Over 200 Miles of Yosemite Backpacking in One Incredible Time-lapse

It took over two years for filmmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill to create Yosemite HD II, the the breathtaking followup to their 2011 tribute to Yosemite National Park. It was worth the wait. Full screen, HD, headphones if you've got 'em. You know the drill. » 3/01/14 8:00am 3/01/14 8:00am

Remarkable footage of a volcanic eruption, as seen from space

On June 12, 2009, Russia's Sarychev Volcano erupted in spectacular fashion, issuing plumes of ash skyward in a phenomenal display of geophysical force. It was the first time Sarychev had erupted in over twenty years – and it happened, rather serendipitously, just as the International Space Station was flying overhead. » 1/30/14 12:44pm 1/30/14 12:44pm

Striking natural landscapes that look like works of fantasy art

Sometimes the landscapes we dream up in works of science fiction and fantasy are no match for the real thing. From unusual geological formations to rare and beautiful flora, these natural landscapes seem pulled from another world. » 9/22/13 7:00am 9/22/13 7:00am

America's present heat wave is so big you can see it from space

If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States, you’ve probably been sweating it out over the past several days in what certainly feels like the warmest week yet for the season. The cause of the oppressive weather? A large mid-level ridge centered over the Ohio Valley — large enough to be easily visible… » 7/18/13 6:40am 7/18/13 6:40am

These satellite images could be used to predict the next drought

This is a new kind of satellite image of the Earth, showing nothing but vegetation. It allows us to track just how fecund the planet is — and to spot trouble regions where crop growth may soon be hindered by drought. Soon, images like these could become a crucial part of food security. » 6/25/13 8:20am 6/25/13 8:20am