The magic of writing on water with a fountain pen

I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water. » 12/18/14 1:34am Thursday 1:34am

Some of Canada's Lakes Are Turning Into Jelly Thanks to Acid Rain

It's a real bummer to hear that 150 years of industrialization wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands to recover. It's a much bigger bummer to see the situation in real life. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. » 11/19/14 11:53am 11/19/14 11:53am

Playing around with a water bubble in space must never get old

I'm happy when I see astronauts happy. There's something about seeing people in space enjoy all there is about space that's just infectious. Even the little things, like playing around with a giant water bubble blob. I mean, I would do the same thing they're doing. Let it swallow my hands while a GoPro is inside. » 11/05/14 9:04pm 11/05/14 9:04pm

Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 8:20pm 10/30/14 8:20pm

Video: Oysters are fantastic at filtering dirty water

Oysters are fun to eat because they're delicious and celebratory and remind you of the ocean. Turns out that last part is especially true because those suckers are just fantastic at filtering out dirty water. Watch these oysters slurp up the dirty water in the tank in this time lapse and make it all clean. » 10/29/14 7:40pm 10/29/14 7:40pm

Satellite Dishes Can Turn Toxic Waste From Fracking Into Clean Water

In the past few years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have been on the mysterious rise—the state has had more earthquakes than even California. Why? One big fat finger has been pointed at fracking, in which toxic wastewater is injected into wells that can leak and lubricate faults. We clearly need a better solution for this… » 10/27/14 3:45pm 10/27/14 3:45pm

Swimming in an iceberg is like being inside the Fortress of Solitude

Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that's crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below. » 10/20/14 10:13pm 10/20/14 10:13pm

Philadelphia's Newest Park Is Built on Top of a Sewage Overflow Tank

Venice Island, which officially opened this month in Philadelphia, has all the amenities you might expect from a nice city park—gardens, basketball court, amphitheater—but also something unexpected: a 4 million gallon sewage overflow tank. And you know what? A park built on top of the sewer is a very good thing. » 10/17/14 3:56pm 10/17/14 3:56pm

Drag boat racing shoots up an awesome wall of water behind it

These boats racing against each other pack nearly 8,000 horsepower and can hit speeds of 260mph. Basically, they're really, really fast. But what's even cooler is what the boats leave in their wake, a perfect wall of water that shoots out and up into the sky. It's like they're tearing the water apart. » 10/16/14 11:58pm 10/16/14 11:58pm

Stop-motion parkour is less dangerous and way funnier than real parkour

I don't see myself jumping from one roof to another without breaking all my bones. However I can clearly do this thing I named Horizontal Parkour. The guys that made the video claim they can do some parkour tricks in the real life, but I bet that wouldn't be as fun to watch as this: » 10/06/14 10:01pm 10/06/14 10:01pm

Seeing an ant drink water from up close is pretty fascinating

I don't know why I'm so mesmerized. Maybe because the ant looks positively alien from up close. Or maybe because I wish I could suck out and deflate the water I drink like a balloon letting out air instead of having to pour it in me like fuel. Whatever it is, it sure makes for a nice GIF. » 9/26/14 1:33am 9/26/14 1:33am

I can't believe this underwater film was made without special effects

This underwater video is impossibly surreal but the makers of the video, Francisco and Armando del Rosario and Armiche Ramos, say that no computer special effects were used in the video, just some camera tricks to make it look like the ocean world can be sideways and water can be walked upside down on. » 9/25/14 1:00am 9/25/14 1:00am

How are these water drops just floating on the surface of the water?

Water isn't supposed to float on top of water because well, water is water. So how are these droplets of water suspended on the surface of the water? Sound. The water is actually on top of a speaker and the acoustic vibrations allows the water drops to stay as drops on top of water. » 9/24/14 10:33pm 9/24/14 10:33pm