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The Most Beautiful Chemical Reactions You’ll Ever See

When we think of chemistry, aesthetics are not usually the first – or second, or third, or fourth – thing to come to mind. But that’s not to say that they don’t exist within the field. Says Yan Liang, creator of this video:

“To me, science is beautiful and full of wonders. However, the beauty of science is often hidden inside research laboratories and buried in scientific literature. By creating engaging visuals and make them available to the general public, I believe more people would appreciate the beauty and wonder of science, and hopefully get interested in science.”

We think that Liang’s video – which features a handful of mesmerizing chemical reactions – does just that. Enjoy.

Inside The Life Of A Solitary Bee

According to Bristol, England-based conservation filmmakers Team Candiru, 90 percent of Britain’s bees are “solitary bees,” which are crucial pollinators whose value is little known or conserved.

Learn more about the daily affairs of these bees with this hi-resolution documentary by Candiru, and then brush up on your bee knowledge with us.

What’s The Real Price Of Your Dollar Burger?

When you hand over a dollar for a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, what exactly are you paying for? Does that dollar reflect the cost of current and future land use, labor or antibiotics given to the cows? If not, is such a system sustainable? What can be done on both the supply and demand side to make our tastes more morally and ecologically palatable?

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Border Lands: The Forbidding Beauty Of The US-Mexico Border

The 1,954-mile line separating the United States from Mexico runs through some of the most dangerous places in the world. More than a purely geographical marker, it is a space rife with death and destruction: hundreds–if not thousands–of people die each year trying to cross this invisible yet consequential line.

But as the video below shows, it’s not all suffering and chain link fences:

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