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Jan. 2 2018 1:58 PMHalf of What You SeeHidden special effects lurk in this video about how visual compositing works in movies.
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Dec. 22 2017 2:40 PMWhat’s in a Twist?A strangely satisfying video of citrus zest squeezed up close.
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Dec. 21 2017 11:24 AMWhy Is It So Hard to Make Realistic Snow in the Movies?A fake snow specialist explains.
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Dec. 19 2017 11:16 AMA Brief History of FatFat is a complex organ, as essential to human life as the heart or liver. Why do we hate it?
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Dec. 14 2017 10:05 AMHow to Make Your Last Name Plural on Holiday CardsNo apostrophes. Ever.
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Dec. 12 2017 11:56 AMA Zoetrope for 2017A 19th-century pleasure arrives in the 21st century, controlled by app.  
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Dec. 6 2017 1:48 PMWater Your Christmas TreeHere’s what can happen in a fire if you don’t.
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Dec. 1 2017 8:38 AMMust This Baby Otter Learn to Swim?He would rather not.
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Nov. 6 2017 7:31 PMI Went to the Protest That Launched a Million Far-Right ConspiraciesNo white people were decapitated.
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Nov. 1 2017 8:24 AMEmeraude & Marshmallow & Comet & StromboliMore than 200 hummingbirds visit a UCLA researcher every day. She recognizes 50 by name.
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Oct. 26 2017 9:31 AMWhy Don’t Our Brains Explode at Film Cuts?They’re closer to our visual experience than it seems.
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Oct. 25 2017 2:27 PMZoo Creatures Eating PumpkinsThe best animal videos of the year.
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Oct. 13 2017 10:43 AMSharia Has Come to TexasFox News and Breitbart claimed a rogue court was enforcing Islamic law in America. So I went to see it for myself.
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Sept. 26 2017 12:00 PMGoing to Jupiter With WyclefGrammy winner Wyclef Jean joins Slate’s VR talk show Conundrums.
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Sept. 21 2017 12:09 PMPeople Have Always Feared I’ll Become a RadicalWhen I met someone who actually did, I realized how America pushes young Muslims to the edge.
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Sept. 19 2017 3:40 PMA Caterpillar Begins Its MetamorphosisIn beautiful, slightly weird high-definition video.
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Jan. 1 2018 2:00 PMHow to Know Who’s Going to Win The BachelorIt’s all in the limo arrivals.
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Dec. 21 2017 11:38 AMA Hornbill Gets a New BeakA 3-D prosthetic revives an old bird.
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Dec. 20 2017 1:29 PMEveryone Thinks Muslims Shouldn’t Celebrate ChristmasI’m doing it anyway.
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Dec. 14 2017 10:43 AMThe Spacewalker’s ViewFrom a GoPro far above Earth.
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Dec. 13 2017 1:04 PMTruth in AdvertisingA parody of pharmaceutical ads that's also a clever ad itself.
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Dec. 11 2017 10:48 AMConundrumsWatch every episode of Slate’s talk show hosted live in Facebook’s virtual reality space.
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Dec. 5 2017 11:20 AMBirth of a HurricaneA stunning view of smoke, sea salt, and dust swirling across Earth.
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Nov. 9 2017 10:09 AMThe Ex-Muslims Go PublicPeople who leave Islam are fiercely criticized by believers. They used to make me angry, too. Then I got to know them.
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Nov. 2 2017 8:28 AMPictures PerfectWatch a computer create startlingly realistic photos of fake celebrities based on how we expect them to look.
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Oct. 31 2017 10:56 AMThe Wax FilesThe art of recovering lost indigenous voices, preserved in wax for 100 years.
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Oct. 26 2017 7:57 AMThe BeholderCan this uncanny eyeball installation watch you watching?
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Oct. 17 2017 12:55 PMThe Genius of Sam RaimiHis movies make laughs and scares the same thing.
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Sept. 26 2017 12:48 PMParticle BeautyA mesmerizing video of acrylic paint flowing down paper—or is it actually the cosmos?
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Sept. 25 2017 3:15 PMGoat YogaYoga, with goats.
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Sept. 20 2017 8:24 AMWar and CheeseWhen Russia banned Western cheese imports in 2014, a Moscow man knew he had to make "Russian parmesan."

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