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Incredible Slow Motion Lightning Strike (11,000 frames per second)

Video camera technology has improved immensely in recent years, allowing scientists like lightning physicist Vladislav Mazur and meteorologist Tom Warner to analyze high speed footage of these captivating bolts of ele...

Reasons for the Seasons – TED Ed

Excellent for all ages: TED Ed’s Reasons for the Seasons. Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the tw...

It’s Okay To Be Smart: What is wind?

We were just watching how wind (and so many other things) can get going with the spin of the Earth, now let’s go deeper and find out more about what wind is with PBS’ Dr. Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Sma...

Real life Tetris: Jazz + hailstones make beautiful, intricate patterns

And now it’s time for 3+ minutes of jazz and tiny hailstones. From Aatish Bhatia at Empirical Zeal, “The Universal laws behind growth patterns, or what Tetris can teach us about coffee stains.̶...

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water)

Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book....

Kari Byron makes a cloud in a bottle

How do you make a cloud? On her show, Head Rush, Mythbuster’s Kari Byron demonstrates how clouds are formed by making one in a bottle. For this experiment, you can use a bicycle pump with a rubber stopper atta...

From Jacques Perrin’s Oceans: French frigate Latouche-Treville

Featuring the incredible power of nature, this intense clip from Oceans, a French documentary film by Jacques Perrin (released in the US by Disneynature), shows dramatic footage of several kinds of ships (and a light...

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

The Old Mill, the ground-breaking, Academy Award winning 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. M...

Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second

A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke. From ZT Research, ...

How does lightning form?

How does lightning form? Evidently we’re still trying to figure it out! It all starts in the clouds where both ice crystals and hail stones form:  Scientists believe that as these hail stones fall back throug...

The White Roof Project

"Rooftops in the summer are hot. Cooling down buildings wastes energy. Solution: Painting roofs with energy saving white reflective paint." The White Roof Project is a nonprofit dedicated to curbing clima...

To Spring (1936)

To Spring, a Harman and Ising cartoon made in 1936 for Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The colors. The rhymes and music. The saga of a new season. The imagination... Watch more cartoons and more videos abo...

Space Weather: Storms from the Sun

If the next generation is aware of space weather like we currently check Earth weather, I wouldn’t be surprised. We're already paying attention to solar flares, CMEs (coronal mass ejec...

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft: Flying by Jupiter (2000)

Dive deeper into the amazing images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, when it flew by Jupiter in 2000, with the team of scientists and amateur astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center:  N...

Ice skating on Amsterdam Canals, Winter 2012

In the winter of 2012, Amsterdam's famous canals froze completely solid for the first time in 15 years. Overnight, the city turned into a huge skating rink for young and old to enjoy. YouTuber Kanaal van Typevideos se...

How to build an igloo: A clip from A Boy Among Polar Bears

In this clip from the BBC documentary A Boy Among Polar Bears, we get to watch how the Inuit people build the snow shelter known as an igloo, or iglu in the Inuit language. ("Snow house" is igluvijaq.) These temporary...

48 seconds with icicles in the rain

Spending 48 seconds with some icicles in the rain. 

Brooklyn snowfall from four floors up

The fourth floor window view of a Brooklyn snowfall. Thanks, Ryan.