The origin of the hamburger goes back to the time of Genghis Kahn

Our beloved burgers needed eight centuries to evolve from the raw meat Mongolian soldiers kept under their saddles, to the grilled juicy beauties we enjoy inside a bun nowadays. This excerpt of The History of the Hamburger, a documentary by National Geographic, explains that evolution. » 12/05/14 11:23pm 12/05/14 11:23pm

We are just an infinite video game in the hands of some alien

ADHD made an animation that plays with the idea that we are some kind of computer simulation. From being monkeys eating fruit turn to landing on the moon to putting dumb videos on YouTube—it's all a never-ending cycle of video game stages on the hands of an alien or our own future descendants. » 9/15/14 10:30pm 9/15/14 10:30pm

These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. » 8/27/14 11:54pm 8/27/14 11:54pm

The evolution of film opening titles

This neat short film explains the evolution of film opening titles throughout history. Even if they are not as necessary as they used to—you can get any cast and crew information on the internet—they are still really important to set the mood of the film and to let us know that is time to shut up and start dreaming. » 8/18/14 9:32pm 8/18/14 9:32pm

Scientists Find Striking Similarities Between Human and Dog Brains

It's funny watching dogs do human things. It's funny to watch them drive cars. It's funny to watch them sit in chairs. But, seriously, new research shows that dogs actually are just like us. At least they are when it comes to processing voices and emotion—and, now, we've got the brain scans to prove it. » 2/20/14 4:20pm 2/20/14 4:20pm

8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

Homo sapiens evolved about 200-150,000 years ago in Africa, but our story as a species stretches back much further than that with early human ancestors. And the evolution of Homo sapiens is itself a tangled tale, full of unanswered questions and gothic family melodrama. Here are a few facts you may not know about the… » 11/15/13 6:16pm 11/15/13 6:16pm

This amazing fruit fly evolved to have pictures of ants on its wings

This is unbelievable, but the fruit fly G tridens has somehow evolved to have what looks like pictures of ants on its wings. Seriously, its transparent wings have an ant design on them complete with "six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen." It's nature's evolutionary art painted on a fly's wings. » 11/08/13 9:06pm 11/08/13 9:06pm

The Mysterious Tool-Making Culture Shared by Crows and Humans

Many animal species use tools, from insects, elephants and sea urchins to apes, badgers and octopuses, but there are only two animals who make hooks to catch food: humans and crows. Why we both do this is a mystery — and unraveling it could explain the reasons why tool use evolved in the first place. » 11/07/13 4:59pm 11/07/13 4:59pm