By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Scientists at the University of Southampton in England have come up with a really genius way of proving once and for all whether “out of body” near death experiences actually occur or not. Is that REALLY a light at the end of a tunnel? Is that REALLY Nicolas Cage […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] OK, now I really have heard everything! The Israeli city of Petah Tikva is seemingly fed up with all the doggie poop lying around on their streets. So their solution is to set up a dog poop DNA database. To build this, all the dog owners of the city […]
Have you ever seen a piece of mercury thiocyanide burning? If not, then hit the play button and be amazed; and if so, well, enjoy the video anyway!
Everyone here knows what happens when someone inhales helium right? Since helium is 6 times less dense than air, sounds go through it much faster, making people who inhale it sound like chipmunks. But do you know what happens when sulfur hexafluoride is enhaled?? Watch the following video to find out.
Since the LHC has been successfully powered up yesterday and a lot of confusion remains on what CERN’S Big Bang machine truly does, I thought that some of you might like getting some extra information on the subject. Created by CERN employee Chris Mann, the following presentation explains in relatively simple terms the inner working […]
An article in the Journal of English Linguistics (Soda or Pop?, #24, 1996) explores the way we address our favorite drink. Soda, which the average American drinks about 43 gallons of per year, has a lot of different names. Those names have been mapped by county so that the regions where different names are predominant […]
Yes folks, now that the LHC has already fired 2 beams of protons, one clock-wise, and one counter clock-wise, you can be pretty sure that today won’t be the day you die. But it wasn’t supposed to happen anyways. Do you know why? Because no particle collisions have occured as of yet, and none will […]
Just a quick post to point you guys to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) live webstream. The link we’ve posted a few days ago points to a very small video of the event, so we thought that you would appreciate seeing the whole thing in full screen. Enjoy!
As the LHC’s activation date approaches (only two days left now, folks!), scientists working on the super-collider have started receiving large amounts of pleas, some which include death threats, asking to stop the potential apocalypse-bringing machine. According to an article published on the Telegraph, CERN, the organization behind the project, has been bombarded with calls, […]
Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can’t answer), Jonathan Drori looks at the gaps in our knowledge — and specifically, what we don’t understand about science that we might think we do.