Staring into the eyes of these bugs is like staring into an alien's soul

I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens. » 4/24/15 10:03am Friday 10:03am

Video: How processed deli meat is made

Though it might look like some sort of condom testing or water balloon making, what you’re actually looking at is bologna being made. The natural casing gets fitted over a stuffing horn and filled with a meat mixture of beef, pork and seasoning. It’s then smacked with a spike and smoked until it comes out looking… » 4/22/15 8:44pm Wednesday 8:44pm

All the pepperoni that the US eats a year can circle the earth 50 times

Here’s a shocking number that speaks to the USA’s love for meat (and pizza): we eat so much pepperoni per year that if you put the slices side-by-side, they could circle the Earth 50 times over. The fact bit comes from Bill Gates look at Vaclav Smil’s interesting book Should We Eat Meat?. That’s, uh, a lot. » 4/22/15 12:32am Wednesday 12:32am

Video: Imagining how beautiful cities would look without light pollution

It’s easy to remember how big the universe is when you can just stare up at the night sky and find an uncountable number of stars and see every color of the cosmos staring right back at you. But it’s not like that anymore. Now we’re surrounded by city lights of our own creation and hiding the rest of the universe… » 4/21/15 11:41pm Tuesday 11:41pm

Video: The fascinating world of kite fighting for sport

All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and… » 4/21/15 11:40am Tuesday 11:40am

Inside the fascinating world of a crime scene photographer

Forensic photography is such an important part of solving crimes and getting a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on throughout the process is so fascinating. Like most photography, forensic photographers utilize light to capture what they need to see. They match different crimes to different light wavelengths to… » 4/10/15 7:00pm 4/10/15 7:00pm

Neat animation shows what European coins looked like before the Euro

The German Mark. Lithuanian Litas. Estonian Kroon. Irish Pound. Slovenian Tolar. Portuguese Escudo. Greek Drachma. Slovak Koruna. Maltese Lira. Finnish Markka. Dutch Guilder. Spanish Peseta. Luxembourgish Franc. Belgian Franc. Italian Lira. Cypriot Pound. Austrian Schilling. French Franc. Latvian Lats. All got… » 4/08/15 9:36pm 4/08/15 9:36pm

How Captain America got deleted in Avengers--and six other unknown facts

If you're excited for The Avengers: Age of Ultron to come out next month, congratulations and welcome to the human race. It's going to be crazy. But before that superhero spectacle begins, it's always fun to look back at the original movie. Here are some things you didn't know about The Avengers. » 4/07/15 2:15pm 4/07/15 2:15pm

The beautiful whimsy of Spike Jonze movies

I love to watch movies by Spike Jonze because he always tells interesting stories with even more interesting characters. But what I may love more is the look of his films. Jacob T. Swinney edited together this video to show the aesthetics of whimsy and you'll see interesting camera angles, lens flares and more. » 4/05/15 9:30pm 4/05/15 9:30pm

Spectacular video shows birds suddenly flying away from a power line

What a fascinating view. I don't pretend to know what triggers a bird's decision to take flight or what makes an entire flock want to take off all at once but man, is it cool to see. This video shows three recordings of starlings taking off from a power line: in real time, at half speed and at 300 frames per second. » 4/02/15 11:27am 4/02/15 11:27am

Here are 3 smart reasons why nuclear energy is really bad for us

This video explainer by Kurz Gesagt focuses on why nuclear energy is actually terrible and something we should stop using because it's so bad. The reasons are pretty obvious: nuclear energy leads to nuclear bombs, nuclear waste is really dangerous and nuclear accidents and disasters are catastrophic. » 4/01/15 9:18pm 4/01/15 9:18pm

Video explainer: 3 reasons why nuclear energy is actually awesome

Nuclear energy is great! Nuclear energy is terrible! There are two sides to the argument and Kurz Gesagt is breaking down both perspectives with point/counterpoint video explainers. The three reasons why nuclear energy is awesome and why we need more? It saves lives. It helps the environment. And that using it could… » 4/01/15 8:42pm 4/01/15 8:42pm

Video: The process of making a couch is surprisingly fun to watch

Danny Cooke's short How Comfort Is Born shows the entire process of making an Arlo & Jacob couch. You see wood being framed, springs being made, framed wood being shaved, made springs being put together and then finally the cushions and fabric carefully being handled so each couch is perfect. » 4/01/15 10:44am 4/01/15 10:44am

See how the Dreamworks logo before its movies changed over time

Ethan Jones is back with another interesting visual breakdown of movie logos, this time focusing on DreamWorks. You know that intro sequence, where a fishing line gets dropped into the water from a boy on the moon. Here are all the variations that have popped up in DreamWorks movies since they first started using the… » 3/30/15 10:30pm 3/30/15 10:30pm

The fascinating underworld living in flood channels beneath Las Vegas

Around 400 people live inside the flood channels underneath Las Vegas and it's such a fascinating underworld that is so different from the neon-lit indulgence and styrofoam opulence that Sin City is known for. Matthew O'Brien has been visiting the community for 12 years and takes a tour of it in this video. » 3/27/15 10:05am 3/27/15 10:05am

Video explainer: What is nuclear energy and why we don't have more of it

Our ability to harness nuclear energy has existed for quite a while now and yet nuclear energy is only responsible for providing 10% of the world's energy. There are 439 nuclear reactors spread across 31 countries with 160 more reactors planned for the future and yet nuclear energy has stagnated since the 80's. What… » 3/26/15 1:57pm 3/26/15 1:57pm

Slow motion video shows a chameleon shoot out its tongue superpower

A chameleon's tongue is nearly two times the length of its body and it can shoot out that slimy sticky thing at 41 g, roughly four times the maximum acceleration of a fighter jet, with deadly quick accuracy: its tongue can reach its prey in 0.07 seconds. Basically, it's an insane, superpower-like weapon to have. » 3/26/15 11:42am 3/26/15 11:42am

This video is proof that Tokyo is the most unique city in the world

Japan can be both traditional and effortlessly modern, but most of all it's unique. The chaos and quirks and creativity and energy of Tokyo all combine to create a city filled with things that exist nowhere else. Tokyo is an original and this video by Takuya Hosogane does a fantastic job capturing that. » 3/25/15 10:28pm 3/25/15 10:28pm