The Life Aquatic trailer in the style of Kubrick's The Shining

It's hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humor as Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—but our video magician Iván Róbert did it. Check it out: » 10/30/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

The world is now safer and better than ever and here's the evidence

These series of statistical graphics show that, while there's still plenty of war, hunger, sickness, and poverty in the world, things are much better than what they were only a few decades ago—not to talk about centuries ago. We are still far from utopia, but the data is stubborn: We are getting there. Fast. » 10/29/14 5:54pm Wednesday 5:54pm

What they need to do is recreate these games with modern, ultra-realistic graphics. The game mechanics are still unsurpassed by any other game in the genre. Fun and challenging, but not insanely so. It felt real (as real a fantasy could be). It felt like flying (even if it wasn't an actual simulator). It just felt… » 10/28/14 11:51am Tuesday 11:51am

Crazy people put car inside giant inflatable ball, roll it down a hill

This is fun and I don't care it was made by the car manufacturer. I care that someone was crazy enough to think about putting a freaking car inside one of those giant inflatable balls—called Zorbs, apparently, perhaps the biggest ever made—and then pushed it down a hill. I only wish they put people inside. » 10/27/14 11:22pm Monday 11:22pm

The tallest apartment building in America sways 4 to 5 feet

Living in the tallest apartment building in America—and the northern hemisphere—will feel like living inside the Lincoln Memorial but with bathtubs, awesome views, and a permanent sensation of wanting to vomit: The ultra-thin skyscraper sways four to five feet, as this video filmed from the top shows. » 10/27/14 4:25pm Monday 4:25pm

Lost In The Train Station short animation should be turned into a game

I imagine some kind of Monkey Island-style adventure game—but side-scrolling, set in huge train/subway stations that would take you through shops and weird fantastic places, with some platformer elements thrown in for extra fun. The stations, from all over the world would be connected through the trains. » 10/27/14 12:32pm Monday 12:32pm

I just can't believe that nothing in this video is real

Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I've ever seen. It's not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion—it's everything. The fruit, the tomatoes, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything. » 10/27/14 1:10am Monday 1:10am

Ambition: A cool sci-fi short starring Game of Thrones' Littlefinger

Bad news: Ambition wasn't the movie as I wished for (it should be!) It's a short film directed by Oscar-winning Tomek Bagiński and starring Aidan Gillen—Littlefinger of Game of Thrones—about the importance of the Rosetta mission, the first that will make contact with a comet. Good news: It's cool and you can watch it… » 10/26/14 9:00pm Sunday 9:00pm

The different ways animals breath in one cool animated graphic

Science illustrator and animator Eleanor Lutz—the same who brought us this cool graphic of how animals fly—has created this cool animated illustration showing the differences between animal breathing: Human vs birds vs insects. Even if you paid attention at biology class, it's interesting to watch. » 10/24/14 7:59pm 10/24/14 7:59pm