Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science Questions From Twitter

Astrophysicist and ‘StarTalk’ host Neil deGrasse Tyson uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about our universe. What is a quark? Is there a limit to the expansion of the universe? [Wired]

Why Is The Universe So Empty? (ft. PHD Comics!)

Why is the universe organized the way it is? And why is it so empty? From planets and stars to superclusters and galactic filaments, the universe’s largest structures formed because of its smallest. In this special collaboration with PHD Comics, we’ll learn how the earliest, quantumest blips seeded the structure of everything everywhere. [It’s Okay […]

The Science of Dragons is Mostly Right in Game of Thrones! (According to Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Yeah, we all know that flying dragons aren’t actually a thing in this world, but in Westeros, they’re quite real. What this world has, however, is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who enjoys destroying movies and shows that defy the laws of physics. A few days ago, the man has started tweeting some facts about […]

See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps) [Video]

A fantastic new episode of Smarter Every Day where host Destin Sandlin films bullets going through several see through suppressor in super slow motion at 110,000 frames per second. [Smarter Every Day]

The Scientific Reason Why Grandmas Are So Short [Video]

Nutrition during the first few years of life has a huge impact on adult height, and since nutrition has been getting better over time, humanity – including your family – is getting taller. [MinuteEarth]

Why Do Some People Tolerate Spicy Food? [Science Video]

Some people can eat raw jalapeños like they’re apples. Why do some people have a high tolerance for spicy food while others can’t stand it? SciShow explores the science of spicy food tolerance. [SciShow]

Slo-Mo Footage of a Bumble Bee Pollinating Flowers [Video]

This is beautiful. Buzz pollination is a special technique for dislodging pollen from certain types of plants – and bumble bees are among the few species of bee capable of doing it. [Smithsonian Channel | Via Nerdist]

Gravitational Waves Explained For The Layman [Video]

In September 2015, scientists witnessed something never seen before: two black holes colliding. Both about 30 times as big as our Sun, they had been orbiting each other for millions of years. A fraction of a second before the crash, they sent a vibration across the universe at the speed of light that was picked […]