The Royal Observatory Greenwich has been posting some adorable space-themed animations, but this one detailing the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission and the landing of Philae on comet 67P is particularly charming. Can we have clay versions of all our space robots?
With his heightened non-visual senses, it makes sense that music would take on a special significance for superhero Matt Murdock. This Daredevil fan comic explores Murdock’s relationship with music and how it has helped keep him sane.
PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series, which takes interviews with interesting people and then animates them, is just a delight, and this interview with Roger Ebert is no exception. Ebert talks about his issues with film school, who has the biggest ego, and why his favorite love scenes aren’t about passion.
It’s no secret that director Quentin Tarantino’s movies are packed with tributes to his favorite films. So which shots come from which movies? This video places many of Tarantino’s visuals alongside the original movies that inspired them.
Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station.
What happens when alcoholic mad scientist Rick and his grandson/sidekick Morty invade The Simpsons season finale? Well, first they manage to kill the whole family in the couch gag, meaning that the pair then have to scramble to put the whole lot of them back together.
Inspired by a dream about mantises, photographer and photographer Zana Briski created Reverence, an exhibit featuring photos, film, and music devoted to better understanding and appreciating these insects.
Johannes Stötter is a fine art body painter who creates incredible illusions with his paints and his performers, transforming human bodies into various animals. This chameleon is particularly spectacular, with two women forming different halves of the chameleon's body.
Need a pick-me-up this morning? Know that, somewhere in the world, there are origami cranes capable of performing synchronized dance numbers across an electromagnetic stage, and that life is kind of amazing.
Usually, when you play ice hockey you play it on the side of the ice where the air is. Not these divers. They decided to take a puck and a pair of hockey sticks underwater in a frozen lake and do a bit of knocking around on the wrong side of the ice.
We love seeing those little life hacks that are supposed to make everyday tasks — from painting your walls to scooping ice cream — just a little bit easier. But how many of them really work as well as their proponents claim? This video puts 30 supposed life hacks to the test.
The Nintendo Power Glove never really took off, but one of those gloves has gotten a second life thanks to Robot Chicken animator Dillon Markey. It may have been a clunky video game controller, but it's actually quite handy as stop-motion animation tool.
If you loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books (and dying over and over again between their pages), here's some good news: you can play a chooseable path game right now through the magic of Twitter. The bad news: you're going to die. A lot.
Kevin Schmidt changes the blinking lights atop those high TV towers, climbing 1500 feet into the air. And thanks to drone photography, we can enjoy the astounding view without making the queasy climb.
If watching the rapid flip of the colors doesn't make you queasy, take a gander at this astounding timelapse video, which shows Kenneth Brandon tackling a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube-type puzzle. He speeds the whole thing up, so that the puzzle goes from scrambled to solved in just six minutes.
Before we had Google for all of our embarrassing questions, Pinterest for craft inspiration, and Craigslist for all of the odds and ends of life, more people relied on public librarians to field all manner of questions. And the New York Public Library still has records of some pretty odd ones.
It's not as impressive as lifting a house into the air, but daredevil Erik Roner had a miniature Up moment when he was lifted 8,000 feet into the air with the help of 50 tanks of helium and 90 enormous balloons.