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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...

Una Giornata Perfetta (A Perfect Day)

From filmmaker Virgilio Villoresi, Una Giornata Perfetta (A Perfect Day), a stop-motion and rotoscope-driven music video for Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Capossela. Though it was animated in 2009 by Vi...

Loaf of Bread, Container of Milk, Stick of Butter (1972)

Loaf of Bread, Container of Milk, Stick of Butter (1972), from Sesame Street, of course. Updated video link.

Nuance: A dance battle with shapes of light

Nuance, by multi-disciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli, features dancer Lucas Boirat and his battle with shapes of light. Bonus: Vimeo made a few animated gifs. 

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit?

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of orbiting satellites. It’s one in a series o...

What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy? Animated by Polyester Studio with sound by White Noise Lab.

Matt W. Moore: Walls Are Dancing (2010)

From the Let’s Colour Project and street artist Matt W. Moore, this is Walls Are Dancing (2010). Follow it up with this behind the scenes video (with some subtitles) of how the murals and film were put together:...

The Oxymoron Maker: Cold ice cream inside a warm brioche

Cold ice cream inside a warm brioche: this treat is called an oxymoron, which is a word that means “ a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.” Sounds delicious, but what’s this gadget assembling itself in...

HeadSqueeze: Why Do Hot Things Glow?

Why Do Hot Things Glow? HeadSqueeze's Greg Foot answers the question with a bit of animated help. There are more atoms and a diverse set of vibration videos in the archives.  Thanks, John Oxton-King.

TED Ed: The Moon Illusion

Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others ha...

Five More Minutes: An ode to daydreaming and play

Five more minutes, an animated short by Tom Yaniv.

Schoolhouse Rock! Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974)

Read, click, watch, learn, sing along! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974). 

Juan Fontanive’s mechanical flip books of hummingbirds

Artist Juan Fontanive's kinetic sculptures also happen to be beautifully illustrated, mechanical flip books. Above, Colibri, graphite and colored pencil on paper, stainless steel, delrin, motor, electronics. 20...

GE’s Six Second Science Fair, a compilation

DIY experiments and videos are two of our favorite things, so we were thrilled to hear about GE’s Six Second Science Fair. The week-long celebration resulted in over 600 submitted proje...

Geometrical Spaces

Layers of meticulously-cut paper build geometric, three-dimensional shapes in this video for Spain-based artist Elena Mir. At FastCoDesign, the artist describes the motivation for her work:  "I have always been p...