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, 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, 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, 2011

What happens when a whale dies? This short musical piece explores the concept of succession, biology’s “life after death.”

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  1. Tim Sawatzky - September 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Wonderful work, folks…what a fantastic way to I will be using these videos to help educate my young son….Thank you so much…..

  2. Bianca Sanchez - November 22, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Fantastic videos!! I first discovered them in class and I’ve been showing them to friends and family since then. The quality of your work is absolutely stunning, and it makes a complex scientific topic easy and fascinating to watch. Thank you so much for all your work :-)

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