Let’s face it, you can’t show the extinction of the dinosaurs without including showing these prehistoric beasts mowing their lawns, going grocery shopping, and getting ridden by Jesus... Well, okay, so maybe this isn’t the most accurate video, but it is wickedly funny.
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.
The PG-13 rating wasn’t introduced Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system until 1984, but why and how did it impact the ways that sex and violence are portrayed in mainstream American films? This video from Pitchfork takes a quick look at the history of PG-13 cinema.
CineFix has been reimagining all the recent action movies as pixellated videogames, but few movies translate so perfectly as Guardians of the Galaxy. Now we want to play this game for real — especially with that soundtrack.
Definitely don't try this at home (or if you happen across a volcanic vent), but if you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed down on hot lava, this video is a must-watch. It's a great lesson in how the reality of lava differs from the way many people think of the substance.
There is something fascinating about watching an animal behavior that we don't normally witness. After two Peregrine Falcons forced this Great Horned Owl down into Lake Michigan, the owl managed to escape with a few strokes of butterfly.
What if all of the lights in the South East of England suddenly went out, eliminating the light pollution that blocks the stars from London's view? This fantastical timelapse video imagines just that, pouring oceans of stars into the London sky.
Do you ever feel like you can't eat, drink, or enjoy anything because you're constantly worried about how it will impact your health? This video, inspired by Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, assures you with gleeful hyperbole that everything will kill you in the end.
Cnidarians like anemones and jellyfish extend nematocysts, stinging organelles capable of shooting venom into another creature. The nematocysts are too small and move too quickly to be seen by the naked eye—but now they've been captured through a microscope with a high-speed camera.
It was really only a matter of time before someone paired Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor with Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in a musical number filled with lyrical one-upmanship. The duo agrees that they should team up, but which of them will be the assistant?
For a dizzying start to your weekend, grab your headphones and watch Underlapse at full screen. This time-lapse video takes you around an inverted world and screws with your brain in the process.
Thanks to one fellow and his Phantom drone, we get to see what fireworks look like up close.
Hidden in pond water is a secret world teeming with swimming, crawling, and bioluminescent life. Daniel Stoupin's stunning video reveals the incredible diversity of life in a pond.
Seriously, even if spiders give you the heebie-jeebies, you need to watch this. With a little bit of audio editing, a tarantula shedding its exoskeleton becomes cute—even if it's still a bit creepy.
Drones armed with cameras give us a different view of the Earth than a human videographer can offer on foot. This drone video lets us fly through narrow passageways into the luminous ice caves of Alaska.
What would the Eleven Doctors (plus John Hurt's War Doctor) look like as animated characters? Chang Dai takes us from the First Doctor to the departure of the Eleventh, translating each Doctor's personality into a short cartoon.
Sometimes, observing wildlife doesn't go quite the way you hoped it would. When Diederick Ryan decided to film the local crabs while on vacation, he didn't expect one of them to try to run off with the camera.
The photograph of the Earth rising over the moon taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts in 1968 is one of the iconic images of the US space program, and in this visualization, NASA recreates the moment the photo was taken, pairing digitally rendered views from inside and outside the spacecraft with the astronauts' audio.
Earlier this week, Storm Ivar left tens of thousands of homes without power in Sweden. It also huffed and puffed against folks walking around downtown Ålesund, Norway, threatening to blow them away.