Bats are fascinating creatures—both from the point of scientific research and their place in the canon of the horror genre as spooky creatures of the night. So whether you’re a science person or a horror person, this shot of millions of bats streaming into the sky is either great, or great and fearsome.
Gwendoline Christie has certainly made her mark in the Star Wars universe as the silver-armored Captain Phasma. This short video shows where that armor came from, and it’s hilarious.
Ah, the 90s X-Men cartoon. Is there nothing you can’t improve? Sure, the actual trailer for X-Men Apocalypse was really good, but this mashup of its dialogue and soundtrack with footage from the classic animated series just has us wanting this instead.
The seventh Star Wars movie comes out this week (seventh!) and if you’re feeling a little behind, don’t worry: here’s how to catch up on the first few movies before the latest installment drops.
This is a neat commercial advertising the Star Wars films on Sky Movies that runs through the entire saga to date. It even makes the Prequels look interesting.
Way back in September, our very own Esther Inglis-Arkell found a recipe for condoms from 1844. It was only two paragraphs long, so we thought, how hard can it be? Really hard, it turns out. Also gross and potentially dangerous.
You’d think that, what with being one of the biggest franchises in the last five years, The Hunger Games would have made it into the minds of most people. And The Hunger Games has. Catching Fire and Mockingjay on the other hand? Better get caught up before Mockingjay Part 2 comes out on Friday.
Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk…
Facebook is looking down the barrel of a future advertising crisis, so it’s trying to think up new ways to put “buy now” links in front of your peepers. The company’s top brass believe the answers will come from Instagram, Whatsapp, and video.
If there’s any reason to love drones, it’s the fantastic footage of the world that’s being filmed by amateur and professionals alike. Case in point: Hamersley, a stunning short film by Dan Proud.
This happened just off the dock for the Alcatraz Island ferry in downtown San Francisco. Waters surrounding the city are some of the most great white infested in the world.
Comic Cons and Cosplay go together like Wonder Woman and butt-kicking—a match made in heaven. And this year’s New York Comic Con was no exception. Here’s our highlight reel of the very best in cosplay that we saw on the show floor. Get ready for a dose of seriously wonderful cosplay!
There’s something magical about watching a great comics artist at work. So when we went to New York Comic Con over the weekend, we headed straight for Artists’ Alley and gave some of the best artists a unique assignment.
It’s all well and good to make fun of Donald Trump’s presidential run, but it turns out that you can put his words in the mouths of the classiest fictional dictators, and it really works.
Most nectar-eating bats hover in front of flowers and lap like crazy to shovel high-calorie goodness down their throats. But when some species of South American leaf-nosed bats cozy up to a flower, they just stick their tongues in and leave them there. They’re eating, but their tongues don’t seem to be moving at all.…
At some point in your life, you’ll have to eat at a dining establishment where there are more forks on your table then there are ties in your closet. It’s a daunting prospect, but just roll with it. You’ll be fine. We made this video to be your guide.
I really appreciate a good mashup. Hell’s Club puts together dozens of famous characters into one club, and it’s spectacular.
Stunning underwater video by Jose Lachat at Aeon shows you major milestones in the life of an Australian flamboyant cuttlefish: including birth, courtship, and egg-laying before death. If you want to skip right to the sexy part, the mating dance starts at 2:19.
Let’s face it, you can’t show the extinction of the dinosaurs without including showing these prehistoric beasts mowing their lawns, going grocery shopping, and getting ridden by Jesus... Well, okay, so maybe this isn’t the most accurate video, but it is wickedly funny.