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No Kiddin': Iceland Really Has a Penis Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Some visitors try to keep a straight face, some giggle and some aren't sure how to act as they browse around a museum in Iceland displaying hundreds o...

Climate Change This Week: Running Out of Earth, Inspiring Students, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Check for National Geographic venues (including youtube and other online opportuni...

Watch This Fearless Stuntwoman Fly Over An Active Volcano

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports

Just when you thought wingsuit base jumping couldn't possibly get more extreme, Italian athlete, thrill-seeker and model Roberta Mancino decided to to...

Massive Volcanic Eruption Looks Just Like Your Science Fair Project

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Science

Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's tallest peaks and one of its most active volcanoes, came to life this weekend in a magnificent display that resembled a ...

10 Magnificent Drone Photos That Capture The World Like You've Never Seen It

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.11.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From pink lakes to volcanos, the scenes in these photos aren't just breathtaking -- they're magical.

Photos: Nicaraguan Volcano Erupts For The First Time In 110 Years

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano erupted for the first time in 110 years on Tuesday, spewing lava and plumes of ash into the sky. Residents in nearby c...

Snorkeling With Seals in the Galapagos

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.

Scientists Unlock Mysteries Of World's Most Massive Volcano

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.27.2015 | Science

Two years after confirming that the world's largest single volcano was lurking more than a mile beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists h...

Get Lost... and Then Find Yourself in New Zealand

Laura Grier | Posted 11.06.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

At 35 years old I thought I had finally figured it out. As a destination wedding photographer, I have seen what it takes to make it down the aisle. S...

Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

When surfers have taken on nearly 100-foot-tall waves, they've faced the challenge of a lifetime. But those waves are pipsqueaks compared to an ancien...

Blue fire, and the awe-inspiring volcanoes of East Java

Reuben Wu | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Reuben Wu

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to East Java in Indonesia to document some of its magnificent volcanic landscapes. It was mainly my lov...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Earth's Longest Continental Volcano Chain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.16.2015 | Science

There's a gargantuan chain of volcanoes lurking beneath Australia's surface, and scientists have long been puzzled by how these volcanoes came to be, ...

These Spectacular Nature Photos 'Evoke A Sense Of Time & Origins'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science

A new exhibition featuring the work of celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting aims to tell the natural history of Earth -- from the first stirri...

These Active Volcanoes Could Burn Through Your Vacation Plans

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

Volcanoes do what they want to do, and they definitely don't care about your travel plans. Remember when Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull eruption halted a...

Lava-cation: Start Planning Your Hawaii Volcano Holiday

Kristan Lawson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Witnessing red-hot lava explode from an erupting volcano has always been on my personal bucket list. But since volcanic eruptions are unpredictable and rare, it was one natural wonder I assumed I'd never see.

KA-BOOM! Scientists Find New Trigger Of Volcanic Eruptions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unknown trigger of volcanic eruptions -- a finding that could give scientists a leg u...

Ash, Dust From 1912 Novarupta Eruption Cancels Alaska Flights

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.13.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Strong northwest winds blew ash and dust from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta over parts of Kodiak Island on Thursday, limiting visibility and prompting some airlines to cancel flights.

The Iceland Cometh

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

In John McPhee's sharp and heedful book, The Control of Nature, he chronicles attempts by Man to wrestle down disruptive Nature.

Welcome To A Haunting Forest Of Lava Trees

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

Tucked just east of the massive Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is a spooky little forest called the Lava Tree State Monument -- a...

Ascension Island, a Burnt Volcanic Cinder in the Vast South Atlantic: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 1)

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.31.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A 34-square-mile speck of 44 lava, ash and cinder cones lost in the middle of the South Atlantic, eight degrees south of the Equator, 900 miles from Africa and 1,400 miles from South America, it would be harder to find a more remote get-away than Ascension Island.

Travel Tips for Scary Times

Lea Lane | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Lea Lane

To live fully we need to continue doing things we love, staying savvy, smart, safe -- and comfortable. Yes, there are dangers out there. But I try to put things in perspective and follow the sensible guidelines I created.

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.

Photographer Captures Ominous Glow Of Hawaii's Approaching Lava Flow

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

Lava's volatile nature and ominous glow make it one of nature's most visually captivating elements. For residents living near the Kilauea Volcano on H...

WATCH: Drone Captures Rare Footage Of An Erupting Volcano

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science

Holy smokes! You don't see something like this every day. A mighty little quadcopter armed with a GoPro has captured rare footage of a raging volca...

Hawaiians: Don't Divert Lava Flow Threatening Homes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

The last few weeks have been a stressful waiting game for some residents on Hawaii's Big Island as a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano creeps toward the ...