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410 million-year-old extinct spider crawls again

A video based on fossils of an ancient extinct arachnid – one of the first predators on land – recreates the animal walking.

Why are fruit flies boarding the International Space Station?

They’re about to become genetic models for astronauts, to help explore the long-term effects of space flight and deep space travel.

Awesome timelapse video of a microburst

The Reno/Sparks area in Nevada got a classic microburst around 6 p.m. on July 1, 2014. The microburst – produced from nearby thunderstorms – created wind gusts to 71 mph. This timelapse video was taken from 2 to 7 p.m. with images every 30 seconds.

The 7 biggest myths about your brain

Surely you’ve heard: ‘You only use 10% of your brain,’ ‘You’re either left-brained or right-brained’, and ‘Alcohol kills brain cells.’

Turns out, science says different. Set your mind straight about your brain.

Video: How the sun can kill us all

Instead of worshiping the giant BBQ death ball, should we be cowering in fear?

Trippy 360-degree timelapse panorama of night sky

A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse. Way cool …

Video: A drone flies through fireworks

This video of fireworks from the inside is stunning. But not everyone agrees the making of it was a good idea.

Watch, as a Pallas’s cat sees a camera outside its den

Watch a shy Pallas’s cat in its mountain habitat in the Himalayas, as it realizes there’s a camera outside its den.

Arthur may cause rip currents. Here’s what you need to know

As Arthur sweeps up the U.S. East Coast around Fourth of July weekend 2014, rip currents are expected to be a particularly large threat. What to do if you get caught in one.

Video: Dog, elephant, water

A friendly elephant and a swanky Labrador. Unabashedly feelgood. Have a great weekend!