How Electric Light Changed the Night—And How It Changes Us


Before the dawn of electric light in the early 20th century, humans mostly took cues from the Sun to determine when to sleep and when to stay awake.



David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.

Video: Toddler in LED Costume is Incredibly Cute


A dad has created a pretty potent mix of technology and toddler cuteness to create the “Glowy Zoey” YouTube phenomenon.

On Nights Like These


As much as Angel Garcia’s speaker insists “this is not about precision,” this poem is extremely precise–in its language, in its images, in its emotional resonance.

All Alone In The Night—Time Lapse Footage of Earth from International Space Station

All alone in the Night

Come fly with us, for just a few minutes.

Too Much Sky


Angel Garcia brings us an encounter with the natural world and, with it, a moment of great resonance, startling emotional clarity.

i run in the dark

Wolfgang Brolley

Wolfgang Brolley – on running with the creatures of the night.

Stuff Guys Do, From The Just Really Cool Department: LED Night Snowboarding

LED night snowboarding

A mini film by Jacob Sutten

Night and Day


A simple question from his 6-year-old son led Tom Matlack into an examination of faith and science.