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Ella Fitzgerald scat singing One Note Samba (1969)

The kid should (really) see this: Ella Fitzgerald scat singing on stage in 1969. Update: Watch more Ella and more scat singing, and read about how this video and first post launched The Kid Should See This. Vide...

How to build a huge LEGO house – James May’s Toy Stories

Above, a preview from Episode 6 of James May’s Toy Stories, and it's a great one (if not a bit spoiler-ish). Watch as James May prepares to spend the night in a LEGO-built house. The really interesting part of t...

How the Aurora Borealis is created

Produced by forskning.no in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, this is a brilliantly simple explainer about How the Aurora Borealis is created.

Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

An organic, 6,000 square foot green roof in Brooklyn: Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is the nation's first commercial green roof vegetable farm with benefits that include fresh organic food with a super low carbon footprin...

Irina Werning’s Back to the Future

It’s been interesting trying to explain the passage of time to a 3 year old. When he was 2, he would ask, “When Dad is 2 years old, will he still play with me?” as if at some point, his fathe...

Josie the chihuahua gets her wheels

Josie is a happy little chihuahua who was born with no front legs. Add some inventiveness by a lot of people around her and you've got a happy little chihuahua who can get around on wheels. This may be the ...

Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See

When British scientist Jason Chapman told us... there are 3 billion insects passing over your head in a summer month, he was talking about his survey in Great Britain. Closer to the equator, he says, the numbers shoul...

Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

This might be my favorite set of videos. From JPLNews, which has absolutely amazing videos about building Curiosity, as well as videos about asteroid exploration and other less publicized missions — this is a co...

Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface in slow motion

This video has no sound and that’s a good thing; Jell-O dropping onto a flat surface in slow motion needs nothing else to be entertaining. Slo-mo Jello videos aren’t rare on YouTube, but this one was made ...

Octopus Camouflage! – Science Friday

What's the story behind THAT camouflaged octopus? From Science Friday, Marine Biologist Roger Hanlon explains his Eureka moment, as well as the science of behind chromatophores and the famous animated gif. Update! ...

Max Roach on the hi-hat

American jazz drummer and composer Max Roach on the hi-hat. So. Good. A quick introduction from Drummerworld: Max Roach instigated a revolution in jazz drumming that persisted for decades; instead of the swing app...

Andrew Zuckerman’s Bird

Though we’re familiar with Andrew Zuckerman's work — we've put together his Creature puzzle many times — this two year old Bird book promo video was new to us. It’s a great introduc...

Pinball Number 12 Remade

Animator Abbey Luck remade Sesame Street’s Pinball Number 12, one of our favorites. Be sure to also check out the behind the scenes photos of how she made it. via Laughing Squid.

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird: Festo at TED

This TED Talk, A Robot That Flies Like A Bird, blew the minds of both me and my 3 year old co-curator when we watched it. I had some explaining to do re: robot bird vs real bird, gears, sensors, motors, etc, (and at t...

A View from the Edge: Our sun is just another star

"Here on Earth, the sun appears as a giant ball of light in the sky. But how does the sun look from other planets in the solar system that are billions of kilometers away? " We really love this video. Moving toward...

Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow (1969)

This clip is from a film exploring the 1969 Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater. It features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, who won, as well as the silver medalist from Japan. Jump...

How small of a space can a Northern Goshawk fly through?

How small of a space can you fly through? This Northern Goshawk shows off its unique skills with a few lab tests filmed in ultra slooow-motion. (Updated video link.)

Jetman Yves Rossy flies over the Grand Canyon

Jetman Yves Rossy flies over the Grand Canyon with his 2 meter wide, jet-propelled, wearable wing. Update: You’ll also find Rossy on the cover of this month’s National Geographic: Inventors continue to ...

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