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Earth Observations: Astronauts search for cities from ISS’ Cupola

What do volcanoes, islands, dry lake beds, and big cities look like from space? Join International Space Station Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio as they chitchat about Earth's cities and c...

Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou

An animated short film by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon: Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou.

The San Francisco Fire Department’s Ladder Shop

In a windy city that has narrow streets and a lot of high voltage power lines, aluminum ladders may not be the best choice for fighting fires. Watch how ladder builder Jerry Lee makes and repairs antique-looking, hand...

Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide

In a mix of artistry, geometry, and technology, San Francisco-based Earthscape artist Andres Amador creates massive sketches in the beach sand – sometimes geometric, and sometimes more abstrac...

Police Horse Training

How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing and training process as conducted by the San Francisco...

San Francisco’s Kei Lun Lion Dancers

San Francisco’s Kei Lun Lion Dancers and their director Corey Chan are dedicated to telling stories that are thousands of years old. Though traditional dance, music, costume-making, and...

Inside the Compost Cycle

From KQED Science, find out how San Francisco’s 600 tons of compostable waste can be transformed into a dark, nutrient-rich material that will not only feed plants to improve the quality...

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay

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...

Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad, 1926

From the Marin County Free Library, cars, boats, trains and a motorless gravity car in 1920s California. The Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad ran from 1896 until 1929 between downt...

Windswept by Charles Sowers

On older buildings, it’s not too uncommon to see the crowning touch of an ornamental weather vane — a rotation device which indicates the wind’s direction. But what happens when a bunch of weather...

Behind the scenes at Tartine Bread

This Chronicle Books video features Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, and the author of Chronicle’s Tartine Bread, published in 2010:   To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, ...

Exploded Views at SFMOMA

Artist Jim Campbell describes the process of developing and creating Exploded Views, a commissioned work that was installed in SFMOMA’s atrium in November 2011. More light, more art, more San Francisco, ...

Science Experiment: Undersea Adventures

What do you do when your science experiment doesn’t go that well? Try, try again. It’s science afterall, and there’s much to be learned by something not working, too. A great video by Mike Adamick an...

The Unseen Sea

Time lapse clouds and fog, taken around the San Francisco Bay Area by Oakland-based Swiss animator and photographer Simon Christen. Thanks, @cosentino.