Science fiction movies and TV shows don’t really count unless they have iconic robot characters. That’s a completely true statement, by the way. Nobody cares how good a story is unless they can pretend living in a reality where sentient robots, awesome droids, and fun little machine pals exists. We want to live in the…
Evolution is a pretty simple to grasp! Traits in a species that are more advantageous for like, survival get passed down to future generations because those traits helped the species survive. Evolution is not always hilarious though. It is in this video from Casually Explained that combines jokes about video games,…
The design of the modern bicycle seems rather obvious, right? Two symmetrical wheels attached to a simple frame. But it took a while for us to get to the streamline design of bikes today. Bicycles before were illustrious and ornate and frankly, ridiculous forms of transportation. Here is animator Thallis Vestergaard…
In a perfect world—or at least in the perfect world I have in my mind—kids would learn about chemistry, history, or human evolution theory through claymation short films as cute and clever as this one. Actually, adults would learn like this too. Everything could use more claymation.
This is a fun watch, just to see how far we’ve come as little nuggets of nothing to the big dumb bipedal idiots we now are. There’s been a lot of funky things we lost along the way—hair and a tail, come to mind—but I guess we’re better off for it. Anyways, watch the video made for the book EVO below.
We all have our own different coping mechanisms when it comes to stress. A nice walk outside. A cold beer. A punching bag. Blowing up at your friends. And glowing in the dark. What? Scientists believe that these millipedes evolved to glow in the dark to deal with stress (and to let predators now that they’re packing…
The camouflage on this fish is so impressive that you can barely see it, I mean, it’s essentially invisible. Anytime it stops, I lose track of it because it blends in so perfectly with the ground. Even when it’s moving, it looks more like a pile of dirt than an animal. Amazing.
Watching the stunning opening titles of the FITC Toronto 2015—a conference for digital creators of all kinds—is like watching the life of the whole of humanity flash before your eyes. The video—created by motion graphics artist Will Reid—sums up human evolution in three minutes full of pure eye candy.
Geckos have a neat superpower that allows it to stay dry at all times: water droplets basically get catapulted off their skin like popping popcorn. It's pretty nuts to see the water launch in the air like that and also pretty gross to think of it as the sort of human equivalent of shooting out sweat from our bodies.
Editor Jacob T. Swinney put together this cool video showing the evolution of Batman from the 1943 serial to Nolan's blockbusters. Many things have changed: The suit, the vehicles, or even the psychological approach to the character. But others, like people's interest on this superhero, remain exactly the same.
Five hundred million years ago our eyes were only little cavities with the ability to detect the direction of the incoming light. That cavity evolved radically transforming into the complex organs we all know today. But how did this happen? This TedEd video has the scientific answer:
Our beloved burgers needed eight centuries to evolve from the raw meat Mongolian soldiers kept under their saddles, to the grilled juicy beauties we enjoy inside a bun nowadays. This excerpt of The History of the Hamburger, a documentary by National Geographic, explains that evolution.
We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes.
Polish design and creative studio Hello Mono made this cool video that shows four decades of Nike shoes evolution. While watching it I found myself trying to spot all the Nike sneakers I ever owned. All of them were from the company's first decade.
This ad for the German technology store Saturn makes as much sense as a Transformers movie: Zero. But I like how it tells the evolution of life on Earth making a parallel with the evolution of human technology.
This neat short film explains the evolution of film opening titles throughout history. Even if they are not as necessary as they used to—you can get any cast and crew information on the internet—they are still really important to set the mood of the film and to let us know that is time to shut up and start dreaming.
Purdue University's Ph. D. student Caleb Trujillo posted this infographic explaining the top five misconceptions about evolution—misconceptions that are believed by many to be true and widely used by creationists to attack evolution.
How did we get from wolves to dogs of all sizes? How do pugs and chihuahuas and pit bulls and English bulldogs and German shepherds and so forth all come from the big Grey Wolf? Evolution! We domesticated wolves by adopting cubs and feeding them and slowly changing their habits. Over generations, the wolves changed…