Long before we actually had ebooks, Douglas Adams recorded the audio portion of this video in 1993 for his publisher, Voyager Expanded Books. Now there's a competition underway challenging animators to illustrate Adams' prophetic essay, and this entry by Gavin Edwards is a standout.
A flock of roosting crows, black as night themselves, are threatened by the advancing shadows at dusk. They need light for protection so with the help of the Raven Chief they take a piece of the sun and use it to save themselves from the darkness.
The Universe is absolutely huge and it's really amazing that we're able to look up from this tiny, little planet and actually measure the distance to things which are so incredibly far away. But how do we measure the distance to the stars?
Democrats charge that Republican members of Congress are preventing the passage of the bills by moving very slowly.
Opus No. 4 - Pianists in Paris
No Steinways were harmed in the production of this video.
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CGP Grey drops some knowledge about planets, moons, plutoids, and popular representations of our solar system.
From the online standup movie, Dangerously Delicious.
Give some guys a couple of six packs of bottled beer and see how creative they can be in popping the tops off.
Performed by Mike Mass, Scott Slusher, and Ken Benson on 3/22/10 at the Pie Pizzeria in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Walking Deads Special Make-Up FX artist Greg Nicotero describes and shows an incredible time-lapse video of the process of turning an actor into a torn-apart zombie girl.
Some of the magic moment of filming meerkats for Planet Earth Live.
An exclusive clip from Aziz Ansari's standup special, "Dangerously Delicious."
Excerpts from BBC Horizon's The Time Lords (1996), in which Carl Sagan and Kip Thorne talk about how they came up with a scientifically plausible story element for Contact.
Bill Maher finally got around to Ted Nugent in his final New Rule of the night, but used the rocker's recent tirade against President Obama to ask the larger question about conservative outrage over the president.
Taken from the 1962 British Pathe reel "Motorised Roller Skates", this Dad drives his daughter to school on motorised roller skates. The daughter got in touch with British Pathe last year to say that she found the filming of this clip a bit embarrassing at the time!