This Snapshot of Coastal Processes in Australia is Lovely and Surreal

This striking image isn't a piece of watercolour abstract art. It's an estuary in Western Australia and a gorgeous example of utility of data beyond the visible spectrum. By combining wavelengths from deep blue through infrared, this Landsat image can be used to asses coastal processes and vegetative health. » 7/11/14 1:50pm 7/11/14 1:50pm

Dive Through Ice Caves and Skip Over Crevasses

Glaciers are an exotic world of beauty. In this video, a drone flirts with light filtered through translucent walls, capturing that ethereal mix of blue ice, white snow, and chilly brightness that defines glaciers. Take five minutes to ride along, swooping through caves and dancing around icy crags. » 7/10/14 2:01am 7/10/14 2:01am

Timelapses of New Zealand Are Stunning Science

New Zealand is a country of dramatic landscapes, astounding skies, and not a lot of people to get in the way. Today's stunning timelapse is a four-part series of break-sized awe for the beauty of the natural world, and an excellent excuse to talk about the science behind the breathtaking scenes. » 6/27/14 1:52pm 6/27/14 1:52pm

Stunning Landscapes and Starscapes in Kazakhstan

Take a moment to stop, breathe, and immerse yourself in the sheer beauty of our planet. Denis Frantsouzov spent last month travelling around Kazakhstan, collecting photographs, videos, time-lapses, and long exposures of the land and sky. The result a stunning 5-minute break from your day. » 6/06/14 11:22am 6/06/14 11:22am

The Uncanny Places on Earth That Look Like Alien Worlds

We've made huge strides towards finding exoplanets and surveying the other worlds in our solar system recently — but most of us will never know what it's like to stand on another soil, especially under another sun. Good thing there are a lot of places on Earth that you could easily mistake for strange new worlds. » 10/14/13 3:05pm 10/14/13 3:05pm

Can you guess the subject of this photograph?

If you said "blood vessels" or "bronchi" you'd be wrong, but those would both be very good guesses. There's a reason this false-colour image of the Mississippi Delta — photographed by Japan's Advanced Land Observing Satellite — bears such a striking resemblance to ramifying vasculature; as Unpopular Science explains,… » 1/04/13 1:43pm 1/04/13 1:43pm