Why Do My Eyes Glow Red in Photos? [Science Video]


You know how sometimes your eyes glow bright red in photos, making you look like a scary demon and ruining a priceless family memory? Well, there’s a pretty cool reason it happens and ways to stop it! Learn all about it in this episode of SciShow! [SciShow]

Meteorite or Meteorwrong: A Self-Test Check-List [Flowchart]


Is it a meteorite or is it not? A handy flowchart from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Washington University in St. Louis: Oh, and for those too lazy to Google it, here’s the definition of a regmaglypt: A shallow indentation or pit on the surface of a meteorite, resembling a thumbprint […]

Aurora Borealis Scientists Embarrassed By Lawnmower Fail

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A university’s prediction that the Northern Lights would be widely visible turned out to be a mistake caused by a lawnmower. The Aurora Watch service, based at Lancaster University in the UK, forecasts likely sightings of the Aurora Borealis, a natural colored light show caused by solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. Forecasting is of […]

The Physiology of Race Walking


Professional walking race athletes in action make for a bizarre sight, but there’s some serious technique in complying with (and sometimes breaking) the rule of keeping one foot on the ground at all time. This video from Vox explains more.

How to Create an Amazingly Cool Pool Vortex + The Science Behind the Phenomenon [Video]


In this video, Youtuber Physics Girl teaches us how to create an amazingly cool pool vortex and explains the science behind the phenomenon. Unfortunately, it’s Winter over here in Canada, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next summer to try this out. I know you could create one in an indoor pool, but […]

Peeing in the Pool is DANGEROUS. Here’s Why! [Science Video]


Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you. Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – […]

How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic [Video]


Everyone know the problem with traffic is other drivers, but this video explores how science as diverse as phase particles and psychology play a role in clogging up our streets. (Note that the final 30 seconds or so of the clip is a promo spot for a company that sponsored the video makers for this […]

How to Make a Hurricane on a Bubble at Home [Science Video]


How do scientists mimic the physics of a hurricane on the surface of a bubble? What other types of crazy research are bubbles used for? Learn how to create colorful vortices on a bubble in your kitchen! [Physics Girl]

Science Nerd [Comic]


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Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress


Think Geek has this great navy blue dress which, once the lights go out, glows to show stars and constellations. Sadly it appears to be a repeating pattern made up of a few familiar shapes rather that a complete and accurate map of the night skies. (Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress)

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever [Science Video]


Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

7 Weird Things That Happen Before You’re 7 [Science Video]


Kids are weird. They eat mud, talk to bugs, and stick things up their noses… but the changes kids go through as they grown out of infancy and into childhood are even weirder! [Sci Show]