NASA Wants Help With Aircraft Code

NASA is offering a prize to coders who can help speed up the supercomputer software used to improve aircraft performance. You’ll need to be a US citizen and able to work with Modern Fortran. While many people think of NASA as being a space organization, it also works on aeronautics closer to home. This includes […]

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness – White Dwarfs & Black Dwarfs Explained

One day, everything will end, even the universe. But before that happens, stars will start dying one after the other. The last ones to remain will be white dwarfs, the corpses of stars, which will continue burning for a long, long time before finally becoming Black Dwarfs. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

What Do Electrolytes Actually Do? [Science Video]

Sports drink commercials love talking about them, but what are electrolytes, why do we need them, and what happens if we don’t have enough? Electrolytes are salts that, once in our bodies, help our cells move water around. They also enable the nerve impulses that keep our hearts beating, our lungs breathing and our brains […]

How Do We Know The Universe Is ACCELERATING? [Science Video]

The universe is expanding – this we know from looking at red shifts of distant galaxies – but the acceleration of the universe’s expansion is harder to measure. It requires measuring the change of recession velocity over time, and it’s done by comparing Type Ia supernovas as standard candles at different distances, which is how […]

LEGO Unveils New Meter-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket

Initially proposed as a LEGO Idea project by LEGO enthusiast saabfun, this LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket was recently unveiled as an official LEGO kit. Just like the real Saturn V rocket, which is the biggest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever made, the LEGO model is an impressive one too, measuring 1 meter […]

What Happens In a One Minute?

60 seconds doesn’t feel like a long time and yet 83,300 people are getting intimate, 25 million Coca-Cola products are consumed, and 600 bolts of lightning hit the earth in a single minute. Find out this and even more in ASAP Science’s latest video, which happens to last 60 seconds as well. [ASAP Science]

Blood Test Could Spot Cancer Comebacks

A new blood test uses DNA to spot early signs of returning cancer. It could mean more effective early treatment, though that’s yet to be confirmed. The test is based around a simple concept: that cancer’s mutation shows up as defective DNA. In the study, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London took samples […]

.38 Special vs Prince Ruperts Drop at 170,000 FPS

In a previous video, Destin from Smarter Every Day tried shattering a Prince Ruperts Drop by firing a regular .22 lead bullet at it. In this video, he tries the experiment with a .22 full metal jacket magnum bullet, and after, a .38 special, which is another full metal jacket bullet, but a much larger […]

Very Hungry Caterpillar Degrade Plastic at Record Speed

Researchers have found a type of caterpillar can breakdown one of the world’s most common plastics much faster than previously seen. It could be a step towards dealing with water pollution. The creature in question is a waxworm, the caterpillar larvae of a wax moth and an enemy of beekeepers as it’s a parasite in […]

Why Do Humans Have Menopause? [Science Video]

The human body is full of mysteries, but we can start to solve those mysteries with help from science and the bodies of grandma whales. [SciShow]

How Smart Are Animals, Really? [Science Video]

Measuring ‘intellect’ is a difficult task. Check out one way scientists are attempting to make this endeavor more testable. [SciShow]

The Science of Why You Can’t Tickle Yourself [Video]

You might be susceptible to “tickle attacks,” but have you ever wondered why you can’t tickle yourself? Learn all about why in this video! [SciShow]