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La mécanique de l’Histoire, an acrobatic performance by Yoann Bourgeois

A trampoline sits at the center of a turning wooden staircase. Four figures climb, fall, and somehow float back into their places on the stairs as if in slow motion. They climb again until only one figure is left to d...

Measuring the Berlin TV Tower with a ruler

Can you calculate how tall a building or monument is by using a ruler and the scale on a map? Mathematician Matt Parker attempts this ambitious math feat during his trip to the German capital. The structure he's aimin...

The giant sculptures along North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

In 1989, the small town of Regent, North Dakota was getting smaller, and with no prospects in sight for bringing in visitors and jobs, former school principal Gary Greff came up with an idea: He would build an 'enchan...

Flying a drone over Sudan’s 3,000 year old Nubian Pyramids

Present-day Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt does, smaller structures known as Nubian pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. The first site of these royal tombs was in El-Kurru in no...

LeVar Burton visits the Grand Canyon – Reading Rainbow

Update: Due to a legal dispute between public broadcast station WNED and LeVar Burton's RRKidz, new Reading Rainbow videos have been removed from YouTube. We hope to include the original video when the dispute is reso...

The Bat Emergence at Bracken Cave in the Texas Hill Country

Watch an estimated 20 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats (tadarida brasiliensis) swirl up, up, and out of Bracken Bat Cave in this comprehensive report by Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips. We also get a peek inside t...

The Great Pyramid of Giza was bright white & highly polished

Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza used to look very different from the way it does now. When it was first completed around 2560–2540 BC, the pyramid's original external walls of Tura limestone casing stones were sanded sm...

Flying a quadcopter above Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers

High above Watts, Los Angeles, a quadcopter flies around Watts Towers, filmed by YouTuber PC3DM. Music: Now by Ernie Watts (no relation). For over 30 years, Italian-American construction worker and outsider artist...

The Grand Prismatic Spring: One of Nature’s Most Amazing Sights

Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring may be the nation's largest hot spring, but it's primarily known for its vibrant rainbow of colors. Created by the unique bacteria and algae that live within each hue...

Bernard Pras’ anamorphic portrait of Ferdinand Cheval

At the at Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, in Hauterives, France, there's a piece by French painter, photographer and sculptor Bernard Pras that transforms seemingly broken objects into a portrait of French postman and...

Incredible color footage of London in 1927

Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927. Filmed by Claude Frisse-Greene, a British filmmaker who was the son of inventor and cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene, it sho...

On the Brooklyn Bridge

A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC. This kind of footage reminds m...

DVF: The Bearable Lightness of Packing

The Bearable Lightness of Packing: this ad-spirational animation for Diane von Furstenberg, by freelance motion designer Luis Aguirre, makes me want to pack up and travel somewhere immediately! ...

On the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP

Dubstep on the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP (aka Marquese Scott) is popping, waving, isolating, dreaming and dubsteppin’ to Russian Lullaby by Butch Clancy. High marks from the co-curator = watching it th...

Landscapes – Exploring Arizona and Utah in time lapse

Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars. Via @brainpicker. 


 
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