Horizon: How Long is a Piece of String?

Alan Davies leaves behind his role in the TV quiz show QI to explore the world of quantum mechanics for the BBC science programme Horizon.

The stand-up comic admits to deliberately failing at physics so he wouldn't have to take the O-level. But after making a TV documentary, he says he now understands aspects of quantum mechanics.

"There is no point in my making the programme if I don't," he says. "They have to explain it again and again until I do understand."

"They" are the physicists he meets in the programme - "I was always getting into trouble for calling them physicians instead of physicists," says Alan. "They showed me the aspects of quantum mechanics that are explicable."

The Bizzare Pearlfish

Emmy award winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick explains the 'making of' the BBC/Digital Dimensions Great Barrier Reef Series

The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee

How can honeybees communicate information about food sources?

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The Motherfucking Pterodactyl

An animated sing along video created by The Oatmeal and Sarah Donner.

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Eye of the Riley

Customized backpack fitted with a GoPro for my Corgi, Riley. First test run, attempted up in Los Angeles Runyon Canyon.

2 Year Old Dancing the Jive

The boys name is William Stokkebroe. After seeing his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe and the dancers of studie43 practising he is showing what he has learned at the Galla opening 2. Marts 2012

The Bionic Vet:  Oscar the Cat (followup)

The Bionic Vet is a series about a ground-breaking vet using the latest in Bionic Technology to give animals that would have otherwise been put down a fighting chance.

This is Oscar, the beautiful cat who had his two rear legs cut off by a combine harvester whilst sleeping in a field. After some never before tried surgery Oscar had some new legs and some elated owners. This is Oscars first attempt at walking on his brand new feet.

George Harrison: The Last Appearence

The last (?) televised interview with George Harrison. Interesting and engaging discussion of his philosophy of life. George plays 3 songs (on pt. 4).

9.999... Reasons That .999... = 1

Point Nine Repeating Equals One!
9.999... reasons in 9.999... minutes.

Bonus points if you can name all 9.999... lords a-leaping.

Dear YouTube, wouldn't it be nice if I could include the full script with this video? A larger character limit would not be unreasonable.

Ed's Story: It Ain't Over Yet

In It Ain't Over, the first film in the Ed's Story series, Ed Dobson reminds us that life isn't over yet and that we don't have to feel overwhelmed by the struggles we're facing today. Difficult news can sometimes make us feel like our lives are over. Ed shows us that we don't know the future, and that things may turn out quite differently from what we expect.

Dancing Cows?

Cows belong in fields. We have known it for a long time. And the cows agree!

In March 2012, we visited a farm in the UK to film cows being released from their indoor winter housing to their fresh pasture for spring and summer grazing.

As you will see from the video, the cows could not have been happier.

Art Tatum: Yesterdays

In some rare footage pianist extraordinaire Art Tatum performs "Yesterdays". Composed by Jerome David Kern and Otto Harbach.

The Guardian

A short film about a man, a swamp, and protecting what you love.