You probably read about new physics discoveries all the time on this site, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you know how we got to where we are today. This brief history of physics describes how scientists have tried to build on each others work for hundreds of years—with varied success.

Produced by the BBC, it might be considered a little overly simplistic if you're super smart, but hey, everyone's gotta start somewhere. So sit back and enjoy the history lesson. [BBC]