Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. (Source: Nature Video)
Joanna Lumley hosts this feature documentary about cats. It looks at the origins of cats and how they’ve evolved over thousands of years. (Source: ITV Studios)
Each morning all year round in Greystones, Ireland, a group of brave townsfolk gather on the shore to go swimming in the cold Irish Sea. They warm up with coffee and the joy and the community that comes from their endeavor.
Directed/Filmed: Megan Eleanor Clark
Featuring: Andrew Upchurch
Sony Alpha a7S II
35mm f/1.5 Rokinon Cine Lens
“Goodnight, Daniel” – Chad Lawson
“Relapse” – Riley, 1964
Courtesy of the Musicbed
This Jared Leto-directed documentary series focuses on National Parks in the United States. This episode features legendary climber Tommy Caldwell.
Burmese pythons, often released into the wild by pet owners, have infested the Florida Everglades and created a reptilian nightmare in the ecosystem. 10 Americans have been strangled to death by pythons since 1990. (Source: The New York Times)
“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” – Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, as told to Mike Wallace
Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth. (Source: The Economist)
Caltrans spokesman Jason Probst shows you how the agency removes a 20-ton boulder blocking the road on U.S. Highway 50, east of Kyburz near Lake Tahoe. Trained crews conduct a traffic closure, set explosives, detonate the rock, then remove the debris while getting motorists moving again. (Source: Caltrans)
Since the beginning of time, humans have been fermenting our food. Sauerkraut, chocolate, beer, cheese: Because of fermentation these foods not only last longer — they are delicious. But although nearly every region of the world has cultivated its own unique fermentation traditions — and devoted eaters — the practice has all but disappeared from many modern households. This Op-Doc video profiles the man at the forefront of reviving the art of fermentation, a New Yorker turned homesteader named Sandor Katz (or “Sandorkraut,” as he is often known).