Why The Human Species Laughs

June 27, 2014

Dr. Robert Provine delves into the elusive phenomenon of laughter and explains it through social and neurological lenses. His conclusions are quite surprising.

Los Angeles As Seen From Above

June 25, 2014

According to videographer Chris P Zero, the best way to view the city of Angels is from their resting spot — the sky. This fantastic video took approximately two years to create, with the selected clips only constituting a fraction of what he captured during production. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Why Are There So Many Superhero Movies?

June 23, 2014

Though Superman, Spiderman and other white, spandex-clad heroes seem to be a timeless aspect of the American cultural canon, the truth is that they are a relatively recently phenomenon. What explains their rise–and, it would seem, markedly increased influence and intrigue in modern-day popular cinema? The people at the Idea Channel offer their take.

Artist Uses Fluorescent Spray Paint To Create Glowing Art

June 21, 2014

If you can avoid the dub step, you’re in for a treat. Artist iNo utilizes a spray paint that absorbs ultraviolet light and illuminates the space in which it’s used. It’s pretty neat if we do say so ourselves.

So Just How Dirty Are Public Toilet Seats?

June 19, 2014

Hover or cover, that is the question. AsapScience dares to go where most of us won’t: the toilet seat. At least academically, anyway. Are we really saving ourselves from germs by covering the seat or hovering above it? Watch and find out.

Inside Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

June 17, 2014

If you’re looking for a calm, quiet and intimate dining destination, you’d best avoid the Robot Restaurant. Pending your persuasion, the club’s overall aesthetic is “Acid Trip Gone Great” or “Acid Trip Gone Horribly Wrong”. Robots run the trippy cabaret, and revelers can watch in awe–or, again, horror–as they dance, box and bang on some massive drums.