Did you know that our Solar System has a Tail? [Science Video]

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, recently mapped the boundaries of the solar system’s tail, called the heliotail. By combining observations from the first three years of IBEX imagery, scientists have mapped out a tail that shows a combination of fast and slow moving particles. The entire structure twisted, because it experiences the pushing and […]

How Does a Transistor Work? [Science Video]

How does a transistor work? Our lives depend on this device. When I mentioned to people that I was doing a video on transistors, they would say “as in a transistor radio?” Yes! That’s exactly what I mean, but it goes so much deeper than that. After the transistor was invented in 1947 one of […]

Chemistry Experiment: Release the Kraken! [Video]

Please note: Don’t try this at home, or in fact, anywhere, unless you’re under the supervision of a qualified professional. NH4Cr2O7 + HgSCN + Fire = RELEASE THE KRAKEN! [Source: Albert Schweinstein | Via TA]

The Dinosaur Rap [Science Music Video]

From Coma Niddy: Join me on a pres-historic adventure. This Epic Rap Song translates the names of some of the most popular Dinosaurs! [Coma Niddy]

10 Disgusting Facts About The Human Body [Video]

We’ve all got a body, now find out just how disgusting it can be by reading 10 disgusting facts about the human body. [Alltime10s]

50 Common Science Misconceptions [Video]

A weekly show hosted by Hank Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topics such as bats, dog years, and dinosaurs. [This is Mental Floss]

Why does the placebo effect work? [Science Video]

The placebo effect is a long-recognised phenomenon that has played an important part in the history of medicine — from the healing powers of Stonehenge to administering placebo drugs to modern day patients. But it’s not until recently that science has begun to truly understand how the placebo effect really works. [TheRoyalInstitution]

How Big Is the Ocean? [Science Video]

While the Earth’s oceans are known as five separate entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth’s grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the […]

Free Falling in Outer Space [Science Video]

If you were to orbit the Earth, you’d experience the feeling of free fall, not unlike what your stomach feels before a big dive on a roller coaster. With a little help from Sir Isaac Newton, Matt J. Carlson explains the basic forces acting on an astronaut and why you probably shouldn’t try this one […]

Some of The Most Disturbing Scientific Facts In The World [Video]

Ewww. Here’s an animated gif of me after seeing that giant centipede: [Buzzfeed]

From spears to baseball: the evolution of throwing

A US-led study has compared modern baseball players with archaeological records to conclude it’s highly likely that humans evolved physical characteristics needed to throw a long distance. The researchers believe the physical changes match the timing of humans being able to throw weapons such as spears. That proved a major change in human behavior as […]

How To Make Your Own Polymer Slime [Video]

Making polymer slime at home is easy and fun! All you need is some white glue or transparent glue gel (the ones used in schools,) water, and a little borax. That’s it! [About | Via]