Life Finds a Way: How Scientists Could Revive Extinct Animals

A green, two-dimensional brachiosaurus on a background of lined notebook paper. The animal is facing the right.

Bringing back the wooly mammoth? It’s not just fodder for speculative fiction! In this animated short, Luis Martinez walks us through the theoretical process of restoring an extinct species with the scattered remains of its genetic material.

‘Asian Glow’ Is The Body’s Warning To Avoid Alcohol

A simplified human form blushes heavily. A cross-section of their stomach is filled with a pale brown liquid.

Those have the “Alcohol Flush Reaction” gene may notice their face turns a bright red hue after drinking alcohol. In this short animation, Joffea Burgos demonstrates how this symptom is triggered and “toasts” its purpose to warn individuals with this condition that they are more prone to alcohol-related diseases.

How Do Large Desert Animals Find Water?

An animated coyote (left) and a camel (right) face each other on rolling sand dunes. Hovering above their heads is the word "H20," which is crossed out.

Large wildlife have a more difficult time keeping cool and hydrated, and have adapted differently to survive in arid ecosystems. From coyotes to tortoises to camels, Owen Megura explains some unique survival tactics large animals have evolved in the harsh conditions of their desert habitat in this short animation.

What Happens (To Our Bodies) After We Die

An animated outline of a prone human body with purple, green, and gray discoloration representing decay. On the upper-right corner, an animated timer with the hand pointed at 11:00 symbolizes the amount of time that has passed.

e is much speculation about what happens to our consciousness after we die — but there is no debate on what happens to the corpse we leave behind! From death to skeletonization, Amelia Fuentes presents an animated timeline of the various stages of decomposition of the human body.

Spit Out Your Seeds! The Bizarre Truth of the Fabled Poisoned Apple

Speckled red apples fill the frame. Three have stickers on them.

They say an apple a day keeps the Doctor away… right? Well, it turns out that apples have a spooky secret, as foretold by the Brothers Grimm classic, Snow White. Don’t blame poisoned apples on the evil queens — it was already there, in the form of a natural toxin. Enjoy your lunch!