Spectacular photo of airplane flying by volcano's molten lava eruption

I don't know if I would be happy to fly so close of an active volcano that is ejecting lava like in this photo featured on National Geographic's Your Shot. I know the plane is not flying over the lava, but you never know when Earth is going to get mad. For photographer Baldur Sveinsson, however, it's business as usual. » 12/16/14 7:02am Tuesday 7:02am

These photos are so incredibly perfect that I can't believe they're real

This image is so impossibly flawless in every aspect that is hard to believe it is real. Technique, composition, subject matter—it's like a perfect dream, but it's an actual photo of Svolvaer, Norway, by extremely talented Max Rive. His other work is equally perfect and stunning to the point of disbelief. » 10/22/14 10:00pm 10/22/14 10:00pm

The Iguazú Falls overflow in flood of biblical proportions

Following massive rainfalls in Misiones, Argentina, and Santa Catarina and Paraná, Brazil, the famous Iguazú Falls are now overflowing, carrying 46,300 cubic meters per second—33 times the usual water flow rate. The images and video are unbelievable. I hope you have your arks ready, my friends. » 6/11/14 7:23pm 6/11/14 7:23pm

Hubble captures incredible star explosion in four-year time-lapse video

I never imagined I was going to see something like this: A video of a star bursting in space, illuminating the interstellar dust around it at the speed of light. This is not a computer simulation. It's an actual time-lapse video taken over four years by the Hubble—and scientists don't know its origin yet. » 6/11/14 1:47am 6/11/14 1:47am

NASA reveals the most colorful and detailed image of the Universe

NASA has unveiled "the most colorful view of the Universe" ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it's "a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3." » 6/04/14 1:26am 6/04/14 1:26am

Amazing photoshop job turns dozens of pictures into one seamless image

Image compositing is a common practice in digital art and advertising. But often the crazy extent of it is completely invisible. Like the image above, which is made of a few dozen separate pictures. This GIF—posted to Reddit—peels back the layers of one meticulously crafted scene. » 4/11/14 12:00pm 4/11/14 12:00pm

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in video, watching how molecules morph into the structures that, at the end of the day, make who we are. If there's a soul, this how it gets made. » 1/27/14 1:30pm 1/27/14 1:30pm

Stunning photos of colossal lightning in massive volcano eruption

You don't need to travel into a brown dwarf star's atmosphere or Saturn's hexagon to see colossal lightning. Just look at these photographs taken by Francisco Negroni of the eruption of the complex volcano Cordón Caulle, in Chile. He told me that, while scary, there was no immediate danger: » 1/15/14 9:40am 1/15/14 9:40am

Video: The biggest fireworks in history were truly insane indeed

Dubai set the world record for the largest fireworks show in history on January 1, 2014. We saw a sample—taken at the Burj Khalifa—but that was nothing compared to this HD video, which shows the full scope of this titanic explosion chain from the air and different locations. The fireworks took over the entire country. » 1/07/14 3:52pm 1/07/14 3:52pm

Christmas tree harvest with helicopters looks mad from the cockpit too

Harvesting Christmas trees at insane speeds using a helicopter looks crazy from the ground and—as this video demonstrates—it's mad from the pilot's seat too. I still can't understand 1) how they can make money using helicopters for the harvest and 2) how can they do it so fast. » 12/10/13 7:36pm 12/10/13 7:36pm

The dramatic rescue of a survivor trapped three days in a sunken ship

Here's a dramatic story with a happy ending to start up the week: this newly released video shows the rescue of a survivor trapped for three days in an air pocket inside a sunken ship. The moment of the encounter with a diver sent to bring dead bodies to the surface is incredible—and so is the rescue itself. » 12/02/13 8:52pm 12/02/13 8:52pm

This awesome roaming city would actually work in real life

Architizer showcases this awesome engineering and architectural project: a roaming city that would will actually work if someone builds it. In the past, some people have imagined roaming cities but nobody got to turn these pipe dreams into functional projects. This is the first one that actually makes sense. » 11/04/13 1:11am 11/04/13 1:11am

HTC Droid Incredible To Get Android 2.2 Froyo By August

BGR is reporting that the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible is going to receive a software update to Android 2.2 Froyo by the end of July or early August. Originally, there was going to be a minor update that would've brought 720p video recording to the Incredible but it looks like that update will be rolled in with the… » 7/19/10 1:16pm 7/19/10 1:16pm