Sitting Too Much Can Kill You [Science Video]

Sitting too much can literally be lethal. So here’s an excuse to take more breaks at work – just tell your boss “science said so!” [ASAP Science] Advertisements


Double-Amputee Gets Thought-Controlled Robotic Arms [Video]

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate […]

Three Person Genetics Fertility Treatment A Step Closer

The British government has proposed rules for legalizing a fertility technique that uses material from three people. The practice would be restricted to a very few cases and only two of the people would be legally classed as parents. The technique is called mitochondrial transfer and is designed to prevent the inheritance of some genetic […]

Do Carrots Really Help You See Better? [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: You heard it from your mom over and over again. “Eat your carrots, they’ll help you see better!” So is it true? We teamed up with chemist Chad Jones, host of the Collapsed Wavefunction podcast, to crack the carrot case wide open. [Reactions]

Quadriplegic Woman Controls Complex Robotic Arm With Her Mind [Video]

Thanks to a wi-fi brain implant and with the help of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Jan Scheuermann can control a complex robotic arm to complete certain basic tasks such as picking up objects and move them around. The technology isn’t perfect yet: Scheuermann sometimes fails to grab things that are presented to her […]

Astronaut: A Journey to Space [Video]

Some amazingly beautiful footage of our planet as filmed from the ISS between 2011 and 2014. From Guillaume JUIN: What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, throught this journey to […]

You Are NOT What You Think You Are! [Science Video]

You may think you know yourself, but this video will change everything. [AsapSCIENCE]

Rain Drops Falling on Sand in Super Slow Motion [Video]

This set of videos shows the impact of water drops on the surface of granular particles—a phenomenon that is likely familiar to all of us who have watched raindrops splashing in a backyard or on a beach. The high-speed photography reveals the detailed liquid-drop impact dynamics at various impact velocities. Such information allows us to […]