The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty [Vid]


Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world’s leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment. [Via IHC]

The Science of Procrastination – And How To Manage It [Science Video]


Find out how to stop procrastinating…by procrastinating with this video. Procrastination Inception! Thanks Mitchell! [ASAPScience]

Atomic Bonding: It’s All About Love! [Video]

atomic bonding love song

YouTubers Veritasium, a self-described “science video blog from atoms to astrophysics,” have created a new, effing adorable music video about the bonding properties of atoms — which apparently, are out just lookin’ for love! [Via Gay Geek]

Liquid Nitrogen + 1500 Ping Pong Balls = Boomtastically Fun Science Display [Video]


Plymouth University professor Dr Roy Lowry demonstrates the explosive power of liquid nitogen returning to its gaseous state. Weeeeeeeee… [Via IO9]

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind [Video]


Another great video from the folks @ ASAP Science. Time for some interesting facts to make your head explode! Now you can sound even smarter around your friends with these simple but super fun facts about life! [ASAPSCIENCE]

Science Made a Map of Your Brain. YOU’RE WELCOME.

brain map

Four and a half years ago, the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle launched a little project called the Allen Brain Atlas. This week, it’s complete, and thanks to the hard work of an international team led by Michael Hawrylycz, we now have a high-res, searchable 3D map of the human brain. Even better? […]

Symphony of Science – Climate Change: Our Biggest Challenge [Video]


We can do this, we can change the world! A musical investigation into the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it. Featuring Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley and Isaac Asimov. “Our Biggest Challenge” is the 16th episode of the Symphony of Science series by melodysheep. […]

Caine’s Arcade 2: The Global Cardboard Challenge & Imagination Foundation


Remember Caine, that kid who built a cardboard arcade and thanks to it, amassed over $200ks in donations to persue a future degree in engineering? Well, things have certainly gone very well for him, so well in fact, that a new foundation was launched in his honor to help kids just like him develop the […]

Holding Together a Quantum Computer with Scotch Tape


Have you sometimes found that when you’re facing a really tough problem, an old kindergarten trick can sometimes work quite perfectly? Well apparently that can extend to quantum computers as well. At the University of Toronto, researchers have combined superconducting materials and semiconducting materials using good, wholesome two-sided Scotch tape. Quantum computing is a highly […]

Bill Nye’s Yearbook Photo [Picture]


This is awesome. Not as badass as Neil deGrasse Tyson, but still awesome. Also: Bow tie. [Via The Mary Sue]

OMG This is so Cool: Acoustic Levitation [Video]


Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level. [Read more about the subject right here]

Quod Erat Demonstrandum: How to prove a mathematical theory [Video]


Euclid of Alexandria revolutionized the way that mathematics is written, presented or thought about, and introduced the concept of mathematical proofs. Discover what it takes to move from a loose theory or idea to a universally convincing proof. Lesson by Scott Kennedy, animation by Karrot Animation. [Via IHC]