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buoys

Watch Buoys Dance With the Flow in This Ocean Current Visualization

The mesmerizing white dots illustrate the movement of more than 17,000 research buoys.
May 18, 2016
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fake trees

Take a Look at America's Least Convincing Cell Phone Tower Trees

Nothing is natural about these trees.
May 17, 2016
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volcanoes

Watch These Active Volcanoes Bubble, Explode, and Spark

Nature can be violent sometimes.
May 15, 2016
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quidditch

The Magic of Quidditch Could be Real if Only We Lived in Space

Scientists imagine what the fictional sport would look like in microgravity.
May 13, 2016
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noses

This Scientist Has Created Speakers That Spew Scents, Not Sounds

The device uses digital smells to evoke different emotions.
May 11, 2016
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goats

Watch These Amazing Alpine Goats Scale a Near-Vertical Dam

The goats make the dangerous climb all for a lick of salt.
May 10, 2016
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phrenology

Map Your Murderousness With These 19th-Century Brain Charts

The mysterious Alesha Sivartha had a formidable collection of phrenology maps.
May 9, 2016
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lost cities

Found: The Secrets of Lost, Underwater Egyptian Cities

You can soon view surviving artifacts.
May 6, 2016
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video wonders

Watch a Goofy Bird Do a Hopping Dance to Attract a Mate

Male Jackson's widowbirds go through a complete transformation to find a special friend.
May 5, 2016
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tornadoes

Watch This Tiny Town Get Sucked Into a Tornado Vortex

Engineers at Iowa State University build mini-cities and bombard them with simulated tornadoes.
May 4, 2016
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video wonders

Watch These Chemicals Create Trippy Colorful Patterns

Some of the chemical reactions even resemble objects we see in nature.
May 3, 2016
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octopus

Watch This Sneaky Octopus Roll Around the Ocean Floor in a Coconut

The shell-loving cephalopod takes an unusual approach to underwater transportation.
May 2, 2016