An Impressive Video Comparison of the Sizes of Planets and Stars [Video]


Sure, I’m sure you’ve all seen similar videos on the web in the past, but this one is particularly well made, so I thought it was worth sharing anyways. [morn1415]

A Battle Of Fire And (Dry) Ice


The Backyard Scientist returns for another experiment truly worthy of the “Don’t Try This At Home” warning. This time he pits a freeze-ray made of liquid nitrogen against a flamethrower.

Wind Turbine Shows There’s Beauty In Death


While equipment catching fire is always bad news, at least there’s something visually pleasing from 10 seconds into this clip of a wind turbine’s final moments of operation.

Now That’s What I Call A Dotty Professor [Video]


Walter Lewin is a retired MIT physics professor with a doctorate in nuclear physics and a noted expert in using X-ray detection for astrophysics. He’s received honors from Nasa and a Guggenheim Fellowship, including recognition for his bringing science to a mass audience through online videos. But none of that is as impressive as his ability to […]

Incredible Optical Zoom Takes You To The Moon


This stunning video was made using the Nikon P900 which has an impressive 83x optical zoom. [Via: Gizmodo]

One Step Closer to Skynet: IBM Uses Blu-Ray Tech For Artificial Brain

Credit: IBM

IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the biggest weakness of computers: that in principle a processor can only do […]

Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained [Science Video]


There are cosmic snipers firing Gamma-Ray Bursts at random into the universe. What are they and what happens if they hit us? Find out in the latest video from “In a Nutshell.” [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart [Video]


Octopuses are smart! They play with toys, pull off daring escapes, and are masters of disguise. But they’re also smart in a lot of ways that the human mind probably can’t comprehend. For example, they basically have independent brains in their arms! Press play to learn way more! [Sci Show]

Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off Big Time


The ALS Association says the money raised by the ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze has helped researchers identify a gene that contributes to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That could provide a new route for providing therapy for the incurable disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. […]

The Pizza Equation: How to Get the Max Amount of Pizza for the Least Money [Video]


Get the most out of pizza with some simple math! [ASAP Science]

Scientists Find Gold Makes Titanium Even Tougher


Researchers have unintentionally created an alloy that’s four times harder than pure titanium. It could be an unexpected solution to knee and hip implants wearing out. The alloy is beta-Ti3Au, a combination of titanium and gold. A team lead by Professor Emilia Morosan of the Rice University in Houston originally created it as an experiment […]