Category Archives: video

Epic rap battle: Newton vs. Bill Nye

This kind of science humor usually falls flat, but this one’s pretty good. A Neil DeGrasse Tyson rapper also appears: Newton wins. h/t: Miss May

Life in the slow lane: time-lapse video of corals and sponges

This video was on Daniel Stoupin’s Photography Blog (he made it), and gives us a nice biology break before today’s final Easter post, in which believers take the opportunity of this holiday to stomp on atheists. In the meantime, look at some wonderful marine animals in slow motion. Stroupin’s site has a nice long explanation of and rationale […]

Readers’ wildlife videos: two honking woodpeckers

This is one of the first wildlife videos that have been filmed and sent in by readers, and in this case it shows two showy woodpeckers from South America. It’s a lovely video and comes from reader Pablo Flores, who writes: I’m just back from a trip to southern Patagonia and caught [he means on […]

Two nice animal videos: The most happiest elephant in the world and a lion whisperer

I may have posted this first video before, but I couldn’t find it by searching for “elephant.” At any rate, I don’t have much information except that it purports to show a baby elephant encountering the ocean for the first time. And that seems pretty accurate. It will raise your spirits unless you’re one of […]

Jesus visits Sarah Silverman

Everyone’s favorite Saviour pays a call on the very Jewish Sarah Silverman. They discuss women’s reproductive rights, and Sarah disses Texas’s insane anti-abortion restrictions.  Then, at the end, Jesus and Sarah appear to canoodle a bit—such blasphemy! This is a new video, but in the 5 days since its first posting it’s gotten 750,000 hits. […]

Sam Harris mashup

I usually don’t like mash-ups but this one appeals to me.  About three weeks ago, Sam Harris made two audio excepts of his talks available to his readers who wanted to mix them into videos.  volunteers to remix one of his audio clips into a video. The first one has just appeared, and I’ll post […]

Discussion in Cracow

You probably won’t want to watch this, as it’s long, the lights are dim, and half of it is in Polish, but I’m putting it up for the record. This is a series of four videos (I’ll embed one and give links to the other three) of a discussion I had in a coffee shop […]

Full moon rising over Wellington

You haven’t appreciated the Moon until you’ve seen this short but absolutely stunning video sent to me by reader Stan. It’s by Mark Gee on Vimeo, and is a single unmanipulated take. Gee gives the details below. And be sure to watch it on the biggest screen you can. Full Moon Silhouettes is a real […]

The only video of Anne Frank

She was only one of ten million victims of the Holocaust, but somehow her story, as recorded in her diary, can move us more than pondering the huge number of victims who left no testimony. Let her story, then, be multiplied by ten million, for though not every victim was young, all were loved. This […]

A nice anti-hate video from the Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League, an American organization devoted to combatting bigotry of all sorts, and headquartered here in Chicago, just produced a touching and inspiring video. It took me a few seconds to catch on, but the 80-second clip is well worth watching. The ADL blub: Join ADL in our Centennial Year as we Imagine a […]

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