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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. I loved this cartoon when I was a kid. The colors. The rhymes and music. The saga. Time to pass it along…  Upda...

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.

Spinning hummingbird shakes off raindrops

Victor Ortega-Jimenez and Robert Dudley of the University of California, Berkeley, studied the high-speed acrobatics by filming birds under a simulated rain shower and tracking their motio...

The Water Cycle: A boogie woogie stop motion clay animation

The Water Cycle! This cute little stop motion piece about water in many of its forms was created by animator Emma Dougherty at StopMoGo, and was inspired by her time as a teacher. Also, it has great boogie woogie mus...

The Unseen Sea

Time lapse clouds and fog, taken around the San Francisco Bay Area by Oakland-based Swiss animator and photographer Simon Christen. Thanks, @cosentino.

Toronto Lightning

Lightning strikes during a Toronto thunderstorm. by Jon Simonassi (@jonsimo).

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