Why Don’t Our Brains Explode at Film Cuts?They’re closer to our visual experience than it seems.
How Movies Imagined the Future of TransportationThe Running Man’s 2017 doesn’t quite ring true.
How Costume Design Secretly Tells Stories in MoviesIf you don't notice, that's the point.
How to (Safely) View a Total Solar EclipseThis month’s event is the first viewable from the continental United States since 1979.
How to Make a Krabby PattyThe Spongebob Squarepants recipe you didn’t know you needed.
The Chemistry of CatnipIncluding nature's more sinister uses for your feline's favorite drug.
The Life and Times of CheetoA girl and her mother saw a seagull spit out what looked like a Cheeto. In fact, it was an orange seahorse.
Watch a “Parasitic Robot” Train a Sea Turtle to Do As It SaysNothing ominous about this.
50 Million Years of Whale Evolution in 1 MinuteAn eye-popping animation.
What It's Like to Buy Groceries in PovertyThat milk will be $24.
Why Do Your Shoelaces Come Untied When You Run?A study in slow motion.
Gamer Mice Try to Figure Out a Virtual MazeAnd give researchers clues about how they form memories.
The Man Metal-Detecting His Way Across the U.K.Meet Deep Digger Dan.
The Match CutHow one simple cut is among Hollywood’s most powerful tools.
A Used Car Ad to End All Used Car AdsYou might remember this vehicle from Jurassic Park.
Going to Jupiter With WyclefGrammy winner Wyclef Jean joins Slate’s VR talk show Conundrums.
A Re-enactment of a Wealthy Woman Getting Dressed in 18th-Century EnglandIt's exhausting.
Very Precise Birders Teach Us How to Mimic Bird CallsSay “quick three beers!” three times fast.
2 Fast 2 SteepWatch a biker take on the steep and narrow streets of Puerto Vallarta.
The Penguinologist's LifeHow a fake job title spurred a public rally to help imperiled penguins.
A Premature Baby Hippo Meets Underwater DiversShe’s skeptical.
That Absurd Murder on the Orient Express Trailer Is Much Better Recut to DMX and MetalNo more Imagine Dragons.
The Strawberry QueenOne woman's delightful, bizarre obsession with a little red fruit.
Famous Film Scenes Side by Side With the Art That Inspired ThemNew scenes from Moonlight, Children of Men, and more.
The Apocalypse Isn't What It Used to BeHow our vision of the end times has changed on screen and beyond.
A Floating, Functioning Vegetable Garden Docked Off New York CityVisitors can pick produce for free.
Just a Goat Wearing a Goat CoatHis name is Rambo.
Take the Johns Hopkins Memory TestHow does motion affect memory?
The World’s Tiniest Cup of Coffee Is Made With a Single BeanVery small batch.
A Self-Driving Scooter Negotiates Human TrafficThe technology goes far beyond cars.