In a year that saw the comebacks of GIFs, stop-motion videos made big waves in online entertainment, with Vine leading the way. It's like the 'Twitter' of videos, challenging users to create clear, creative and quirky messages in under six second video bites.
And create they did, with thousand of stop motion shorts that were trending this year. Here are a select few that hold the power to mesmerise you:
For other Vines that participated in the #sixsecondscience, click here.
And this bonus Vine of Ryan Gosling, just because.