Mountaineers Lit the Matterhorn to Celebrate 150 Years of Climbing

The Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and its successful ascent in 1865 marked the end of the Golden Age of mountain climbing. This year, a team of daring mountaineers scaled the rocky peak to light it up as a tribute to the men who first conquered its peak. What a view. » 9/20/14 7:20pm Saturday 7:20pm

Beautiful music video makes me want to live in eternal summer love

I like all seasons but it's summer, which will end with the September equinox next week, the one that always gave me the most happiness. This video by Zack Spiger for The Dove & the Wolf is about that. It feels like summer love—intense, fleeting, careless, lazy, eternal and spotless forever set in your mind. » 9/19/14 8:43pm Friday 8:43pm

This is the weirdest and most beautiful time lapse I've ever seen

This is not your usual eye-candy time lapse of a gorgeous landscape. This one—created by Jeff Frost—is different. Speaks directly to the feelings. It's sometimes creepy, violent, and weird. And others stunning, beautiful, and relaxing. The same type of contrasts you find in real life. That's why I like it so much. » 9/19/14 6:56pm Friday 6:56pm

The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie. » 9/17/14 11:24pm 9/17/14 11:24pm

Turning a chunk of wood into something beautiful is satisfying to watch

Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It's painstaking work but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath. » 9/17/14 10:42pm 9/17/14 10:42pm

Behold the awesome nebulae flybys in this new In Saturn's Rings teaser

Our friends of In Saturn's Rings have a new teaser for their incoming 4K IMAX grand tour of the Universe, made using millions of high definition photographs taken by telescopes and spacecraft. There are no 3D models in these videos. Just photos, animated by 67 volunteers from all over the world. » 9/17/14 7:48pm 9/17/14 7:48pm

Speed painting video shows all the stages of a woman's life in 4 minutes

From the beginning to the very end and all over again. From birth to death, here are all the stages of one woman's life in drawings. You see the drawing morph from a baby to a child to a teenager and adult and so on. The speed painting, done by Stonehouse, is beautiful and it's summarized nicely in 4 minutes. » 9/12/14 11:41pm 9/12/14 11:41pm

Cool disintegrating cars photos make me feel like a little kid

Fabian Oefner is a man of many talents—and great patience. Investigator, artist, photographer, his images are always precisely crafted and beautiful. His disintegrating car series are a great example. I just spent 20 minutes exploring them. He explains how he (painstakingly) made them here: » 9/11/14 9:41pm 9/11/14 9:41pm

NASA publishes unprecedented X-ray image of supernova remnant

Once again, the Universe amazes me with a never-before-seen display of color and shapes that defies belief. You are looking at Puppis A, a supernova remnant that is 7,000 light years away and is 10 light years across (!) And yet it looks like microscopic view of a coral here on Earth. Amazingly beautiful. » 9/10/14 9:39pm 9/10/14 9:39pm