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Where Do Fish Come From? This Animated Short Explains All


When the harvest of the sea fails, a fisherman goes in search of the origin of fish.  What he discovers is something quite magical.  This hugely enjoyable and beautifully crafted animated short is the work of five students who studied at – you guessed it – Supinfocom.  This marvelous school continues to produce world class animators and animation fans like myself greatly anticipate the release of the films each year.

Checkout


If a parent has ever left you in the supermarket checkout queue then you will almost certainly have a lot of sympathy for young Jacob’s predicament.  When dad goes looking for paper towels, Jason and the groceries edge ever closer to the payment point – and the closer he gets the more his imagination goes in to overdrive.

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Arizona, You Will After Watching This


This film by Mike Olbinski is something different and something quite special.  Potential visitors to Arizona might imagine it a dry and barren place – after all that is how we often see it in the media.  Yet there is a monsoon season and Mr Olbinski beautifully captures the majesty of the Arizona landscapes as the rains come down while still giving us the dust storms we might expect too.

The Sand Dollar – the Animal that Can Clone Itself


This somewhat strange looking specimen is a Sand Dollar and it is featured today over at our sibling site, the Ark in Space.

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno


One of the largest cemeteries in Europe, the Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy covers more than a square kilometer.  It opened in 1851 and since then has gained a reputation for its monuments to those buried there.

The OceanMaker


The seas have gone.  The little water left is in the sky – in the form of occasional, wispy clouds.  Yet one young pilot has a plan to try and restore the oceans, but she must get to the clouds before the sky pirates, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the last drops of water on Earth.

Vote for the National Animal of Wales

The status of national animal for Wales is currently shared by two animals – one real and one mythical.

Under the Rope


Under The Rope is a short documentary about inspirational female Muay Thai fighter Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu.

Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat


If you live in one of world’s colder, snowier regions you may have seen them – but even then the chance are remote.  A rare and seemingly mysterious treat nature, the snow roller is a natural phenomenon created without human intervention.  They are known by other names too: snow donuts, snow cylinders or even snow bales.

Einstein-Rosen


One reviewer has called this short an enjoyable blend of complex quantum physics and good old family banter.

Happiness


It is riven with his usual joie de mourir and I couldn’t take my eyes off it throughout – so how did I miss the new Steve Cutts animation by a month?

Nazi VR


Virtual Reality is a fairly new technology and the crimes committed by the Nazis in Europe are further in the past as each sun sets.

Cough: The Australian Flu Movie


The British media is at full throttle at the moment, spreading fear and panic about Australian Flu. So, it's great to see that Cough, a rather prescient short film has recently been made available for wider audiences.

The Golden Hour: Magical Photography


Have you ever taken a photograph that seems to have a magical quality to it, because of the way in which the light has been captured in the shot?

What Are Those Things on Giraffes’ Heads?


Perhaps we spend so long looking at the main creature feature of giraffes – their elegant, incredibly extended necks – that we miss other interesting bits.

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit New Zealand, You Will After You Watch This


New Zealand is an incredible place to visit and if you have five months, as Man and Drone did, then you will be able to take in a great deal of this fascinating country.

Donny the Drone (Starring Guy Pearce)


Featuring the voice of Guy Pearce, Donny the Drone is an interesting short film about a drone which, when fate intervenes, gains self-awareness.

Stephen King on Childhood


Many people think that something awful must have happened to Stephen King when he was a child, something that translates itself in to his work.

Frost Flowers: Beautiful but Rare Wonders of Nature


Back in 2012 we published a feature about frost flowers - you can read the original here (which includes all the science!

Aquatic Human


Put two athletes at the bottom of the sea and give them a seabob each and the likelihood is that you won’t end up with something like Aquatic Human.


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