Videos

This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?

Dispatches From a Miniature, Half-Imagined City

Part preservation effort, part dreamscape, Elgin Park is a scale model of a semifictional 20th-century town.

A Glamorous Time-Lapse of Los Angeles, From Sunrise to Sunset

A five minute long tour, from the skyscrapers to the streets.

The Remarkable Power of Sidewalks

Take a fresh look at the pavement under your feet.

The Best Public Transportation Advertisement Ever?

A Danish company is hellbent on making the bus seem cool.

Searching for the Culinary Soul of Los Angeles

From taquerias to haute cuisine, a new documentary tracks a famed food critic as he lives and dines in L.A.

A Terrifying Airplane Crash in Taiwan

A jet struck a freeway and taxi before hitting the water, killing and injuring many.

This Is How Normal Walking to School Used to Be

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.

The Night Sky You've Never Seen

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the Milky Way. Can we still save the stars?

Exploding Manhole Tries to Eat a Terrified Child

Hold your kids tight, folks.

8 Short Films About London's Crazy Housing Market

A filmmaking contest reveals the complexities of life in one of the world's most expensive cities.

Watch the Arctic's Ice Disappear Before Your Eyes

A NOAA animation shows a startling loss of year-round ice in the mid-2000s.

To Save a Bar, Sometimes You Must Pick It Up and Move It Down the Street

Rather than let a pub fall to developers, a community transplanted the whole thing.

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City.

Around the World in Four Minutes

A whirlwind time-lapse tour, spanning from Mexico to New Zealand.

When Boston Was Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing.

How to Build an Igloo

The National Film Board of Canada digs up an old video that makes the current wintry East Coast weather seem downright tropical.