Videos

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China's Surprise Viral Hit: An Environmental Documentary

A film criticizing Beijing's pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government now appears to be acknowledging its failures to implement reforms.

John Oliver's Solution to America's Infrastructure Crisis

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the host suggests Hollywood might be able to help.

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These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.

How Suburbanization Was Sold

Early 1960s archival films reveal the origins of the idealized "American Dream."

Drones Are Getting in on the Building-Demolition Game

But their presence during implosions is making some people unhappy.

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Blowing Up What 'Success' Means in Inner-City Education Reform

The new documentary Southeast 67 tracks 67 kids from Southeast D.C. who were granted college scholarships in the 1990s.

Manhole Performs a Brutal Takedown on a Car

It's the back tire that'll get ya.

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'Hotel 22': Silicon Valley's All-Night Rolling Homeless Shelter

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.

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Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.

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An Oscars-Weekend Reminder to Be Good to Your Neighbors

Remembering the Academy Award-winning work of Norman McLaren, whose 1952 commentary on suburbia still resonates.

When the Sidewalks Were Wider Than the Streets

Compare footage of New York's 23rd Street, shot by Thomas Edison in 1901, to today.

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The Fear and Fortune of Mumbai's Human Pyramids

A short film explores why India's controversial sport is so important for three slum residents.

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How San Francisco Proved to the World It Had Recovered From the 1906 Earthquake

100 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors.

Every Year There's a New Viral Video of This Japanese Bike-Parking Robot

It's not hard to see why people love it so much, though.

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Rio de Janeiro, in Fantastically High Definition

The Brazilian city like you've never seen it. Really.

What the Beltline Really Means to Atlanta

An inside look at this 22-mile pedestrian-friendly corridor, circling downtown and eventually connecting 45 neighborhoods with each other.

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Is It Pronounced Bang'er' or Bang'or'?

Get it right so you don't tick off the locals.

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Watch the Rising Sun Meet the Northern Lights in This NASA Video

This clip is only 15 seconds long, but it is incredible.

This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?