Revisiting a previous geeky pics topic, about the 10 kinds of people in the world. Binary in the wild! First, some philosophy. thatrileygirl (CC)
By Derek Clark Contributing Writer [GAS] The more I live on this planet, the more I want to pack up and move to a new one. Considering humanity’s impressive talent at destroying this world of ours (wars, environmental disasters, Justin Bieber and whatever it was my coworker just did to that bathroom), I think it’s […]
No, this isn’t an official commercial promoting NASA, but we definitely think it should be. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. [Via Reddit]
Try as you might, you can’t walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you’re walking straight, but as NPR’s Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles. So, anyone here care to explain the […]
By Derek Clark Contributing Writer, [GAS] BZZZT! That was the sound I heard just before yelping like a little schoolgirl and grabbing my earlobe in pain. The next sound was the giggle of my five-year-old son. “This is my death ray, daddy!” he said, pointing his little index finger with the thumb still cocked at […]
The Joy of Stats is an hour long documentary that will take you through the wonderful world of statistics. Yes, I know that the idea of spending an hour watching this will turn quite a few of you down, but since the documentary is presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening and funny […]
American physicist Richard Feynman on the Likelihood of Flying Saucers.
Some examples of the numerous life forms living on our body made visible by scanning electron microscopes.
The planet’s population is hurtling towards 7 billion. But its growth will start to slow.
A group of British elementary school pupils, some aged just eight, have become the youngest science writers to have a paper accepted by a peer reviewed journal. They discovered that bumblebees are able to use a combination of color and spatial patterns to recognize flowers that will provide nourishment. The project was organized by University […]