The largest hot air balloon festival in the world is breathtakingly epic

Time lapse anything and it immediately turns epic. Take something as kooky as the annual hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 750 hot air balloons get together to lift off and put it in a time lapse video and it looks absolutely incredible. It's like a ballet in the air. » 10/30/14 10:23pm Yesterday 10:23pm

The Life Aquatic trailer in the style of Kubrick's The Shining

It's hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humor as Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—but our video magician Iván Róbert did it. Check it out: » 10/30/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

The world is now safer and better than ever and here's the evidence

These series of statistical graphics show that, while there's still plenty of war, hunger, sickness, and poverty in the world, things are much better than what they were only a few decades ago—not to talk about centuries ago. We are still far from utopia, but the data is stubborn: We are getting there. Fast. » 10/29/14 5:54pm Wednesday 5:54pm

Watching this guy juggling light balls inside a cone puts me in trance

Greg Kennedy is an award-winning juggler and former Cirque du Soleil member capable of juggling with almost any object. But watching him doing it with nine light balls inside a cone really impressed me. The light and the sound repetitive patterns put me immediately into a state of trance. » 10/29/14 8:22am Wednesday 8:22am

The power of overhead shots in cinema in one cool compilation

Some people call these overhead angles birds eye view, other prefer the grandiloquent Gods eye view. But anyway you call them, when these shots are used to enhance the story and not just as a gimmick, they are pure cinematic magic. Editor Brian Carrol put together some of the best in this cool compilation. » 10/28/14 7:54am Tuesday 7:54am

I just can't believe that nothing in this video is real

Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I've ever seen. It's not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion—it's everything. The fruit, the tomatoes, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything. » 10/27/14 1:10am Monday 1:10am

Ambition: A cool sci-fi short starring Game of Thrones' Littlefinger

Bad news: Ambition wasn't the movie as I wished for (it should be!) It's a short film directed by Oscar-winning Tomek Bagiński and starring Aidan Gillen—Littlefinger of Game of Thrones—about the importance of the Rosetta mission, the first that will make contact with a comet. Good news: It's cool and you can watch it… » 10/26/14 9:00pm Sunday 9:00pm

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there. » 10/24/14 2:00am 10/24/14 2:00am