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How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of…

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of orbiting satellites. It’s one in a series of informational vids published by Astra, a satellite service provider in Europe.<p>There's more gravity (or a lack of it) in the archives.

Two University of Washington students perform a pen drumming routine. 

There are more percussion videos in the archives, including Diego Stocco’s Music From Nature.

In this episode of NOVA’s Gross Science, Anna Rothschild introduces us to the carnivorous fanged pitcher plant (Nepenthes Bicalcarata) th…

In this episode of NOVA’s Gross Science, Anna Rothschild introduces us to the carnivorous fanged pitcher plant <i>(Nepenthes Bicalcarata)</i> that preys on unsuspecting insects, but has a special relationship with one particular species of ant: the <i>Camponotus Schmitzi</i>.<p>There are a few other video examples of symbiosis in the archives.

From The New York Times' ScienceTake: Thresher Shark’s Deadly Tail

From <i>The New York Times'</i> ScienceTake: Thresher Shark’s Deadly Tail.

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble…

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night.<p>In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbles in 80s Japan, and geometry with a bubbleologist.

Narrated by David Attenborough, watch these Weaver Birds, or Ploceidae, design and build intricate nests to woo mates

Narrated by David Attenborough, watch these Weaver Birds, or <i>Ploceidae</i>, design and build intricate nests to woo mates. They start with a simple knot, and then it’s all about experience, creativity, and fluttering wings.

The daring 5-mile (8-kilometer) migration of Christmas Island's adult red crabs begins with the wet season’s arrival in October or November

The daring 5-mile (8-kilometer) migration of Christmas Island's adult red crabs begins with the wet season’s arrival in October or November. The crabs’ goal: move from the forest to the beaches en masse, breed, drop their eggs into the water, just before the turn of the high tide, and then return to center of the island.<p>This massive move of 50 million creatures is a spectacular sight. It’s also a challenge to keep them safe. As shown in the video above, Christmas Island National Park rangers do …

How a Dragonfly Hunts – hint: extremely efficiently – in a video from The New York Times’ ScienceTake series. 

How a Dragonfly Hunts – hint: extremely efficiently – in a video from <i>The New York Times’</i> ScienceTake series.<p>Previously from ScienceTake: Thresher Shark’s Deadly Tail. And if you like bugs, there are a crazy amount of videos about insects in the archives.