Pretty Cool: Hurling Fire Through The Air

Warning: Do not try this at home, or in fact, anywhere. While the introduction is fairly amusing, it does make the video pretty long. But, it’s kinda worth it, because watching flaming liquid flying through the air in slow motion is pretty damned awesome. [The Slow Mo Guys Via Laughing Squid]

The Science of Productivity [Science Video]

Unlock your brain’s potential using these amazing, scientifically tested tips! With New Year’s Resolutions around the corner, this should help with some follow-through. [ASAPScience]

Is There Poop on the Moon? [Video]

Yep, the astronauts that went on the moon back in 1969 left many things over there, including poop. [Minute Physics]

Sleep-deprived astronauts turn to the red, white and blue

NASA is planning to test an $11.2 million lighting system to try to better regulate astronaut’s body clocks. The technology could help studies into sleeping problems back on earth. The idea is to tackle the problem that natural light doesn’t follow usual patterns when you are in orbit. That means astronauts don’t sleep as much […]

Did you know? Humans are Disgusting! [Video]

Warning: Intro contains strong language. Some totally disgusting facts about the human body. Gross! [Aaron Rogers]

2,000 Ping Pong Balls in Zero Gravity [Video]

Science Bob and 30 other teachers launched 2,000 ping pong balls in zero gravity as part of Northrup Grumman Foundation’s Weightless Flights of Discovery program. Also joining us was Kerry Sanders of the Today Show. Weightless flight is accomplished by flying in parabolas in reserved airspace aboard a modified 727 aircraft. Each weightless experience lasts […]

Look up! The Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight [Science]

It’s December, and that means two things: Lots of looking back over the past year, and the year’s best meteor shower is coming.

Overview: The Awe of Seeing Earth from the Outside [Video]

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. [Planetary Collective]

The Evolution of Life: 4.5 Billion Years in 24 Hours [Video]

What would it look like if we took Earth’s 4.5 billion year history, and stuffed it into a normal day’s 24 hour time-frame? Follow the magnificent journey of life; where it began, and how it eventually led to humanity as we know it. [ASAPScience]

2012 in Review: 20 of the Year’s Best Nonfiction Books for Geeks

In case you weren’t obsessively perusing the nonfiction racks in 2012, here is a round-up of the year’s best nonfiction titles for geeks of all flavors.

2012 in Review: 9 Important Archaeological (and Paleontological!) Discoveries

Dino eggs, dead kings and hoarded coins: In case you weren’t obsessively poring over the details of this year’s archaeological news, here’s a year-end round-up.

Common Physics Misconceptions [Vid]

Just because to our eyes the Earth looks flat, velocities look like they simply add together, and light looks like it doesn’t attract gravitationally, is that an excuse to mislead ourselves and our children about the true nature of things? [Minute Physics]