Why We Hallucinate While Falling Asleep

Have you ever found yourself seen images right before falling asleep? If so, you’re probably experiencing hypnagogia, the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep in human being. Hypnagogia will often cause you to experience phenomenons such as lucid thoughts, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. [SciShow]

The First Asteroid Ever Discovered

Over the course of history, we’ve discovered hundreds of thousands of asteroids. But how do astronomers discover these bits of rock and metal? How many have they found? And how do they tell asteroids apart? Carrie Nugent shares the story of the very first asteroid ever discovered and explains how asteroid hunters search for these […]

Gold-making, Spacetime-rupturing Waves Hit Earth 130 Million Years Later

A collision between two neutron stars – a kilonova – has been detected for the first time. It took place 130 million years ago and produced gravitational waves, rupturing spacetime in the way predicted by Einstein. The collision also produced gold and platinum, a process that was the accepted theory for those elements but only […]

Why Are You Anxious: The Science of Anxiety [Video]

Watch as Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown from ASAP Science explain the science behind Anxiety in their latest video. [ASAP Science]

Why Is It So Hard To Cure Cancer? [Video]

We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges. [TED Ed]

Polyethylene Glycol: The Amazing Liquid that Pours Itself [Video]

In this video, Youtuber “The Action Lab” showcases a really interesting high-molecular weight polymer that can self-siphon and pour itself our of a beaker. The reason it can do this is because it can be made to have a very high molecular weight. The solution in the video has a MW of 1,000,000 while water […]

Gravitational Waves Explained for the Layman [Video]

Animator Eoin Duffy and Amber L. Stuver of TED Ed teamed up to create this video explaining how gravitational waves work. This is by far the most simple and easy to understand video I’ve seen on the subject, so if you want to learn more about this phenomenon, I strongly suggest that you watch this! […]

RIP Monty Hall: Explaining the Monty Hall Problem

Update: This article was originally posted in May 2010. We’ve just learned that Canadian-American game show host Monty Hall died last Saturday at the age of 96. Read more about the puzzle that was named after him below. It’s a fact: a lot of people get confused over probability problems. For example, most geek reading […]

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

We all know it, bacteria rule over our body, some of them good, such as those helping us digest food, and some are bad, trying to put an end to us all the time. Watch and listen as “Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell” explains the mysterious world of our microbiome. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science Questions From Twitter

Astrophysicist and ‘StarTalk’ host Neil deGrasse Tyson uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about our universe. What is a quark? Is there a limit to the expansion of the universe? [Wired]

Why Is The Universe So Empty? (ft. PHD Comics!)

Why is the universe organized the way it is? And why is it so empty? From planets and stars to superclusters and galactic filaments, the universe’s largest structures formed because of its smallest. In this special collaboration with PHD Comics, we’ll learn how the earliest, quantumest blips seeded the structure of everything everywhere. [It’s Okay […]

The Science of Dragons is Mostly Right in Game of Thrones! (According to Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Yeah, we all know that flying dragons aren’t actually a thing in this world, but in Westeros, they’re quite real. What this world has, however, is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who enjoys destroying movies and shows that defy the laws of physics. A few days ago, the man has started tweeting some facts about […]