Another from the American Chemical Society’s informative videos, this one is perfectly timed for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving…
This 1965 Russian documentary, Luna, is a fascinating mix of history and future-forecasting. The first half includes rare footage of early Russian space exploration, including color video of the first ever spacewalk. The second half is Russia’s take on how one day we’d be living on the moon with our pets, footage that suggests the […]
Amazing video by Andrew Huang who recreated the music of the Beatles’ Across The Universe using nothing but samples of the audio recordings of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko made by the Rosetta probe. The track is part of a forthcoming album that Andrew is producing which will also include eight original compositions using the Rosetta samples.
For each 100 baby girls, Mother Nature gives us 106 baby boys. But why is that? Watch this video to find out! [MinuteEarth]
All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against icky invaders like the cold virus. Shannon Stiles takes a journey into the cell, introducing the microscopic arsenal of weapons and warriors that play a role in the battle for your […]
The American Chemical Society have produced several interesting videos about the chemistry of everything from caffeine to peeing in the ocean. Now they’ve listened to what the internet really wants to know about: cats.
The Large Hadron Collider has helped staff spot two previously unseen particles. Both are known as baryons and are made up of three quarks. The two baryons have the somewhat uncatchy names of Xi_b’- and Xi_b*-. The existence of both had previously been predicted by the quark model, but they had yet to be seen in […]
This time, the human being is the asteroid. -Read “The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. -Half of world’s wildlife has died off in past 40 years. [It’s Okay To Be Smart]
With all the talk about manned missions to Mars, ASAP Science breaks down the feasibility of humans living and surviving on the red planet. [AsapSCIENCE]
If you can’t make sense of what happened at the end of Interstellar, let astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson help you unravel that mystery for you. [Via Indiewire]
When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? Yuan-Sen Ting shows us how trigonometric parallaxes, standard candles and more help us determine the distance of objects several billion light years away from Earth. [Ted Ed]
Two highly interesting videos from Ted Ed explaining how wounds heal themselves (above) and in direct relation to the first video, how scars form as a result of these wounds (below.) Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, with a surface area of about 20 square feet in adults. When we are cut […]