135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema on Vimeo

Stunning…watch on a big screen if possible.

Happy Thanksgiving! and my 100th post!

The Neverending Beauty of the War Between Sun and Earth.

Aurora Borealis timelapse HD – Tromsø 2010 from Tor Even Mathisen on Vimeo.

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a gorgeous HD video of the Northern Lights in Norway to enjoy. Definitely watch it in full-screen mode.

[Via Gizmodo]

And just to keep the turkey day theme going, here’s one of my classmate’s article on The science behind turkey magic in the Monterey County Herald.

Thanksgiving is undoubtedly my favorite American holiday, which is funny since I didn’t really […Read More]

An Enchanting Time-Lapse Look at the Greatest Show in Space

An Enchanting Time-Lapse Look at the Greatest Show in Space.

Joshua Tree Under the Milky Way from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.

Beautiful time-lapse video of the recent Perseid meteor shower. Pretty awe-inspiring.

[Via Gizmodo]

1950s Video of Immune System in Action

Great video of a Neutrophil cell, a type of immune cell, relentlessly chasing down a bacterium while pushing aside red blood cells. I found it fascinating to see our immune system in action.

The video was apparently taken from a 16-mm movie made in the 1950s by the late David Rogers at Vanderbilt University.

Watch ‘Feynman’s lectures on physics’ for free online

Richard Feynman, nobel-prize winning physicist

Richard Feynman, nobel-prize winning physicist

In my experience, physics is one subject that’s so often poorly taught and seems incomprehensible. And yet, when it’s actually explained well, a lot of the concepts can be so easy to understand…even when the math behind them may be out of reach 🙂

Richard Feynman was probably one of the most […Read More]

Begley: Amazing Tool Use by Crows in New Video | Newsweek Voices – Sharon Begley | Newsweek.com

Begley: Amazing Tool Use by Crows in New Video | Newsweek Voices – Sharon Begley | Newsweek.com.

A fascinating look at non-human intelligence – apparently crows/rooks are really smart! The videos are well worth a watch, and are from two different studies. One study shows crows using tools to get other tools (to eventually get food), as opposed to using tools directly to get food. This is apparently really rare in animals, even in other tool-users like chimpanzees. The other study shows rooks (closely related to crows) replicating the famous Aesop’s fable, by dropping pebbles in a container of […Read More]