Saturday, December 27, 2014

National Geographic's Top 5 Videos, 2014

National Geographic STAFF
In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.

5. Eyes: The Windows to Your Health
The topics range from health and geopolitics to dogs and cats … What's our number one? Read on.
They say that eyes are the window to the soul. But we were amazed to find how much they can tell us about our overall health.
Ophthalmologist Neal Adams explains why the eye's tissues and blood vessels make such a good barometer for wellness.
Through the lens of two filmmakers we were given rare access to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We were intrigued to get such a rare view inside this mostly closed-to-the-outside country.
Explore the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in this intriguing time-lapse of a city rarely seen by foreigners. Although certain limits were placed on what they could film, this short provides glimpses of insider moments, including riding the subway, circling historic monuments, and visiting a local skate park.
This video blew our minds, too. Never did we think domestic cats were such intrepid explorers.
A new study placed GPS tracking devices on house cats, and turned up some interesting findings.
We were moved in reporting about the bond between soldier and dog on the front lines. Their story gave us a newfound respect for the role that canines play in helping soldiers stay safe, and for the sacrifices they're asked to make.
While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range.
This powerful video touched us with its story of these two sisters and their family. It brought to our attention the plight of so many people desperate for help that is so close, yet so far.
Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in India, have been blind since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mother for the first time.
To see all of our videos, click here. Let us know which of our videos you would add to the list!

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