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Gary Greenberg’s microscope photography

This short promo video for artist Gary Greenberg's microscope photography is a great introduction to exploring the tiny, ancient rocks that we call sand. Check out how diverse their details...

How to eat a cupcake

After watching this video on how to eat a cupcake, you may never look at a cupcake in the same way again.

How to make geometric bubbles

How to make geometric bubbles. File under: fun thing we’ll be doing this weekend. There are more bubbles floating around in the archives. Thanks, @madfishmonger.

Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly play The Tapping Game

Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly play The Tapping Game… and they sing and dance, because when you have Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly on stage together, that’s what happens. This clip i...

Gears of all shapes: square, oval, pentagonal, organic & more

Wooden clock designer Clayton Boyer demonstrates a variety of square, oval, pentagonal, organic and other unbelievably-shaped gears. These Gears Really Work? Yes, yes they do. Related watchin...

Amazing T-Rex Illusion

This T-Rex will turn its head to watch you as you move. But how?? YouTube illusionist Brusspup shares the secret with this Jerry Andrus-inspired trick. And if you want to try it out yourself, Brusspup made these green...

Kinfolk: How to Make Stick Twist Bread on the Campfire

Toast the bread over hot coals rather than high flames, so that the heat is able to reach the center of the dough before the outside burns; rotate the stick often to ensure even cooking. The bread will be done when ...

TED Ed: The chemistry of cookies

The baker as mad scientist? Your nose as a sensitive scientific instrument? The physical and chemical transformation of warm and gooey baked goods? Your next batch of cookies will be even more...

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann. In the archives: more instrument videos.

How to make pickles

Homemade pickles are super easy to make, and are fun to flavor in different ways. In How To Make Pickles, WNYC takes us to Brooklyn Brine where they walk through how their dill pickles happen — all you’ll...

Easy Experiment: Leaf Color Chromatography

Why to some leaves change color in the fall? This experiment, Leaf Color Chromatography with Bite Sci-zed’s Alex Dainis, is the perfect autumn weekend project to learn about chlorophyll, carotenoids, xanthophylls, an...

Melting backwards: Frozen

Frozen by Maxim & Katia Mezentsev, with music by Nebulo, could probably continue for another minute. Not only is it fun to watch, but it’s an interesting DIY project: freeze objects in blocks of i...

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10:  This DIY conversion stand is more than capable of functioning in an actual laboratory setting. With magnification levels as hig...

Amazing Moving Cube

How to make an Amazing Moving Cube, a 2010 tutorial by Brusspup, who we’ve seen here before. And if you can’t find wooden cubes, paper cubes will most likely work, too. 

Walking Paper: Making a Paper Bi-ped Robot

It might not always be completely clear as to what’s going on in this 2012 vid, but the final result is awesome, so stick with it and maybe watch more than once. It’s titled Walking Paper.  There’s ...

Make a homemade metal and pvc pipe xylophone

Captioned as a “2nd Grade project to make a homemade instrument,” Homemade Xylophone - Kids has been online since October, 2006, and is a great metal and pvc pipe how to for kids, with a bit of parental ...

What’s that, Buzz? Sounds of the Hardware Store

Buzz Moran of What’s that, Buzz takes us on a field trip to find out what interesting sounds you might find in a hardware store, and how those sounds are turned into sound effects for ...

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay: 35 years + 100k toothpicks

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay, an homage to the city of San Francisco, is made of over 100,000 toothpicks and Elmer’s glue, and was built over 35 years time. This structure was temporarily feature...