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03:21

Black hole image reveals cosmic first: “Our jaws dropped”

Black hole image reveals cosmic first: “Our

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a black hole in space. Long theorized by Einstein and other prominent scientists, a black hole is an ultra-dense region of space with such intense gravity that light can’t even escape. How do you even take a photo of something that sucks up light? You won’t believe the work that went into capturing it.

 

07:05

Polybius: Behind the urban legend

Polybius: Behind the urban legend

One of the freakiest modern urban legends centers around a mysterious arcade game called Polybius. Emerging in Oregon arcades for a short period of time, the game reportedly caused strange symptoms in the people who played it. What’s more, mysterious men in suits reportedly were monitoring the machine. Were government agents performing some kind of secret test on unwitting victims? Was this mind-control game just a myth?

 

03:47

How will we get to Alpha Centauri?

How will we get to Alpha Centauri?

Space is big. REALLY big. So big, in fact, that we measure distance by the speed that light itself travels in one year. Our closest neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, is 4.3 light years away. That’s 25 trillion miles! Despite this, scientists are already coming up with plans to cross this insane distance. Are you ready for the most epic road trip in the universe?

 

05:00

Binging with Babish: Krabby Patty from ‘Spongebob Squarepants’

Binging with Babish: Krabby Patty from ‘Spon

Today, Spongebob Squarepants has become a cartoon icon like Bugs Bunny or Popeye. Just like those two superstars, he even has his own favorite food: the Krabby Patty. Made from a secret formula and cooked fresh to order, this underwater favorite has been lovingly recreated by Binging with Babish, a channel that serves up some of the most delicious food in pop culture. Just don’t tell Plankton.

 

02:46

What I Streamed & Really Liked: ‘Catastrophe’

What I Streamed & Really Liked: ‘Catast

Every week on the Kim Komando Show, Andrew and Kim share what shows they streamed and really liked. This week's show is "Catastrophe." An American in London on business meets an Irish teacher and the sparks fly. Things don't go as planned and what was meant to be a fling gets serious fast between the recent acquaintances. It's a comedy series and it's funny.

 

03:01

Woman finds rooster on her hike and saves his life

Woman finds rooster on her hike and saves his life

On the long Appalachian trail, a woman comes across a loose rooster. However, this rooster wasn’t just exploring nature, it was lost. With no other choice, she decided to take the chicken with her for the rest of the 40 miles. See her endearing journey to rescue this rooster.

 

05:04

Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

We all know how much expensive classical instruments can go for: several hundreds of dollars at least. Some, however, go for millions of dollars on auction and carry a wealth of history with them. The best examples are Stradivarius violins, made by master craftsman Antonio Stradivari during the 17th century. Music enthusiasts claim that Stradivarius have a sound with no equal, but are these masterwork instruments really all that special?

 

00:12

Local hero saves a dog on the freeway!

Local hero saves a dog on the freeway!

Meet Frankie, The Kim Komando Show cameraman by day, dog rescuer by night. On his way to work on a Friday, Frankie stopped in morning rush hour traffic to save a dog. Thankfully, no one was hurt and it was caught on camera by a reporter from local Phoenix channel ABC15! Thank Frankie for saving the day!

 

04:17

This lab-grown brain made a muscle TWITCH, here’s how

This lab-grown brain made a muscle TWITCH, here’

It’s alive! In a moment straight out of science fiction, scientists have created lab-grown brain that can move muscles. This miniature brain, only the size of a bean, was able to join with cells that came from a donors spinal cord, forming a miniature nervous system in a petri dish. Are these mini-brains conscious? No, but their development may hold the key to understanding how neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s develop over time.

 

05:36

Exploring the Arctic’s Global Seed Vault

Exploring the Arctic’s Global Seed Vault

Deep in the frozen north sits the island of Svalbard, a territory of Norway. Despite its isolation, Svalbard hosts one of the most important buildings in the world: a seed bank containing all of our most precious crops and agricultural plants. Were the Earth to face a devastating catastrophe, this bank would allow us to rebuild our food supply -- even if all of our plants were wiped out. How do the scientists at Svalbard keep these seeds safe?

 

03:30

Grand Canyon Cavern Hotel

Grand Canyon Cavern Hotel

The Grand Canyon is mind-blowing no matter how you look at it. But, have you ever thought of looking at it from underground? As it turns out, the Grand Canyon hosts a secret hotel room hundreds of feet below ground that offers some of the coolest accommodations in the world. The Grand Canyon Caverns are so secure that they were once designated as a fallout shelter for President Kennedy. Would you spend the night in a luxury cave?

 

05:29

What does a chopstick piano sound like?

What does a chopstick piano sound like?

If you ever learned to play piano, you probably learned the basic piece "Chopsticks." Now imagine playing that song on a piano made completely out of recycled chopsticks. Craftsman and musician Sami Elu decided to make exactly that: a keyboard made out of recycled wood with actual chopsticks for levers. He doesn’t play "Chopsticks" in particular, but his performance is anything but basic.

 

05:14

How to fossilize … yourself

How to fossilize … yourself

Everyone asks themselves what they plan to leave behind after they die. Imagine leaving your entire body -- preserved for eternity like a dinosaur bone! Fossils are unique in that bones are transformed over millions of years into literal rock, making them impossible to decay. What does it take to become a fossil, though? Could we become fossils?  

 

07:59

How astronauts train for a worst-case spacewalk

How astronauts train for a worst-case spacewalk

Astronauts must be some of the bravest people on (or off) the planet. Every day they perform their jobs, they face extreme risk in the most hostile environment imaginable: outer space. If you’ve ever seen the movie "Gravity," you’ll know how harsh survival can be outside of Earth. Watch how NASA prepares trainee astronauts for space disasters using VR and robotics. It’s out of this world!

 

06:31

What’s inside a water elevator?

What’s inside a water elevator?

Who doesn’t love waterparks? As fun as swimming, splashing and waterslides are, not everyone has the ability to join in on the fun -- especially if the slides or pools are high up. This waterpark in Hawaii offers a unique form of accessibility: a water-based elevator that can move an entire group of people to a higher floor. It was initially designed for the original park owner’s son, who couldn’t reach the top of the slides with his disability. Now, people from around the world can enjoy the water elevator. Would you go for a ride?  

 

07:41

Is supersonic air travel making a comeback?

Is supersonic air travel making a comeback?

Remember the Concorde? These luxury jetliners were capable of flying at twice the speed of sound, taking passengers from New York to London in under four hours. High costs and industry setbacks caused the Concorde to be retired in 2003, but private startups, new investors and even NASA are trying to revive the concept of supersonic air travel for the general public. Will it be worth the ticket price? 

 

07:39

Where are we supposed to store all this nuclear waste?

Where are we supposed to store all this nuclear wa

Back in the 1950s, nuclear power was promoted as the ultimate solution for energy. Experts said that by the year 2000, energy would become too cheap to meter, with every home in America powered by atomic power. Well, 2000 came and went, and nuclear power continues to generate record amounts of poisonous waste -- about 2,200 tons every year. How are we supposed to get rid of all this radioactive sludge? 

 

04:27

You won’t believe what this insane contraption is used for

You won’t believe what this insane contraption i

Rube Goldberg machines are so complex and convoluted that they’re hard to look away from. YouTuber Joseph Herscher is a prolific Rube Goldberg designer who may have finally built his masterpiece. Watch each domino (or ball, or spoon, or cup) fall in this ridiculous sequence that accomplishes a rather simple task in spectacular form. Maybe it’s not super practical, but it sure looks cool. 

 

05:11

Forget cats vs. dogs! Who would win, cougar vs. wolf?

Forget cats vs. dogs! Who would win, cougar vs. wo

Cats and dogs are traditional rivals for household dominance. Though some get along just fine, "fighting like cats and dogs" is so common that the image has become ingrained in popular culture. Now imagine that fight but taken to the extreme -- with larger, meaner wild forms of our furry companions. Don't worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this video, but this hypothetical match up puts two apex predators to the test.

 

03:41

Custom Lego robot can make you breakfast

Custom Lego robot can make you breakfast

Rube Goldberg machines are cool, but what about one built out of Legos! Better yet, what about a Rube Goldberg machine built out of Legos that cooks! As it turns out, someone had the brains to create just that -- and it actually works!   

 

05:50

Anatomy of a golf ball shows why they can fly

Anatomy of a golf ball shows why they can fly

Golf continues to be one of the most popular sports in the world, enjoyed by amateurs, pros, and even our current and former presidents. Despite their size, golf balls have the potential to fly hundreds of yards in distance with every swing. This video explains why golf balls can go so far, along with a cross section of what's really inside to give them their lift.

 

05:02

How to spot a pyramid scheme

How to spot a pyramid scheme

"Looking to make thousands per month while working from home? You’re in luck! All you need to do is pay $500 to buy our product, sell all of it, and recruit 5 other people to join." Easy, right? It is for the people at the top. Pyramid schemes prey on the hopes of people looking for work while secretly enriching the scammers who run the company. Here are some classic signs to look out for to prevent yourself from getting hooked. 

 

05:26

Get the tissues! Dogs welcoming soldiers home will warm your heart

Get the tissues! Dogs welcoming soldiers home will

For the families of our brave soldiers fighting abroad, nothing is more important than the long-awaited homecoming. Human family members aren’t the only ones missing people in the service, however. These dogs are happy beyond belief to see their favorite humans return home safe. You’ll need some tissues for this one. 

 

29:05

Family fixes house in ghost town

Family fixes house in ghost town

In the abandoned medieval town of Ghesc, Italy, a family decided to rebuild a ruined home. Spending over $28,000 and with 1,000 hours of work, they were successful in reviving the old home. But now they are encouraging others to do the same. Would you move into a ghost town and rebuild an ancient house? 

 

05:30

Hacker built a playable organ out of Furbies

Hacker built a playable organ out of Furbies

Remember the Furby? This iconic creature was the bane of many a '90s parent, with its constant chatter only entertaining kids for an hour before the batteries had to come out. Well, Furby and friends are back in a bizarre musical instrument built by a circuit-hacker with a taste for the weird. You won’t believe how it sounds. 

 

09:04

Scientists are using a new algorithm to understand what rats are saying

Scientists are using a new algorithm to understand

When we think of animal speech, barks, squeaks and chirps are what comes to mind. But what if animals are saying a little more than we expect? These scientists have been working on a breakthrough algorithm that allows them to interpret the sounds of rats. Are we on the breakthrough of discovering an animal language? 

 

02:29

What I Streamed and Liked: ‘The Masked Singer’

What I Streamed and Liked: ‘The Masked Singe

Celebrities, costumes, and singing? It's a strange and ridiculous combination that comes together to make great TV in "The Masked Singer." In this spectacle of a game show, celebrity contestants dress up in elaborate costumes and sing while a panel tries to guess their identity. Some of the voices are unmistakable, but others might just catch you off guard. Can you unmask The Masked Singer?

 

02:47

The slower side of horse racing

The slower side of horse racing

You’re probably familiar with the Kentucky Derby, with strong, agile race horses vying for the title. But you’ve probably never imagined that big horses can race, too. That’s just what’s going on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Racehorses there are massive, and they’re pulling one-ton sleds. Want to see them in action?

 

02:41

High school kids put on an amazing play based on ‘Alien’

High school kids put on an amazing play based on &

Remember drama class? Usually, schools put on a show like "Grease" or "Romeo and Juliet," but this New Jersey school decided to take things into deep space with a brilliant adaptation of the 1979 horror/sci-fi classic "Alien." What’s more, all of the costumes are made of recycled materials. 

 

06:59

$3,000 robot puppy might melt your heart with cuteness

$3,000 robot puppy might melt your heart with cute

Last year, Sony unveiled an advanced companion robot they claimed would be capable of forming an emotional bond with owners. The result: an adorable robotic puppy with a mind of its own that can walk, play music and even charge itself. Can this expensive mechanical mutt really fill the role of a household pet? 

 

05:43

Shaolin monks can pierce glass with a needle!

Shaolin monks can pierce glass with a needle!

The monks of the Shaolin Monastery are famous worldwide for their devotion to martial arts study. When using their skills, their movements are so precise and swift that they’re able to perform mind-bending feats of agility. Watch a Shaolin monk channel his strength and speed into a single throw and pierce glass with nothing but a sewing needle! 

 

11:42

Shadow dancers create amazing sights

Shadow dancers create amazing sights

These athletic, visionary dancers create amazing shadows using only their bodies and props. How do they do it? You won’t believe your eyes, but prepared to be amazed. 

 

05:32

What causes headaches?

What causes headaches?

Since the beginning of history, humans have struggled with the frustrating agony of headaches. The ancient Greeks believed that drilling a hole into the skull would help with the pain, but thankfully, our understanding has grown since then. Even still, there is much more to learn. What makes headaches happen, anyways? 

 

09:32

These professional blacksmiths made Aquaman’s trident

These professional blacksmiths made Aquaman’s tr

Aquaman made a huge splash when he made his debut in Justice League, and later, his own blockbuster solo film. The King of Atlantis may possess the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but there’s no real-life counterpart to this iconic weapon -- until today! These modern-day blacksmiths take on challenges from popular culture to make custom weapons that really work. In this episode, the blacksmiths forge Aquaman’s Trident and test its might in combat.

 

01:01

Watching lasers clean things is oddly satisfying

Watching lasers clean things is oddly satisfying

Lasers are intensely focused beams of light that serve a variety of industrial functions. Some laser beams are even hot enough to melt metal or carve artwork. Other lasers, however, are fine tuned with a gentle touch so they can scour and clean surfaces without damaging them. This leads to precision cleaning that’s fascinating to watch and listen to.

 

06:17

Hidden camera captures mountain lion family

Hidden camera captures mountain lion family

Once thought to be solitary animals, mountain lions are elusive creatures that are rarely seen by human eyes. However, with the help of special hidden cameras, scientists are able to learn more about cougars' complex social interactions as they follow a mountain lion family growing up.

 

05:27

Why is Walt Disney World so expensive?

Why is Walt Disney World so expensive?

Every little kid’s wish is to go to a Disney park. But as a parent, you might have seen that trips to the most magical place on Earth can become quite pricey. Surprisingly, this hasn’t always been the case. In fact, changes to the Disney park pricing have only come about quite recently. You won't believe the reasons why. 

 

11:51

The truth behind the science of persuasion

The truth behind the science of persuasion

It's been said that there's an art to selling and persuasion, but experts have boiled it down to several key aspects. There are six principles of persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you more effective at convincing others. What are these principles and how do they work?

 

03:23

How is Singapore’s architectural history being saved?

How is Singapore’s architectural history being s

Singapore’s history dates back to the third century. The city-state’s skyscrapers now dominate the skyline, but older structures still exist hidden in the streets. These historical gems need to be preserved for future generations, and the responsibility of keeping them alive falls on the few people who decide to take action. For the past 20 years, Yeo Kang Shua has been one of these people. He's been working tirelessly to keep the rich history of Singapore alive. 

 

09:21

Does ‘organic’ really mean better?

Does ‘organic’ really mean better?

When shopping at the grocery store, everyone wants to buy the best food possible. Different companies are trying to market themselves as healthy, but that doesn’t always mean their claims are truthful. One of the most recent trends has been organic food. But is organic food really healthy for you? Or is it just a scam? 

 

12:46

What was the Scientific Revolution all about?

What was the Scientific Revolution all about?

Ever wanted to learn about a piece of history but didn’t have the time to read a dusty old textbook? Well now you can get all the information you need just by watching this cool crash-course video! Want to learn about the Scientific Revolution? 

 

03:28

What are smartphones made of?

What are smartphones made of?

If you were asked what a smartphone was made out of, you might say plastic, metal, and glass, right? Well while those may be key components in a smartphone, these digital devices are made up of many different chemicals and components that you might not expect. In order to find out what makes a smartphone, it first needs to be ground into a powder and tested.

 

07:36

Bulding the ultimate paper airplane

Bulding the ultimate paper airplane

Anyone who’s ever been bored in a classroom knows the joy that comes with making and throwing paper planes. Over the last decade, this designer has been taking his papercraft skills to the next level. Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been creating a meticulously detailed Boeing 777 model out of paper, complete with seats, a landing gear and exterior details. Only one question remains: Will it fly? 

 

21:57

Creating gourmet Cheez-Its

Creating gourmet Cheez-Its

Cheez-Its are a popular snack for children and adults alike, but they aren’t that healthy for you. For one gourmet pastry chef, the goal is to make a better version of a Cheez-It that tastes great but is of an even higher quality than the original. Can she do it? 

 

02:00

How to change a sketch into a photorealistic masterpiece

How to change a sketch into a photorealistic maste

It used to be pretty difficult to make a highly realistic paintings. Sometimes it would take weeks, or even years, to complete such a masterpiece. But with modern technology, even quick sketches can easily be turned into photorealistic scenes. This can happen thanks to a deep learning model developed by NVIDIA research. Want to see what the transformation looks like?   

 

00:35

Samsung Galaxy Fold versus robots: How many times can it fold?

Samsung Galaxy Fold versus robots: How many times

How does a folding phone really work? Want to see the new Galaxy Fold phone being put to the test? To make sure the phone can handle the stresses of daily use, Samsung uses robots to fold each new device thousands of times! Check out what the phone went through for its durability assessment. 

 

19:38

Ostrich egg carving that glows in the dark

Ostrich egg carving that glows in the dark

Ostriches lay the biggest eggs of any bird on Earth, and they are quite stunning to see in person. One artist decided to take an ostrich egg, carve it up and fill it with resin to create a cool glow-in-the-dark masterpiece. The process is pretty cool to watch, and the final result will mesmerize you. 

 

07:57

The Temptations on Broadway

The Temptations on Broadway

There’s a new musical on the block. If you haven’t heard about "Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations," then this video will clue you in. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Motown group, and how their music has been reignited on Broadway. Talk to one of the founding members of the Temptations, and visit with the cast and crew behind the musical.