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The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace

This incredible animation by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck chronicles the story of British naturalist, anthropologist, biologist, geographer, and intrepid adventurer Alfred Russel Wallace, who was als...

NASA: The 45th Anniversary of Earthrise

On December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew orbited the moon and discovered Earth. Astronauts James Lovell, command module pilot, William Anders, lunar module pilot, and Frank Borman, commander, we...

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence, an animated explainer from the Vancouver Aquarium team.

Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух, 1969) by Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk

Comparing different versions of familiar stories can be a great example of how many ways there are to see the world. The video above is a fascinating example: Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух, 1969) by Russian animator Fyo...

Snow Facts Cheat Sheet

How is snow made? What temperatures make different kinds of snow? And can two snowflakes look exactly alike? The Science Channel has a quick Snow Facts Cheat Sheet video for questions just like this. There are more ...

Animation exercise: course quadrupède / quadruped run

A short animation exercise by Chloe Nicolay: course quadrupède / quadruped run. via This n That and Some Shirts.

Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home

Classic Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home.

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...

Tissue Paper Animals

Made as a commercial for Japanese tissue paper company Nepia, watch Yuki Ariga’s Tissue Paper Animals.  Related watching: more stop motion, plus Protéigon, Irving Harper, and a clip from Between the Folds.

What did Mars look like 4 billion years ago?

The team at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab has an idea of what Mars looked like 4 billion years ago based on the existing evidence: Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a t...

Greetings, by Markus Magnusson

Greetings, an animation by Markus Magnusson with JUXT. via Ice Cream Hater.

Tuurngait

In the Inuit mythology, « Tuurngait » are the spirits that play tricks to humans. To succeed, they often adopt the physical appearance of an animal… Adventure with an Inuit child and a wild bird ...

The Beauty of Mathematics

The Beauty of Mathematics.  There’s more math in the archives, and really, math is everywhere. via @alexanderchen.

Norman McLaren’s Le Merle

Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a cutout animation directed in 1958 by cinematic innovator Norman McLaren. Based on a French-Canadian folksong, the story tells of a bird who loses a beak, a neck, eyes, wings, legs, etc, a...

Schoolhouse Rock: Them Not-So-Dry Bones

Ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons all need our skeletons. And so do we! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Them Not-So-Dry Bones (1979).

Why Do I Study Physics? by Xiangjun Shi

"Physics told me some crazy stuff. Say, I’m not just sitting here doing nothing. I’m actually fighting against Earth’s gravity. And I’m not sitting still. I’m spinning at a thousand miles...

Silly Symphony: The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Silly Symphony - The Skeleton Dance, a 1929 Walt Disney short.

Etereas from Flaminguettes

Etereas from Flaminguettes. The kids were impressed with the “spiderwebs” and hoop skills.