Feynman’s Building Blocks of Thermodynamics Explained [Video]

There are many ways to describe the first law of thermodynamics, and many ways to explain it. In this unique animation, chemist Andrea Sella recalls one of Richard Feynman’s descriptions of the law. In a classic analogy, Feynman imagines a child with a set of building blocks, and a mother struggling to ensure he doesn’t […]

Living With the Prosthetics of the Future[Video]

In this episode of Humans+, we meet Nicky Ashwell to learn about the technology behind her bionic hand and what the prosthetics of the future could look like. Here’a another episode of Humans+ about another incredibly advanced prosthetic: [Motherboard]

The Star That Trolled Astronomers [Video]

In 1967, a star was discovered that seemed to be different than most stars: it looked like it was blinking at a regular interval. First, they thought it might be of extraterrestrial origin, but clearly, it was not. Watch this episode of SciShow Space to find out more! [SciShow Space]

The Story of How the Fahrenheit Temperature Scale Came to Be [Video]

The crazy story of the arbitrary temperature scale used in a tiny minority of countries. [Veritasium]

You Can’t See This: A Mind Tricks Video

These mind tricks might blow your mind and convince you that your eyes aren’t always telling the truth! [AsapSCIENCE]

Handheld TESLA COIL GUN at 28,000fps [Video]

I’m a HUGE fan of Destin from Smarter Every Day, and seeing him giggle like a small boy while firing a tesla coil gun totally made my day. Be sure to check the whole video out! [Source: SmarterEveryDay]

The World’s Most Gruesome Parasites and How to Eradicate Them [Science Video]

There are a group of parasites extremely disgusting and mean. Humanity declared war on them. [Source: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Wireless-Free Town’s Radio Silence Could End

America’s least communicative town could lose its status as the National Science Foundation considers mothballing a space observatory that currently means wireless signals are largely banned. Because Green Bank in West Virginia is so near to the observatory (and a naval radio station), where instruments must be kept free of interference, it’s the main residential […]

Exploring the Arctic’s Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norwegian: Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole. Conservationist Cary Fowler, in association with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), started the vault to […]

Should You Trust Your Gut Instinct? [Science Video]

We all get those intuitive gut reactions when making decisions, but should you follow them? We take a look at where these feelings come from, and if you can trust them! Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give […]

This Ferrofluid Bolt Kit is So Cool! [Video]

Youtuber “Crazy Russian Hacker” got his hand on a ferrofluid bolt kit, and in this video, he demonstrates how the thing works. Seeing the ferrofluid dance around that bolt is really quite beautiful, and we usually don’t see the experiment that clearly in other demonstrations I’ve seen on the web. [Ferrofluid Bolt Kit]

Voyager’s Golden Record Decoded (360 Video)

This is a 360/VR video but you do not a VR viewer to experience the 360 viewpoint- just click around the video! In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 to explore and document our solar system and the interstellar space beyond. The craft will drift for billions of years in the emptiness, each carrying […]