Scientists have resurrected an extinct frog species, that gives birth through its mouth, by transplanting its DNA into the eggs of another frog species. Gastric-Brooding Frog. Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
A magic moment. Colorful evening twilight, clouds, comet and crescent moon, captured by talented astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi. The scene captures naked-eye Comet PanSTARRS peeking into northern hemisphere skies on March 12. Image © Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)
The volcano skyscraper called VolcanElectric Mask, honorable mentioned at 2013 Skyscraper evolo Competition, is a multi-layered skin that covers a volcano, resembling a jellyfish, that purifies polluted air and harvests geothermal energy.
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey along with a host of international collaborators, have been working to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica’s landmass, the Bedmap2. In addition, the map allows scientists to analyze, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet. A different view: Antarctica without the ice. Image © British Antarctic Survey
The Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in early January. Magma bubbles so hot they glow shoot away as liquid rock bursts through the Earth’s surface from below. The above image is particularly notable, however, for the lightning bolts caught near the volcano‘s summit. Image © Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth)