The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You’re Sick [Science Video]

It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that […]

SLOW MOTION SCIENCE! Ferrofluid dropping on magnet

See ferrofluid falling on a magnet filmed at 1000fps. How does the science of falling ferrofluid droplets mimic speghettification while falling into a black hole? Find out in this video from the always amazing Physics Girl. [Physics Girl]

Can Vitamin C and Zinc Help Cure Colds?

You’ve probably heard that taking vitamin C or zinc will keep you from getting sick, but it turns out that those popular cure-alls don’t actually work. [SciShow]

Bioprecipitation: How Bacteria Makes Snow

Raindrops and snowflakes generally start to form around something else in the air, like a speck of dust, but sometimes that something else is bacteria. [SciShow]

Oxytocin Makes Smiling Human Faces More Attractive to Dogs [Comic]

Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a big role in maternal bonding and trust, and according to certain studies, also makes dogs more interested in smiling human faces and makes them feel less threatened by angry faces. [Source: Einstein’s mama on Facebook]

Glass Polymer ‘Self-Heals’ At Room Temperature

A newly created glass polymer can ‘heal itself’ without the need for extreme heat. But suggestions it could be used for phone screens might be a reach. Several polymers already exist with self-healing properties, meaning that with the application of heat they can reform their bonds and thus repair cracks. Aside from the fact that […]

Stunning Slow Mo Footage of a Burning Nitromethane Whoosh Bottle

From Warped Perception: I take the Whoosh Jet Bottle to a different level in this viewer request episode by burning Nitromethane, I have never seen Nitromethane burned in a whoosh bottle before ever, so I was very curious to see what will happen and it looked amazing. I figured since I’m working on so many […]

GlaDOS Sings Explains the Electromagnetic Spectrum by Song [Video]

Are microwaves really just a form of light? What exactly is the electromagnetic spectrum? A science-mad A.I. system (voiced by GLaDOS actress Ellen McLain) uses song to explain this to a computer technician (Ed Wasser). With Casey McKinnon & Mike Romo. [Universe Unplugged]

Meteorologist Rips The Flat Earth Theory Apart in under 5 minutes

Meteorologist Keith Carson rips the the flat earth theory in under 5 minutes. [keithcarsonmet]

Gorgeous Hand Blown Glass Solar System Christmas Tree Ornaments

Sure, those might be a little pricey, but they are absolutely gorgeous and are hand-made by an actual artist. A Saturn that actually LOOKS like Saturn, with Cassini data used to etch the rings! A Sun with sunspots! Earth and Mars with clouds and polar caps, Jupiter with a red spot, and I include Pluto, […]

How and Why do Fish Make Electricity?

Nearly 350 species of fish have specialized anatomical structures that generate and detect electrical signals. Underwater, where light is scarce, electrical signals offer ways to communicate, navigate, find, and sometimes stun prey. But how do these fish produce electricity? And why? Eleanor Nelsen illuminates the science behind electric fish. [TED-Ed]

Student Wins $250,000 for Her Video Explaining Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames

Filipino High school sudent Hillary Diane Andales recently won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge with her video explaining relativity and the equivalence of reference frames. The prize consists of a $250,000 post-secondary scholarship for her, and $50,000 for her teacher. The core concept of relativity is interesting in that it shatters the singularity in perspective […]