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Minute Physics: Why are Stars Star-Shaped?

If we know that stars are massive spheres of hot gases, then why do we draw them with lots of twinkly points? Why doesn't "star-shaped" mean a round shape? The answer: We see stars as pointy (and so does the Hubble Sp...

Papercraft rainbow snake

A papercraft snake that can twist and turn! Find out how to make your own in this video tutorial by dutchpapergirl. Pdfs of the pattern are here. Next: what else can you make with this style o...

Rainbow in Your Hand

This is Masashi Kawamura's Rainbow in Your Hand. Kawamura also worked on the Japanese television show Pitagora Suitchi. In the archives: more flipbooks.

Kermit the Frog – The Rainbow Connection

Kermit the Frog sings The Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie. It was nominated for Best Song at the 1979 Academy Awards. There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson maki...

Giant bubble explosions

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night. In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbl...

Robo Rainbow

This viral street art vid from 2011 features a bicycle cart like no other: Robo-rainbow. via Street Art Utopia.

Judy Garland sings Over the Rainbow for US troops (1943)

Judy Garland sings Over the Rainbow for US troops in this 1943 radio show performance during World War II. A timeless classic, the song debuted in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, and is a kiddo favorite.

Geysers of Yellowstone

Geysers are a rare phenomenon that exist in only a few places on the Earth. Some of the tallest are in New Zealand, Iceland, Geyser Valley in Russia, and Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Par...

Bulles de savon géantes

Sylvain lives in Paris and makes bulles de savon géantes! Giant soap bubbles! What I love about this video is that it appears to be in slow motion even though it’s not. Watch bubbles at this large scale; they un...

Bubble-whisperer Sterling Johnson makes massive bubbles

Watch bubble-whisperer Sterling Johnson make massive bubbles on Stinson Beach in California. And here is the same video, reversed, which is also worth seeing.  Thanks, @toccaceliblasi.

Playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp

Two years ago, Dutch artists Lernert & Sander filmed a short for MTV Europe by building and playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp. It makes for a great audio and visual combo. (Also, who knew we’d ha...

Daytime Fireworks by Cai Guo-Qiang

I wasn’t sure that these “daytime fireworks” were compelling (ie. different than any other explosion) until I saw the rainbow around the 50 second mark. Wow.  At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in...

Soap bubble turbulence

The soap film is a half-bubble of about 7 cm diameter on the top of a plastic glass. The system is illuminated by light diffusing from the bottom of the glass. The camera is placed on one side of the bubble ...