People are capable of doing amazing things. When we work together we can go to the moon! We can have all of the world’s information searchable from this thing in our pocket! We can change the world! But inevitably, we’re bound to screw it up somehow. Why? It’s called the Peter Principle.
It’s the circle of life! Well, not quite but sort of. This great short animation from production company Chromosphere highlights the world we live in and the worlds beyond our world through the clever use of circles. Right smack dab in the middle of the frame, watch as the circles transform into animals and planets…
Billie Lourd says she’ll be back in a bigger capacity for Star Wars: Episode VIII. A Thor supporting character may not return for Ragnarok. . Plus new details for Scream Queens’ next season, set pictures from Wonder Woman, and a ton of clips from tonight’s Supergirl. Spoilers now!
Have you seen those two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter things that all the kids are crazy about? They’re called hoverboards. Get over it.
Gravity does a number on your body. But in space with zero gravity, your body changes and reacts differently than it does on Earth. So what happens to your body in Space? As astronaut Leland Melvin tells it, you actually gain an inch of height! Also, your heart gets a little bit smaller while changing shape, your…
Sometimes at the end of long, hard week, it’s easy to wallow in self pity: “I doubt many people have it this hard,” you think to yourself. But this interactive visualization can help you see just how many people share your experiences of day-to-day life.
Most people learn that a species is a group of living things that can interbreed. If two organisms don’t normally mate, or have sterile offspring if they do, they’re from different species. Except that like so many other things you learned in school, the reality is somewhat more... complicated.
Sometimes you should fight for what you love and keep on trying to make things work and never stop chasing it down but once that’s over and you’ve reached your limit or realized the expiration date already hit, you should let it go. Life works better that way. And in this short animation, a boy realizes that with his…
This short, Colors by The Mercadantes, about the colors we see throughout our lives is so wonderfully well done. The transitions are perfect, each color’s clips seamlessly bleeds into the next that you don’t even realize when the color changed on you.
Dan Woodliff’s Still is a powerful short film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride that can happen when you look back at your memories with someone you love. It’s a mix of tense feelings, a whole lot of regret, a dash of hopefulness and a bit of happiness. Anyone who’s been on the phone with an ex after a…
Samples obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars have been analyzed and shown to contain nitrogen compounds, that are a source of nutrients for living things.
Supersymmetry is a short film made by Trent Jaklitsch as an ode to his father. But really, it's an inspirational tale for all of us. Using personal footage from his childhood along with NASA archival footage and other publicly available clips, he stitches together a story about how the universe created us and how we…
PipocaVFX's We Go Forward starts off as most cheery side scrolling video games do: run, jump, smash bad guys and keep going forward. But then the game transforms into a metaphor for life: we can't make the jump but we can't go backwards so we settle, we teach our kids to be better and then they leave us.
It seems that, every time the heavy rain season comes, some Austrians live in a permanent situation of impending disaster. Just look at these homes right next to a flood protection wall that seems about to burst and destroy everything.
The New Year is here. A unit of time that doesn’t mean anything to the Universe—stars, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, quasars, dark matter, and the other living beings that for sure populate the cosmos don’t care about the arbitrary dates that we little humans have created. And yet, we celebrate.
Consciousness uploading to a computer network at the time of death. It is a great idea. It will happen. People will be able to live forever, roam the universe, experience the unimaginable. Or perhaps it will all get ruined by corporations, as this video—which can be the plot for a Black Mirror episode—shows.
Are you alive or are you just a bunch of automated goo? What separates life from death? Is death real? These questions have occupied the mind of scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. This video by Kurzgesagt doesn't try to answer them, but gives you a lot of scientific data that will make you think about…
Everybody knows that old Aesop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but it seems like everybody always forget to follow its advice. Here's an inspiring video that reminds us to take things slow and steady as opposed to rushing into things. The video works not only because of the message but because of the visuals too.
We've all gasped at GoPro videos on YouTube and thought that it would be so awesome to record all the awesome things we do in our lives. But here's the truth, our lives aren't that exciting and worth recording. Reddit user fryest hilariously proved that by splicing his GoPro camera footage with other GoPro videos.