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Skydiving spider discovered in South America

Biologists working in Panama and Peru have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling to return to the tree from which it fell. Watch it glide!

Got a minute? Climate change/sea level rise

How is climate change connected to sea level rise? One-minute video explains.

Video: Zoom to the center of the Milky Way

This zoom sequence stars with a view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, then zooms in towards the crowded center of the galaxy, in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius the Archer. Then the scene shifts to an infrared view, which lets us see see through the dusty clouds in this direction and get a close-up view of objects orbiting the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.

Video: Cruise over dwarf planet Ceres

Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit the mysterious bright spots and a 4-mile-tall mountain. And get your red/blue glasses out for a global view in 3D.

How sunlight pushes asteroids

What makes the difference between a near-miss asteroid and a potential hit? Scientists think it might be related to a force called the Yarkovsky effect.

Video: The science of dogs

The newest video from AsapSCIENCE is for dog lovers. That is, for everyone!

Video: Summer Blue Moon

On July 31, the moon becomes full for the second time this month. Modern folklore says the second full moon is “blue.”

This definition of a Blue Moon is a recent thing.

New NASA video on flood prediction

Predicting flooding is notoriously difficult, but predictions are improving. Timely video in light of James Hansen’s prediction this week of catastrophic flooding in New York and other coastal cities before the end of this century.

Video: Moon hoax not

SG Collins explains why the Apollo moon landings on the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s could not have been faked.

Pluto time around the world

How light is noon on Pluto? This video from NASA and worldwide space fans, replicates Pluto’s noontime light conditions from places all over Earth.