Mexico City Artists Highlight Deaths Lighter Side Through Cemetery Cartoons

August 31, 2014

In efforts to foment creative activity in Mexico’s capital city, local artists have taken to an unlikely canvas: the gravestone. Through light animation, these artists turn death and its typical associations–the somber and morose–and turn them on their head, suggesting that death is not life’s end but another vibrant part of its continuation.

Get To Know The Rose Of Jericho, One Of Nature’s Most Resilient Creations

August 29, 2014

Often called the resurrection plant, the Rose of Jericho is thought to be one of the strongest plants in the world, as it can survive almost complete desiccation by collapsing into itself when lacking moisture and uncurling once the plant receives it. Spanish friars actually used the rose to teach natives the concept of rebirth. Oddly enough, it eventually turns into a tumbleweed, the cinematic prop of choice for dilapidation and decay. Learn more about this wondrous plant by watching the video above.

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Happiness

August 27, 2014

We will never not miss Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch this great animated short featuring PSH on life, death and happiness.

Look back on his career highlights with our post on Hoffman’s seven greatest movie roles.

Enter Pyongyang

August 25, 2014

Blending time-lapse photography, HD and digital animation, videographer Rob Whitworth takes us into the seldom-seen city of Pyongyang, North Korea. With such a mixture of the real and the imagined, “Enter Pyongyang” offers a unique perspective on the fantasies and fictions us outsiders have created about the North Korean capital city over the years.

For more insight into life in North Korea, be sure to check out our gallery of rare photographs inside the isolated nation, as well as our article on the Mass Games, or when thousands of North Koreans form what has been described as a human jumbotron.

A 3-Minute Video Explains Why You Need To Drop Everything And Visit Portugal

August 23, 2014

Admittedly, we’re a little obsessed with time-lapse videos. They cram what is likely months of work into a stunning, fast-paced work. But we’re especially obsessed when they capture landscapes as lush and exotic as Portugal’s.

Great News, Caffeine Addicts: Science Says Coffee Is Good For You

August 21, 2014

Drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day and don’t have a ruinous diet? Studies show you’ll live longer than those who don’t and decrease the likelihood of contracting Type-2 Diabetes. Watch on for more pro-coffee facts to throw at people who say you have a “problem”.