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Ecosystem Engineers: How do beavers build dams?

How does one of nature's best ecosystem engineers go about revitalizing the landscapes around them? From PBS Nature, this is how North American beavers build dams. Related reading at Pawnation: Importance of Beavers ...

Mandarin ducklings dive from unbelievably high heights

From the BBC's Earth nature documentary, narrated by Patrick Stewart, watch these tree-nesting Mandarin ducklings dive from unbelievably high heights, only 24 hours after hatching. File under: nature is amazing. In...

Science Friday: Suckers for Sap

Maple trees + good timing + basic chemistry = maple syrup. But Science Friday takes us behind the scenes of maple syrup research to show that there’s much more to it than that. While the tr...

Pillar Point – Dreamin’

Pillar Point - Dreamin’, directed by our friends at Wild Combination.

Sway: Portrait of Nick Wroblewski, Woodcut Printmaker

Watch woodcut printmaker Nick Wroblewski create a woodblock illustration from start to finish: Sway, directed by Davin Haukebo-Bol. Related DIY: how to print with potatoes. Plus: more wood ...

Who grows the cocoa in your chocolate bar?

Creative studio Nice and Serious collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance and Adrien Koffi Kouadio, “a cocoa farmer, family man, a community leader and football lover” in the vil...

Ride the Sommerrodelbahn Alpine Coaster in Mieders, Austria

This sommerrodelbahn alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria, has been on our Must Do list since we saw this viral video a few years ago. The video above is from the same 2.8km (1.7 mile) summer ...

Minute Earth: How do trees survive winter?

How do trees survive winter? This episode of Minute Earth explains. Related watching: The Story of Frozen Food and Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter.

The Singing, Ringing Tree

This is something that we’d like to see and hear in person: The Singing, Ringing Tree was designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu in 2006. It sits on a hill in Lancashire, Engla...

Running Trails with Bryan and his dog Kaia

Kaia is a dog that clearly loves to run trails, and it looks like Bryan Gregory, her mountain biker, is working hard just to keep up with her. Bryan and Kaia, filmed by Foxwood Films.

New World by Oliver Sin

New World, a short animation about all kinds of creations, by Oliver Sin. Watch more animation, including Five More Minutes, The Solar System - Our Home in Space, World of Motion, and Ode t...

Experimental animation meets pottery: zoetrope bowl

Mixing pottery with zoetropes sounds like just our thing: Experimental animation meets pottery is a short film by Jim Le Fevre, Mike Paterson, and RAMP ceramics' Roop and Alice Johnstone, commissio...

The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace

This incredible animation by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck chronicles the story of British naturalist, anthropologist, biologist, geographer, and intrepid adventurer Alfred Russel Wallace, who was als...

Durian, the world’s smelliest fruit

This is Durian, the world’s smelliest fruit, as introduced by The New York Times. In the archives: more videos with fruit.

Jim Henson: Run, Run (1965)

Travel back to 1965 in Run, Run, a short autumn-filled film by Jim Henson in which his daughters Lisa and Cheryl run freely through the woods near their home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

A Moose Name Madeline: Symbiosis with a beaver

A young moose and a beaver live side by side in this clip from the BBC documentary A Moose Name Madeline. In the archives: more animals and a few symbiotic friendships.

Alaska: The Nutrient Cycle

Alaska: The Nutrient Cycle by wildlife filmmaker Paul Klaver. Once they enter fresh water chum salmon stop feeding and morph into an aggressive creature intent only on mating. After spawning, they die and their b...

What is the Biggest Organism on Earth?

If the blue whale is the biggest animal on Earth, and a Sequoia redwood tree is the tallest tree, what are the heaviest or most widespread organisms that explorers and scientists have ever found? MinuteEarth explains ...