Why do some humans love extreme and exhausting adventures?

It's hard to understand why Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby decided to go over the 93 miles that separate Vancouver from Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. Why do humans sign into such extreme, dangerous and exhausting adventures? This award-winning short documentary digs into that question. » 9/17/14 12:19am Yesterday 12:19am

Size comparison of optical telescopes from 1893 to 2022

Here's a fascinating graphic comparison of the mirrors of optical telescopes since the Yerkes Observatory—a 1893 40-inch refractor in Williams Bay,Wisconsin—to the largest of them all, the 128-foot (39-meter) European Extremely Large Telescope at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert, Chile. » 9/15/14 11:04pm Monday 11:04pm

10 movie myths that can never actually happen in real life

We see some things happen so often in movies that they start to seep into our reality. We totally think they're real. Like thinking the asteroid belt is some dangerous road or that firing a gun to break a lock works or that silencers truly silence a weapon. But nope! Those are all myths that can't ever happen in real… » 9/12/14 9:42pm Friday 9:42pm

This is why Robin Williams was such a fantastic actor

Everyone has their own reasons for loving Robin Williams, he taught some people how to laugh, his movies defined many a childhood, he was a great guy and so on and so on. Plus, he was a fantastic actor. Tony from Every Frame a Painting explains just how great by focusing on one tiny thing: his movement. » 9/09/14 10:35pm 9/09/14 10:35pm

All we know about neutron stars explained in one simple video

Neutron stars. They are so strange that we can barely wrap our heads around the idea of their existence. In fact, we still don't really know most things about them, so we can only guess and wonder trying to explain their extreme properties. This video explains all we know—or suppose—about them. » 9/08/14 6:03am 9/08/14 6:03am

Beautiful video shows how Pixar uses a rainbow of colors in their movies

This is great. Rishi Kaneria made a quick supercut that stitches together scenes from Pixar movies according their particular color. Following the Roy G. Biv color spectrum, you'll see how Pixar chooses to use colors to make their animations. And it'll make you want to watch all the Pixar movies again. » 9/05/14 8:28pm 9/05/14 8:28pm

How a country that has no new bike parts fixes its bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It's not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it's pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need. » 9/03/14 9:01pm 9/03/14 9:01pm

New map shows where the Milky Way galaxy is inside its supercluster

For the first time, scientists have pinpointed where our galaxy stands amongst thousands of other galaxies in our home supercluster. The new map shows beautiful feathery strings linked together with the Milky Way galaxy placed on the edge of the newly named Laniakea supercluster, home to 100,000 other galaxies. » 9/03/14 6:36pm 9/03/14 6:36pm

Crash & Learn: The most important life rule in one beautiful short

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes. » 8/29/14 10:32pm 8/29/14 10:32pm

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

7 things you maybe didn't know about Guardians of the Galaxy

To be honest, I didn't know Guardians of the Galaxy was a thing that even existed until I saw the kick ass trailers of a raccoon firing rockets and a tree beating people people up. But after taking part in the fun space road trip that was disguised as a movie, I can't get enough of it. I want to know everything. » 8/25/14 9:33pm 8/25/14 9:33pm

China says new supersonic sub would reach San Francisco in 100 minutes

China claims it has found a way to create a supersonic underwater vessel that could travel from China to San Francisco in less than two hours using new developments in supercavitation. This could be extremely useful for travel—but also for the development of underwater weapons. In fact, this is a military project. » 8/25/14 1:00pm 8/25/14 1:00pm