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Video: First biofluorescent turtle

Explorers happen upon the first glowing sea turtle ever recorded.

Video lets you imagine Earth breathing

NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with a mesmerizing something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis … inside.

Video: Greenland’s ice melt

Scientists are studying the increasingly fast rate of summertime ice melt in Greenland. See a new NASA video, plus illustrations of the 2015 melt season.

Amazing, blazing equinox sunset

I was tempted by EarthSky’s extensive coverage on the equinoxes to check out and photograph the equinox sunset here in Mutare, Zimbabwe on September 22, 2015 and recorded much more than anticipated. To my surprise it turned out to be literally a blazing one due to the fortuitous occurrence of a bush fire concealed behind the exact point on the hill over which the sun went down.

Watch an exoplanet orbit its star

This video is made from a series of images captured between November 2013 and April 2015, and it shows an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant star, moving through 18 months of its 22-year orbit around its star. The star is called called Beta Pictoris, and it’s visible, faintly, in the night sky seen from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. The exoplanet is called Beta Pictoris b.

Video: The solar system to scale

At first I thought I wouldn’t watch this, because it’s 7 minutes long. But then I did watch it, and I’m glad I did, because it’s a beautiful and touching depiction of the relationship between solid matter and empty space in our solar system.

Video: This year’s El Niño compared to 1997-98

Wow! Check out this visual comparison of the emerging El Niño with the record-breaking El Niño of 1997-98, which created weather extremes around the globe.

The amazing tongue of the hummingbird

Drinking nectar requires a tongue that fits the flower and works like a pump. Cool video!

Earth has 3 trillion trees, says study

That’s more than previous estimates. But the number of trees has dropped by 46% since the start of human civilization, says the study.

Skydiving spider discovered in South America

Biologists working in Panama and Peru have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling to return to the tree from which it fell. Watch it glide!