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What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel?

Most hummingbirds weight less than a nickel. Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any warm-blooded animal. They are the only birds that can fly sideways and backwards. They hover expertly, too. These are just s...

Didn’t It Rain: Sister Rosetta Tharpe Live in Manchester (1964)

Playing her electric guitar under the eaves of an abandoned train station in rainy Manchester, England, Sister Rosetta Tharpe performed Didn't It Rain. An American singer, songwriter, and The Godmother of Rock & R...

Dancing Paper, 8bit Harmonica, and Musical Umbrella by Ugoita

The next time we start folding origami cranes, we're going to be tempted to give them legs and little magnetic feet. This is Dancing Paper, a project by multimedia artist Ugoita. Watch as the cranes dance with synchro...

NASA: Satellite Tracks Saharan Dust to Amazon in 3-D

Watch 182 million tons of dust ride the wind out of Africa's Sahara Desert in 3D, as tracked from 2007 through 2013 by lidar, thanks to CALIPSO, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation sa...

What makes that fresh rain smell? MIT films rain drops to find out

Why do we smell that fresh earthy scent before and/or after it rains? With high-speed cameras, MIT researchers have filmed rain drops, and believe that the footage explains petrichor, the "pleasant smell that frequent...

My Mum is an Airplane

Oh, the adventures that you'll have flying through the sky — across all kinds of cities, through storms, over mountains, delivering mail and dropping off skiers — all of those things can happen when your m...

Musicless Musicvideo: Singin’ in the Rain (without singing)

Before you click play on the video above, make sure that you've first seen this classic Gene Kelly performance from Singin' in the Rain, one of our favorites. Seen it? Now please enjoy one of Mario Wienerroither's...

It’s Okay to Be Smart: Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

Clouds are filled with so many water droplets that they're actually heavy... like 100 elephants heavy or a 747 airplane heavy! So why don't clouds fall out of the sky? It's Okay to Be Smart's Joe Hanson explains every...

Stormscapes: A time lapse of storm clouds & mesocyclones

Shot in Wyoming and South Dakota by photographer Nicolaus Wegner in the summer of 2013, this video for National Geographic is an incredible look into the thunderstorms and mesocyclones -- powerful vortexes of air wit...

Two Triple Lightning Strikes in Chicago

On June 30, 2014, videographer Craig Shimala set up his cameras to capture a derecho, "a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm," as it passed through Chicago. In the speedy time-lapse footage above, you can...

Paint Showers: A stop-motion thunderstorm of paint

Paint Showers by Miguel Jiron.

Mr. Special by Maggie Rogers

Mr. Special stands in the rain in this short by Maggie Rogers, Creative Director at Fred and Eric.

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

Featuring an overworked fella and his hard-working dog, Calarts student Madeline Sharafian celebrates the act of making food for those you love in this short animated film called Omelette. She writes, “It fe...

Gene Kelly: Singin’ in the Rain.

A clip of Gene Kelly from Singin’ in the Rain. Classics 101. Watch related videos: Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh and Singin’ in the Rain (without singing). TKSST RECOMMENDSSingin' in the R...

Papa Cloudy by Akiko McQuerrey

Enjoy the wonderful stop-motion adventures of Papa Cloudy, created by Brooklyn-based Akiko McQuerrey.

The Pleasure Of

Sounds and sights that stir feelings and memories: The pleasure of by Vitùc. via This Is Colossal.

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony (1937)

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937. Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s...

Friends With You – Cloudy

Cloudy is a happy animated short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of Friends With You. Welcome to the clouds!  From IAmOther: This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, vi...

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