Beautiful video reveals the secrets of a watchmaker

Put on your headphones and enjoy this fascinating view over the shoulder of a watchmaker, full of beautifully crispy closeups of the manufacturing and assembly of a Nomos Glashütte watch. I only have one complaint: I wish it weren't three minutes but five hours long—my autonomous sensory meridian response was off the… » 4/08/14 2:11pm 4/08/14 2:11pm

Cool visualization shows liquid water on Earth vs Jupiter's moon Europa

I knew that NASA wants to send a submarine to explore the oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa, but I never realized that Europa has more liquid water than Earth even while it's roughly the size of our Moon. This graphic shows the shocking difference clearly, but there's more. » 3/08/14 12:00am 3/08/14 12:00am

Scientists unlock mystery of out-of-body experiences (aka astral trips)

Some people claim that they have experienced out-of-body experiences—aka "astral trips"—floating outside of their bodies and watching themselves from the outside. A team of scientists found someone who says she can do this at will and put her into a brain scanner. What they discovered was surprisingly strange. » 3/07/14 1:28am 3/07/14 1:28am

Alien monsters or awesome spiders, I just love these little guys

I can't stop looking at the extraordinary photos by Thomas Shahan, an Oregon-based artist and microphotographer who creates amazing portraits of arthropods, including these awesome jumping spiders. His beautiful monsters don't make me run in fear, but make me smile (knowing they are tiny, that is.) In fact, some of… » 1/30/14 11:21am 1/30/14 11:21am

Watch time getting frozen in these hypnotizing subway station videos

Photographer Adam Magyar took a high speed camera and recorded everything as his subway train car was getting into the station. Here's the result in three spellbinding clips, part of his film Stainless, in three different cities: New York, Berlin and Tokyo. Above you can see 42 Street—Grand Central. » 1/10/14 7:31pm 1/10/14 7:31pm

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

Nikon just announced the winners for its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. It's basically a collection of the best images of things you can only see under a light microscope. Or better yet, it's the best photographs of things you can't actually see. Here are some fantastically creepy shots that were our… » 10/31/13 12:00am 10/31/13 12:00am