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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.

It’s Paper, a looping, computer-rendered landscape

This animation project by Pingo van der Brinkloev is titled It’s Paper, despite not being paper at all. From the artist:  I wanted to make some infinite loops for istockphoto and I wanted...

Progress Bar by Vincent Broquaire

Progress Bar, an animated short by Vincent Broquaire. via BoingBoing.

X-ray crystallography

One of the great innovations of the twentieth century is likely not well-known, but this video from the Ri Channel is looking to change that: This is X-ray crystallography.  Discovered in 1913 by William and Lawren...

Sesame Street: That’s about the size

Classic Sesame Street time: That’s about the size.

Le retour by Natalia Chernysheva

Le retour by Natalia Chernysheva.

Paper Plane by Massimo Giangrande

Paper Plane, a song by Massimo Giangrande. Video directed and animated by Gianluca Maruotti, and illustrated by Felicita Sala. Next, watch this lovely behind the scenes video about how they put it all together: 

Jim Guthrie – Lobby Music

Lobby Music, a song by Jim Guthrie with animation by Nicolas Ménard, who we’ve featured before.

TED Ed: Bird migration, a perilous journey

From TED Ed, a lesson by educator Alyssa Klavans: Bird migration, a perilous journey, as well as the ways that we can help make it less perilous.

NPR: Why Can’t We Walk Straight?

Here’s a fascinating science experiment that we’ll be trying this weekend:  Put a blindfold on someone, take them to a park or a beach or a meadow and ask them to walk for as long as they can in a strai...

A Cloudy Lesson

A Cloudy Lesson by artist and CG generalist Yezi Xue.

Gross Science: Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants

In this episode of NOVA’s Gross Science, Anna Rothschild introduces us to the carnivorous fanged pitcher plant (Nepenthes Bicalcarata) that preys on unsuspecting insects, but has a special relationship with one parti...