This video is more intense and more suspenseful and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo and the retro-tech combined with its quaint fail safes and cute ignition all under the backdrop of the disastrous…
Conrad Milster is the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York’s chief engineer and has been working at the power plant for over 50 years. Conrad Milster is also such a wonderful character and this short doc on his life is such a joy to watch. You get to see the old technology and gear of the steam plant along with his…
It's hard to imagine the size and hostility of Antarctica from the comfort of our warm homes. Its overwhelming vastness feels like an alien world right here on Earth. Yet, this Wes Andersonian documentary makes it look fun to live there. These are the daily adventures of the people who work at Union Glacier, in West…
Acute subdural hematoma is the technical name of one of the deadliest of all head injuries. This video shows how you get rid of it, which involves opening the brain and removing the clogged blood. It's really gross, but incredibly fascinating too. Warning: STRONG IMAGES.
Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein sent us his new creation: What the top 100 porn stars look like. At the top you can you can see the breast cup size. At the bottom there's the top 100 actresses as ranked in Xvideos.com along with body measuring information according Internet Adult Film Database.
All my life using Adobe Illustrator and it's only now when I learn how it draws vector curves—technically called Bézier curves. If you are an illustrator, you will love this. If you are not, it's fascinating anyway. In fact, it is one of the most interesting videos I've seen this year.
Everyone's talking about tomorrow's supermoon—how big, bright, and beautiful it will be. It's always the same. But how big is it going to be, exactly? This image shows how much the moon size varies in the sky from its perigee (it's closest point to Earth) to its apogee (the furthest point from Earth.)
Maybe one day—when we get an X-Men vs Avengers movie crossover—we will see Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) morphing into the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Until then we will have this fan morph, which looks surprisingly beautiful.
The Russian press agency ITAR-TASS is reporting something so surprising that I'm having a hard time believing it: Cosmonauts have found microorganisms on the exterior of the International Space Station. Russian scientists are shocked by this discovery and can't really explain how it is possible.
Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they delve not only into multiple science disciplines but often they touch philosophical questions too. This one really blew my mind.
You're looking at Buzz Aldrin lifting his boot before taking the photo of the most iconic footprint in history. It's one of the many discarded Apollo images stored in NASA's archives. Here's a collection of those rare, funny, intimate, and always fascinating views to celebrate the 45 anniversary of the landing on the…
According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is missing 80 percent of all its light. Astronomers are completely baffled: "We still don't know for sure what it is, but at least one thing we thought we knew about the present day universe isn't true."
NASA has unveiled "the most colorful view of the Universe" ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it's "a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3."
"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens." When a new NASA book on alien communications has a paragraph like that, you better pay attention.
Back in the 1930s, the young artists at Walt Disney came up with 12 basic principles to create the illusion of life on screen using animation, giving their drawings as much character and personality as real life actors. This video by Cento Lodigiani is a perfect demonstration on how these rules work.
Two separate teams of scientists have announced that blood transfusions from young individuals make older individuals younger, fixing their hearts and curing aging brains. Speaking to the New York Times, Harvard Medical School's professor of neurology Rudolph Tanzi, "these findings could be a game changer."
NASA has published this image showing the M51 spiral galaxy—located 30 million light years away from Earth—eating a tiny galaxy like a hamster would it a tiny burrito, which you can see on its upper left.* It was obtained using data from the Chandra X-Ray space observatory and optical data from amateur telescopes on…