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James May’s Toy Stories: How to build a huge LEGO house

Above, a clip from Episode 5 of James May’s Toy Stories, and it's a great one (if not a bit spoiler-ish). Watch as they tour a LEGO-built house. The really interesting part of the episode is how they figure out ...

A View from the Edge: Our sun is just another star

"Here on Earth, the sun appears as a giant ball of light in the sky. But how does the sun look from other planets in the solar system that are billions of kilometers away? " We really love this video. Moving toward...

How small of a space can a Northern Goshawk fly through?

How small of a space can you fly through? This Northern Goshawk shows off its unique skills with a few lab tests filmed in ultra slooow-motion. (Updated video link.)

Bioluminescent Deep Sea Creatures

From fireflies to glow worms to deep sea creatures, bioluminescence is a big deal around our house, so we’re always on the hunt for a good light show. This video is composed of snips from the BBC’s Deep Bl...

Sand Bubbler Crabs Making Sediment Balls on an Australian Beach

Yep! It's a beach full of crab-made sand balls! From the BBC's Blue Planet, episode 3 Tidal Seas, watch some Sand Bubbler Crabs make sediment balls on a beach in Australia. From wikipedia: Sand bubbler crabs live ...

Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys with a bright orange baby

Found in Southeast Asia, adult Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys are completely grey and their newborn babies are bright orange! This clip is from the BBC’s Life documentary series, written and narrated by David Attenborou...

What is the fastest accelerator on the planet? – Invisible Worlds

What is the fastest accelerator on the planet? A cheetah? A rocket? A… a fungus spore? —This is a segment from the BBC’s Invisible Worlds. Related reading: Spore dispersal – The big gamble and Pil...

The “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes

From the BBC documentary Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, behold the “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes. The kid likes the end: a wee bit like synchronized swimming; a lot like walking on water. ...

Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Life in the Undergrowth

What a beautiful trap! These glow worms make a sparkling net on the cave ceiling, perfect for catching flying insects, in this Sir David Attenborough-narrated clip from the BBC's Planet Earth: Caves and/or Life in the...

BBC Oceans: Underwater fluorescence

Philippe Cousteau and the team dive in the Red Sea, one of the warmest seas in the world. Despite the warm temperatures, coral reefs flourish with their flourescent pigmentation putting on an amazing show of technicol...

The Arrow of Time – Wonders of the Universe

Professor Brian Cox uses the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Argentina to help explain the Arrow of Time; a concept that tells us why sequences happen in the order they do. From wikipedia: “Entropy is t...

California Devil Rays Leap from the Pacific – Earthflight

The BBC’s nature series, Earthflight, showcases nature’s wonders from the perspective of birds across the globe. And from the look of this promo, it’s all pretty spectacular...

How to build an igloo: A clip from A Boy Among Polar Bears

In this clip from the BBC documentary A Boy Among Polar Bears, we get to watch how the Inuit people build the snow shelter known as an igloo, or iglu in the Inuit language. ("Snow house" is igluvijaq.) These temporary...

BBC Fragile Paradise: Coral Gardening

A 2009 pilot project in Fiji, Coral Gardening is a process of transplanting and growing coral in ways that help make damaged coral reefs healthy again. This clip is from the BBC’s Fragil...

Jigokudani Yaen-koen: Snow Monkeys (Japanese macaques)

Google “Jigokudani Yaen-koen" and you will happen upon many relaxing (and adorable) Snow Monkeys, or Japanese macaques, who live in the famous monkey park in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan. The heavy snowfall...

Entropy: How a sandcastle reveals the end of all things

Professor Brian Cox builds sandcastles in the Namib Desert to explain why time travels in one direction. It is a result of a phenomenon called entropy; a law of physics that tells us any system tends towards disorde...

Brendon Grimshaw: An 86-year-old, real-life Robinson Crusoe

An 86-year-old Yorkshire man, Brendon Grimshaw may have lived alone for many years on the tiny island paradise of Moyenne in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean since he bought...

Learning to be an elephant in Samburu

A bit of water and mud fun while learning to be an elephant in Samburu. From the BBC’s Planet Earth Live: baby elephants! via The Awesomer.

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