ANIMATED LIFE: COELACANTH, on The New York Times, 2015
This short video celebrates the discovery of the coelecanth, the fossil-like fish time left behind.
ANIMATED LIFE: MARY LEAKEY, published on The New York Times, 2015
Mary Leakey was a badass paleoanthropologist. Here we recount her team’s discovery of the Laetoli Footprints, a unique find that sheds light on early human origins.
THE DEADLIEST TOOTH, published on vox.com, 2015
How did saber-toothed cats grow their mouth swords? Part 2 of our research paper series, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explains (with the help of puppeted blood spurts).
FLU: THE GREAT MIGRATION, published on vox.com, 2015
How does the seasonal flu travel to us? Part 1 of our research paper series, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explains.
ANIMATED LIFE: PANGEA, published on The New York Times, 2015
This paper puppet documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
ANIMATED LIFE: SEEING THE INVISIBLE, published on The New York Times, 2014
This video marks the debut of our new Op-Docs series, “Animated Life,” a collaboration between Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive and The New York Times. ‘Seeing The Invisible’ is about the microscopic world, and features Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, the first person to see microorganisms.
THE ANIMATED LIFE OF A.R. WALLACE, published on The New York Times, 2013
Everyone knows Charles Darwin came up with the theory of natural selection. But did you know that he shares that illustrious credit with another man? This is the story of Darwin’s underdog, Alfred Russel Wallace.
WHALE FALL, published on Radiolab.org, 2011
What happens when a whale dies? This short musical piece explores the concept of succession, biology’s “life after death.”