Videos

A Fearlessly Crass Send-Off to a 650-Foot Smokestack

See if you can spot what went wrong in the media coverage of this Australian demolition.

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The Surprising Second Life of a Show Only Insomniacs Watched in 1980s Toronto

Perhaps you, too, remember Night Moves?

Pre-Fab Houses to Help the Homeless

Y:Cube House costs only about £30,000 to produce and is very energy-efficient, requiring only £7 a week to heat.

YouTube

We Watched Rob Ford's YouTube Show So You Don't Have To

It's ... something.

One Key Thing That Sets the U.S. Apart From Other Cycling Cultures

In countries where bicycling is routine, people rarely wear helmets. In America, where automobiles dominate, pedalers sport protection.

Daredevil Russians Climb the World's Second-Tallest Skyscraper

And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.

Schema Design

What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

Streetsfilms

2014's Endless Snow Has at Least Been Good for Transportation Nerds

Now is the winter of the "sneckdown." What's that even mean? Read on.

Tightrope Walking Between 2 Hot-Air Balloons

We hope those backpacks are parachutes.

This Is Maybe the Most Annoying Public Art 'Project' Ever

A cruel (if slightly amusing) prank on Paris's metro riders.

PLOS ONE

What We Can Learn by Tracking the Movements of Fashion Designers

The results reveal the power of agglomeration as we've never been able to see it before.

Reuters

What It's Like to Fly Over Antarctica

It's not just snow down there, at the bottom of the world.

Associated Press

A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

Visualizing Exactly How Subways Distort Our Sense of Space

An experiment from Shanghai.

YouTube

Footage of the Beatles's Last Show, on Its 45th Anniversary

Performed on a London rooftop.

This Broken London Tube Turnstile Could Sing Backup on Blur's 1997 Hit 'Song 2'

And Ritch Ames made a video of what that'd sound like.

This One Satellite Video Shows All the Weather of 2013

The year's major weather events are all crammed into eight minutes of entrancing footage.

Ride With a Rebel Dirt Bike Gang of Baltimore

A documentary explores a controversial subculture through the eyes of a young boy.

A Year of Automotive Mayhem for St. Louis's Red-Light Runners

The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.