7 Unbelievably Hardcore Ants

The ant world is an incredible, dangerous, and downright bizarre place. Some ants, though, are a lot cooler and more resourceful than you might give them credit for. [SciShow] Advertisements


How Aspirin Changed Medicine Forever

Aspirin isn’t just an old medicine cabinet stand-by, it’s one of the oldest medicines we humans learned how to make ourselves. And our research into aspirin did more than just make it better at relieving pain, it opened the door to whole new disciplines of scientific research! [SciShow]

Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up to the expectations or is it just baloney? Find out in this episode of “In a Nutshell.” [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Giant Honeybees Do the Wave! [Video]

When the Giant Apis dorsata bees feel threatened, the ones on top of the hives quickly rise on their hind legs to show their abdomen, encouraging the ones next to them to do the same, creating a mesmerizing wave just like the ones we see in sport stadiums. [Beekeeping Vlog]

Can You Survive Nuclear Fallout? [Science Video]

Nuclear weapons are some of the most powerful tools of destruction on Earth, and the full scope of a nuclear detonation is almost unimaginable. However, there is a scientifically supported plan of action that could save thousands of lives. What is this plan, and what exactly would it protect us from? Brooke Buddemeier and Jessica […]

How to Fire a Rubber Band With Physics [Video]

High-speed video reveals the complicated physics of rubber band potshots. [Science News]

Can Eco-Friendly Plastics be Composted? The Answer: It’s Complicated [Video]

Thanks to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, biodegradable and compostable plastics are cropping up everywhere. Are these green plastics the solution to our throwaway lifestyle? Well — it’s complicated. [Reactions]