How to Create an Amazingly Cool Pool Vortex + The Science Behind the Phenomenon [Video]


In this video, Youtuber Physics Girl teaches us how to create an amazingly cool pool vortex and explains the science behind the phenomenon. Unfortunately, it’s Winter over here in Canada, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next summer to try this out. I know you could create one in an indoor pool, but […]

Peeing in the Pool is DANGEROUS. Here’s Why! [Science Video]


Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you. Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – […]

How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic [Video]


Everyone know the problem with traffic is other drivers, but this video explores how science as diverse as phase particles and psychology play a role in clogging up our streets. (Note that the final 30 seconds or so of the clip is a promo spot for a company that sponsored the video makers for this […]

How to Make a Hurricane on a Bubble at Home [Science Video]


How do scientists mimic the physics of a hurricane on the surface of a bubble? What other types of crazy research are bubbles used for? Learn how to create colorful vortices on a bubble in your kitchen! [Physics Girl]

Science Nerd [Comic]


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Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress


Think Geek has this great navy blue dress which, once the lights go out, glows to show stars and constellations. Sadly it appears to be a repeating pattern made up of a few familiar shapes rather that a complete and accurate map of the night skies. (Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress)

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever [Science Video]


Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

7 Weird Things That Happen Before You’re 7 [Science Video]


Kids are weird. They eat mud, talk to bugs, and stick things up their noses… but the changes kids go through as they grown out of infancy and into childhood are even weirder! [Sci Show]

How Sunscreens Work and Which One Should YOU Choose?


Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best […]

An Impressive Video Comparison of the Sizes of Planets and Stars [Video]


Sure, I’m sure you’ve all seen similar videos on the web in the past, but this one is particularly well made, so I thought it was worth sharing anyways. [morn1415]

A Battle Of Fire And (Dry) Ice


The Backyard Scientist returns for another experiment truly worthy of the “Don’t Try This At Home” warning. This time he pits a freeze-ray made of liquid nitrogen against a flamethrower.

Wind Turbine Shows There’s Beauty In Death


While equipment catching fire is always bad news, at least there’s something visually pleasing from 10 seconds into this clip of a wind turbine’s final moments of operation.