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Posts by Martha Morales

Full moon photo via Lee Capps.
Science Wire | Aug 10, 2014

Video: Why does the moon look so big on the horizon?

It’s called the “moon illusion.” Scientists say it’s a trick your brain is playing.

Hayfield in infrared via Andrew Shurtleff
Blogs | Videos | May 21, 2013

Video: Seeing (infra)red

Andrew Shurtleff’s stunning time-lapse video shows the world as viewed in near-infrared – like a planet painted in pure ice.

Videos | May 02, 2013

Video: Magnetic putty

Joey Shanks (ShanksFX from PBS Digital Studios) created this video powered by awesome power of magnetic putty.

Honey Bee
Videos | Apr 26, 2013

Video: Honeybee in ultra slow motion

Watch a honeybee as it starts its flight, filmed with a high speed camera at 3000 frames per second.

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Blogs | Videos | Apr 23, 2013

Video: Wringing out a washcloth on the ISS

Here’s another way cool video of astronaut Chris Hadfield doing an everyday thing in zero gravity aboard the ISS. This time he’s wringing out a wet washcloth.

Blogs | Videos | Mar 23, 2013

The history of humans on Earth, in two minutes

If you’ve got two minutes (OK, two and a half minutes) you can watch this cool video of the history of humans on Earth.

Dive hole into Antarctica's Lake Untersee via NY Times
Blogs | Videos | Mar 07, 2013

Watch this video of a plunge into an Antarctic lake

An intrepid diver shot the video from the bottom of icy lake, at the bottom of the world.

Differences in density between ink and water
Blogs | Videos | Mar 01, 2013

Ink into water in super high-resolution slow-mo

This super high resolution video features slow motion diffusion of ink drops in water. What does it suggest to you … people dancing … flowers blooming…?

Is Pluto a planet?
Blogs | Videos | Feb 21, 2013

Video: Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?

Video by C.G.P. Grey does a good job explaining why, in 2006, the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to dwarf planet status.

Credit: Shutterstock
Blogs | Videos | Jan 31, 2013

Video: How human numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria

Humans on Earth now number 7,063,264,715 … 7,063,264,716 … 7,063,264,717 … Ever wonder how human population numbers stack up against other species?