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Shylights: Blooming silk light sculptures at the Rijksmuseum

Made with silk, aluminum, polished stainless steel, LED's, and iPhone/iPad-controlled robotics, Shylights by Studio Drift mimic the natural world with their graceful metamorphosis. Watch as they fall 30 feet (9 meters...

Help your local honey bees: Plant a bee-friendly garden

Pollinators like the honey bee are a huge part of how our food grows, but recently, honey bee populations have been in decline due to what scientists believe might be a mix of pesticide and fungicide use, pathogens, p...

Cauliflower: How Does it Grow?

Five million heads of cauliflower grow every year at Lakeside Organic Gardens, a family-owned farm in Watsonville, California. These flower bunches are full of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants... and they change fro...

Sci Code: There’s no such thing as vegetables

Botanically-speaking, the "veggies" that we're eating are way more interesting and diverse than we usually give them credit for. A carrot is a root, broccoli is a flower, spinach is a leaf, asparagus are stems, potato...

How to Create Your Own Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop

Creating your own Monarch Butterfly rest stop -- a common milkweed and nectar plant-filled garden that is free of pesticides and herbicides -- can help make a huge impact on the rapid decline of Monarch butterfly popu...

Flowers opening: a time lapse from thousands of photos

Spend three and a half minutes watching flowers bloom. Madrid-based photographer David de los Santos Gil animated around 5,000 of the 50,000 photos he took to capture the opening of orchids, dandelions, hibiscus, carn...

How to make Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet in ice bowls

Not only does this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet start in a garden and end up looking delicious, but it's served in ice bowls. ICE BOWLS. File under DIY, these temporary bowls -- made with thyme, rosemary, ...

The Private Life of Plants: Dandelions

Individual dandelion seeds parachute over fields on the wind. David Attenborough narrates this clip from episode one of the BBC's The Private Life of Plants.

How It’s Made: Honey

We’ve posted quite a few videos about bees and honey — it’s one of our favorite subjects — but none have explained it start-to-finish. These two harvest videos come c...

Melting backwards: Frozen

Frozen by Maxim & Katia Mezentsev, with music by Nebulo, could probably continue for another minute. Not only is it fun to watch, but it’s an interesting DIY project: freeze objects in blocks of i...

Huge and stinky: Titan Arum, The Corpse Flower

The plant with the largest inflorescence (cluster of flowers on a stem) also happens to be one of the stinkiest. Meet the rare titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), otherwise known as the corpse flower, which can be s...

Seeds, plants, & flowers twist, wiggle, & extend: Micro time lapse

In Micro Timelapse, filmed by Daniel Csobot using a Canon 7D camera, watch how these seeds, plants, and flowers twist, wiggle, and extend up as they grow. You can also get a glimpse of his set up here.

Amsterdam’s Tulip Museum: An Animated History of the Tulip

An Animated History of the Tulip, created for The Tulip Museum in Amsterdam. Watch more videos in the Netherlands.  via Laughing Squid.

It’s Okay to Be Smart: How Bees See the Invisible

From It’s Okay to Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios, Dr. Joe Hanson explains mutualism and How Bees See the Invisible. There is more buzzing in the archives. 

Dance of the Honey Bee

Dance of the Honey Bee from AbelCine. Watch more bee videos in the archives. Bees are also in the news. via @billmckibben.

Maarten Koopman’s Famous Paintings

Filmmaker Maarten Koopman's animated series of famous paintings, imagined piece by piece from some new perspectives. Shown: Pieter Bruegel’s The Tower of Babel, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, Salva...

Richard Feynman – Ode To A Flower, Animated

Richard Feynman - Ode To A Flower, an animation from Fraser Davidson. The quote, by Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, was given in 1981 when he was interviewed on the BBC. The fu...

Slow motion ladybugs look like they can’t fly before they do

Slow motion ladybugs unfolding their wings out from under their spotted Elytra (the colorful shell/hard case wings), recorded by Rainer Bergomaz of PCO Imaging.

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