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Watch the Trailer For This Documentary on the Power of Cult Film

Specifically, the lasting strength and appeal of The Monster Squad. Read More >>

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The Trailer for The Man Who Unlocked the Universe Is a Gorgeous Mixture of Science and Action

There’s a new docudrama out now about the life of Ulugh Beg, an obscure medieval astronomer who made Samarkand, now Uzbekistan, a thriving centre of culture and science in the 15th century. Read More >>

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This Incredible New Footage of a Butterfly Laying Eggs Will Make You Love Bugs

If you haven’t taken a moment to really look at butterflies, you’re missing out. They’re more than just colourful bugs—they’re a group of insects consisting of almost 20,000 species of all sorts of incredible shapes and sizes. Their magic truly comes alive when you look up close. Read More >>

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This New Interactive Documentary on Viruses is Spellbinding

Golf balls, some buildings, and even a few works of religious art imitate viruses. Not in a bad way, but in their beauty. Read More >>

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New Footage Shows Baby Iguana Battling Killer Snakes in Epic Fashion

The only thing attracting more attention than the US election results is that harrowing Planet Earth II video showing a recently hatched iguana as it fends off an army of snakes. For those who can’t get enough of this clip, BBC Earth has released some new footage of the encounter as it was being filmed. Read More >>

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BBC’s First Major VR Project is an Easter Rising Documentary

To mark 100 years since the Easter Rebellion, the BBC has announced Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, a documentary that will land later this year. It represents the corporation’s first major foray into virtual reality, and will allow Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR users to watch the Irish uprising through the eyes of Willie McNieve, a 19-year-old eyewitness. Read More >>

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Watch Dead Tech Get Demolished at an E-Waste Recycling Plant

When we stepped inside the facility, you could almost smell the circuitboard. All around us conveyor belts were transporting staggering heaps of electronics to and from shredders and sorters—from hard drives to old TVs, to medical devices, Macbooks, and printers. So many printers. Read More >>

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Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up for a Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich's Incredible Pyro, create a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the US. In this New York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing stuff up. Read More >>

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How This Recluse Went from Bullied Kid to Internet Art Sensation

Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains how his miniature street scenes went from a nostalgic personal project, to a viral hit online. Read More >>

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Netflix’s ‘Virunga’ Aims for the Oscars 

Virunga national park, one of the very first-established its kind in Africa, occupies 3,000 square miles in eastern Congo, and is home to some of the last mountain gorillas in the world. It's a beautiful place, but an embattled one, with poachers, fighting soldiers, and oil companies trampling its expansive landscapes. Read More >>

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Documentary About Space Tourism Will Talk You Out of Going to Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably) can. If you have a shitload of money, that is. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier, so it's entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one day. But you probably don't want to say goodbye to Earth quite yet. Read More >>

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The Most Famous Drum Machine Ever Made Gets its Own Documentary

If you're a fan of hip-hop or electronic music, you've heard that thunderous signature beat of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Heck, if you're a fan of music in general you've probably heard it, because the 808 is the most famous drum machine ever made. And now, it's got its own documentary. Read More >>

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Watch a Man Direct Marble Quarry Excavators With Subtle Hand Gestures

At the Monte Bettolgi quarry in the northern Italian alps, industrial excavators crack massive blocks of marble out of the mountain. The sheer scale of the operation is impressive; even more so considering that one shirtless man orchestrates their movement with super simple hand gestures (minus a few fingertips). Read More >>

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3D Printing Doc: This is the Future, But What About That Gun Thing?

3D printing is a number of things, depending on who you talk to: It's the future! It's dumb! It's a dangerous tool for psycho gun enthusiasts! Print the Legend, Netflix's 3D printing documentary, explores all those topics. Read More >>