Videos

Hyperlapse Videos Capture the Beauty of Transit Around the World

Check out cinematic commutes worldwide through the magic of Instagram.

Saving America's Ghost Trains

Can a band of locomotive experts rescue vintage railcars from ruin?

Why the World Smells Different After It Rains

Behold, the wonders of petrichor.

The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean

Before you chuck your apartment to live on a boat, heed the wisdom of a man who lives alone at sea.

3D Editing of 2D Photos. Yeah, It's Possible

Computer engineers have created software that could make it impossible to tell if photos are real. 

The Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life, According to Geoffrey West, M. Sanjayan, Jennifer Pahlka, and More

Leading voices from this year's Aspen Ideas Festival. 

When Cooling Towers Get Demolished, They Produce Mammoth Smoke Rings

It's like they're occupied by cigar-sucking giants.

From 'Controlled Regional Growth' to Dancing on the Silver Line: D.C. Metro Promotional Videos Through History

As WMATA's newest rail line debuts, a look back at videos from the early days of Washington's transit system.

Think You Can Shred? Try Skateboarding a Pallet Down Tram Tracks

We don't actually recommend that. But one skater has developed something way cooler than any longboard.

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government repository reveals a global industry of plant and animal trafficking.

Does Your Bike-Share System Have a Theme Song?

Changwon, South Korea's does. Get ready to be jealous. 

Remembering Pittsburgh's Most Mesmerizing Sign

In a city filled with illuminated signs, Westinghouse's light show was the one to watch for 30 years. Nostalgia for it remains.

Toledo Does a Double Demolition of Smokestacks

These old coal stacks hit the ground with a deeply enjoyable whumpf.

How to Survive as a Bike Messenger in NYC

Ever wonder about the inner life of the pizza delivery guy?

How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.

Inside Yingli, the Giant Chinese Solar Company Sponsoring the World Cup

You’ve seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peek inside the company trying to transform the world.

Pollution Pulled from the Sea Yields Functional Art

UK artists sail across the Atlantic Ocean crafting works from materials that are destroying the marine ecosystem.

The Louisiana Town Devoured By Climate Change

Families have lived on Isle de Jean Charles for generations. Within two years, it will probably be underwater. 

The Saddest-Ever Fireworks Display for Your Office Cube

An amusing invention with a dark origin story.