The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old. » 9/19/14 7:10am Yesterday 7:10am

Supercut: Intense eyes looking at the camera in famous movie scenes

A person's eyes can express so much. That's why directors hone in on them in crucial scenes of movies. That's why you can just see the eyes of a great actor and immediately know what movie you're watching. That's why this supercut about eyes is so fun to watch, it's just famous scene after famous scene. » 9/19/14 12:07am Yesterday 12:07am

Why do some humans love extreme and exhausting adventures?

It's hard to understand why Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby decided to go over the 93 miles that separate Vancouver from Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. Why do humans sign into such extreme, dangerous and exhausting adventures? This award-winning short documentary digs into that question. » 9/16/14 12:43pm Tuesday 12:43pm

10 movie myths that can never actually happen in real life

We see some things happen so often in movies that they start to seep into our reality. We totally think they're real. Like thinking the asteroid belt is some dangerous road or that firing a gun to break a lock works or that silencers truly silence a weapon. But nope! Those are all myths that can't ever happen in real… » 9/12/14 9:41pm 9/12/14 9:41pm

Beautiful video shows how Pixar uses a rainbow of colors in their movies

This is great. Rishi Kaneria made a quick supercut that stitches together scenes from Pixar movies according their particular color. Following the Roy G. Biv color spectrum, you'll see how Pixar chooses to use colors to make their animations. And it'll make you want to watch all the Pixar movies again. » 9/05/14 8:11pm 9/05/14 8:11pm

Why are these fish shooting out blue lasers with their mouth?

I wish these crazy blue laser lava spewing fish were a newly discovered species or some radioactive experiment gone wrong but they're not. Luckily, reality is just as cool. Well, almost. The blinding light is actually a tiny crustacean called an ostracod's defense mechanism against the translucent cardinalfish. » 9/04/14 6:43pm 9/04/14 6:43pm

How a country that has no new bike parts fixes its bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It's not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it's pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need. » 9/03/14 7:01pm 9/03/14 7:01pm

New map shows where the Milky Way galaxy is inside its supercluster

For the first time, scientists have pinpointed where our galaxy stands amongst thousands of other galaxies in our home supercluster. The new map shows beautiful feathery strings linked together with the Milky Way galaxy placed on the edge of the newly named Laniakea supercluster, home to 100,000 other galaxies. » 9/03/14 3:59pm 9/03/14 3:59pm

Crash & Learn: The most important life rule in one beautiful short

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes. » 8/29/14 1:57pm 8/29/14 1:57pm