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Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… » 8/28/15 3:39pm Friday 3:39pm

Hydrophobic sand turns to goo in water and magically turns back to sand when dry

Hydrophobic sand aka magic fairy dust isn’t something new. But seeing the effects of in action is always impressive. Just watch it go from sand into this metallic goo once it sinks into a cup of water. And even cooler, watch it transform back from goo into grains of sand once it exits the water. » 8/22/15 12:30pm 8/22/15 12:30pm

Human evolution explained in the cutest two-minute animation

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. » 8/21/15 1:20pm 8/21/15 1:20pm

This cool Christmas tale features love, spaceships, and scary meteors 

Anomaly is an unusual Christmas tale, set in the late 60’s, which tells the story of a group of people connected by the same astronomical event: A frightening meteor that will enter and exit the atmosphere. It is weird and sad and hopeful and just really interesting to watch. » 8/19/15 3:10pm 8/19/15 3:10pm

Incredible drone footage of a flowing lava river

It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it’s drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that… » 8/15/15 7:30am 8/15/15 7:30am

Cool time-lapse of a US aircraft carrier crossing the new Suez Canal for the first time

Watch the USS Theodore Roosevelt navigate through the new Suez Canal with all of its fighter jets on deck. It’s super cool because the aircraft carrier is so big and the water of the canal is so calm that it feels like the Earth is moving around the land formation that is the USS Theodore Roosevelt. » 8/13/15 5:00pm 8/13/15 5:00pm

A car and drones spinning around in a circle is a fantastic light show

Here’s a really cool video that’s a little bit trippy and a lot of bit fun. A car and a fleet of quadcopter drones are outfitted with lights and then made to dance and spin and move around while a camera captures them. It’s light painting but with a car and drones as the paintbrush. » 7/31/15 3:30pm 7/31/15 3:30pm

7 things you maybe didn't know about the Mission Impossible movies

I’m not an especially big Tom Cruise fan but even I have to admit, the Mission Impossible movies are guaranteed to be a fun time. The powers behind that film franchise have pretty much mastered the art of spy action movie making and know exactly what we want: cool spy stuff, crazy stunts that put Tom Cruise in danger,… » 7/27/15 11:00pm 7/27/15 11:00pm

A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion… » 7/24/15 1:01am 7/24/15 1:01am

Making a katana the old traditional Japanese way is so impressive

I think this is the most impressive video that Man At Arms has ever done, and that’s saying a lot since they’ve recreated all the coolest weapons from TV shows and movies in real life. But there’s something ridiculous impressive about making a katana (stylized like the one from Kill Bill) the traditional old school… » 7/13/15 11:38pm 7/13/15 11:38pm

Riding a motorcycle on mirrored salt flats looks like flying in the sky

Here’s an awesome video from Speed Society that shows a motorcycle riding across the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. The ground basically mirrors the sky which makes it look like the motorcycle is just gunning it through the clouds. Not a bad way to spend a day. » 6/05/15 12:00am 6/05/15 12:00am

The top 10 coolest scenes from The Matrix trilogy

The Matrix was one of the best sci-fi action movies of all time and the rest of the trilogy had some of the most outrageously awesome action sequences ever, even if the movies themselves didn't reach the levels of the original. Basically, The Matrix trilogy is responsible for a lot of awesome moments in film history.… » 4/16/15 2:42pm 4/16/15 2:42pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 12:32pm 3/24/15 12:32pm

These crazy ice crystals forming on a window make my imagination go wild

There are some pretty nutty patterns that pop up in this time lapse of frost and ice crystals forming on Brenda Loewen's kitchen window. They almost look like the surface of a different planet or a topographical map of miserable wastelands or a microscopic look at creepy organisms. Whatever your imagination sees, it's… » 3/14/15 3:02pm 3/14/15 3:02pm

​First ever drone footage of the Soviet-era secret lightning machine

You have seen photos of the secret Soviet-era Tesla tower—capable of discharging as much energy as the entire USSR's power grid in 100 milliseconds—but you have never seen this like this, from a drone. Russia Today got permission to take this video of one of the most fascinating science facilities in the planet. » 2/18/15 3:01am 2/18/15 3:01am