The Chemistry of Sparklers [Science Video + Infographic]


From Reactions: Now that the Fourth of July is just around the corner you firework lovers out there are gearing up for the big day. We on the other hand have been taking an up close, slow motion look at the chemistry of how sparklers work. Chemistry of Sparklers infographic: [Reactions]

Maillard: The Most Delicious Chemical Reaction In The World [Science Video]


Why does fresh, hot toast have a more complex flavor than plain bread? Why does cooking raw food in general result in mouthwatering smells and a rich taste? The answer lies with the Maillard reaction, also known as the “browning reaction.” By delving into how this process works, Reactions helps you get the most deliciousness […]

Plyethylene Oxide: The Liquid That Pours Itself [Science Video]


Plyethylene Oxide, also called POLYOX, is a polymer that is made from extremely long chain molecules, and when poured, the molecules tug at each other, allowing the liquid to “pour” itself out of a container, even when at an almost vertical position. Check it out! [Steve Mould]

Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?


You throw a rock in water from your boat. Can you figure out what happens to the water level? For those who are interested in doing more of these puzzles, here’s a big that was made just for you guys: Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems: Pre-university Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions. [Physics Girl]

Will This Trick Your Brain? (Color TEST) AsapSCIENCE AsapSCIENCE


Your eyes and brain are amazing! Check out ASAP Science’s latest video to learn some pretty neat things about vision and color. [ASAP Science]

What Goes On in the Head of Procrastinators and Why We Are The Way We Are [Video]


Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages […]

What Happened Before History? The Origins of Humanity [Science Video]


Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. For those interested in learning more about the origins of humanity, be sure to read Sapiens: A Brief History […]

How Does It Work: The History and Science Behind the Steam Engine [Video]


In this video, youtuber “Real Engineering” teaches us all about how steam engines work and how they have improved over the years. [Real Engineering]



Destin from Smarter Every Day recently built a potato gun with a transparent combustion chamber and fired it at night to see how the explosion inside the gun would look like when filmed at 20,000 FPS. Check it out! [SmarterEveryDay]

Did You Know? Celsius Did NOT Invent Celsius! [Video]


Did you know that Celsius never devised nor used the scale that now bears his name? [Veritasium]

Testing a 75-Ton Rocket Engine [Video]


A combustion test of a 75-ton Korean rocket engine filmed at the Korean Aerospace Research Institute. I hope I’ll see one live on location someday! [Source: Korean Aerospace Research Institute | Vis GT]

Are You More Forgetful Than A Fish? [Science Video]


With ‘Finding Dory’ coming out, ASAPScience wanted to tackle the myth that fish are simplistic and forgetful. How smart can fish actually be? Find out in Greg and Mitch’s latest video! [AsapSCIENCE]