.
Your face is actually crawling with tiny animal friends. We talked to the two scientists featured in the clip, Julie Urban, PhD, and Daniel Fergus, PhD, of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, to find out a little more about face spiders.
Holy crap, look at this crocodile jumping vertically out of a river
National Geographic photographer Trevor Frost uploaded this simultaneously awe-inspiring and absolutely terrifying video of a salt-water crocodile propelling its entire body out of a river with its tail. Take this as a reminder to keep all your limbs far, far away from croc-infested waters.
National Geographic magazine put together this gif showing how their maps have expressed the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean over time - even the maps are showing the rapid retreat of summer sea ice.