Videos

Sukkah City: Revisiting the Crazy, High-Concept, Temporary Jewish Huts of NYC

The largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.

Animated Retrospectives of the Day: Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Corporate real estate data offer unexpectedly riveting views into the past. 

What It's Like to Kill Thousands of NYC Rodents for a Living

"I don't think you can ever come to terms with being a murderer."

In an Alternate Universe, America's Highways Are Paved in Rubber

Faced with crumbling roads, a crack team of researchers proposed a bold rejiggering of asphalt.

Perspective-Bending Video of the Day: Point-of-View Parkour

If you are too scared to do it for real.

A Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Shanghai

Photographer Rob Whitworth portrays the tremendous energy of China's largest city.

The Worst of Last Night's Firework Disasters

Cities and towns all over America lit up the skies with their Fourth of July fireworks shows, but not all of them were so delightful.

Going (Really, Really) Green: Earth's Plant Life, as Seen From Space

Satellite images of vegetation can help to forecast droughts and fires and even diseases.

Vertigo Integration: Street View Goes to the Top of the World's Tallest Building

Google takes its cameras to a street of the vertical variety.

Should You Commute by Citi Bike? One Man's Hilariously Detailed Analysis

The question of taxis vs. bicycles, answered in graphs.

Copenhagen's Gigantic New Mural Works Like a Flip-Book

The painting covers nearly 900 feet and looks like an animation to people driving by.

Mind-Blowing Discovery of the Day: Angkor Wat Was Much Larger Than We Ever Imagined

Archaeologists say the uncovered medieval cityscape is "without parallel in the pre-industrial world."

Life Hack of the Day: A Device That Keeps Objects in the Trunk From Sliding Around

Solving an age-old problem.

In the 8th Century, the Egyptian City of Thonis Fell Into the Sea

In the 21st, you can watch it being rediscovered on YouTube.

Non-Human Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Morris the Cat

Yes we cat!

This Bike Path Also Helps Prevent Flooded Sewers

A great example of how green infrastructure can be incorporated from the start in new street design.

Let's Go Fly a Wind Turbine

Meet Google's new kite-like apparatus that can capture wind energy where it's most powerful.

Dystopian Cartoon of the Day: When Cars Ruled the World

And humans were just tiny little parasites, trying to hitch a ride.

Ridiculous Record of the Day: Seattle's 2,131-Book Domino Rally

Anything to get the kids in the library, right?