What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

Another from the American Chemical Society’s informative videos, this one is perfectly timed for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving… Advertisements


The Future Of Lunar Life, 1965 Russian Style [Video]

This 1965 Russian documentary, Luna, is a fascinating mix of history and future-forecasting. The first half includes rare footage of early Russian space exploration, including color video of the first ever spacewalk. The second half is Russia’s take on how one day we’d be living on the moon with our pets, footage that suggests the […]

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko… Sings The Beatles

Amazing video by Andrew Huang who recreated the music of the Beatles’ Across The Universe using nothing but samples of the audio recordings of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko made by the Rosetta probe. The track is part of a forthcoming album that Andrew is producing which will also include eight original compositions using the Rosetta samples.

Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls? [Science Video]

For each 100 baby girls, Mother Nature gives us 106 baby boys. But why is that? Watch this video to find out! [MinuteEarth]

Cell vs. Virus: A Battle for Health [Science Video]

All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against icky invaders like the cold virus. Shannon Stiles takes a journey into the cell, introducing the microscopic arsenal of weapons and warriors that play a role in the battle for your […]

The Chemistry of Cats

The American Chemical Society have produced several interesting videos about the chemistry of everything from caffeine to peeing in the ocean. Now they’ve listened to what the internet really wants to know about: cats.

Two More Particles Spotted At Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider has helped staff spot two previously unseen particles. Both are known as baryons and are made up of three quarks. The two baryons have the somewhat uncatchy names of  Xi_b’– and Xi_b*–. The existence of both had previously been predicted by the quark model, but they had yet to be seen in […]

Are We on the Brink of the Sixth Great Mass Extinction? [Science Video]

This time, the human being is the asteroid. –Read “The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. –Half of world’s wildlife has died off in past 40 years. [It’s Okay To Be Smart]