A House Divided: Learning from Lincoln
November 1, 2020
This is not the only time America was divided. Lincoln faced a blood war of brother against brother. His solution is relevant today.
Bird Ballet Revealed
October 26, 2020
Illustra's latest short film displays a wonder of nature: the coordinated formation flights of thousands of birds.
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
New Illustra Film: The Seed that Drills Itself into the Ground
June 14, 2020
Some of the most extraordinary events in nature take place in small, common plants under our feet.
Watch Illustra Classics Free
March 24, 2020
Are you quarantined at home? Illustra Media has opened its treasure chest and is streaming its classic films for free.
Watch: Illustra Introduces 2-Minute Wonders
December 8, 2019
Branching off from hour-long documentaries, Illustra Media started releasing quick, shareable video jewels.
Saganism Lives On in Futility
November 3, 2019
Carl Sagan's daughter picks up where her dad left off, adding an unexpected twist for creatures on a pale blue dot.
Meaning of Beauty Explained in Beautiful New Illustra Film
September 26, 2019
Why is there beauty in the living world? We all recognize it. The implications take center stage in the design-vs-Darwin debate.
New Illustra DVD Released: “Call of the Cosmos”
October 20, 2018
Illustra's newest DVD showcases Psalm 19 in multiple ways.
Bugs Ride on the Wings of the Wind
June 19, 2018
Small animals can take advantage of wind to go long distances in remarkable ways.
Illustra Launches New Website with Free Videos
May 28, 2017
Now that DVDs are disappearing, Illustra Media has decided to put most of its high quality material online without cost, supported by donations and subscriptions.
Design of Life Update: Marine Biology
March 10, 2017
The animal stars of Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.
Design of Life Update: Birds
March 9, 2017
Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]
Design of Life Update: Butterflies
March 8, 2017
Illustra Media’s trilogy of documentaries only began to uncover the wonders of life. Here are updates on the series’ featured animals, this one on butterflies. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of butterfly wings developing in the chrysalis made by Nipam Patel of University of California at Berkeley. His lab assistant was able to extract tissue […]
News from the Living Waters
May 17, 2016
Animal heroes of the Illustra film "Living Waters" are still making headlines.