Third Law Of Thermodynamics Gets Proof

Two quantum physics professors have developed a proof of the third law of thermodynamics. As well as being academically satisfying, it could help make quantum computing more viable. The wording of the third law varies, but a common version is “The entropy of a perfect crystal at absolute zero is exactly equal to zero.” That has a variety of practical effects, […]

Schoolboy Spots NASA Data Error

NASA has thanked a teenage student who noticed an error in International Space Station data. It’s a unexpected benefit of a schools research program. The TimPix project involves schools getting access to radiation data collected from Timepix detectors on the ISS, with the name also being a nod to it having been collected during ESA […]

Meet the Tardigrade, the Toughest Animal on Earth

Without water, a human can only survive for about 100 hours. But there’s a creature so resilient that it can go without it for decades. This 1-millimeter animal can survive both the hottest and coldest environments on earth, and can even withstand high levels of radiation. Thomas Boothby introduces us to the tardigrade, one of […]

Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere?

Here is the definitive answer about the direction water swirls in two hemispheres. Please note that this experiment was done multiple times to make sure that the way the water swirls would remain the same. The idea that water going down a drain or flushed down a toilet swirls in opposite directions in the Northern […]

Buzz Aldrin Fronts Mars VR Experience

Buzz Aldrin can take you on a trip to Mars. But sadly it’s only virtual reality for now. The second man on the moon will star in a VR movie showing his proposal for trips using the moons of both Earth and Mars as stopping points on six-month journeys to the red planet. The movie […]

Meet Your Microbiome! [Science Video]

What you don’t know about your microbiome might one day kill you, or just give you a very bad case of diarrhea. Watch this episode of SciShow to find out more! [SciShow]

Speaking of Chemistry: How to make tomatoes taste awesome again [Science Video]

Supermarket tomatoes account for nearly 10% of produce sales in the U.S., but they taste terrible. What can be done to make them great again? [Reactions]

Why Is A Group Of Crows Called A “Murder”? [Video]

Collective nouns are a great way to have fun with language and nature. [MinuteEarth]

The Chemistry of Redheads [Science Video]

Since St. Paddy’s Day is just around the corner and we here at Geeks are Sexy think redheads are insanely hot, here’s a quick video taking a look at the chemistry of what makes redheads stand out from the crowd! You might also be surprised to learn that it’s not just their fiery locks that […]

Math Lovers and Bakers, Rejoice! Today is Pi Day!

Hey everyone, today is Pi day! For those not in the know, Pi day is celebrated by math enthusiasts (as well as bakers) all around the world each year on March 14th for the simple reason that Pi= 3.141592…, and 3.14 = March 14. Yeah, I know, this is kind of ridiculous, but hey, why […]

How to Practice Effectively… For Just About Anything

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our […]

What Happens If You Throw a Magnet In Copper Pipe [Video]

Most of you probably have already seen videos of similar experiments, but this is so cool that I just had to share it with you guys. [Oleksandr Hech]