One of the folks at work discovered this amazing video; a Norwegian skydiver captured the “dark flight” of a meteor on his helmet-cam. Apparently a first, the dark flight is the period of time in between a meteor slowing down as it enters the outer atmosphere (when you see the bright streak across the sky) and when it impacts earth’s surface (more here on Wikipedia…)
UPDATE: looks like this might not have been a meteor after all :(
See Phil Plait’s wrap-up of the analysis.
YouTube user Deep Astronomy put together a great little video short using a NASA animation of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field:
Here’s a great Freeman Dyson talk from a few years ago. Some very interesting ideas, which he charmingly presents as “science fiction” rather than predictions:
I found a couple of great videos re: “P” vs. “NP” problems in computer science; as usual the Computerphile folks put together a really nice short piece, and the second one is a talk at Harvard from a few years ago.
While I was in NYC for World Maker Faire 2013 I got to see Richard Dawkins at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was there presenting his memoir, An Appetite for Wonder, which I now have a signed copy of :).