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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.

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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.

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City.

Kien Lam

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.


A Giant, Fake Moon Rises in an Abandoned Lithuanian Building

Residents of Kaunas are seeing double due to a local artist's surreal astronomical illusion.


The Los Angeles Rams Loved Public Transit

Journey back to 1975, when the Rams still played in Southern California—and helped promote regional bus service.

Saving the Bees

This short documentary considers how desperate beekeepers are trying to keep their hives alive.

Leah Thompson

Inside China's 'Back to the Land' Movement

At the same time China is rapidly urbanizing, a new documentary explores how some former city-dwellers are trying to revitalize the countryside.

The Town Where High Tech Meets a 1950s Lifestyle

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Watch Dallas Get Swallowed in an Ocean of Fog

A fog layer was so thick it looked like a snowstorm.

A Nerve-Jangling Free Climb Up a Towering Romanian Deathtrap

Precarious handholds on this 919-foot chimney include dangling cords and a ladder that's come loose from the wall.

Daniel Shaw

An Apocalyptic-Looking Storm Rolls Over Sydney

This "super cell" looked more like a nuclear test than bad weather.

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.