When Words Come To Life: Some Beautiful Examples Of Kinetic Typography

The best opening titles and other screen titles are beautiful works of art — but sometimes, text can be more than just an ornament. Sometimes, text can spring into action, conveying concepts and delighting the eye with its brilliant action. Welcome to the universe of kinetic typography. » 6/18/15 9:14pm 6/18/15 9:14pm

This Teaser For The New Horizons Mission Will Give You Goosebumps

It’s been almost ten years since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft embarked for the Pluto system. Next month, it will finally arrive. The National Space Society commissioned the video above in anticipation of the spacecraft’s historic flyby. Are you all excited yet? Because we’re excited. » 6/17/15 10:41pm 6/17/15 10:41pm

Aspiring Astronaut Photographs the ISS From 40 Thousand Feet Up

Did you know you could spot the International Space Station from an airplane? Neither did I! But photographer and aspiring astronaut Trevor Mahlmann had an inkling on a Southwest flight last week. So, he got out his gear and managed to shoot this gorgeous, long-exposure photo of the space station zooming by like a… » 6/14/15 7:00pm 6/14/15 7:00pm

Can We All Agree That Ants Are Just The Awesomest?

KQED’s excellent science series Deep Look (previously here, here, and here—can you tell we’re fans?) just kicked off a new run of videos with an episode about how ants use leaves to harvest fungus. Which, sure, fungus harvesting is fascinating in its own right, but wait until you find out what the ants are harvesting… » 6/13/15 11:45am 6/13/15 11:45am

This Masterful Scene From Lord Of The Rings Gives Me Chills Every Time

Everyone has those special film scenes that just give you chills, no matter how many times you see them. For me, one such scene takes place in the first film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring. Here’s a video explaining why this one scene is so perfect. » 5/07/15 4:44pm 5/07/15 4:44pm